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Swampyville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals;

Ten Solvent Tax Payers! By Ollie Owl One solvent, two solvent, three solvent tax payers, Four solvent, five solvent, six solvent tax payers, Seven solvent, eight solvent, nine solvent tax payers, Ten solvent tax payers to donate to the government's charities. After the loss of jobs moving ... Continue reading

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Conference USA wants the Big 12 leftovers; Oklahoma reported to be heading west

**11:55 p.m. Update** Overall, a rather quiet evening. Figured as much for a Friday night. Still, you know the wheels are turning in Big 12 country and that everyone who isn't already secure is working overtime to find their next home. The most recent rumor has UT, ... Continue reading

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A Creature Feature

At Baker wetlands today I found this wonderful fishing spider. These guys hunt for other critters walking on the surface of the water, much like water striders or "Jesus bugs" do. Now to me this creature is beautiful and wonderful and yet many people I know just ... Continue reading

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Pac-10 announces addition of Colorado; Is Oklahoma State next?

**3:51 p.m. Update** Well, throw another wrinkle into the fire. KUsports.com's Tom Keegan has reported that Lew Perkins will resign at the end of next school year. The timing of this announcement, although curious, may very well be good news for Kansas in terms of conference realignment. ... Continue reading

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Sources confirm Nebraska headed to Big Ten

5:12 p.m. Update The Lawrence Journal-World has confirmed reports that Nebraska University is headed to the Big Ten. "It's a done deal," a source said Wednesday. Reports of Nebraska's most recent intentions first surfaced early Wednesday morning and continued to grow throughout the day. Multiple reports have ... Continue reading

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Quiznos $2.99 Coupon is Back

Its back again today but I'm sure it will go as quickly as it did last time so get it while you can. This coupon is good for 1 small sub, chips and a regular fountain drink at Quiznos all for $2.99. I called our local stores ... Continue reading

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June 3, 2010: Trip to Alma

Ed Bloodsworth, Nate Riggs and I took a trip to Alma, Kansas on June 3, 2010. Here are some photographs I took along the way. Our first stop was the radar site in Alma, Kansas. This is the radar that covers most of Northeast Kansas. When we ... Continue reading

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Saving Money on Birthday Gifts

Planning ahead is the number one way to save money. I've preached this over and over whether I'm talking about freezing meals and "extra" groceries that you've managed to stockpile or buying clothes for your kids on clearance a size up so you will be ahead of ... Continue reading

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Free Skinny Cow Ice Cream

I love Skinny Cow ice cream and CVS sells it in the little individual cups for $1. Here are two links for $1/ANY Skinny Cow Treat that will makes these little gems free! This one requires you to register with Skinny Cow before you can print (you ... Continue reading

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You’re the Poet; “Bartering”

You're The Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use you're own words. Away, be, Close, goes, me, play, pose, pose, propose, rose, rose, rose, rose, rose, see, see, suppose, suppose. Bartering! By L. Don Oliver Give me a ____, I'll show you ... Continue reading

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Realignment Talk in the Big Twelve misses the point

The pervasive subject across the board is realignment. And the Big Twelve is center of attention. The Big Ten wants Missouri and Nebraska. The PAC Ten wants the entire Southern division of the Big Twelve, substituting Colorado for Baylor. The SEC covets Texas and will take A&M ... Continue reading

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!Demise of the Big Twelve?? Not

The pervasive subject across the board is realignment. And the Big Twelve is center of attention. The Big Ten wants Missouri and Nebraska. The PAC Ten wants the entire Southern division of the Big Twelve, substituting Colorado for Baylor. The SEC covets Texas and will take A&M ... Continue reading

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Small Steps Part 5: Johnson Space Center

Previous: Part 4: Houston Chapter 5: Johnson Space Center The third interview was with an older gentleman named Gene. He was probably getting close to retirement, and had a faint southern accent. He was looking for a number of people to fill openings at the "Space Center", ... Continue reading

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Exploring the Edge of Hell

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/08/Tanyas_Bday_2010_002small.jpg This formidable brick building at 1300 West 13th street is exactly 666 feet above sea level earning it the title of The Edge of Hell. This is supposedly the Granddaddy of all haunted houses but you don't have to wait until Halloween to get your paranormal ... Continue reading

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Our Severe Weather Threat

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has issued a tornado watch though 9 PM this evening for Douglas, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. That means that the atmosphere is prime to produce severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. You should make sure that you have your plan ... Continue reading

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“I Love You…But Not Enough To Ruin My Life” - Mike Calzone . What lines do you wish you’d created?

So I'm sitting in R bar (Treasure Island, Florida) a couple of weeks ago and I'm with my cousin Janelle. I've mentioned her before - she's the Angie Dickinson blond who has men approach her and ask if they can buy her dessert if she'll dance with ... Continue reading

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Einstein Bros Bagels Sandwich Coupon

Einstein Bros Bagels has a new sandwich line out "Bagel Thins". You can print a coupon to either B1G1 or get one for $2.99 HERE. The new sandwhiches are Turkey-Bacon Avocado, Tuna or Classic Turkey. Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest…Willingness to Accept

For the past 3 months I've been watching my 91 year old mother lose her mind. Up until that time she was living independently in Topeka. Then she fell and hit her head. It's been all downhill since then. Up until that fall she was alert and ... Continue reading

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$10/$10 at JCPenney

Right now at JCPenney.com you can get get $10 off a purchase of $10 or more by entering the code DADROCKS at checkout. If you search around you can find something that is right at or just over $10, especially if you look in clearance. I can ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Fictional Bands in Movies

Sometimes it’s because they need an original band to fit into their fictional story, sometimes it’s for parody, and sometimes it’s just because the filmmakers don’t want to pay to get somebody else’s song on the soundtrack. For whatever reason, there are a ton of made-up bands ... Continue reading