Monday, December 31, 2007

Merry Christmas All

Are the Baby Boomers
Ready to take the job?

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Grim Ripper Dashes Down the Line

Santa may be dashing in the snow, but Grim is dashing down 300 foot lines!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

What Happened Dona Pepa?

Unfortunately, my last visit to Dona Pepa's was not the usual experience! Everything has changed for some reason! I am not sure what has happened. The homemade salsa was different, the food was not the usual quality or temperature and I was seriously disappointed with the over all experience... I hope it gets back to normal as this last visit left me no desire to return.

Craving the old recipes!

Did Hector sell Dona Pepas? Does anyone know?

Having a Swell Christmas!

Plenty of free graphics of Surfing Santa & others on my Flickr site. Feel free to use the graphics to make Christmas cards on Moo.

Merry Christmas All!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Global Incident Map

In International business there are a lot of things to seriously ponder and consider, risk being a huge piece of the equation. Check out this "Global Incident Map:" There is a lot happening in our world every minute. This "map" updates every 300 seconds...constantly 24/7.

This is a very interesting website! A world Map comes up showing whats going on around the world! Strange & dangerous things we never hear about in the news are happening right now in every country in the entire world.

One of the helpful features is you can move the map around, zero in on any one area & actually up-load the story of what is going on.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Fortune Cookie with Driving Safety Message

What Were You Doing When You Should Have Been Driving?

I was eating lunch at Panda Express! My fortune cookie provided me with a great laugh. Check out all my attribution licensed driver art at my squidoo site and/or my Flickr photo site.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Off Center Community Arts Studio

About OFFCenter Community Arts The Center

OFFCenter is a community art space located in the heart of Albuquerque. The center is home to a studio, a gallery and a sales shop. Anyone in the community is welcome to come to OFFCenter to make and buy art. Artists of low income are especially encouraged to make art in the studio, sell their work in the sales shop and submit their work for display in the gallery. Individuals, families and groups participate in a wide variety of both casual open studios and organized activities.

The Heart

We believe in art making as central to community building. Shared creative expression leads to shared visions and the emergence of a compassionate common life.

The Artists

Artists at OFFCenter are self-described. They determine the meaning and value of their own work. As members of the community of artists, they help envision and decide the direction of the program. They support and inspire each other through informal contact and involvement in the Emerging Artists Network. The network meets every Friday from 4 to 5PM and visitors are welcome.

OFFCenter Community Arts Project is a private non-profit, 501©3 organization.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Wassa Wrong with this Picture?

Why do people believe it is alright to litter?

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Lucky Boy Restaurant

Where “East meets West”

The other day, Colin Scroggins and I ate lunch at Lucky Boy on the NE side of Albuquerque. Lucky Boy is a 1950’s looking diner hole-in-the-wall style restaurant which is absolutely reasonable! I ate the sweet and sour chicken meal. Needless to say, it was under $4.00 and absolutely delicious! I can only think of one place where the meal deal is less and that is Costco’s Hebrew National meal deal ($1.50).

Ambiance = 5/10 (Small Hole in the Wall)
Food = 10/10
Service = 10/10
Manager = 10/10

I highly recommend Lucky Boy’s Restaurant for your next lunch meal. Bring cash! No checks, Visa or Debit.

Lucky Boy
3521 Constitution, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Casey Calvert :"Hey! You Got the Wrong Guy!"


The band announced: Casey Calvert passed away in his sleep last night, November 24, 2007 at age 26.

"Hey! You Got the Wrong Guy!" Casey still had a whole lot of Jam to play!

Rest in Peace (RIP) Casey!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Munchies in Albuquerque is Delicioso!

Albuquerque's Best Sandwiches & Green Chili Posole...

Yesterday, I had lunch at Munchies on the NE side of Albuquerque. Munchies is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant and it is absolutely fantastic! I ate the chicken salad on the signature swirl bread and some green chili posole, which is divine . Absolutely Delicious!

