It's Tuesday and the sun is shining here in Albuquerque. JK! It's freezing.
It’s snowing! It’s snowing! CLOSE ALL THE SCHOOLS! CANCEL WORK!
You’re chewing too loud! Apparently there is a name for the feeling of rage you experience when the person next to you is breathing too loud.
Rats are not to blame for the Black Death! A new study suggests gerbils are the actual culprits in the “second plague pandemic.”
Feeding your baby peanut butter might prevent her from serious nut allergies in the future. Peanut butter for the win! PS. Don’t try this at home.
Cher calls out Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson for vetoing a bill that would allow for more LGBT anti-discrimination laws. Like we needed any more reasons to worship Cher.
New Mexico wants to offer license plates that have anything from aliens to horned lizards on them. Duh. Let them do it.
Researchers have identified a virus that makes people stupid. Er.
Snow in Minneapolis is already screwing up the morning commute and canceling flights.
Most kids don’t even have a TV anymore.
I broke the lid to our crock pot last night. It smashed in pieces all over the floor like a windshield.
Here’s more support for the theory the Vincent Van Gogh was murdered.
There are lots of dumb ways to die.
Here’s a lovely chart of Common MythConceptions supporting my claim that a 19th-century production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle is responsible for the idea that vikings wore horned helmets.
A woman was dead for 45 minutes, then revived without brain damage.
Iraqi officials claim the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike.
The internet has a new mug shot handsome guy.
Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan flipped out and attacked people on an airplane like a zoh-hom-beh.
A cold front is going to hit New Mexico tonight.
A man threatening to jump off the San Mateo overpass shut down I-40 yesterday. I got stuck in it and saw him—he was on the lowest ledge, which didn’t seem all that high.
Right before that, I got stuck in traffic created by a standoff with an armed suspect at the Luxury Inn on Central.
Happy birthday, Neil Gaiman.
(Special thanks for links from Sarah Bonneau, Susan Petersen and Stefanie Enochs.)
And on the 44th day, it snowed.
Is it legal to drink O'Doul's while driving? Probably. Should you? Maybe not.
Albuquerque is no longer one of the top ten cities for film making.
The Southwest Chief may cease running through Northern New Mexico.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose.
There is now a book about Rob Ford.
Crazy in-bad-taste two minute long lawyer commercial that ran in parts of Georgia during Superbowl.
Some former members of Mao's Red Guard are apologizing for their actions.
I am alone in Egypt, riding in a cab driven by Gopardo. We are driving through a heavy snowstorm. The streets are icy and the winds are howling. We come to a stop sign and merge onto a highway with a 60 percent grade. The one-lane road climbs straight up the side of a huge, pink and orange sandstone mountain. We are soon above the storm and climbing in a line of other cars past high, billowing clouds bathed in sunset colors. I can feel we are beginning to slow down and I worry that if we slow to a stop we’ll start to slip backwards. I voice my complaint to Gopardo. We finally arrive on top in a small village. I see the Mayor and another city official fishing by the road over a cliff. They get their lines tangled together and in their struggle to get them free, they both slip off their perches and dangle in the air, clinging to their poles. Outside on firm ground, I want to go into the hotel and get a room, but looking down I see that I have bare feet. I hope that my dad was able to retrieve my stuff for me from my last hotel room. Looking down again, I see that I am now wearing my crocks. He must have been successful. I enter a small Greek restaurant and sit down at a picnic table with G and her dad. The menu, when opened, contains small packets of dates and almonds wrapped in clear plastic. I see my co-worker, M, sitting on the floor. I hand him a menu. He explains he can’t be bothered with such small orders. The owner woman emerges from the kitchen carrying a large, cloth-wrapped bundle for him containing wheels of cheese and giant rounds of bread filled with layers of butter and olives.
R and I stop our car in a snowy ravine. I get out and skate around on the ice. We drive around a large frozen lake. It gets dark. We pass some horse-dragons with long, stiff, black spike-tendrils poking out of the backs of their long necks. Later, we drop F off at his tiny house. It has central heating that is performed by a dog statue.
APD shooting declared justified.
An ambulance fell victim to a woman’s diabolical “ride home” scheme.
Robbers dug a tunnel into a bank, just like in the cartoons.
Finally. A robot band.
Thanks for the help Emily and Millington!
The Sandias have become at least three times taller. They rise above the clouds and are covered with snow. A golden search light near the summit house shines beams onto South Peak. I can see figures with tiny lights moving half way up the peak. My view zooms in and I can see that they are skiers and snowboarders, all part of the "Jast" celebration. I watch a blond girl attempt a jump, flip and land on her head. She argues with the officials but they insist that she was "not prepared."
This is supposedly a flickr URL, but has some kind of problem: http://www.flickr.com/photos/talithatarro/5454040146/in/pool-
Peter Yates, director of Bullitt, died.
Here are CNN’s blow-by-blow factoids on the shooting.
There’s snow in the South and they’re not used to it.
Here’s the world’s biggest Twilight back tattoo.
Here’s a robot ball you can control with your cell phone.
Some prairie dogs escaped from the Columbus zoo.
Here’s the Don Kenn Gallery of creepy drawings.
SJP looks like a horse.
Albuquerque could get snow today.
NM troops head to Kosovo.
Bail is $60,000 for Cesar Dominguez-Garcia, the UNMH Shooter.
Happy Birthday, Pat Benatar.
Isolated snow showers this evening, says this weather site. A low of five degrees.
Y’all drive extra sober on those icy roads.
I’m such a New Mexican babycry. When the wind blows on me today, I can’t stand it. How/why do people live in really cold places?
Officer involved shooting in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe man forces people who owe him drug money to fight to pay off debts.
That housing recovery everyone is hoping for looks bleak.
The last member of a small Mexican town's police force disappears.
New study shows that Neanderthals cooked and ate vegetables.
Check your local salad bar for al Qaeda.
If you're conservative, it's your brain's fault.
Illinois woman arrested for assaulting cop with sex toy.
Watch this NYC sanitation crew wreck a car.
Calculate how much of a raise you'll get on January 1.
Can DNA evidence prove that John Wilkes Booth was alive 40 years after his death?
Here is some of the best of New Zealand's recently released UFO files.
Don't shovel that snow, eat it!
Here's a look back at the great novelty sandwiches of 2010.
How much did those AOL cds from the 90s cost AOL?
Lucky Poor bastards in the UK can get a Brussel Sprouts Whopper.
These guys taped a camera on the top of a sword, and it looks pretty cool.