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Wiener Dogs and a Ransom

This video made me laugh so hard I almost died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUJ4es4cYIU

Thanks to dooce.com for the link.

Added by Alexis on February 6, 2008 at 9:07am — No Comments

Overheard at the Caucus in the Washington Middle School Library

Mom: "Honey, see all those pictures? Those are the presidents of the United States. Do you notice anything about them?

Young son: "No, mommy, what should I notice?"

Mom: "They all look the same."

Son: "Oh... Mommy, when is Obama going to be up there with those guys?"

Mom: "Well honey, he's not the president yet, but he will be soon."



Out of the mouths of babes ....

Added by Alexis on February 5, 2008 at 3:37pm — 3 Comments

UNM C&J Accreditation Update - CONGRATS



After an enormous amount of work including a huge, cool building construction, the UNM Department of Journalism and Mass Communications has been recommended for Accreditation by the visiting Accreditation Site Team from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass…

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Added by Alexis on January 30, 2008 at 6:52pm — 6 Comments

Albuquerque Breaks Into Forbes' Top 20 Best Cities For Jobs

Forbes Magazine has just released its annual list of Best Cities for Jobs. Albuquerque is Number 14 13 this year, a huge jump from its Number 24 showing in 2007. Forbes' criteria for this list include:

  • Median Income …

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Added by Alexis on January 17, 2008 at 11:16am — 6 Comments

Have You Heard of This Thing Called a Library?!

I often listen to audiobooks to shorten some of those long New Mexico drives. While I was complaining about the excessive expense of an audiobook vs. a book-book, someone mentioned to me that I should check out the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library System where they RENT AUDIOBOOKS. FOR FREE.



What is this library you speak of with FREE BOOKS? There are…
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Added by Alexis on January 8, 2008 at 2:00pm — 18 Comments

Bam! Alien Float Wins Big at Rose Parade

The New Mexico float entry in the 2008 Tournament of Roses parade has won the coveted Grand Marshal's trophy for excellence in creative concept and design, one of the top three float awards given every year. This year's Grand Marshal was Emeril Lagasse, but it's unclear if he had anything to do with the… Continue

Added by Alexis on January 4, 2008 at 2:50pm — 14 Comments

Why Albuquerque Doesn't Suck

I love my Maryland hometown and am always excited to visit. And as I begin my trip to any of this country's fabulous eastern cities, I always am struck by a slight sense of envy that those places have so many things that Albuquerque lacks.



- widespread public transportation

- big, wide glorious rivers

- tons of people

- tons of food

- rockin' new years eve parties at the Museum of… Continue

Added by Alexis on January 3, 2008 at 4:35pm — 5 Comments

The Cheesesteak Capital of The World

It's 54 degrees in practically balmy Philadelphia. WTF. God I love this city. And now I'm on my way to Sephora - nyah, nyah.

Made it out of Chicago yesterday by the skin of my teeth - total winter chaos, makes me appreciate New Mexico even more. However, I'm spending New Year's Eve in Baltimore, one of my favorite cities. Then I'm watching the New Mexico float in the Rose Parade before I watch USC kick ass at the…

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Added by Alexis on December 29, 2007 at 7:42am — 2 Comments

Go Elf Yourself

Because you don't have enough to do during your day.

Elf Yourself

This is just horrifying ... and amusing ... and horrifying.
And what this has to do with Office Max, I have no idea.

Steve, Marci - it's questionable whether I should thank you for turning me onto this.

Added by Alexis on December 17, 2007 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

Taos Allowing Snowboarders!

Mark your calendars - March 19, 2008. Only 3 hours from Albuquerque.

www.skitaos.org



Added by Alexis on December 14, 2007 at 12:48pm — 19 Comments

Piglets in Bengal Tiger Suits

No really, it's a bunch of piglets in Bengal Tiger suits.

This is so cute it has actually killed me. I am now dead from cuteness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdK1XK8vxUo…



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Added by Alexis on December 14, 2007 at 8:39am — No Comments

Foghorn Leghorn

I took a quick jaunt out of the Duke City today to go down to Roswell. And what did I hit from Tramway to VAUGHN? Fog and lots of it. Fog the thickness of my favorite green chile stew.

The trucks hauling silently by were mere wisps of their usual macho selves. WTF? Fog? All the way to Vaughn? It's criminal I tell you. Who do I talk to about this?

Added by Alexis on December 12, 2007 at 6:33pm — 5 Comments

Updated: Nob Hill Gift Basket Giveaway - Winner Announced.

Who wants a killer Nob Hill Gift Basket? It's full of a sorts of cool stuff from the Nob Hill Business Association. All packaged up in a cute sleigh basket. You could give it away, but I'd recommend just keeping it for yourself.



After all, don't you deserve a gift basket this holiday season? I think so.



To get the basket, all you have to do is comment on why you love shopping, dining and wandering in our very own Nob Hill. The best answer will be picked by an esteemed panel… Continue

Added by Alexis on December 6, 2007 at 3:34pm — 24 Comments

The Handiest Man

My handyman just baked me brownies. How cool is that?!

And no, you CANNOT have his name.

Added by Alexis on December 4, 2007 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

It's All Mine

My new car is in my hands. I wound up buying, because I finally decided if I'm going to shell out that much cash, I'm damned sure I'm going to have an asset at the end of all this, depreciated or otherwise.

I had a great experience buying and love my new Subaru.

Now excuse me while I go inhale the refreshing aroma of new car.

Added by Alexis on November 29, 2007 at 4:13pm — 3 Comments

New Car Shopping

It's time to purchase a new car. And yes, I do mean NEW.



Before everyone jumps on me about the dreaded "depreciation" let me be clear that I don't care. I understand the concept and it's implication. But the tempting aroma of new car smell is just too much for me.



Plus, I like knowing my car's history and I keep my cars long enough that the depreciation becomes less of an issue.



I am, however, debating the merits leasing vs. buying. Here's a good article about this… Continue

Added by Alexis on November 27, 2007 at 9:55am — 5 Comments

Express Jet

What's with this new Express Jet - www.xjet.com . They serve food, they have assigned seats and they have a direct flight to Ontario, CA - which only take 1.5 hours. I just flew on it and would choose it over the nightmare that is LAX any day. Planes are a little small though, it would be cramped for someone over 6 ft. tall, but that's not really any issue for me.…

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Added by Alexis on November 20, 2007 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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