Barelas Babe's Blog – April 2010 Archive (4)

Sin Agua

Sandwiched between this morning's stories of greed at Goldman Sachs and the impact of volcanic ash on European air travel, is a New York Times story about Pajarito Mesa just south of Albuquerque. This is a familiar story to Duke City denizens, but many people elsewhere assume those living "off the grid" do so as a matter of choice, not necessity. And they are often… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 19, 2010 at 9:30am — 8 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 — 14 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 — 3 Comments

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

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Looking for place in ABQ metro to run (Ideally would be to run steps-stairs) 5 Replies

Started by John Lyman in New to Albuquerque. Last reply by russell bell on Saturday.

Favorite Thrift Stores 27 Replies

Started by mombat in General Discussion. Last reply by russell bell on Saturday.

Affordable Wedding Ideas! 6 Replies

Started by Monica in General Discussion. Last reply by russell bell on Saturday.

Need a good HVAC contractor 4 Replies

Started by Richard Malcolm in General Discussion. Last reply by russell bell on Saturday.

In Albuquerque, we play beer pong for keeps

Started by russell bell in General Discussion on Saturday.

Latest Activity

Profile IconTimothy Carlton-McQueen and Gabrielle Louise joined Duke City Fix
7 hours ago
E Cline posted events
9 hours ago
Debby S commented on Scot Key's blog post Putting the Bus Back into Albuquerque Rapid Transit: Q&A With ABQ Ride
13 hours ago
Lady Day liked Johnny_Mango's blog post Bugging Out: 3 Of America’s 20 World Heritage Sites Are In New Mexico! Here’s Aztec Ruins.
14 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service