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Riding to work … in silence … naked!

You’ll have to pardon me, but I just had a bad case of the heebie jeebies. See, I was thinking about Friday’s national Bike to Work day, and how plans are finally coming together for the World Company’s meet-up that morning. Tentative plans are for coffee and ... Continue reading

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The United Swampland of Animals (USA)

Swampville! Is the imaginary capital city of the imaginary country of the United Swampland of Animals (USA). It has it's own Declaration of Independence and Constitution! Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Declaration of Independence of the United Swampland of Animals (USA). A UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE ... Continue reading

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You spoil me, Lawrence

On Friday the students filtered out of the town, and I headed over to the Granada to check out Cowboy Indian Bear and the Noise FM's joint CD release show. I was tardy to the party and missed Muscle Worship (dang!). But I came just in time ... Continue reading

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The United Swampland of Animals (USA)

Swampville! Is the imaginary capital city of the imaginary country of the United Swampland of Animals (USA). It has it's own Declaration of Independence and Constitution! Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Declaration of Independence of the United Swampland of Animals (USA). A UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE ... Continue reading

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Target Deals: How to Maximize the Savings

When you shop at Target there are lots of ways to make the most of your trip and save some money. When you shop Target you can use coupons you've clipped from the newspaper or those that you've printed off of the Internet. You can print coupons ... Continue reading

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Aldi’s ice cream sale inspires recipe for a summertime treat

It doesn’t seem possible summer is almost here, considering what our spring weather has been like, but we can only hope the temps will rise and the rain will taper. This has been one of the cooler springs since moving to Lawrence. In the Aldi ad in ... Continue reading

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Small Steps, Part 3: Surprise, Surprise

Previous:Part 2 After returning from Florida, I returned to my regular routine. Most of my workday was spent in my cubicle at AlliedSignal. Each day was filled with phone calls: people who couldn't remember their passwords or who had documents which wouldn't print. It couldn't have been ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Be sure to get a sneak peak at this weekend's coupon inserts so you can plan your week right! I like to know what is coming so I can decide how many papers I'm going to buy. This weekend will be both a Red Plum and a ... Continue reading

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Out of Sight

I've been out of town... again... Didn't take my "good" camera, but my little point and shoot does take short videos. Just before I left today, I took the following. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/14/Orlando_014.jpg And here are two short videos. var pkBaseURL = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://www.stats.klamet.net/piwik/" : "http://www.stats.klamet.net/piwik/"); ... Continue reading

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Rain Likely To Make For A Soggy Weekend

Rain has poured down this week bringing us more than a bulk of the rain for the month of May. So far the month of May has brought us 2.26 inches of rain, and as of Friday night we are 0.06 inches above average. Of that, we ... Continue reading

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Obama - The Hottie with a Smokin’ Body

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/15/smoking.png Luann Haley, feeling rather naughty. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/15/LuannHaley.png Thinks that the President is a She heard Obama was ordering some food. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/15/obama_five_guys.png So she popped right in to say something crude. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/15/Obama_glaring.png “You’re a hottie with a smokin’ little body,” said she. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/15/Obamabeach.png "So true, so true," thought ... Continue reading

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Angel of Light

He got a sweet gift of gab, he got a harmonious tongue He knows every song of love that ever has been sung Good intentions can be evil Both hands can be full of grease You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace Bob ... Continue reading

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May 12-13, 2010: Another round of storms, but sunshine returned

Stormy weather moved back into Northeast Kansas on May 12, 2010. Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth went out chasing, anticipating severe storms capable of producing isolated tornadoes, while I stayed in the KTKA studio with Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller, to help him cover the storms on-air. (One unique thing ... Continue reading

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Flying Over the Cuckoo’s Nest…Shake, Rattle, and Wrong

I just finished reading an article in *American Profile* about Shari and Garen Staglin, whose son Brandon was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1990. These are the folks who started the International Mental Health Research Organization in 1995 in order to help their son. (IMHRO has raised more ... Continue reading

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May 9-11, 2010: Sunsets and heavy rain

Mother’s Day on May 9, 2010 was mostly cloudy at cool, but at least the stormy weather stayed out of the area. That was not the case on May 10, 2010, as strong to severe storms pushed through the Midwest. With the threat of strong tornadoes, Photographer ... Continue reading

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All hail the rainmaker

I don’t mean to brag, and I swear I don’t have a god complex, let alone a God complex. But … I can control the weather. I don’t mean I can make it snow in the middle of July, or sizzle in the depths of winter, but ... Continue reading

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Carolina Shout: A New Media Riff

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/14/BeardenCarolina_Shout.jpg The neat thing about my laptop is the whimsy it brings to my eyes. Daily, as I scroll through the posts on twitter from my 100 followed sources, a parade of gaffes and snapshots touch my soul. Resonating with the silent feeling of old time stride ... Continue reading

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Jayhawk Flashback: Texas, 3/3/07

Though Kansas and Texas have played some great games in the past decade, I think this is probably the most memorable KU win of the bunch. March 3, 2007. Also known as "The Kevin Durant game." The highlights of KU's 90-86 victory are below: Some thoughts: • ... Continue reading

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You’re The Poet; “Moral Character”!

You're The Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own. Achieve, Apply, believe, care, coddle, fees, goal, good, I, keep, model, rules, share, soul, tools, understand. Moral Character By L. Don Oliver Education, Experience, Perseverance, Are the paths to one's ____; ... Continue reading

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Free Samples = Free Coupons

When I teach a coupon class, one of the sections I cover is "How to Get Coupons". In addition to subscribing to the newspaper, there is one surefire way to get coupons: Request free samples. These generally come with the sample AND high dollar coupons as well. ... Continue reading