Friday, Feb 3: OBO: Or Best Offer Opening Reception
The Daily Word in bae of pigs, Sumo wrestlers, a family road trip and the Emmys
Prime Minister David Cameron allegedly porked a dead pig.
Are we there yet? Family takes six-month road trip to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia.
Missed the Emmys last night? We've got you covered with the 15 best moments of the 2015 Emmys.
100 years ago, Stonehenge was bought at an auction for a really good price.
This ten-year-old stand-up comedian is funnier than you'll ever be.
Senior year: 86-year-old woman has been going to college for 36 years.
Sumo wrestlers involved in crying baby contest. It's as weird as you think.
The Daily Word in Beck, brains, vaginas and soy sauce
Exculpating evidence suggests no criminal charges will be filed in the Bruce Jenner traffic fatality.
Kanye tried to interrupt Beck’s Grammy Award accpetance speech.
I am so tired of all the complaining.
What would you pay for Abe Lincolns hair?
Learn how to escape from a moving car.
When you microwave humans the brains are always cold in the middle.
Goodbye, Tent City.
A shoplifter was shot on Menaul.
Happy birthday, Brian Donlevy.
You're probably cleaning your vagina all wrong.
Your Samsung TV might be spying on you. No, seriously. It's listening.
It's a sad day for Chinese food and fast locomotives.
Blood type and brain function: something else to worry about.
Ozzy Osbourne's bat karma has caught up to him.
Darth Vader's toilet is free on Craigslist in Albuquerque.
The Daily Word in 'stop-and-frisk,' DiMaggios' legacy and Gilligan's leadership
A U.S. district judge has ruled New York's “stop-and-frisk” procedures unconstitutional due to unfair racial profiling.
Some luxury resort condominiums collapsed in a massive sinkhole near Disney World. So far no injuries have been reported.
After James L. DiMaggio was shot dead over the weekend, resulting in Hannah Anderson being found safe in Idaho, authorities reveal that DiMaggio's father once held a teenager at gunpoint in the '80s.
After spending a year and a half in a coma, Dutch Prince Johan Friso died this morning.
Hey Mr. DJ, is this your equipment we found on Craigslist?
Let the record show that if you wave a stun gun at your son in the front yard, you're probably going to get probation.
The city introduced a plan to provide $2.4 million a year to rebuild APD. The bill will be brought to the public at the Aug. 19 City Council meeting.
Just a few leadership lessons from Vince Gilligan, creator of AMC's “Breaking Bad.”
A woman looking to get new boobs takes to the streets!
The Daily Word in fat shaming professors, highway robbery and craigslist baby sales
UNM psychology professor Geoffrey Miller, who sparked controversy by tweeting that overweight people don't have the willpower to complete graduate work, will return to New Mexico this fall. We assume that he will be continuing his important work on studying the effects of being a huge asshole on one's career.
Official Alibi dating advice: never try to sell your prospective girlfriend's baby on Craigslist.
Highway robbery! A guy in Russia managed to steal an entire road.
Federal cuts to food stamp programs will hit New Mexico families hard.
Ariel Castro's house, where he held three women captive for over a decade, has been scraped off of the Earth.
The US and Russia are still in a spat over this whole Snowden business.
Hey! Here's how to make a toilet out of a banana!
London sewer workers discovered a 15-ton mass of congealed grease and wet wipes in— excuse me, I'm going to be sick now.
The Daily Word in scummy lawyer tricks, Craigslisting your baby and FIRE
Hey Albuquerque, you're getting paid less than everyone else.
Anti-war demonstrators may have had their First Amendment rights violated, but the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals says that doesn't mean they get to sue.
If you haven't done so already, go ahead and cancel those Jemez mountain camping plans. The Thompson Ridge Fire has grown by 5,000 acres since yesterday.
Friendly advice: Don't try to get rid of your baby via Craigslist.
George Zimmerman's lawyers would like you to believe that a video of "two homeless men fighting over a bike" will help you understand why Zimmerman had to kill Trayvon Martin.
Google Glass porn? "Er… no," says Google.
This old lady decided to jump off a bridge for her 102nd birthday.
Movin’ Ain’t Easy
The art of moving … no, I'm not talking about rhythmic gymnastics or complicated yoga poses, I mean the actual art of switching residences and claiming a new territory as your personal sanctuary. Since, I'm in a perpetual moving limbo (waiting for a roommate to decide whether or not she's leaving the big, bad Burque), I've been searching Craigslist and various classifieds in search of a new home, a fresh start so to speak.
Since I'm [still] relatively new to the city, I'm not entirely knowledgeable about the various zip codes, what they entail, the good neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods, the apartments that are low rent v. apartments that are close to a McDonalds. But, I've found that the actual practice of visiting complexes, searching the interweb, and conversing with various consultants is an adventure in and of itself.
