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How to Give Your Monthly Budget a $1000 Haircut

TULANE & COAL SE--My next door neighbor has a bumper sticker on her car that reads, "Oh no...not another learning experience!" Well, Hello 2009! None of us can see into the future, but this much seems certain: some of us will lose our jobs, our cars, our houses, even our partners. So let's confront the dismal economic uncertainties that lie in wait before we get bushwacked by reality.

Here is an economic reality: you have more… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on January 6, 2009 at 9:00am — 34 Comments

Morning Fix: Let Them Eat Morbier


Added by Somegye on January 6, 2009 at 5:30am — 16 Comments

Oh Deere ...

Overseen driving down Zuni - a tractor as big as my house, but so much cooler ...

Added by Alexis on January 5, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Richardson’s staying, but will he step aside?

Gov. Bill Richardson has just announced that he’s withdrawn his name from consideration as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Commerce. The news is related to an ethics investigation that alleges that the Richardson camp swapped a $1.5 million state GRIP contract for $100,000. in contributions to the Guv’s PACs. (There’s no question that the contributions were made or that the contract was awarded; the investigation is focused on whether there was quid pro quo involved.) The contractor in the case is… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on January 4, 2009 at 8:00pm — 13 Comments

First Friday

We went to Artscrawl last night, I love Artscrawl and we made a plan to go to three different galleries. First on the list was Chroma Studios Gallery. Their featured artist this month is Nick Harmon of FHAB Concepts.

Nick’s work is amazing and really needs to be seen in person to be completely appreciated. He did their floor and also filled the main gallery… Continue

Added by Raine K. on January 3, 2009 at 12:12pm — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: That New Year Smell


Added by Somegye on January 1, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Never Forget Us?


Added by Somegye on December 31, 2008 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix: Look Into


Added by Somegye on December 30, 2008 at 5:30am — 16 Comments

Ujamaa in Albuquerque

Habari Gani!

Today is the fourth day of Kwanzaa, a seven day holiday celebrating African-American and African culture and heritage.

The first time I observed Kwanzaa in Albuquerque was at a UNM community celebration over ten years ago. Students, staff, faculty, and community members gathered in the old… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on December 29, 2008 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Late by About 128 Years


Added by Somegye on December 29, 2008 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

Overseen while walking by Imbibe.

Or perhaps I should spell it Imbib?

Added by Alexis on December 28, 2008 at 8:51pm — 11 Comments

It's Cold!

We finally had our first fire of the year last night in our Kiva fireplace. I know that 20F is not that cold for some places, but I just wasn't ready for it this year. We have guests from New Hampshire this weekend and they are laughing at me.

Even with the small winter storms that blew through Albuquerque earlier in the week, I didn't feel it justified stoking up the fireplace. It still seemed pretty warm.

Our cold winter took forever to get here this year, but it has… Continue

Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on December 28, 2008 at 6:16pm — 6 Comments

Dear Albuquerque

Dear Albuquerque,

We met for the first time nearly a decade ago. You were meant to be a rest spot, a mere pause in my vector aimed somewhere else.

I had never even heard of Albuquerque—your name like a rock in my mouth, damn near impossible to spell. I had pictured desert palms sweeping upwards majestically, a globular sun bright as egg yolks. I imagined sand, coyotes, and glittery sombreros. I packed only shorts and t-shirts.

The giant Goodwill on Juan… Continue

Added by Jennifer Ruden on December 27, 2008 at 8:35am — 21 Comments

A Rail Runner Video Blog

We went on Monday. Caught the Rail Runner at the downtown station and took it up to the Santa Fe Depot. Wandered around the plaza and came back. It was standing room only both ways. We got seats going up and I stood on the way back. Here's a look at what we saw before it got too dark to film out of the… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on December 25, 2008 at 10:42am — 7 Comments

Where in 'Burque is Adelita? (Holiday Edition)

While rushing around Christmas shopping, doing errands and meeting up with old friends, my daughter and I had to take pictures of some cool things we saw along the way. For those of you newbies not familiar with these posts, start here.

For those of you that are familiar, you know the routine! Whoever can guess the most correctly and tell me the where the photo… Continue

Added by Adelita on December 24, 2008 at 9:00am — 23 Comments

Morning Fix: Slow March to Holiday


Added by Somegye on December 24, 2008 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

"It's Called the 10-Day Crud," She Said.

MaryAnn stood at the kitchen counter. I tried my best to get a good look at her. The Crud, now in its eighth day, had seemed to settle in my eyes on its way out.

"Yes," she said, "they say it spends three days coming, four days making you miserable, and three days leaving."


"Along the way it gives you a sore throat, watery itchy eyes, headaches, clogged up ears, a stuffy nose,… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on December 23, 2008 at 10:52am — 12 Comments

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Added by Somegye on December 23, 2008 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Las Posadas de Barelas 2008

The older I get, the more drawn I am to local neighborhood holiday traditions. Part of it is a nostalgic longing for community – I have happy childhood memories of large extended family gatherings. (To give you an idea what I mean by extended family - in just 10 minutes I came up with a list of more than 200 family members, and given another 20 minutes I could probably double that list. And this is without conferring with my mother, whose memory has a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on December 22, 2008 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

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