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Balloon Fiesta  Time!            2017-10-02

Balloon Fiesta Time! 2017-10-02

| October 02, 2017

Above: The gang's all here!


Happiness Factor as a F(x) of Weather: 5.0  

Looks like a great weekend for the beginning of the Balloon Festival! 


TUES OCT 3RD: VOTE - This is an Important Election!

Vote for our new MAYOR and,if you live in an odd-numbered District, your City Council Rep


From the Sunday ABQ Journal:




Schedule of Events: CLICK HERE

Mass Ascension: October 7th-15th at 7am - Get out on the field by 6:30!

Transportation Park & Ride info here

Balloon Glows: apprx 5pm 10/8,12 & 13  and 6pm on Saturday 10/14


Let's Take a Moment...


  Las Vegas


 San Bernadino

  Va Tech

   Sandy Hook

  Columbine CO



 Perhaps it's time to re-consider how protecting this particular right is

working out for all of us. Is their a better way to exercise it?


Coming to a theatre near you:

Opens Thursday

While this hasn't received the strongest reviews, it's a great performance by Judi Dench - and for that alone, worth seeing.

"Twenty years and seven Oscar nominations later—her first was for Mrs. Brown, her sole win for Madden’s later Shakespeare in Love—Dench again plays Victoria (though somewhat older) in Stephen Frears’s Victoria & Abdul. The film concerns the queen’s close relationship with a common-born Indian Muslim man named Abdul Karim, a relationship that was regarded with concern and envy by her court and family." (The Altantic)



What's Cooking?

On the grill...

Grilled Garlic Bread with Basil and Parmesan   -   RECIPE HERE


In the oven...


In 2001, Regina Schrambling went on a week long odyssey in search of the ultimate lasagna recipe. She tested several, and finally found her ideal in a mash-up of recipes from Giuliano Bugialli and Elodia Rigante, both Italian cookbook authors. "



Soon to be on the shelf:  October 17th

“To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time and in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons are to be learned in these pages—about the essential role of curiosity and the ability to observe closely, as just two examples. Bravo Walter Isaacson once again.”(David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Wright Brothers" and "1776")


Happiness is a warm puppy:

Irish Setter pups