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I’ve seen the light(ning)!

The other night, I was working away in the office when things took a turn for the slow. I thought I caught a flash out of the corner of my eye, so I fired up a Web browser (I’m pretty sure I’m the first person, ever, to ... Continue reading

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Big 12 football over/under predictions: Answer to win KUsports.com prizes

Welcome to the latest edition of Conference Chatter, where today's theme will focus on a little friendly competition. Hope you don't mind if I put your Big 12 football knowledge to the test. Naturally, pride will be on the line. But there will also be prizes, courtesy ... Continue reading

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August 8th: Worldwide Favorite Blogger Day!

Celebrate your favorite blogger today, August 8th! (because I say so) Whether your favorite blogger makes you mad, sad, ready to pull out their hair or your own, today is the day to let them know what it is you love, or hate, about them. What topics ... Continue reading

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Back to School…and Back to the Budget

One of my best "Blogger Friends" is a woman named Jaycie who blogs at CouponGeek. She and I have decided that our spending may have gotten a little away from us over the past few months so August 1st marked the beginning of "Frugal Fest". Back to ... Continue reading

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Sunflower Broadband Sale and Lawrence’s Franchise Reassignment

The World Company recently announced the pending acquisition of its Sunflower Broadband division by Knology. Knology has issued a statement touting the benefits the acquisition will provide its stockholders. The Lawrence Journal World has published the article, Company agrees to purchase Sunflower Broadband, providing some details of ... Continue reading

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Lessons Learned – The Hard Arrogant Left

I have had much amusement from this exchange. Yes, I consciously tried to set many of you up. My experience with you has made me aware of how to get you excited. With this blog IMHO it worked as planned. I never accused any specific poster of ... Continue reading

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IPS NO Winners

I know it's been a long time between posts. I've had the partial images up for a week and I'm ready to give up and post the complete image. But I'll wait til tomorrow. So, if you like, take one more look at the images and see ... Continue reading

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Scorching Temperatures Are Back Again

I suppose that it is bound to happen. It is August in Kansas after all. Extreme heat will make its return to northeast Kansas by Sunday and keep going well into next week. Computer models are consistently putting our daytime highs into the mid-to-upper 90's through Thursday ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Take a look at the [Sunday Coupon Preview][1] and see what is in store for you next week! [1]: http://enlnks.com/SFPI Continue reading

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Jayhawk Flashback: Kenny Gregory earns bragging rights in KU’s 1999 home win over Ohio State

After reading Gary Bedore's update on former KU player Kenny Gregory this week, I figured Gregory would be a good topic for the latest Jayhawk Flashback. When talking with Gary, former KU center Eric Chenowith said one of the best games he remembered from Gregory was his ... Continue reading

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Beware of the Phrog

I’ve blogged before and likely will again that one of the nice things about bike commuting regularly is the connection to nature. And, no, I don’t necessarily mean in the hippy-dippy “Love Your Mother” sense. But it’s nice to be somewhat in tune with the weather, the ... Continue reading

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Hey kids! It’s Truckstop Honeymoon!

On Thursday night the Summer gave us a break from the heat long enough for a night out with local darlings Truckstop Honeymoon. The Lawrence Public Library hosted Last Splash Bash as a way to mark the end of one incredible Summer. Latchkey kids and bluegrass music ... Continue reading

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Songs Sung Blue: farewell, forlorn, sad songs.

With one friend in the hospital having additional cancer surgery, and word from another friend about an ex hospitalized with a torn aorta, it seems like a fine day for crying. Today's song title game needs to bring tears to your eyes. It can be a song ... Continue reading

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Free BirdsEye Vegetables

If you haven't checked out the new service [Zip2Save][1] you should give it a try. You will find local coupons and deals as well as printable coupons, including those from SmartSource and RedPlum. Today at [Zip2Save][2] I found a B1G1 coupon where a purchase of either VandeKamp's ... Continue reading

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CellFire Redeem and Receive Coupons

[CellFire][1] is trying a new promotion for Kroger stores that will net you an additional $1 coupon loaded to your Dillons card called "Redeem and Receive". I post this hesitantly because their last promotion with the "Up to $10 off" promotion went South so quickly...but its worth ... Continue reading

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QAM Qualms?

**Update October 10th 2011:** *Since this blog was first published Knology purchased Sunflower Broadband. Except for a $5 increase in the monthly charges ($61.90/month) programming and policies remained virtually the same, other than the occasional changes in QAM channels.* *Knology has recently begun encrypting much of their ... Continue reading

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Rush to Judgement

I remember the following. When it was alleged the left (hard arrogant left) went after this man with a vengeance. Another rush to judgment. Lot of that lately. The Department of Defense announced today that retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John D. Lavelle has been nominated posthumously ... Continue reading

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The Arrogant Hard Left

I wrote once about my experience with the “hard” left at a Congressional Town hall meeting. This musing is about some of the people encountered on this blog space. Now, it is appreciated that the LJW provides a forum for community comment. All sorts of opinions may ... Continue reading

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Missouri Votes to Block Obama’s Health Insurance Mandate

Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections. About 71 percent of Missouri voters backed a ballot measure, Proposition C, that ... Continue reading

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The One’s Birthday! Obama’s Hat Trick of Birthdays!

Today is the 49th birthday of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama II. Listen to Happy Birthday Barack! He has sent the good wife, Michelle, and daughter Sasha to Spain on a mother/daughter vacation. Malia, the first-first daughter has went off to camp! ... Continue reading