Hello, Ciao, Hola, γειά… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on February 20, 2010 at 5:30pm —
I already know what you're thinking... and yes. At the risk of shameless self promotion I just have to, of course, plug Martini World! Mondays
at imbibe. But, I'll come back to that later.
I have just been so busy lately that I don't even know where to begin. I guess I'll just stick with the recent past. It's a bit of a blur but I know I've had a good time. A… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on April 2, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Is this like "duck, duck, goose"?
This may be my shortest blog ever here.
I'm just here to bring your attention to a good cause... bagpiping!
Long story short I had written an article for a local magazine that had their freelance writer budget cut suddenly.
With not much time left I managed to have it published by the Alibi as an "Online Exclusive".
Thank you to the Alibi and Laura and any ghosts lurking behind… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on March 12, 2009 at 10:30am —
“They call me Dr. Love, I am the doctor of love, I’ve got the cure you’re thinking of.”
– KISS, “Calling Dr. Love"
! No, we’re not talking Penicillin here. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching I felt the obligation to dig deep down into my treasure trove of romantic gestures and share with you. Let’s just say I’ve “been around the block”. (hey, "practice makes… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on February 12, 2009 at 9:00pm —
*Martini Mike circa 1980? (I can't believe I'm sharing this picture!)
Each day on the way to my day job I pass a La Quinta
where I once lived. I thank God for the brain capacity to have continually upgraded my living situation and lot in life. I speed towards my technical career at a Fortune 500 company. I think, “Gosh I’m smart”. (OK, I don’t… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on February 5, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I am up far too early for having gone to bed at approximately 4 am. I hold the looming thought of the inevitability of going to Lowes today at bay. My camera is full, my coffee is warm, and giddy girls carry on downstairs. Last night is almost like a dream at this point. Mostly a good dream except for a place I won’t mention by name. Hey, in the words of Doris Day… “… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on January 24, 2009 at 3:00pm —
As the tiptoes of the last house guest’s high heeled boots
click clacked across my home... I was gently awakened this morning. I instantly recognize that a 2 a.m. Quesadilla/glass of water combo has saved me from a painful morning. As CNN is quickly changed to Encore Mystery on the Master Suite television, I… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on January 10, 2009 at 12:30pm —
(Um... that's a big bag of stuff for the homeless pictured in the banner, from last year, pre Nikon... btw)
It’s that time of the year again. The time when our neighbors let the *incessantly
barking dogs out just a little later, when the sun is warm. Peace and Joy? How about Peace and QUIET! The time when little old ladies hit your car not once but twice in the parking lot at… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on December 21, 2008 at 8:30am —
Last night I had the honor of hanging out with Emmy award winning
actor Bryan Cranston
along with the cast and crew of Breaking Bad
. For those of you who live under a rock, Breaking Bad
is a hit TV show (one of… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on December 8, 2008 at 10:30am —
I was singing that to the tune of Wishin' and Hopin'
". I know, im an idiot. So I was wishin' and hopin' I would enjoy Shop N Stroll as usual... and I did!
It was coooooold! Note to self: wear a sweater &/or gloves &/or scarf/other winter gear next time. I tried to huddle as close to the fire jugglers as possible. It was quite warm right under the heater on the patio of… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on December 5, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Oh so tiiired. But, I'm gonna peck this here report out before I lay me down to sleep. As opposed to Mick Jagger's famous words... I got plenty of satisfaction tonight. If I overheard Santa Ana (pronouced Santana) Casino employees right, that was the biggest party in New Mexico. "Albuquerque the Magazine's Best of the City Party 2008
". Congratulations… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on December 4, 2008 at 12:00am —
Got wood? I do! Well I went and did it. I bought Firewood
. I was so motivated from continued winterizing last weekend
. Also, there was some mention of snow on Thanksgiving per the local news
. I will believe it when I see it! Looks like a chilly 54 degrees on the forecast now. But… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on November 25, 2008 at 10:00pm —
B is for Barelas
... Where the hell am I going with this? I ate at the Red Ball Cafe
It's in Barelas! It's um Bellisimo! Oh wait, that's… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on October 26, 2008 at 12:02pm —
Sausage sausage sausage! We kicked off the Labor Day weekend around Martini World! with a small cookout. What began as fetching a sample of sausages from Joe S. Sausage
was quickly dubbed "Sausage Fest 2008". My friends are meat eating animals of the most civilized kind. Most Fridays our close friends just end up here or there for a drink or two, maybe some dinner. This Friday we… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on September 1, 2008 at 11:00am —
Well I made it out and about in ABQ for a 3rd afternoon in a row! Woohoo! And this was close to home. There was a lot of arguing in the news and various websites about closing Central and alleged bus service disruptions, etc. etc. But you know what? This was fun, it was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Nob Hill
, hence minimal disruption, and I get tired of hearing people whine. The Shop and Stroll was… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 24, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I said goodbye to an old friend today. My dog. My first dog as an adult. Romeo Tyson D'Arco. He was a lover and
a fighter. A lot like me. He was old and gained a little weight and turned a little gray... a lot like me. I'm gonna miss him.
I first met Romeo in a box behind Scalo
was in the box, not me at that time). I could not resist him. I resided on a few acres in the… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 18, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Could it be because my name is “Martini Mike” that I am becoming a sort of unofficial party guru? Or is it because I was an unofficial party guru that my name became “Martini Mike”? Hmmm… it boggles my pounding head. I was recently interviewed by www.VegasHappyHours.com, while in my home away from home, for the launch of their new site. Then suddenly I find myself being contacted by Lexi at Albuquerque The… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 10, 2008 at 2:00pm —
As I continue my recent and strange walk down musical memory lane I am again confronted with 80’s Metal guys
. Wednesday night brought me to a place I had not gone in a while… the local metal show
for the local metal non-crowd. A friend from high school talked me into it. Another old friend from… Continue
Added by Michael P. "Martini Mike" D'Arco on August 7, 2008 at 8:00am —
The Craftacular Albuquerque
group on DCF has decided to take this community to the NEXT LEVEL! We are planning the 1st Annual Duke City Fix Art & Craft Show.
This is an event that will have a couple of layers to it - so please read more below to see how YOU might be able to participate!
A CALL FOR ARTISTS
We are looking for artists(art) for a gallery show running 5/16-5/31 at… Continue
Added by RiRiSynCyr on April 15, 2008 at 4:49pm —