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Dulce de OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU.

I have mentioned a time or two that I don't bake. I have also mentioned a time or two that I didn't own a KitchenAid mixer. So, over the past year, I've been trying to correct that. My mother bought me the mixer for my birthday, and ... Continue reading

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Does the sophomore slump really exist?

The sophomore slump. Shouldn’t it be called the Year 2 Yips or the Second Year Struggle? I mean, after all, these NBA guys aren’t in school any longer. They’re professionals. They’ve finally done what so many of their moms and dads begged them to do throughout their ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU makes a big splash on Big Monday

Forget the fact Texas has lost five of its last seven games. Kansas went on a 22-0 run against a team considered by many the nation's best three weeks ago. Guard Sherron Collins and center Cole Aldrich, KU's anchors, went a combined 5-for-23 from the field and ... Continue reading

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Winter Chill Here To Stay

Winter is hanging on with yet another bitter swing! The middle part of the week is going to bring high temperatures in the low to mid 20's with single digit lows for the nights as another arctic airmass slides into America's breadbasket. The latest push of cold ... Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ad wars — What commercials stood out to you?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/08/bettywhite.png The Super Bowl — every year millions of non-football lovers flock to the couch to take part in what is consistently the top secondary storyline to the game: the ads sandwiched between the big plays. Just like on the field, there are always winners and losers, ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: More Drugs

*Update: It turns out that the subject of this piece was likely only over-prescribed legal antidepressants, and not abusing drugs, as I incorrectly thought at first.* In this last post on my encounters with drugs in Lawrence strip clubs, the last and most recent anecdote I shared ... Continue reading

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LOST Meals

It seemed as if Mr. Meat and Potatoes and I had waited for the new season of Lost FOREVER. Lost is one of our “things”. I worry about our marriage, after Lost is over. We’ll probably just have to start it over again, and again. BECAUSE WITHOUT ... Continue reading

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Confessions of a java junkie

I used to have a wicked coke addiction. Now, before I’m accused of trying to piggyback on the hit parade of the World Company resident stripper’s recent blog about hookers and blow (and I’m pretty sure trying to piggyback on a stripper’s blog would get me thrown ... Continue reading

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A look at some of the most memorable Kansas-Texas hoops games

For the past seven years, Kansas vs. Texas has been the most exciting college basketball game in the Big 12. From Nick Collison's 24 points and 23 rebounds in 2003, to Kevin Durant's 25-point, first-half explosion in 2007, the game is always fast-paced. Turn to text message ... Continue reading

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How should we fund our schools?

Well, we have gotten ourselves in another fix. We do not have enough money to run our schools as some of us would like. Of course, we have seen our state contribution decline significantly as the state has addressed declines in tax revenue – heavily weighted by ... Continue reading

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Concealed Carry: What is The Best Concealed Carry Weapon?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/05/pistols.jpg **************************************** Yes, you already know the answer, or at least we all hope you do. The best concealed weapon you could possibly carry into any situation sits squarely on top of your neck, between your ears, just millimeters below your scalp.Your brain, your mind, your gray ... Continue reading

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Grab Your Papers and Stay Tuned!

I'm writing this from the Nashville International Airport, on my way home from the BlissDom 2010 blog conference. I've been busy and on the go all week and I've hadvery little time to make coupon match ups. I will post some later Tuesday night in conjunction with ... Continue reading

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Recap: Nebraska puts up a fight at the Fieldhouse

When asked (rhetorically) whether I would bet (fictional, non-existent) money on Kansas defeating Nebraska by more than 21.5 points, I didn't think twice: "Of course," I said, remembering the ludicrous blowouts — equal parts awe-inspiring and pathetic — I witnessed KU hand Nebraska in 2007 and 2008 ... Continue reading

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Walmart gets “Home Trends” right with this line

Lots going on in this week’s Lawrence Journal -World . . . with coupons, that is. Look for 4 inserts this week – P&G, RedPlum, SmartSource, and General Mills. There are many worthwhile coupons, so please take advantage. Also, don’t forget your Valentine next Sunday. You’ll get ... Continue reading

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NBC Celebrates Black History Month … with Fried Chicken

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/06/Fried_Chicken.jpg Thursday, February 4th, in honor of Black History Month, an NBC-Universal Commissary chef offered up a menu that shared her experience as an African-American woman. The menu soon went “viral” due to a picture of the menu board being “tweeted” to the one million twitter followers ... Continue reading

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Examining how pace affects the KU basketball team’s defense

Ready to see something strange? OK, we're going to have to get a little bit nerdy, but stick with me, because this is interesting stuff. Here is a graph I charted that shows the relationship between the pace of the Kansas basketball team's games (number of possessions) ... Continue reading

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February 2010 Wakarusa Valley Snowstorm

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What? More Snow? Yes, and soon

The latest model guidance shows that this new storm just might behave like the one we experienced Jan. 6 (although not quite as cold). In general, many of the significant snowfalls we get owe much of their power to systems that migrate eastward (or northeastward) from the ... Continue reading

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Workshop: Real Estate & Social Media

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/05/WCsocialmediaseries.jpg There is no doubt that real estate is an industry well-suited for social media. Facebook has 37.7 million users ages 35-64 (Nielsen Online) and 47% of YouTube users have an annual income over $75,000. These are powerful statistics, and speak to our feeling that social media ... Continue reading

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Snow Continues To Fly In Lawrence

As of 10:30 AM on Friday the snow is still falling hard in Northeast Kansas leaving slushy and slick roads for commuters as they try to go about their daily grind. So far the reports for snow are: Clinton Lake: 3.0 inches Downtown Lawrence: 3.5 inches SE ... Continue reading