Ambiance = 4/10 (Small Hole in the Wall)
Food = 10/10
Service = 10/10
Manager = 10/10

I highly recommend Munchies for your next lunch sandwich meal. I got mine to go. I went across the street to the skate park and watched a few skaters rip all over the concrete bowls as I enjoyed my lunch on the bleachers. I am going back real soon!

9901 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 332-2605

Friday, November 23, 2007

Beautiful Lady

While flicking through Flickr I stumbled upon a picture that made me want to put pen to paper.
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Snakesgiving Santa

The Grim Ripper wishes Santa a "Happy Snakesgiving." As the surf punks sang in the 1980's..."Thats my wave baby, don't cut me off."
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

1982 Christoph Baumann: Pro Tight Slalom

My friend Christoph is really fast! I mean your jaw will drop when you see him jam!!

In case you are unfamiliar with slalom, there are two different ranking systems: and
you can check out how each skater rolls!

1983 Ft. Walton Beach Skaters left to right: John Chalfant, Mike Kline, Christoph Baumann, & Freddy Deshon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More Skulls
Duna Diesel should play for Indy Car Racing! Power needs Powerful Jams...
The lady in red is a nice mix between Duna Diesel & Dianica Patrick! :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Surfing Santa Gets Snaked

The Grim Ripper (not the Grim Reaper) snakes Surfing Santa! The Grim Ripper listens to Duna Diesel in the water on his Ipod and H20 Audio! Surfing Santa whistles Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, big difference. What are you getting for Christmas? To shred or not to shred is the question...What is the answer?
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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Duna Diesel: Roll & Rock

Rollin & Rockin!

Duna Diesel is on the rise! Have you checked out their My Space page?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Cigarette Butts & Surfrider Foundation

You don't like to kiss butt, so why would I like to live in it?

Litter Statistics, according to The Surfrider Foundation:
  • In just one day 230,000 cigarette butts were collected from California beaches during the 2000 Coastal Cleanup Day. Cigarette butts were the number one trash item found (
  • According to the Ocean Conservancy, cigarette butt litter accounts for one in every five items collected during cleanups, making it the most prevalent form of litter on earth.
  • There are over 176,000,000 pounds of discarded cigarette butts in the United States each year.
  • Over 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered worldwide each year. They are the most littered item in the world (

Albuquerque's Doña Pepa Mexican Food Restaurant

Albuquerque's Best Mexican Food

Yesterday, my wife and I had lunch on the NE side of Albuquerque. Doña Pepa's is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant and it is absolutely fantastic! We ate the #3. Delicious!

Ambiance = 10/10
Food = 10/10
Service = 10/10
Manager = 10/10

I highly recommend Doña Pepa's for your next Mexican meal. I am going back real soon!

Doña Pepa's Mexican Restaurant
1301 Eubank Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 291-9713

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Working with Latin America on November 7, 2007

Charis Workshops (Open to the Public)

Working Latin America
Gain a greater knowledge of Latin America and its people, focusing on four major markets: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. With insight to cultural values, historical-political relationship with the U.S., and current affairs you will be prepared for business strategy in Latin America. Learn practical skills for working effectively with Latin Americans, communicating to get straight answers and decisions, building personal relationships, giving feedback, and negotiating. Gain tips for E-mail and phone communication. Learn phrases in Spanish and Portuguese, naming conventions, and social ettiquete to convey respect. Prepare for business trips and hosting.
Who should attend? Employees managing virtually or working with global coworkers, suppliers and customers. Anyone conducting business in India, China, Russia or Middle East should absolutely attend.

Do you offer workshops on other countries?
Yes, contact us at

Can I sign up for just one workshop?
Yes, you can sign up for one, or more. Indicate your preference on the registration form.

Can I bring these programs to my team or company? Yes, contact Charis at 925-931-0555 to bring these and more global leadership workshops to your company.

Can I pay by credit card? Yes, Payment Information click here

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Duna Diesel

Duna Diesel .
Some nice pictures from this concert here at Mangiu's page: