I get inspired each and every week to do my regular DCF post. There's a certain oomph afforded me when reading the preceding day's post by Johnny Mango. His two part series on the Belen BNSF line and Harvey House were great. Not to mention his numerous posts about adventurous episodes with his grandson...
But then it all goes to hell. I have no finishing power. I probably won't even finish this post.… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 13, 2010 at 10:30am —
She's beautiful really. Her body is about the size of pinto bean, and her leg spread is easily bigger than a quarter. We've been watching her build her amazing web near the light just outside our back door. I think we have a new pet...
and here's shot with her web:… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on October 7, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Obsession of the taco variety.
This amazing family owned taqueria on 4th has saved us from hunger many times....we went nearly every day during our kitchen renovation...which also coincided with the world cup... so there was always a game on!
I find myself there late on weekend nights after a Belly-beat performance at Marble brewery for some late night noms....they are open until 1:00am on Friday and Saturday and… Continue
Added by Flozilla on September 29, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Is it me, or is the space between our two fair cities shrinking? I'm not talking about open space. I'm talking about mental space -- the idea that the two cities are so easily physically connected that the lines between live/work/play merge.
For me, the Railrunner has done this. Proper or inproper subsidies aside (which belongs on somebody else's post), I've had several experiences lately facilitated by a quick ride up to Santa Fe on the… Continue
Added by Don Brown on September 1, 2010 at 8:43am —
- Proof that 27 year olds don't like to be woken up at 6am...
- Not really news, but would you let someone come to your home and remove doors and windows? This guy will.
- APS is a…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 27, 2010 at 5:00am —
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 25, 2010 at 5:30am —
Not only is the Albuquerque Film Festival
happening this month, things are also hoppin' and a boppin' at the Santa Fe Railroad's old Roundhouse in downtown Albuquerque. The entire place was bathed in movie set lights Friday night until the wee hours of the morning. A good bit of the South Broadway neighborhood was also lit up inadvertently. Somehow there was an absence of the usual… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 21, 2010 at 4:00pm —
I love poetry. I love books. I love readings. I love the community of writers and I love the audiences who come out. Love, love, love:
I gush and intend to... because I hold rather esoteric views about poetry. I believe that reading or writing or listening to line-broken verse can control pain (emotional or physical), heighten your sensory perceptions of the world, cultivate a respect for self and others, prevent crime and violations against… Continue
Added by lisa gill on August 13, 2010 at 10:00am —
*Disclaimer: It was just pointed out to me that Groupon advertises on this site. That shows you how much I pay attention to online ads. This is through our Google Ads connection, so it's all fed by Google, not through a direct deal with us. My post is my own personal views as a Groupon user and is not connected with any advertisements on DCF. I have no monetary interest in this.…
Added by Edith Grove on August 5, 2010 at 10:00am —
Imagine you hear the sound of pearls falling on a carved jade plate. The sound is round and smooth, delicate, falls gently into the curves of your ear canals, stringing a beaded melody. Or you hear thousands of hoof-beats trampling moist forest floor, thudding, the breath of men and horses straining, spears lifted. Or you hear a hawk lighting on a pine, claws clasping, soft bend of a branch, drops of morning dew falling to earth.
Or perhaps… Continue
Added by lisa gill on July 30, 2010 at 10:00am —
There's few things that make me happier than having a street festival a stone's throw from my casita in Nob Hill. The teasing rain gave way to a cool and gorgeous afternoon and evening, drawing out thousands of ABQ hipsters for summer music, great food, and fun. A few new stores hastened their grand openings to be included in the evening's festivities...
Great service made up for our new Malt Shop's… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on July 25, 2010 at 7:00am —
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 23, 2010 at 5:30am —
Now that we're finally coming out of our unseasonably hot streak, I can wander back into the garden for more than just the minutes it takes to water to keep the poor plants alive. I have a lot of first year plants that went in in the spring. So far, I have lost one lavender, one straightneck squash and one cat nip. The loss of the cat nip was mainly due to the attentions of the neighborhood cats. They literally loved it to… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on July 22, 2010 at 9:30am —
and never looking back.
it's been a while since i logged into the site, i don't know why. this *is* one of my favorite social networking sites. it seems like i log in once a year, however. it's certainly been a while since i blogged here. so much has happened since!
it would be terribly self-centered to recount all that here. however, as i slightly swelter in my warmish upstairs bedroom, i have to just admire my town, your town, this albuquerque town. it's so full of… Continue
Added by Señorita Ruth on July 14, 2010 at 10:30pm —
I was born and raised in Albuquerque. The Sandia Mountains have enveloped and embraced me most of my life. I've wandered off, for decades at a time, yet this is always home. Recently tattoo genius Richie Castillo was in town, and I had an opportunity to get some work by him. Richie is the rare tattoo artist that doesn't need other art work to go by. He and I chatted about my experience growing up here, and he began to draw on my arm. The finished work… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on June 28, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Alicia Lueras Maldonado let me know about this great opportunity for up-n-coming youth in the arts and for those of us who should be paying attention to --and helping to celebrate--the voices and stories and concerns of youth.
This Sunday presents the fruits of a three-week crash course in screenwriting, filmmaking, set design, acting and photography that has been offered to middle school students from Truman and Jimmy Carter Middle… Continue
Added by lisa gill on June 26, 2010 at 8:00am —
It felt good to get my silverleaf nightshade complaints out a couple of posts ago. Maybe it's the hot weather. I blinked and missed spring. Maybe it's the tribulations of trying to restart a neglected yard. But it seems that I have a lot of pesty problems this year.
I don't generally have an issue with ants. They're fine by me. Except when they bite and leave welts every time I step out onto my back patio. I have to… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on June 17, 2010 at 11:30am —
Massive warehouse fire in the South Valley
Wondering about the smokage south of town today (6/11/2010) --Good news: it is not the Bosque burning but rather the unoccupied Karler Meat Packaging Facility. I took these pictures from I-25...
Per KOBtv:"Deputies say a one mile radius from 9111 Broadway Rd. SE is being evacuated due to smoke.Officials worry about two 500-gallon ammonia trucks near the fire...Broadway is currently closed… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 11, 2010 at 12:00pm —
- (And, yes, I know I embedded that same song before, but it's THAT good. It's my Summer jam.)
- NMI recaps NM and Albuquerque jobless rates for April. (Also, have I mentioned that you can donate to NMI by clicking…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 1, 2010 at 5:30am —
Having been an Easyrider
fan it was quite the treat when we started seeing Dennis Hopper around town. I even did a blog post last fall on what I observed him have for breakfast at the Flying Star. He and his lovely wife and a small entourage sat next to Karla and I on the back patio of the Rio Grande Star. He's really a beautiful man.
I was able to snap this photo of Hopper last July at the Albuquerque Film Festival awards ceremony.… Continue
Added by Kelly Vickers on May 30, 2010 at 6:34pm —