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14 Small Victories All New Mexicans Celebrate

By DukeCity 02/17/2015

Albuquerque News

Being a New Mexican means membership in an exclusive club, one where the only membership requirements are experiencing the otherworldly and sublime place where we live. Sometimes it's the little things that make life here so much better than anywhere else.

Oh hey, it's not raining today!

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On average, we get 278 days of brilliant sunshine per year!

If you had to, you could easily outrun your sea-level doppelganger.

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/

Your oxygen transport function is thriving!

Literally never having to worry about your car rusting.

albuquerque.craigslist.org

Look at this! It's from 1980!

You could really go for an afternoon at the park. There's one right around the corner!

http://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/images/tiguex_park_lg.png

Albuquerque boasts almost 3,000 square feet of parkland. Per person.

They even have green chile at Subway.

http://tongueandcheeks.tumblr.com/post/29848603599/the-querious-quese-of-the-albuquerque-turkey-a

Name the one vegetable you want on your sandwich. Yep, they've got it.

The recession would have been a lot worse elsewhere.

http://www.bloomberg.com/ss/08/10/1014_recession_cities/20.htm

By March of 2013, Albuquerque’s economic output had recovered to pre-recession levels.

Lobo basketball season comes after football season.

http://images.morris.com/images/cjonline/mdControlled/cms/2008/02/13/246406123.jpg

Nothing like a basketball game at the Pit to erase the memories of football season. Go Lobos!

No line at Frontier? No way!

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Small miracles!

Two words: Lottery Scholarship.

http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/01/lottery-scholarships.png

Because all New Mexicans deserve a chance to succeed in college.

Today is great. Why? You're not in Texas.

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Right?!

Even though the Beach Waterpark is gone, we still have Tingley Beach!

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Take that, landlubbers!

It snowed an inch? That's it: two hour delay!

http://lascrucesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/organ-mountains-49a.jpg

Official sleep-in day.

Oh man, the tap water tastes fantastic!

http://academic.emporia.edu/schulmem/hydro/TERM PROJECTS/Corley/fig4rech.jpg

What other place boasts such a delicious aquifer?

You get to call New Mexico home.

"Albuquerque pano sunset" by Daniel Schwen - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons