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Savor Albuquerque is Coming! June 4-13

Savor Albuquerque seems to be where it's at in terms of arts, culture and creativity this summer. This is looking pretty fantastic. The official site savorabq.com, launches next week.

Seems like Savor ABQ is a combination of original programming and the folding some existing events into one,… Continue

Added by Alexis on April 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Life with a 46 Inch TV

NOB HILL--It was not an easy decision--for replacing our old television would entail some remodeling as well as putting a major dent in our checking account. But when it came right down to it, I was alone one day and took my hammer to the space where our old TV lived, and that pretty much settled the remodeling question.

You see, our TV lived in a hole in the wall, a sort of closet actually, next to the front door. The former owner had… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on April 13, 2010 at 8:31am — 12 Comments

Desert Pulchritude

"How can you stand the desert?", my colleague back east asked me. "All of that brown dusty land - I could never live there!"

I stammered some answer about the subtle beauty of the desert that didn't suffice, but it was the best I could do at the time. Now that I've had some time to think about it, here's what I would have told her.

Deserts don't suit everyone. Low humidity, limited shade, and lack of water create a harsh… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — 18 Comments

Talk About a Swarm of Bees!

I received this email and was completely blown away by the pictures! This happened here in 'Burque near University and I-40. Photos were take by Vince Valdez from the Kenworth dealership.

One of the guys at work (Joe) is also Joe The Bee Guy. He got a call the other day at work. A truck driver turned on his air conditioner and it didn't work. He opened the back of his trailer and a huge cloud of bees flew out! Turns out they were living… Continue

Added by Adelita on April 11, 2010 at 10:04pm — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Georgia Santa-Maria... Los Ojos Bar and Grill

Warm weather is here. Everyone is heading for the Jemez Mountains. Now there are only two kinds of New Mexicans: those who have been to the Los Ojos Bar in Jemez Springs, and those who are going. There are a thousand stories about the place. I could tell a couple myself. Anyway, Georgia Santa-Maria casts her eyes around that dark, smokey tavern and gives us a run-down of what it all means.

Georgia Santa-Maria is the author of “The Miami,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 11, 2010 at 7:36am — 7 Comments

Flashback Friday: Southwest Airlines Blog Celebrates 30 Years in Burque

Southwest Airlines
is remembering 30 years in Albuquerque.

I am so glad they changed the ugly color of those planes!

Added by Alexis on April 9, 2010 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

The Way I Like My Shoefly Pie (Theater Response)

A week ago I defended my 394 page dissertation while wearing three inch black heels. The heels made all the difference. The year prior I'd been in a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis, so to walk in and face my committee from my high-heeled perch without even teetering signified (to me) the progress I hoped I had also made in creative nonfiction. Clicking my heels worked: I passed with distinction and was set free from cogs of the University… Continue

Added by lisa gill on April 9, 2010 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Friday!


Added by vashti on April 9, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Thursday

  • Alibi's "Best of Burque" issue hit stands yesterday. Lots of fabulousness noted, and a quick 'woo hoo' for dukecityfix.com, voted 'Best Local Website'. Plus a shout out for "Best Resource for New-to-Towners" and for the always excellent Johnny…

Added by vashti on April 8, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Confession of WalMartian Proportions

Due to an unforeseen confluence of events and momentous lack of planning on the part of both myself and my adoring, dedicated wife and mother of our two girls, I found myself staring down the clock at 10pm last night knowing full well I had some sundries shopping to do.

That means one thing and one thing only.

A late-night trip to WalMart.

Ever since March 26th, 1998, when we moved… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 7, 2010 at 10:30am — 34 Comments

Morning Fix: Hump Day


Added by vashti on April 7, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Tuesday


Added by vashti on April 6, 2010 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

BOSQUE FIRE (4/5/2010)

Hispanic Cultural Center in Heavy Smoke

Hispanic Cultural Center and Bosque Skyline

In an early hello to spring, a fire in the South east area of the Bosque caused a lot of smoke to fly northwards over the whole town today. The fire itself began near the river and did not jump the banks. However, the smoke poured toward the Hispanic Cultural Center and looked pretty horrendous for a… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 5, 2010 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Spring Traditions: Old and New

The Easter bunny is no more at our house. Actually, I think she left a while ago, but my children just decided to humor me so that I could indulge in the fun for a few more years. I knew the gig was up this year when in response to my question, “Shall we put out the Easter baskets?” I got one set of dramatically rolled eyes and a snicker that morphed into a snortle.

It is not only the Easter bunny changing things around… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Monday


Added by vashti on April 5, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Brazil Is the First to Fade

Now, with the unimaginable literally within view, let us take a little time to reflect on what it might feel like.

Margaret Randall continues to fight the good fight. She is international in her focus and importance. And this morning, as she does every Sunday morning, she will walk by my house on her way down the hill to the Central Ave. Flying Star. This poem is from an as yet unpublished manuscript called RUINS. The photo is by… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 4, 2010 at 7:30am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Friday


Added by Phil_0 on April 2, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Sticks and Stones

It has been one of those weeks at work. I’m sure everyone reading this has been there at some time. The week started off with a barely manageable number of things on the To Do list, and then a series of crises made life even more challenging. Suffice it to say that my 8 hours of beauty sleep a night did not happen until 72 hours passed. And that was a cumulative 8 hours in 72.

But all is copacetic now that I’m back in Barelas.

I… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 1, 2010 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

Paseo del Norte & the adjacent multi-use trail

This arrow marks the approximate spot where David Anderson was killed by an out of control car that came crashing off Paseo del Norte and landed on the multi-use trail just to the south of PdN. What you can't see here is just how close the path is to the 60 mph east bound traffic. The path is closer to PdN at this point than any other. And that… Continue

Added by gleejb on March 31, 2010 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

New Movement on the Downtown Grocery Story

It seems that almost everyone would like to have a NEW grocer Downtown, something like Sunflower Market or Trader Joes. But, those grocers have been hesitant, or downright refused, to move into the area. Ranch Market has been one recent alternative, but it's not, well, culturally relevant, for some of us. Nor is it nutritionally acceptable for those of us trying to avoid obesity or diabetes or the like... for instance, I could not find ONE multigrain cracker brand/style in that… Continue

Added by Crista on April 1, 2010 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

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