In a basement rec room, a girl in a blue kimono giggles as she recounts how I ate all the candy. "For such a giggly girl, you can sure make a guy feel bad," I tell her.
Off the Wagon, Into the Cocoa
Saturday, Mar 19: Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest
House Hunters: Gingerbread Edition
Friday, Nov 27: 7th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest
Webgame Wednesday: Candy Box
Candy Box is causing an interweb stir for its old (old) school look and unusual game play. Surf on over to the game's homepage and you'll be greeted with information on your mounting candy supply. You can click a button to eat all the candies if you want, but that appears to be your only method of interaction with the game. What gives? Have a little patience, my friend. Leave your browser open, let those candies accumulate, and the game's possibilities will open up for you. Soon you'll be harvesting lollipops, buying weapons and fighting monsters. This oddball, text-only (with occasional ASCII art) adventure/resource management game grows bigger and bigger the longer you play. Plus it really makes you want some candy.
Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: They Took Our Candy
The invasion of the Halloween-themed horror games continues on Webgame Wednesday. They Took Our Candy is fairly straightforward. Space aliens have invaded the streets of suburbia and snatched up all the good candy. You must assemble your best team of costumed kiddies (different costumes bestow different special powers), and sidescroll your way though wave after wave of monsters from space. Use the candy you gather to upgrade your powers and unlock new costumes (a kitty cat?). Yay, candy!
The Daily Word in personhood amendments, cattle mutilations and a 99 Problems supercut
Thai police detain an Iranian national in connection to Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
Why Rick Santorum will be Mitt Romney's toughest opponent.
Pakistani general accuses ex-president Pervez Musharraf of harboring Osama bin Laden.
Almost a deal on the payroll-tax cut.
Creepy personhood-amendment making its way through the Virginia house.
Meth Boss arrested in Mexico.
How did a White House staffer loose a finger?
Wild dogs blamed for cattle mutilations in Valencia County.
Ponytails explained, with science!
Even though the book The Wizard of Oz is in the public domain, Warner Bros. are trying to trademark the hell out of it.
Jeremy Lin's awesomeness continues.
Do you feel bad that about how badly the creators of this summers biggest comic book movies got screwed?
Supercut of Jay-Z's 99 Problems.
How much does an average McDonald's restaurant make?
David Lee Roth explains why brown M&M's were forbidden at Van Halen concerts.
What's it like to open a 30 year-old Snickers bar?
This guy has been digging out his basement for 15 years using only R/C scale model construction equipment.
Rio Grande between Lomas and Mountain
This is where you go for the serious blang-blang. (Ahem, fine jewelry.) Mati's inviting corner shop on the plaza is not only the most pleasant of the local jewelry giant's three Albuquerque locations, but this store also has the best deals. In a twinkling sea of top-notch personal adornments lie several cases of 40-percent-off merchandise and one that's—gasp—75 percent off. That means the $2,000 cocktail ring I tried on is only $500! Bargains aside, in addition to Mati's beautiful, unique pieces, they also do custom work, engraving and repairs.