For instance, I spoke to one consultant via phone. I couldn't really understand his name through the static, but it sounded something like Naim (I hope that's correct). Extremely excited and chipper on the phone, Naim said he had a great apartment that had been renovated, and the monthly rate was a whopping $450 (all bills included). Since this was in my price range, I jumped at the opportunity, and asked for the address. He informed me that the apartment was on Towner and Juan Tabo. Since I currently live near there, I assumed that the neighborhood would be somewhat nice, and the location seems central enough (in that there are a lot of businesses and stores in that area).
But, as I turned down Towner, what I envisioned as a picturesque resort-like complex of townhouses and pools was quickly overshadowed by streets with pot-holes, some dudes with jeans around their knees giving me the what-you-want stare, and buildings that didn't seem quite renovated. Now, I grew up in what some refer to as “the hood,” and though I rarely get skittish driving through neighborhoods that are considered treacherous for high crime rates (again, I just moved here, so I'm not making any assumptions), this didn't seem like it was for me. So, I kindly turned my car around after throwing the dudes a peace sign, and drove off. I called Naim and informed him that it wasn't for me, and slightly saddened, he just said, “Okay, thank you for calling. Let me know if you're looking for anything in the future.”
Aside from that, I've visited complexes that are within my price range, where the leasing consultants describe a complex as familial, yet tiresome (whatever that means). And I've gone to some that are out of my price range where the consultants said, “We like to keep it quiet around here.” So, no loud music? I'm sorry … next!
So, obviously, the art of moving to a new apartment is a bit like soul searching. You'll hit a few embarrassing moments (like when I jumped a curb next to the leasing office of Wyoming Place in front of the maintenance man), moments of realization (where I realized that a living room might actually be a nice amenity rather than a studio apartment the size of my roommate's closet), moments of clarity (ie. When I came to the conclusion that maybe I'm looking too soon, and should just be comfortable in my current situation). But that's too easy. And so, the search continues …
The Daily Word in zombie alert, injured Gaga, V-day ads
Cibola High School student arrested after officials said she brought a knife to school.
A New Mexico TV station sent out an official emergency alert yesterday for a zombie attack.
Could minimum wage go up to $9?
Pope Benedict XVI holds his last mass.
Lady Gaga postpones tour due to a serious injury that has left her unable to walk.
How’s that disposable penis treatin’ you there, sea slug?
Police in Florida said they arrested a man accused of stealing wallets from women's purses after he left his own wallet and ID behind at the scene.
The Daily Word in Long Lane Shooting, gun control (again), Craigslist scams
This is a sad Monday
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of his parents and three younger siblings. Media reports suggest that he had planned on continuing his killing spree at a nearby Wal-Mart before a Calvary Chapel security guard called him in.
Mayor Berry weighs in on gun control.
A man was killed after a bar fight in Santa Fe.
Oh, Craigslist rental scams, how easily you seem to fool.
A cat is blamed for a large fire in West Philly.
Manti Te'o will chat with Katie Couric in first television interview.
Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: Baby shower for a low-income family
Usually, the Found on Santa Fe Craigslist blog is reserved for tongue-in-cheek repostings of ridiculous Southwest furniture, unicorn mirrors, semi-used magical equipment and the like. But this one isn’t. I’d just like to share this woman’s request for help with diapers, a double stroller and a baby swing. Her husband’s work hours were cut, and they’re expecting a medically unforeseen visit from the stork. If you have a little to spare, two struggling parents in Santa Fe county could use it.
Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: white cat ($50)[ Wed Apr 25 2012 1:40 PM ]
“Beautiful white cat. I know that it is old, but not sure how old. It is a beautiful cat for those cat lovers!”
Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: Wobbly black metal shelf seeks good home (free)
Have a heart for this poor black metal shelf. A young newly-wed couple got it as a wedding present, wife told the husband to put it togehter, husband "kinda" put it together, using only half the required number of screws, and then a year later it was out on the curb, where I rescued it. Nothing fundamentally wrong with it, except it dances its hips more than the King himself, because it's missing half its screws. Please, take it home, do something useful with it.
Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: bronze Yoda statuette ($600)
“Of Yoda Star Wars this a bronze statue. 3-5/8 inches tall mounted on oak base. Nice addtion to any collection, would this be. One of kind, have found another not. See in person to apreciate, asking $600 must. Hmmmmmm.”
Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: Garbage Pail Kids cards ($600)
This Taos-area vendor is “selling all of my garbage pail kids cards that i collected them since i was 7.” For six Benjamins, the entire binder is yours.
Found on Santa Fe Craigslist: Organic farm formerly operated by Seeds of Change
Remember when Santa Fe-based organic seed/food company Seeds of Change got bought out by behemoth Mars, Inc? And everyone said it was just a cynical green-washing PR ploy? And they were right, because Mars shut the farm down and moved operations completely out of state, but retained the company’s made-from-scratch brand and feel-good history for itself?
You can buy that farm. It’s on 14 acres in El Guique, just north of Española. The property comes with a residence, two green houses, a 5,000 square-foot processing building and an apple orchard. And it’s certified organic.