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Crunching the numbers

Continuing to flip through a cycling magazine’s yearly buyer’s guide, my eyes bugged at the World’s Most Expensive Bike. But what really caught my attention was the number of bikes closing in on — or surpassing — the five-figure mark. It reminded me of an ad I ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Working in New York. Or not.

As you know from the last entry, I came to New York with another dancer. The night we got here, we were tired, but we forced ourselves to go out and look for a job. We assumed they would hire us if they thought we were cute, ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: New York City!

New York has that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by its apparent absurdities. The repeated and harrowing death rides in cabs through streets empty and crowded. Personal shopping service offered at a long list of places from Bloomingdale's to the local candy ... Continue reading

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Good Eats Circa 1975

When I came to Lawrence in 1975 to, you guessed it, go to K.U., there was a plethora of cafes, restaurants and burger joints from which to choose. On Sixth Street there was Dairy King, Moore Burger, Henry's and Vista. Dairy King had these soft-serve ice cream ... Continue reading

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Directory of Lawrence-related Twitter lists

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/21/Image-1.gif Ben and Whitney previously introduced our plan to create @LawrenceLists, and now our Twitter list directory is here. @LawrenceLists is a way for all members of the Lawrence community to participate in our official lists. These are opt-in Twitter lists for all things Lawrence - from ... Continue reading

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The Newspaper of Tomorrow?

This morning I nuked a cup of coffee, threw on my jacket and grabbed the Sunday newspaper, which was a tiny drift under a snowy drive. Scanning the newspaper has been one of my favorite ways to relax before facing the hubbub of the day. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/21/reading-the-newspaper.jpg Tossing ... Continue reading

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The Man with the Nose

The first time I saw him, I saw him from behind. He was waiting on the sidewalk in front of the apartment building where we both lived. He was well dressed with a medium build. His silver hair in a tidy haircut just brushed the top of ... Continue reading

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Recap: Taylor helps propel KU to 12-0

The end result of Saturday's game — 94-74, Kansas — was far from unusual. But the way KU defeated Colorado didn't completely follow the script. Several interesting irregularities stood out after a quick jaunt through the DVR and a glance at the numbers: • KU ran and ... Continue reading

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The votes from CPAC are in

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/21/ron_paul.jpg As reported by Marc Ambinder over at the Atlantic: 2,395 attendees entered responses, more than ever before, according to GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio. Here were the top results, as presented by Fabrizio: Ron Paul, 31 percent; Mitt Romney, 27 22 percent; Sarah Palin, 7 percent; Tim ... Continue reading

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Shopping for the Last Week of February

I was pleasantly surprised to find some coupons this week for items that were already on my shopping list! Very rarely do I use coupons the week they arrive in the circulars. I preach over and over that you need to save the coupons and plan ahead...and ... Continue reading

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New Twist to Mom’s Old Recipe

I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been feeling nostalgic in my cooking. Maybe it’s still the craving for comfort foods. I can’t explain it. Maybe I’m missing my mom. We haven’t had a visit since July. Whatever the reason, today the Bumble Bee Tuna and No ... Continue reading

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Simple Words, Simple Idea, Simple Times

I have made an avocation of noticing the little things that surround us. However there are other things to notice. I would never expect to hear an idea like this from a marketing consultant, but Randy Murray has suggested, or perhaps invented, a game similar to the ... Continue reading

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Nascar goes to the west coast…

After 18 of 150 laps,Danica has just gone a lap down, 2 seconds per lap off the pace... so , will she finish the race today? or end up quitting early? or end up crashing? Personally I think all the media hype is typical, anything to draw ... Continue reading

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When Will This Winter End ?

In all my years of studying atmospheric dynamics, I have never seen jet stream patterns shaped the way they have been for as long as they have this winter (the better part of 3 months). Case in point; just last week there was a wind structure in ... Continue reading

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The disappeareded lottery

We've all seen many people here get disappeareded. Some of them we expected while others took us completely by surprise. I'm interested in who you think the next person to be cast out will be. And whether you think it will be due to what they post ... Continue reading

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♣Free the Blog♣

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/20/longing-for-freedom.jpg *********************************** Jonathan Kealing (allegedly) has chosen to "bury the blog", written by Multidisciplinary for, as far as anyone can tell, the complaints of a few over the enjoyment of the many. This being a private website, we can't complain about our First Amendment rights being trampled ... Continue reading

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KU basketball team’s plus-minus rankings paint an interesting picture

Statsheet.com has put an interesting new feature up: plus-minus rankings to go along with every college basketball box score on its site. For those of you unfamiliar the plus-minus statistic, it simply keeps track of a team's net score when a certain player is in the game. ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Shutter Island

You know the kind of thriller that works only at surface value, skirts cliché at every turn, keeps stringing you along, and—in the end—hinges 100 percent on whether you buy the twist ending or not? “Shutter Island” is not that kind of thriller. Directed by Martin Scorsese, ... Continue reading

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The Second Coming

I recently noted some history in my mind. I recalled the time Napoleon was committed for a time to the island of Elba. But later after much civil unrest, certain loyalist banded together and facilitated his triumph return. Of course that didn't last long either, ending in ... Continue reading

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My “Covenant” Marriage

In spite of a serious budget crisis, deteriorating schools and roads, and an economy teetering on the edge of disaster, our intrepid Kansas legislators forge ahead, valiantly focused on the important issues. These noble guardians of our morals keep their eyes firmly focused on the big picture. ... Continue reading