V.23 No.14 |
The Daily Word in faulty ATMs, faulty meter readings and a faulty chemistry teacher
Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down after being protested against for his intolerant views against same-sex marriage. Now some think this is reverse-intolerance.
Sparks from welders are thought to be the cause of a Boston fire that killed 2 firefighters and injured 13 people.
A mother in South Carolina could face 20 years to life in prison after her infant died of an overdose of morphine from her breast milk.
Former President George W. Bush has been getting crazy with the oil paints.
Have you heard of these firefly devices? Apparently they can screw up your water meter readings.
A child abuse prevention rally is scheduled to take place today at noon at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
City websites back on track after Anonymous unleashed a “cyber hurricane” this past weekend.
A political science professor from Johns Hopkins University wrote an analytical paper stating how Walter White was a “bad teacher” and a “failure.”
A man requested $140 from an ATM in Maine, but got $37,000 … can you point out its exact location on this map I'm holding?
V.22 No.52 | 12/26/2013
Burial Rival Dealer · Mutual Benefit Love's Crushing Diamond · Boston Live, Love & Hope
This week we listened to new releases from Burial, Mutual Benefit and Boston.
V.22 No.31 |
The Daily Word in the Bulger trial, a bomb-throwing beauty queen and singing canines
The defense says he was an informant; the prosecution says he's a murderer. Bulger's trial should come to a close this afternoon.
Talk about the future in food ...
It looks like the recently crowned Miss Riverton isn't your average bombshell.
Two people were injured in a shootout that targeted the Black Berets motorcycle club. The Black Berets say “it ain't over.”
In Bernalillo County, a man was shot and killed by police on Sunday evening after threatening a deputy.
Apparently breaking into public pools for a late-night dip isn't enough …
The “Old Main” prison, which been closed for 15 years, could become “New Mexico's Alcatraz.”
It seems like Daft Punk might be popular with canines as well.
V.22 No.28 |
The Daily Word in stand your ground, electric Apple and Cory Monteith's death
George Zimmerman trial outcome causes speculation on the "stand your ground" law.
Taking photos of the secretary of state's house and a pellet gun in your car? Someone's been a busy boy.
Apple is set to investigate a claim that a woman was electrocuted by her iPhone.
"Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel over the weekend. Police have ruled out foul play.
"Angel" the dog is said to be recovering well after having her throat slashed.
Heavy rain catches Albuquerque citizens in the metro area off guard.
Jury deliberations for the Levi Chavez murder trial started at 8:30 this morning.
K-Y Intense Arousal gel causes Alabama post office evacuation. No joke.
V.22 No.16 |
Onward and inward
“Look toward the future.” This saying has been engraved in my mind since ... well, since the beginning. I’ve been told by my parents, teachers, advisors, bosses, nearly everyone to strive for what’s ahead, to keep on pushing forward. I realize this is a common theme in society. I’m sure most people have had at least a few anxiety attacks in the middle of the night concerning that overbearing word: “future”.
I’ll admit I’m slightly terrified by its presence. However, my perspective is shifting. I graduate from high school next month and suddenly, the world seems to be spinning multitudes faster than it used to. What happened to barely keeping my eyes open in first-period calculus? Or lugging around a backpack that felt like it was full of anvils? Now, I’m being thrown a diploma and told to go off into the real world, leaving this part of my life behind. Granted, graduating from high school is an accomplishment I’m proud of and while I had a great time overall, I cannot wait to throw my cap in the air while ironically performing a “High School Musical” signature jump. In the grand spectrum, these past four years account for a minuscule portion of my life. That isn’t to say they weren’t important, but there is so much more to experience and learn outside of the state-required curriculum.
But then here it comes again: the future spurning an existential crisis on my exhausted brain. Between worrying about what college will be like to what sort of chips to buy for my graduation party, my head is filled to the brim with anticipating the undeniable future. Perhaps the most frightening part is that in approximately four months, I will be moving over 2000 miles away to Boston.
That single fact awoke an urge to stop focusing primarily on the future and to really enjoy what I have right now. While moving and running toward reality is exciting, I also know I have to make an effort to really soak up all that’s around me right now. Boston will present me with some amazing adventures, but what about the adventures that are yet to be had here?
So, Alibi reader, welcome to “Blair rediscovers ABQ” (I’m sure I’ll come up with a catchier title later). Given the opportunity to blog for the Alibi, I hope to not only find new things about this beloved desert city that I never knew existed, but also let you know about them. This place has so much to offer and before I leave, I want to be able to say, “I know Albuquerque,” and share my newfound knowledge. Before Boston, diplomas, packing all my stuff into not-so-neat little boxes; before my life turns upside down, I want to explore my home to the absolute fullest during the last summer I have the privilege to call it that.
Thus begins the Albuquerque adventures. Next stop: Food trucks.
The Daily Word in Black Sabbath makes plants grow, an ABBA museum and Richie Havens
Albuquerque's weekly SWAT standoff.
Northern New Mexico's used tire problem.
Plants grown with Black Sabbath playing really loud have "the best flowers...."
FAA layoffs resulting from the sequestration are screwing up flight times.
Half the prisoners at Guantanamo are staging a hunger strike.
Brian Wilson taken into custody for not going surfing.
ABBA museum opening soon in Stockholm.
V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
The band—not our fair state
V.19 No.17 |
The Daily Word 04.30.10: Vietnam War, Arizona, Frau Blucher
The latest in lawsuits and boycotts directed at Arizona's pinche immigration law.
Here's what the crazy wind did yesterday.
It's No Phone Day. Don't drive and mess around with your phone, jerks.
British stage play about Enron, called Enron, features raptors, Star Wars, song.
Fire in Boston subway.
This is how restaurants get you to leave.
Signs of Ireland's burst bubble: one in five homes is unoccupied.
It's Cloris Leachman's birthday! Yes!
18th Annual Harvest Festival at Haynes Park
Featuring trick-or-treating, carnival games, food, entertainment, door prizes and tons of candy.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) at KiMo Theatre
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