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Oh My God it’s Anvil

On Saturday afternoon, I was knee-deep in pink baby clothes, fancy finger food and giggling women at my baby shower. A few hours later, I had ditched the pretty dress and heels in favor of some more comfortable attire, and was knee-deep in headbangers and Heavy Metal ... Continue reading

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State of the Union Address

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/01/cid_06453262001022010-0F40.jpg It's all Bush's fault!! Continue reading

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The Grammys — Who was your winner?

So ... did you watch the Grammys last night? We did! In case you didn't, here's the Cliff's Notes version: Between rollicking performances by Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Bon Jovi, Lawrence frequenter Taylor Swift came away with the night's big prize for her album "Fearless." For those ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 2/1/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Self couldn't see Tyrel Reed's strip at the end of the game because he was on the other side of the ... Continue reading

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#KSGoRed Photo Contest

February 5 is National Wear Red Day - a campaign to raise awareness for heart disease. Since heart disease is the cause of one in three female deaths in America, we want you to share your stories by entering our #KSGoRed Photo Contest on our social networks. ... Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday Chicken. (I’m lazy, not the chicken.)

Sunday night at our house has always meant two things: a big dinner and an HBO series. We've lived and died with The Sopranos, celebrated our monogamy with Big Love and cut our teeth on True Blood. We almost never go out on Sunday night. Sometimes, we ... Continue reading

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Just what I needed

Did you watch the Grammys last night? Me neither! Ha! I was at the #HelpHaiti@Lawrence benefit show at Liberty Hall, and apparently, so were many of you. Some good folks over in Lawrence put the show together. It featured local music, local food (buffet style!), a silent ... Continue reading

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You talkin’ to me?

Sometimes when I ride, I hear voices. Now, relax. It’s not like Son of Sam, who claimed he killed because a dog told him to. I find it hard to believe man’s BFF ever would say such a thing. Personally, I think the guy was a little, ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: A Gift for Womankind

To all the men who read this blog: We interrupt your regular programming to save womankind. Please hold until tomorrow morning, when the titillation will continue as usual. (But check out the 'prize' info at the end of this entry anyway). To all the single women who ... Continue reading

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Snowblower guilt

Just before the big Christmas blizzard, my next door neighbor and I had the foresight, or dumb luck, to purchase a snowblower. We purchased one much larger than we thought we would ever need. We were wrong. After the storm, my neighbor and I each did our ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks land 4 star RB

Just found out that Brandon Bourbon, a 4 star running back out of Missouri, backed out of his commitment to Stanford and committed to Kansas today. He's 6'2" 220 and had offers from Missouri, Notre Dame, Illinois, and Vanderbilt as well. Nice catch, Coach! Continue reading

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Trophy Hunting: Asking Your Thoughts

First let me state, I am a life long hunter, never as an absolute need to survive but as a learned skill. I have hunted for reasons of putting food on the table and to decrease predation, but never as a trophy hunter. I do not harbor ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU pushes past KSU on its way to 20-1

It's practically impossible to narrow the difference between two teams down to any single aspect of a game. Every contest is full of factors and reasons for success and failure, variables in an equation that solves itself after 40 — or 45, in Saturday's case — minutes. ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take - Free State girls vs. Wichita Northwest

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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Week 3 of a Month of Menus …and I’m Leaving Town…

Week 3 of a Month of Menus has been posted at SuperJenn. Please feel free to check it out and see how I make coupons and the theory of stockpiling work for me! I offered to post my menus to give an idea of how you can ... Continue reading

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Decision on flat screen TV is two years in the making … and counting

I’m not a big football fan, but we are coming to that one big day when everyone seems to get into the spirit — Super Bowl Sunday. I won’t be hosting any festivities, as it’s an away weekend for my son’s hockey team, but in looking through ... Continue reading

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LMH nurse Feltman goes on food drop tomorrow

Another excerpt from an e-mail that Karin Feltman sent home from Haiti. We've done a little editing to make it easier to read online. "Things are going well here. Today we set up a clinic in a small tent camp close to the compound where we're staying. ... Continue reading

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LMH nurse hears heart breaking stories in Haiti

Here's the latest update from Karin Feltman. She e-mailed the note to her sister, Kim Banning-Bohmann, Friday night: "It was a good day.....but an emotional one. We're getting to hear people's stories and they'll break your heart! Tomorrow we're going to do a feeding as well as ... Continue reading

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South Dakota Sioux Tribe Seeks Emergency Assistance After Ice Storm

Power outages forced 35 kidney dialysis patients from the tribe to temporary relocate to Rapid City, and the reservation requires glucose strips, first aid kits and even children's medicine. The local Wal-mart has sent food and supplies, but in-kind contributions are being accepted. A full list of ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take - Free State girls vs. Highland Park

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading