V.26 No.11 | 03/16/2017
The Daily Word in Silencers, Credit Card Skimmers and the Supreme Court
By Rini Grammer [ Wed Mar 22 2017 10:52 AM ]
What happens when schizophrenics embrace the voices they hear?
There's been a shooting outside of the UK's Parliament in London.
Legislation is in the works to relax the long-standing federal regulation to make silencers easier to buy.
Google has created a new way to share your location with your contacts.
There are still potentially 19 credit card skimmers out and about in town.
Today is the third day of Neil Gorsuch's supreme court confirmation hearing.
Another person from the Trump Campaign is connected to Russia … he was paid by “a Putin ally.”
V.26 No.9 | 03/02/2017
I'm Back on the Treadmill Again
Back where a splat point's my friend
By Kristi D. Lawrence [ Fri Mar 10 2017 8:48 AM ]
Sing it with me, people! “I’m back on the treadmill again… back where a splat point’s my friend…” It’s week two of the Orangetheory Fitness Weight Loss Challenge and I’ve gotta get back in the groove. I was pretty (awesomely) tired after my trip back east to the Women’s March on Washington, so I took a couple of days to rest. But I had to get my three workouts in so off to Orangetheory Westside I went.
I had more energy than I did during my workouts in Week 1. I hopped on the treadmill and our instructor, Elia, got us going. We spent roughly 25 minutes alternating between our base pace, and doing “pushes” of higher intensity. During the pushes, I kept my pace at a 3.5 but upped my incline to six percent. I could definitely feel it (super heavy breathing) but I hung in there. Once or twice, I’d bring the incline down and up my speed to 4 just to mix it up. I broke a serious sweat and knew I was getting a good workout.
After the treadmill we hit the rowers for a 1000-meter challenge. I was doing pretty well until I hit 461 meters. Yep, that’s when my quads started burning like mofos! Note to self and anyone else who is doing an intense workout – stretch before you exercise!! Yes, I know I’m supposed to. No, I didn’t do it. And I paid. I hopped off the rower and stretched my poor little fiery quads out. Then I got back on to finish that last 500+ meters. Our instructor, Elia, saw me and the next thing I knew, she was on the rower beside me. “Come on Kristi, you can do this! You’re almost there!” she cheered me on. That was pretty awesome. I was the last one to finish, but hey, it got done.
Despite my burning quads, I’m trying to stay focused on “what I burn for.” That’s Orangetheory Fitness’s big question—“What do you burn for?” I burn for preventing myself from becoming a diabetic and having the same health issues my parents now deal with. If I burned for looking like a swimsuit model I would’ve done this years ago. Nope. Health has got to be the motivating factor.
I had a long conversation with my parents about their Diabetes during my recent visit. They told me some things I’d forgotten over the years. And some of it freaked me out. Like, that they weren’t all that overweight when they were diagnosed. I now weigh more than they did when they were told they were diabetic. Crikey.
I asked how dealing with Diabetes has impacted them. Mom said, “It consumes your life. There's not a day that goes by that you don't think about it. There's not a meal you eat that you don't think about it. You never get a day off.”
She said she definitely recommends exercise, because it helps control your blood sugar numbers. This is a HUGE statement coming from her. She and Dad were late to the exercise party. They finally started working out in 2014 at around 70 years old, after my Dad had another heart catheterization. I’m really proud of them for doing it. I get my sedentary genes from them, so I know it takes motivation to get them to the gym.
Mom’s Diabetes is under control, but Dad’s isn’t. His numbers are all over the place. He’ll count his carbs and shoot the appropriate amount of insulin, but an hour or two later his blood sugar can be sky high. He’s working with his doctor to regulate it better.
I finally met their doctor. The infamous Dr. Musselman. He was very nice, and in the brief chat that we had, I asked him how to keep myself from following in Mom and Dad’s footsteps. The look on his face said, “You’re doomed.” Shit! He told me that exercise will help at least delay it (delay!?) and that I should go ahead and lay off eating sugar. “One coke has 30 teaspoons of sugar in it,” he said. “You should try to eat and drink things that have less than eight grams of sugar per serving.” 30 teaspoons?! Less than eight grams? But what about my beloved Malibu and Cokes?
A little freaked, I asked Mom to test my blood sugar. The next morning, on an empty stomach, she poked my finger with a needle. A small prick (get your mind out of the gutter) and a tiny drop of crimson emerged. I held my breath. The meter beeped. “109,” Mom said. “That’s in the normal range.”
