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Ever have a busted pipe when it is -9 degrees outside?

So throughout all this cold spell, we got along just fine. Just a few minor problems of living in a drafty old 100+ year old house. Until this morning when the thermometer dipped as cold as it has this entire episode. It was -9 degrees. Until now, ... Continue reading

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Cubicle Etiquette 101

How many of us work in cubicles? I do and am fascinated with the cubicle culture. Anyone else have any stories and/or tips for cubicle life? I found this article online. Cubicle Etiquette 101. http://adminsecret.monster.com/training/articles/591-cubicle-etiquette-101 Do you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when you’re ... Continue reading

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Challenges for the New Year

Here we are.... week two in a New Year! I'm not normally a resolutions kind of gal... I prefer to reasses my life on my birthday..MY new year. This year, however there is a little room for improvement in my life so I'm stepping back and taking ... Continue reading

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Heat up the Kitchen and your Family with a Classic Recipe

In the Walgreens ad today, Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken soups are priced at .89 cents with store coupon. This got me thinking of casserole recipes. Afterall, with how cold and snowy it’s been, I have been looking to stay in and cook and ... Continue reading

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Big 12 stock report: Sleepers, Busts and Contenders

The Big 12 conference season begins today, and already the league is full of interesting storylines. Kansas and Texas are still undefeated and ranked Nos. 1-2 in the country. Kansas State is in the top 10, and Texas Tech is off to an impressive start at 12-2, ... Continue reading

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What was your coldest day?

As the Arctic Blast continues to hold the area in it's grip, I begin to wonder. I am a native of Florida, and my home town has a slight chance of snow/sleet this weekend. Before I moved to Kansas, the coldest temperature I had ever experienced was ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Flowers, Chocolate, & Snow in Paris

Just pictures this time. Stayed in a small hotel in le Quartier latin (the Latin Quarter), very close to Notre Dame, pictured below. The river is the Seine. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/08/Notre_Dame.JPG This was right near the University of Paris. It is an extremely prestigious university you might think of ... Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

I can not help but notice that the battle over snow removal continues. The debate in this medium takes the form of some number of people demanding that other individuals clear their snow – because they say so. The word easement gets used a lot but it ... Continue reading

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Changes for the Social Media Department

Today marks my 10 year anniversary at the World Company and just over 10 years of living in the United States. A lot has happened here at the World Company over those 10 years. Perhaps the most significant changes are in the technology we have at our ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 1/8/2010

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 has been posted. • Missouri coach Mike Anderson and Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl do the best job of fitting in their personnel to their philosophies. ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: The Food of France

@Esq2eb remarked that he wanted to know about the food I enjoyed in France, so I've put together some pictures to show you. :) Starting with the flight over, the dining was memorable. Thank you, Swiss Air, my new favorite airline. Anton and I thought it was ... Continue reading

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Roll Tide!!!!!!!!!

Alabama went three and out a couple of times in the 2nd half because they ran consecutive very basic running plays. If the score had been closer, they would have mixed some passes in and would have been more creative and would have made some first downs ... Continue reading

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Beware of idiots

Wednesday, as the sky was falling, I was driving my 8-year-old son to an appointment and casually asked him if I should ride my bike to work later. It’s a game I frequently play with my kids. If the weather is bad or threatening, I’ll ask their ... Continue reading

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Upcoming Social Media Events

Two exciting Social Media events are coming up locally here in Lawrence! Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Social Media Workshops The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the World Company's Social Media Staff, will will host two community workshops on social media on February 10th & 17th. ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Avatar

"Avatar" is already out in theaters and shows no signs of slowing down at the box office. I usually don't review films after the opening weekend (I missed the press screening because it happened on the same day that I was fulfilling my rock destiny), but I've ... Continue reading

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Kansas Winter - Love or Leave?

It is brutal out there today. Thank you to mail carriers who work, even walk around in the cold, snow and wind. Douglas County does an exceptional job of keeping the rural roads clear. We appreciate those workers who probably feel they hardly had a Holiday. Last ... Continue reading

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Thursday morning brings a rare scene

Just about anywhere in Northeast Kansas, we had the pleasure of seeing some of the best displays of optical effects we ever get. After Wednesday's snowfall, the atmosphere was full of suspended ice crystals. Normally, only a high-level cirrostratus cloud can contain enough suspended ice crystals to ... Continue reading

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SEC Dominance Will Continue

The Longhorns' lone touchdown will be scored by their defense. Continue reading

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BAMA 27 TEXAS 10

Texas' lone touchdown will be scored by their defense. Continue reading

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This Weather Is for the Birds!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/07/Suet_Feeder.JPG We’ve all heard this age-old saying before about brutally cold, nasty weather, meaning we greatly dislike waiting at bus stops in sub-freezing temperatures or wading through slushy muck to buy a gallon of milk. And maybe, just maybe, it means we wish we had been smart ... Continue reading