Rowdy’s Dream Blog #344: Telling Jokes on a Furniture Store Bed
I am walking through the mall. I pass my old friend D and her dark-haired Aussie girlfriend. D gives me a severe look. I bow and kiss her hand. She wears a gold band on her finger. She asks me when I'm going to grow up. I tell her it's too late, so never. We are joined on a furniture store bed by four of her friends. I joke in response to some anecdote: “That will kaak in your craw!” This gets a big laugh. One of the girls is playing with my tie. I see where this is going.
The Daily Word in horrible mutilations, further annexations and Albuquerque city council quandaries
Top of the list of "unexpected beer cities? Albuquerque, por supuesto.
The suspect shot by APD yesterday was a woman.
City council is gearing up to kill the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission in order to create a new system of checks and balances vis a vis citizenry and APD.
A bicyclist was killed Saturday when she was hit by the Rail Runner in Santa Fe.
Netflix is introducing another kinda-weird price increase.
Controversial State of Michigan decision prohibiting race based college entrance was upheld by the SCOTUS.
Crimea is getting strange and Russia is a master of propaganda.
Nothing wrong with thinking about Nudie suits folks.
Of the Earth
There's nothing like acknowledging that you are part of something bigger, part of an entire way of life that exists outside your home, town or state. That's why Earth Day is such a big day … it celebrates our entire planet! And this year, there will be a variety of events that highlight Mother Earth in all her glory. Some stuff worth mentioning is the 6th Annual Sustainability Expo & Lobos Growers' Market, the Celebrate Earth Day event at Hotel Andaluz and Earth Day at the Museum.
The first is at the Cornell Mall at UNM's main campus and includes fresh, local produce, music, crafts and food trucks. Now that's a fine way to pay homage to our planet. The event runs from 10am to 2pm tomorrow, and is free, unless, you know, you buy stuff. The second event is Celebrate Earth Day at Hotel Andaluz (125 Second Street NW) and is a free event that features guest speakers (including Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham), a wolf from the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and raptors from Avian Ambassadors. That event happens from 10am to 1pm, also tomorrow.
And for those who want to throw a little education into their celebrations, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW) is hosting Earth Day at the Museum (again, tomorrow). This day will have “special celebrations, hands-on activities for all ages and short talks.” And that slice of terrestrial goodness is included with regular admission, which is $7 for ages 13 and up, $6 for seniors and $4 for those under 13. Festivities run from 9am to 3pm. Not bad, eh? Consult our calendars for more events happening prior to Earth Day if these aren't to your liking. But bear in mind that Earth is a lovely place to be, and that's always a reason to celebrate. Cornell Mall on the UNM Main Campus (East of SUB) • Tue Apr 22 • 10am-2pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in bongs, Don Chalmers and another APD shooting fatality.
APD shot and killed a suspect at Wyoming and Zuni this morning.
Here are the last 38 APD shootings in order.
There was a big marijuana party in Denver yesterday.
Here’s how to clean your bong.
Happy birthday to the Queen of bloody England.
A stowaway teen flew to Hawaii in an airplane’s wheel well.
It’s time for the first post-bombing Boston Marathon.
Here’s what happens when undercover journalists accidentally investigate each other.
Rest in peace, Don Chalmers.
Submit to Reddit’s ABQ spring photo contest.
What’s going on in Albuquerque today? One might ask.
In my opinion, the pygmy loris is the main attraction at the Albuquerque Biopark. He’s in the Nightwatch exhibit.
Travis Browne and Donald Cerrone Fight tonight
Local transplants hope to light up UFC on Fox 11
Travis Browne and Donald Cerrone, two Jackson-Winkeljohn prospects, grace the UFC on Fox card tonight, with the main card starting at 6pm.
Here's a recent interview I did with Travis Browne, in my capacity as a reporter for BloodyElbow.com, about this fight and other topics, like the violent elbows he lands on people who try to take him down. The interview happened behind the Rt. 66 casino the night of Holly Holm's recent fight, on April 4.
Sorry for the hum during the interview! The ambulance behind us was running, which did something weird to my camera's audio.
Read tiny tales written by the winners of the Alibi's annual Flash Fiction Contest.
More Flash Fiction!After a monthlong hiatus, the Albuquerque City Council gets back to business, tackling grass, parking lots and public art.
Just for you, dear web readers, more short fiction to feed your voracious appetites!