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Thu Apr 28, 2011, 03:41 PM

Hiya, New Mexican DUers! Check in here.

Ain't this cool?

Let's start this forum off with a grand check-in thread: DU name and NM location and any other information you want to post.

TygrBright, Santa Fe, older than dirt.

helpfully,
Bright

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Reply Hiya, New Mexican DUers! Check in here. (Original post)
TygrBright Apr 2011 OP
TygrBright May 2011 #1
BarbaRosa Dec 2011 #2
TygrBright Dec 2011 #3
BarbaRosa Dec 2011 #5
TygrBright Dec 2011 #6
nmbluesky Dec 2011 #4
Voice for Peace Dec 2011 #7
gadgets505 Dec 2011 #8
TygrBright Dec 2011 #9
LearnedHand Dec 2011 #10
duhneece Dec 2011 #11
SheilaT Jan 2012 #12
TygrBright Jan 2012 #13
SheilaT Jan 2012 #14
oldhippydude Jan 2012 #15
rusty fender Jan 2012 #16
TygrBright Jan 2012 #17
TheCruces Jan 2012 #18
TygrBright Jan 2012 #19
TheCruces Jan 2012 #20
kufda Feb 2012 #21
TygrBright Feb 2012 #22
feat12515si Feb 2012 #23

Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue May 17, 2011, 06:19 PM

1. Still no other New Mexicans checkin' things out?

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:34 PM

2. BarbaRosa, Arenas Valley

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Response to BarbaRosa (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 02:43 PM

3. Hi there! Santa Fe here.

You are in such a pretty part of New Mexico. We are always meaning to spend a long weekend down there, but so far work schedules have not allowed.

amiably,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 06:33 PM

5. Yup, it is nice down here.

I started my NM odyssey back in '64 in Questa, dad was a geologist at Moly Mine. I spent seventh grade in the two room school house at the mine, we had a row for each grade.

We took several trips to Santa Fe, a most beautiful place. I can only wonder what it looks like up there now. It's been a long time since I've gotten to the northern part of the state, except for the occasional run to Albuquerque. ...Oh boy, we really do need to take a vacation to the city different, and points north.

We moved to Silver City in '65, except for some ventures overseas and a year in Ruidoso, I've been here since, moving to AV in '75.

Stay warm. . .

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Response to BarbaRosa (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 08:11 PM

6. At the moment it "looks" pretty-- all holiday-card-snowy, but FEELS like Minnesota.

NOT a kind of deja-vu I want to experience, believe me. But they say it will warm back up to more normal temps by the weekend.

We are doing our best to ward off the worst kind of "development," but growing all the same. Still, it will probably be recognizable if/when you visit points north.

We are determined to visit Silver City, I understand it's definitely in the Best Kept Secrets category. Colleagues have traveled down there for meetings and always come back with super reviews.

interestedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 06:09 PM

4. Albuquerque

I'm so proud liberal in Albuquerque. DU is best!!!

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 03:50 PM

7. albuquerque!

checking in

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:34 PM

8. Albuquerque!

 

Roma Bakery and Deli says HI!

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Response to gadgets505 (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 02:51 PM

9. Oh, nummynummynummy.... now I'll have visions of delicious tidbits dancing in my head... n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 11:21 PM

10. ABQ DUer, here

Hola, TB!

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2011, 06:50 PM

11. Otero County here

I joined DU in 2003, began to get active in my local Democratic Party after that...have been involved in anti-drug-war activities and co-produced our first production of The Vagina Monologues.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:35 AM

12. Hello to all.

I'm also in Santa Fe. Moved here three and a half years ago from Overland Park, Kansas.

I love it here, although the cavalier attitude towards snow removal will eventually drive me away, I suspect. The climate is wonderful, the scenery fantastic. I have a great view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains across my back yard, and I don't live in a million dollar home.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 09:50 AM

13. "Cavalier attitude towards snow removal"!! Picky, picky, picky.... they usually plow Cerrillos...

...within, oh, three days or so of any snowfall worth the name. Ain't that good enough for anyone?

LOL...

I am remembering the second winter after we moved here. I was born and raised in St. Paul, MN, where snow management is an art and a science.

The first winter after we moved here there WAS no snow, so it wasn't until the next year that I got to experience Santa Fe "snow removal" in all its, um... well... idiosyncrasy?

We had a four- or five-inch fall, and I got up the next morning and carefully shoveled walk and driveway, and even a short way into the street. Back in Minnesota, this would have been a Smart Tactic as it would have minimized the amount of snow the plow would push back across the driveway mouth. I stood back, panting a little and beaming with pride at my job well done, and a neighbor came out to shovel their walk.

I mentioned how pleased I was to be ready for the plow and he looked blank. "Plow?"

Well, there are other compensations for being here.

amusedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 04:13 PM

14. I have lived in a number of

different parts of the country that get a lot of snow, including Minneapolis.

Snow removal, what a novel concept!

Yes, there are other lovely compensations to living here. Despite what the locals seem to think, 40 degrees is not bitter cold. And the sun is almost always shining. I think the official number of days with sunshine seriously underestimates how much we actually get. I don't think there are as many as half a dozen days in any year which are completely overcast.

Oh, oh, what I do like about the snow we get is that it's always quite dry and light, and I just sweep my sidewalk and driveway with a broom as soon as I can. I keep on thinking I ought to buy a shovel, but one neighbor has one that he leaves outside on snow days for me to use if I really need it.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 07:26 PM

15. albuquerque

arived in mid 70's from Idaho

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 04:05 PM

16. Santa Fe

Maybe we could talk NM politics here--there's usually lots to talk about.

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 12:03 PM

17. LOL, ain't there just! And Susana Tejana will be delivering the Annual Spin today... n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:32 AM

18. Las Cruces

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Response to TheCruces (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:16 AM

19. Welcome, and welcome to DU!

Send some degrees Fahrenheit north, if you can spare them.... the cold mountain nights are gettin' old and I'm ready for spring!

wishfully,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:03 PM

20. Thanks!

The weather's been weird here. Got caught in a freak hailstorm yesterday where the temp dropped from about 55 to 40 in a few minutes...naturally this was while walking downtown. So I'm not really sure if I can spare any warmer weather yet.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sat Feb 4, 2012, 09:56 PM

21. New to NM DU Group

Hello, just checking in!

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Response to kufda (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 12:02 AM

22. Welcome! n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 07:09 PM

23. nm

 

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