punkrockmom (Nikki May)


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Trash day to change for many Lawrence residents as city prepares for curbside recycling

And there is a rule about you may only leave your can out there 24 hours. I think it's like the snow thing and someone has to complain, but it's there.

March 25, 2014 at 6:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How safe is your school: Bullying and school violence in Lawrence

If you will notice it's an acronym. It doesn't use the T, but SOMP doesn't spell anything.

February 23, 2014 at 10:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man charged with rape of 13-year-old

Are you serious right now? First, he worked at the schools so knows what a 13 year old looks like. AND, I don't care. That is never ok. Even if a child is "experienced" it doesn't matter. How did they get this experience? From being abused previously? Really.

February 20, 2014 at 8:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brush fire in Douglas County largely under control

It's farther away than East Hills. You can get to East Hills from both 15th and k-10. I don't know beyond that.

January 26, 2014 at 8:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Ham sandwiches, food stamps and dreams of pie

You aren't "meant" to eat only that, but some do. However, I wonder at the amount. I'm pretty sure I know single people that get near that much. I'm trying to figure out how much that is a month, about $450. OK, I WISH I spent that much on groceries. We are paycheck to paycheck people here. There are weeks that something big comes up and I've spent $15 for a week (not counting school lunch as we do pay for that), but for the sake of the argument on groceries alone. Usually on those tight weeks, we do count down until payday. We don't buy all the "good stuff". Yes, I stock up on most staples, so we always have extra noodles and rice. I have eaten cheese rice for dinner, throw some seasoning on it, it works. Got a pack of peas in the freezer (that's a $1 item) and you have a veggie too. Meats if you don't have any left from the previous week? Chicken thighs. Supper cheap. I also look for marked down stuff to cook immediately. As for lunch, or sweets, tortillas (peanut butter on a tortilla is delicious get some bananas at checkers, bonus). Also, always add extra noodles to the mac and cheese, you can then have leftovers to take to work. Now, a normal week we spend about $80 a week for a family of 4, so don't worry we aren't starving. It's just those off weeks that come when your kid needs money for a choir trip and you need tires. But, my argument is I know it CAN be done. Also, I know people that use their vision card, feed their kids GREAT and still have leftovers for snacks and drinks at the end of the month. They are just better at budgeting. I guess it's what you get used to.

November 24, 2013 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How would you like to see Final Fridays expanded?

When did campus expand to Mass Street? And, yeah bring back the pictures.

October 19, 2013 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

On a side note. Any good pictures lately?

October 10, 2013 at 1:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

I always say "your mom".

October 10, 2013 at 12:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

Well, why not just hook the fake name to an account and no one would be the wiser. You don't have to USE the facebook.

October 10, 2013 at 12:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

I may have another account on facebook with a different name - at one time it may have been named after a chameleon and currently after a snake . My great grandmother also has an account, even though I know she was not alive when internet and computers were widely used in homes. Also, all under age students with accounts are technically false accounts. Then there are the ones who share their facebook account with their spouse and there names are a long combined first name. Or how many teens do I know with the last name Beiber. Seriously, it's a farce to believe that these accounts are all real. Even facebook knows better.

I also post from a verified account. I think that is WAY more likely to be "real." I had to verify my actual being. I already went ahead an connected my accounts. I don't say anything I won't say in person anyway. It's just my personal philosophy.

October 9, 2013 at 11:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )