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Anna Undercover: What to Wear?

*I've been so busy with government-y stuff this week AND last that I haven't been able to finish a quality blog entry, so this is what I'm putting out. I just don't want you to think I forgot about you. Also, I can't buy all three suits ... Continue reading

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The Field of 65: An easy draw for Duke

As you've probably ascertained by now, the South Region has earned general consensus as the weakest section of the 2010 bracket. On the strength of a 12-1 end to its season, Duke is a solid No. 1 seed. After the Blue Devils, each of the next few ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 3/17/2010

Previous: In Plain Sight 3/10/2010 Next: IPS 3/24/2010 Dancemom and PunkRockMom knew what it was, but there was really no way to tell where. So I declare them both, and maybe everyone else, the winner this week. See the bottom of this post Normally I look for ... Continue reading

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Another chance of snow looming this weekend

A strong cold front is forming in the Northern Rockies and will rush southeast into the area by late Friday. This will bring much colder weather and a chance for accumulating snow to Northeast Kansas by Friday night into early Saturday. Every snow is difficult to project ... Continue reading

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Yellow Pages Stepping up a Notch in Local and Social

A few days ago AT&T YellowPages launched an improved site, yp.com, with a better-defined assertion that they are contenders in local search. I'm finding, almost in spite of myself, that I really like a bunch of the improvements. But I'm still quite disappointed when it comes to ... Continue reading

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KU Will Not Win the Tournament!

Bad news KU fans, I just heard that the Jayhawks got the kiss of death: Barack Obama picked them to win the NCAA tournament. Continue reading

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The Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Three days out from my due date, I decided to take the day off and waddle down to the Lawrence St. Patrick's Day parade. I've been trying to go to this parade for FIVE YEARS. Today, I finally got to see the magic (and the music) go ... Continue reading

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Jesse Sartain Launches Online Green Initiative

Jesse Sartain, the man who has prepared thousands of delicious dishes, has now launched a website to provide food for thought for people who are concerned about global warming. Mr. Sartain, who has pioneered many campaigns during his illustrious career, spanning several decades, says, “A healthy environment ... Continue reading

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Mark Madness: KU, K-State to dress amidst success

Kansas and Kansas State will be in close quarters today at Ford Center. The two teams — with the top two seeds entering play Thursday in the NCAA Tournament’s first round in Oklahoma City — are using the same Oklahoma City Thunder locker room today, at different ... Continue reading

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Mid Week Sales

Jelly for $0.99, Ore Ida Potatoes for $1.68/bag, Boca Products $2.50/ea, Powerade Sports Drink $0.49/bottle... these are just a few of the new deals I see this sales week at Dillon's and HyVee. As you know the Dillon's and HyVee sales week runs Wednesday - Tuesday so ... Continue reading

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MUSH!!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/17/Iditarod.jpg ****************************************** Lance Mackey won his 4th consecutive Iditarod with a total time of 8 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 9 seconds; just a shade under 9 whole days. Way to go, Lance! Continue reading

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Songs, Phrases and Old Sayings About Luck

This is the last time I'm bringing this blog back. Really. No more. D-U-N, done. But in honor of St. Patrick's day and all of you descendants, real or wannabe, of good Irish stock, this final addition will be dedicated to you! What we will do is ... Continue reading

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Here’s to green puke.

It's the national Alcoholiday. I'll be spending it working, and soothing a teething baby. So much for my St. Patrick's Day. But that doesn't mean it's too late for the rest of you! Run into the streets! Wear beads and green underpants! Stereotype the Irish with 300 ... Continue reading

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‘Idol’ contenders can’t always get what they want

Finally, it's dirty dozen time. All the preliminary hoo-ha is over, and "American Idol" is officially underway. Consequently, with a more manageable amount of contestants to wade through, it's time to now dive in each week and employ Culture Crumbs to scrutinize the world's most popular TV ... Continue reading

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The Field of 65: Cousins rules the East, but West Virginia should be favored

If you're reading this, you've somehow mis-steered your Interwebs into the third of four preliminary Field of 65 blogs. But don't turn back! Information lies ahead: For all the uproar about Kansas' difficult route to the Final Four, Kentucky has it just as bad. The East Region ... Continue reading

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A Simple Thank You

I breathed a hesitant sigh of relief a week ago when the school board announced its plans for budget cuts. Face it, the task was so daunting that NO decision they made would make everyone happy or protect all of the programs that impact the quality of ... Continue reading

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8th Grade Graduation Exam … in 1895

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/16/dunce_board.png Editing Note: As found in the comments below, this exam is most likely a Teachers Certification exam for eighth grade graduates that desired to teach lower grades. Nonetheless, it was an eighth grader taking the exam! WHAT IT TOOK TO GET AN 8th GRADE EDUCATION IN ... Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Act in Kansas HB2610

The Health and Human Services Committee schedule for tomorrow has changed slightly. Since the House of Representatives has been on the floor all day today (and I am still on the floor at this time) our committee meeting for today was canceled. Subsequently, Chairwoman Landwehr will be ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: “Mom, I’m Dating a Stripper”

"I'm going on a date with a stripper, mom," my boyfriend apparently said right before our first date. She was a little shocked. "She said she trusted my judgment," my boyfriend recalled when I asked him about it a while ago. Soon enough, though, the day comes ... Continue reading

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The Field of 65: Wildcats, Cougars and Orange, Oh My!

Welcome to the second of four preliminary Field of 65 blogs. This is not meant to be a predictor, but a primer. Trust me, you don't want to take prediction advice from me. What do you want to see from Going Into Overtime this postseason? Do these ... Continue reading