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Loss II

What follows is one of many notifications. This was one of four yesterday. There have been a lot lately. “Sgt. Jesse R. Tilton, 23, of Decatur, Ill., died July 16 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds sustained July 13 when insurgents attacked his ... Continue reading

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The Faint is strobe-tastic

Well, I hope you like robots. Murderous robots with piercing eyes that are going to steal your soul. Because that's what I was met with at The Granada last night. The entire stage was decorated with them. I was scared out of my mind. The tin-foil-ish statues ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals

Placebo Health Care! By Ollie Owl The Physician has a diploma, To show to the fool; One that he got, From an "Online" school; Granny was in an accident, The government said, "What the Heck"; Give her a couple of placebos, To mend her broken neck; (Chorus) ... Continue reading

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Fun Pictures of Recent Comment

This is a compilation of pictures that I have used as commentary. UPDATE - July 21, 2010 - This blog will be updated regularly as photo opportunities present themselves. What is a photo opportunity? That is when I want to make a comment with a picture, but ... Continue reading

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Best to have a thrifty game plan for summertime sports

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/07/20/pwe_Shop_Talk_col_2k_7-21.jpg My 14-year old son, Thomas, has found a new hobby this summer: golf. I must admit I was a little leery about him taking up the sport. My main concern was cost. But I am happy to report that it hasn’t been as costly as I ... Continue reading

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Steel Cut Oats 40% off and Free Shipping

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/20/steel_cut_oats.jpg If you are looking for healthy alternatives for your breakfasts, I wrote a post about the benefits of steel cut oats on SuperJenn back in December, there is even a crock pot recipe so you don't have to fire up your stove top in all of ... Continue reading

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If you could pick five Big 12 football games to attend in 2010, which would they be?

For the purpose of this Big 12 football exercise, let's pretend a little bit. The mission: You have to choose five Big 12 football games to attend for the upcoming 2010 season. You'll be there, live, in whatever seat you desire. These have to be matchups that ... Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy: roasted tomato, pineapple and black bean salsa

A group of my friends and I have for several years had a very unofficial club we call "EOF" which stands for "Every Other Friday". EOF'ers get together bi weekly during the months of Daylight Savings in someone’s back yard or on a patio for happy hour. ... Continue reading

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Quiznos Meal $2.99

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/19/quiznos.jpg The Quiznos $2.99 meal coupon is back. You can print this coupon and get a small sub, regular fountain drink and chips for $2.99. This is normally $7+ so get the coupon and enjoy a meal out... on the cheap. You can use one coupon, per ... Continue reading

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E is back in town. Now about that A list.

I missed E and I know a lot of other people did as well! Let's face it, he is mighty sexy with his extended head and feet - and whatever that other middle pronged thing might happen to be. Don't ask and don't tell when talking about ... Continue reading

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Redemption for Paul Van Dyk

Last year at around this time I wrote about the worst show I had even been to. We had traveled to Chicago to see Paul Van Dyk, and everything that could possibly go wrong with a show did go wrong with that show. This year, Paul Van ... Continue reading

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How to Create a LJW Blog - A Beginner’s Guide

This Blog Is (almost) Obsolete Effective July 22, 2010 Please watch for its replacement. The first part of the tutorial, opening an account, may be helpful if you do not have an LJWorld account yet. I recently went back and looked at my blogs on this website. ... Continue reading

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From awful to awesome

Normally I wouldn’t use my blog to tell a potentially embarrassing story about my son. I prefer such embarrassment come in the real world, so I can see him squirm and relish in his discomfort. But I’ll make an exception this case. First of all, I’m not ... Continue reading

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Blogging Shortcuts - DIST’s Cheat Sheet

Updated August 27, 2010 This list of shortcuts are those that are frequently used by bloggers. If you are new to blogging, it is recommended that you first review the tutorial How to Create a LJW Blog - A Beginner's Guide. All shortcuts are simply "cut, paste, ... Continue reading

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Liar - Liar: Biden versus Gibbs

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declares that Democrats may lose the House this fall. Vice-President Biden counters the assertion. Well, someone is not telling the truth... July 11, 2010Press Secretary Gibbs: Democrats Could Lose House Click Image for Truthscope1 Picture July 18, 2010Vice President Biden: Democrats Won't Lose ... Continue reading

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No Racism In TEA Party

In an interview Sunday morning on ABC's "This Week," Vice-President Joe Biden stated that the TEA party is not a racist movement. During the interview Biden said of the TEA party, "Very conservative, very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is ... Continue reading

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How much longer are American Citizens (not employees), going to make a stand?

"Do you feel the water starting to boil" the pan asks the frog? In the last 15 years, has your life gotten any better? When are you going to take your country back? If ever? Continue reading

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Remember This? A Photo Summary of April 6 - 9, 2009

This image is the visualization of two unrelated stories that endured a forced merger by online users. A user, RoeDapple, recently revealed in this online comment his philosophy for posting online comments. That philosophy, if the truth be told, mirrors many Lawrence Journal World online users. RoeDapple ... Continue reading

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Tax Free Purchases, Produce Savers and Free Groceries

Its been a great week here in our garden; our first ripe grape tomato, abundant green beans and we are up to our eyeballs in potatoes. With all of the gardening we are doing and all of the fresh produce that is in season I went looking ... Continue reading

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Hy-Vee sale helps me plan an indoor meal to beat the summer heat

I have to be honest, the one thing I dislike about living in Kansas is this unbearable heat we experience over the summer. My neighbors tease me that I hibernate during the summer months because they usually don’t see much of me. And it seems exacerbated so ... Continue reading