I know it's an uninspired title, but one with a sort of double meaning... I have spent the better part of the last 14+ years relishing in the Random-ness of this place I call home.
If you have an hour or so to spend reading all my Hyperlinks, then here's to you:
Like right now, for example. I am crunching on leftover Matzoh at my desk at work, royally f-ing off on some important TPS Reports
. Prior to this weekend I had not eaten Matzoh since, maybe 1990. I am a total Jew failure. I was never Bar Mitzvahed, although I once read from the Torah at a Minyan
and all 8 of my Great Grandparents are Ashkenazi Jews.
My mother's maiden name is "Shufro". If I let my hair grow long I have a "Jewfro"
But enough about you. I biked to work today and the city provided me with a brand-new bike path entrance and route. Now instead of taking Washington to Indian School to the Diversion Channel bike path entrance near the UNM North Course from my palatial Ridgecrest Adjacent estate, I now cross Indian School, go over the freeway and go West on Cutler past the Social Security office (can you believe there was a line of about 30 people out the door when I pedaled by!), which now has a fancy new bike path entrance where it dead ends at the Hampton Inn. I shoot under Carlisle, and before I know it I'm at the Menaul crossing and halfway to the office. I think I cut 6-8 minutes off my bike commute. Sing along with me, "Good for You, Albuquerque..."
As I pedaled this morning I thought about all the vitriol and negativity that is usually directed at city of ABQ politicians and bureaucrats, some with good reason
, some not so much
. But I really think this city is great. We consistently approve bond measures to improve the quality of life, and reap the benefits soon thereafter. Yes, I know there's corruption in them thar hills, but for the most part, we have it pretty good here as far as quality of life goes.
Pictures of E. Mtn. visits from Hummingbirds and E. Central hotel demolitions add to the Random-ness of the Spring pleasures, and for that I am forever thankful. Pretty soon the RailRunner will afford us the opportunity to escape the dust and try on jewelry
. The economy is in here
, and yet excepting the "get out of dodge" of KB Homes
, Albuquerque is gonna be allright.
. As long as the RailRunner doesn't become this