Woohoo!!! What a relief! Normal and I want to keep it that way! I am definitely keeping up with this workout thing.
At the end of one of my workouts, Elia shared this quote from Jim Rohn: “Everyone must choose one of two pains. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
I’m choosing discipline. I don’t want anymore regret.
V.26 No.9 | 3/2/2017
Council Reiterates Immigrant-Friendly Stance
Overflowing crowd cheers city policy
By Carolyn Carlson
City resources denied to feds, boards appointed, capital projects set up for funding and decibel threshold lowered.
V.26 No.7 | 02/16/2017
Not Your Average Bug's Life
Wednesday, Mar 1: Cirque du Soleil: OVO
By Megan Reneau [ Tue Feb 28 2017 10:00 AM ]
A theatrical circus show following the life of insects.
V.26 No.8 | 2/23/2017
I Trust I Can Rely on Your Vote
Say the right things when electioneering
By August March
Citizens are reminded that the civic election cycle has begun anew.
V.26 No.5 | 02/02/2017
Eric Williams for Alibi
Oh, Spank Me
Monday, Feb 13: Weekly Alibi's Kinky Curiosities
By Megan Reneau [ Sun Feb 12 2017 10:00 AM ]
Find out the results of our online-exclusive sex survey. Live fetish and kink performers and demonstrations. Information tables featuring the city's most sex-positive resources and some very naughty vendors.
A New Destiny
Saturday, Feb 11: DWO Pro Wrestling
By Desmond Fox [ Fri Feb 10 2017 12:00 PM ]
Heavyweight Champion Hobo Hank goes against Johnny K and more.
Damon D'Amato / CC by 2.0
Thursday, Feb 9: Brian Posehn[ Wed Feb 8 2017 2:22 PM ]
The world-renowned comedian performs live.
Kinky Curiosities Party February 13th!
Leather and Lace
By Julan Wolf [ Wed Feb 8 2017 9:15 AM ]
Kinky Curiosities is more than just a reveal and a show, we're also hosting community tables and we have a contingent from the Leather community!
New Mexico has a long history of titleholders to represent the Leather community, and one of our current titles is Corazon Leather, which happens annually at the Leather Fiesta conference. This year, Catherine and Jinx the Lynx are serving as Ms Corazon Leather 2016! Be sure to stop by and say hello. They'll be hosting a table where they can answer questions, and they'll have tickets to upcoming events and wares to delight you. They're also sharing space with Bootblack Dani, who will be available to shine your shoes, boots, leather corsets and more —bring money to tip the performers and your bootblack!
Sunday, Feb 5: Family Science Workshops: What is a Scientist?
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Feb 4 2017 10:00 AM ]
Families explore how people operate as scientists every day by noticing things, asking questions, gathering information, testing and problem solving.
Courtesy of Self Serve
You Just Got Served
Saturday, Feb 4: Self Serve's 10 Year Birthday Bash • Milch de la Maquina
By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Feb 3 2017 11:00 AM ]
Play all night with your favorite people.
Mary Teresa Herrera
The Beat of Time
Saturday, Feb 4: A Journey Through Black Music
By August March [ Fri Feb 3 2017 10:00 AM ]
Performances from WaMba African Drummers, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Inspirational Choir, dancer Trey "Vision" Pickett and vocalists Tracey Whitney, Zenobia Conkerite and Raven Rutherford.
Friday, Feb 3: OBO: Or Best Offer Opening Reception
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Feb 2 2017 10:00 AM ]
A group exhibition featuring works by 14 artists sourced from, inspired by and created in response to Craigslist as a platform.
by M. T West via Facebook
Mort de Rire
Thursday, Feb 2: Comedy Night
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Feb 1 2017 4:47 PM ]
The world's gonna end soon, so you may as well end it all with laughter. The weekly Comedy Night at Hotel Andaluz will be hosting the show Fresh Faces of 2017 on Feb. 2, focusing on local comedians like the incredibly energetic Royal Wood and supporting acts Greg Ziomek and Axiao Daniels. Hosts (and comedians) Holly Byrd and Kevin Baca get the lelz rolling in the gorgeous Casablanca Showroom at 8pm every Thursday for free. Hotel Andaluz • Thu Feb 2 • 8-10pm • Free • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
V.26 No.4 | 01/26/2017
Educate the Educators
Saturday, Jan 28: APS Board of Education Candidate Forum
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Jan 27 2017 2:00 PM ]
Get to know APS Board of Education Candidates in Districts 6 and 7, and voice your concerns for the districts.
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