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Another Giveaway: $5 Dinners

In addition to talking about coupons, Julie and I have talked to you about the frugal mindset and committing to slashing money from your budget. Earlier this week, Julie challenged everyone to head to the store and try to put a dinner together from scratch for $10-$15. ... Continue reading

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Budget Friendly Dinner Challenge — $11.03

In my blog on Wednesday, I wrote about a budget friendly dinner challenge. Basically, I wanted to see if I could shop Dillons' ad and purchase a meal for my family of 4 for $10. You know we all have the best intentions of planning and clipping ... Continue reading

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Obama comes to my hometown

the airforce1 just flew over my work place. Continue reading

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NFL Draft Blog: Rds. 2 & 3

**9:15 p.m. Update** Saturday figures to be one of the busiest football days in the history of Kansas University. Three, perhaps even four, former players could be drafted in the NFL Draft; one or two more could ink free agent contracts when the draft is finished; new ... Continue reading

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April 21-22, 2010: Lots of clouds

Skies were cloudy for much of the day on April 21, 2010. We finally saw a few breaks in the clouds by the end of the day. The weather turned very wet on April 22, 2010. In fact, locations in Osage, Coffey and Lyon Counties saw over ... Continue reading

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Who’s Who - A Fun (?) Guessing Game - April 23, 2010

Previous "Who's Who" http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/05/mystery_man.png This is a fun guessing game. A small portion of a famous person's picture will be posted along with a clue. Additional parts of the picture and additional clues will be provided until someone guesses the identity of the mystery person. This is ... Continue reading

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Home Depot Deals and Workshops and Sunday Coupon Preview

Interested in planting a garden this year but not sure where to start? Home Depot has a free "How To Vegetable Garden" workshop this Saturday, April 24 from 9-10am. If you already know how to garden but are waya little bit behind you can still get some ... Continue reading

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A Letter to the disillusioned

This is a letter to the people who want to take back America. No not you Tea Party guys. Thanks but no thanks. I’ve had enough with the shouting, angry, victim mentality. You’re like the guy who tries to finesse a girl into dating him with increasingly ... Continue reading

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Televison at its best: We don’t do heroin. Let’s have sex…..

I've known for some time that television series have declined morally as quickly as has our society - which comes first is as difficult to answer as the 'chicken or the egg' question. I haven't watched many of the popular television series this season. Perhaps, that is ... Continue reading

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Unholy rollers

I was strolling downtown the other day when a poster caught my eye. “KC SPRINTS TAKES LAWRENCE,” it read. “Premiere Bicycle Roller Racing.” I’m familiar with bicycle roller racing, though maybe not the premiere version. Many moons ago, when the world was sepia-toned, our forefathers used to ... Continue reading

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Welcome!

I moved to Lawrence a few days ago. Now it's my mission to visit every coffee shop in town. There's a method to this madness. Watch this space. Continue reading

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Severe Weather Chance For Lawrence Friday

We are dealing with a fairly strong upper-level storm that will slide into the region for Friday. While we may see some sun during the day, we are looking at t-storms developing for the afternoon and evening. The timing is dependent (as usual) on several key factors. ... Continue reading

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I’m Not Good at High Jump

It's official. I suck at high jump--like really, really badly. Here's proof--I was at a track meet yesterday and I didn't make it over the bar one. single. time. Not in practice, not in the competition. Not once. More than half of it is mental, as my ... Continue reading

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Big 12 should dominate early portion of tonight’s NFL Draft

It was an NFL Draft tradition of mine to wake up on Saturday morning, run out to pick up some unhealthy breakfast at Dunkin Donuts, sit back and watch Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders draft the biggest flop. The Raiders have to be the most hilarious ... Continue reading

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Heart Disease

Heart of mine so malicious and so full of guile, Give you an inch and you’ll take a mile. Bob Dylan – Heart of Mine Preacher was a talking, there’s a sermon he gave, He said every man’s conscience is vile and depraved, You cannot depend on ... Continue reading

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Inflation and Airplane Luggage

Air travel has become so annoying over the past few years. Heightened security, fuller planes, rising prices, longer lines: it's a big headache and you're treated like a criminal, having to take off your shoes and belt. One time I was wearing my baggy jeans, and with ... Continue reading

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Critical Thinking

Mr. Pitts wrote another fascinating column published in the LJW this AM. His conclusion in the story header was “Tea Party Anger has racial Tone”. That is a pretty serious charge. How did he get there? How about we walk down this one. Mr. Pitts started with ... Continue reading

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Confessions of a lazy earth-mother

This weekend, while my sister visited, we talked about cooking. Big surprise. Specifically, we talked about how our cooking has evolved and how much simpler our grocery lists are now than they used to be, because now we cook from scratch far more than we ever did ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 4/21/2010 (Winner)

Previous: IPS 4/13/2010 Next: In Not so Plain Sight 5/1/2010 Dejacrew423 identified this week's subject. See the end of the post for the answer Out of town this week, so I'm hurriedly posting the subject I found this week. Compared to where I am, this week's subject ... Continue reading

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41!!!!!!!!

Soon Sesame Street will turn 41. well not that soon in November well lets go look at the past decades. In the next few blogs we will talk about the past decades so lets go. Continue reading