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:

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Chow's Asian Bistro

Albuquerque's Best Chinese Food

Last night, I ate at Chow's Asian Bistro on the NW side of Albuquerque. Chow's is in the Cottonwood Mall. We were served by server #13.

Ambiance = 10/10
Food = 10/10
Service = 10/10
Manager = 10/10
Harbin Beer = 10/10

I highly recommend Chow's Asian Bistro for your next Chinese meal. I am going back real soon!

Chow's Asian Bistro
Cottonwood Mall G-217
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(505) 899-6889

Smoking, Picking Nose, and Driving!

What Were You Doing When You Should Have Been Driving?

So I look over to the right hand lane to view a wonderful multi-tasker. This son-of-a-gun is smoking a cigarette with his finger up his nostril and driving a vehicle at the same time. I cant really comment on his cognitive ability, but he looked as though he was in a deep mental trance. Thinking? I am unsure.

Oh the fun! We must laugh at the wonderful things we as humans do.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Duna Diesel Live October 20th 2007

Düna Diesel Live

October, 20 2007 at Rock ’N’ Roll club
Via Bruschetti ang. Via Zuretti, Milano, Milano 20100

"Evil Nude Ladies

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Lady Driver and Driving!

What Were You Doing When You Should Have Been Driving?

So, I glance over at the lady driving next to me and think "wow," this lady looks like Anna Nicole Smith. I look away to check where I am driving, one doesn't want to stare to long. Out of my peripheral vision I see some commotion so I glance a second time, just-in-time to see this lady open her top and drop her lap dog into it! I laughed loud and hard, and I haven't stopped laughing!

What next folks? What else can people do while they are driving?

Keep checking back!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Chicken Tikka Masala by Loyd Grossman

What Were You Doing When You Should Have Been Driving?

I admit it! I was checking out Loyd Grossman's Chicken Tikka Masala.

My mother turned me on to this store called MNM Foods in Mineral Wells Texas which carries Loyd's curry sauces. There is a cultural story all in itself. I usually make my own sauces, but my mother (an awesome cook) highly recommended Loyd's sauce, so I eagerly accepted the challenge of putting Loyd's sauce to the test.

Last night I put Loyd's sauce to the test! Loyd Grossman's Chicken Tikka Masala sauce is divine!
I have a second jar of Loyd's Madras sauce and I can't wait to experience it! Absolutely Awesome...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

2007 Possum Fest

I attended "POSSUM FEST 2007"
October 5-6 at the Great Lake of Texas.
Sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce... Good eating!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque's Mass Ascension!

Check out the fiesta cam to see what's going on.
Every morning I see hundreds of balloons flying in the air! Absolutely beautiful...

Talk about driver distraction!

Friday, October 05, 2007

2007 Balloon Fiesta

Just some dude waiting for the Mass Ascension!

Want a balloon ride?

Working on Hot Air Balloons and Driving!