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Sweet dreams

Can I just tell you how stinking beautiful my baby was on Easter? In his pale blue sweater suit with the argyle design at the top, and the traditional baby white leather high tops on his feet? Well, I will have to tell you, because I cannot ... Continue reading

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Next Severe Weather Threat - Tuesday

The warm and moist airmass moved toward Iowa Monday leaving us with highs near 80° with extremely humid conditions. Most of the severe storms, including a couple of tornado warnings, where in the extreme northern reaches of Kansas along that warm boundary. Tuesday will be the next ... Continue reading

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Who’s Who - A Fun (?) Guessing Game - April 5, 2010

Previous "Who's Who" http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/05/mystery_man.png This Blog is a fun guessing game. A small portion of a famous person's picture will be posted along with a clue. Additional parts of the picture and additional clues will be provided until someone guesses the identity of the mystery person. This ... Continue reading

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Goodbye, old friend

I said goodbye to an old friend this weekend. For a couple of weeks now, my wife had been making noise that my daughter had outgrown her old bike. And my wife was getting a little tired of hers. The plan was to get my wife a ... Continue reading

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When Your Easter Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Just a few short years ago, I sat crying. It was Easter Sunday and I'd performed my specific Easter tasks with the precision and skills to make the Easter bunny himself proud. I had arisen at dawn, grabbed the closest cat at hand, dipped it's paws into ... Continue reading

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A Few Lessons on How to Shop CVS

Last week I was reminded that not everyone can follow along with the "coupon lingo" that I sometimes write into my posts. I thought this week, with P&G being our only insert and me being out of town with my family... I would post something a little ... Continue reading

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Find your deals where you can

I was sitting at Dillons Bistro on 6th and Wakarusa sipping my coffee, playing some online games, and people watching – this is what I do to get inspired to write. I had scanned through the ads several times, and then it hit me, why not check ... Continue reading

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One more thing you gotta see

I know, 3 posts in one day after being quiet for so long, but you gotta see this. Yes, it's just cute. The lamp on my TV went out yesterday and the replacement won't arrive for a few more days. Is that why I'm posting so much? ... Continue reading

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Stuff You Oughta Know #1:Corporate Taxes

Forbes.com has this slide show about what 25 of the top US companies pay in taxes. Interesting info. My (admittedly) limited experience with business accounting practices makes me suspect, though, that there is more to the story. Continue reading

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Severe Storm Risk Today

Much of our severe weather risk later today depends on how far north this warm front moves. Present indications are that it will lie roughly along a line from the KS/NE border northeastward across southern Iowa by evening. Zonally-oriented frontal zones like this one (i.e., those that ... Continue reading

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Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Last night and early this morning I called/texted, like, four friends about going to see a movie with me today and they were all busy. I mean, yes, they were all really apologetic and they had legit excuses but still. It's not like the time my friend ... Continue reading

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Cool Stuff #1

Like many (or maybe most) of us, I spend too much of my free time looking around on the internet. Now that it's getting warm, I'm determined to spend more time outside an less time at a keyboard. Since I didn't have a picture to post this ... Continue reading

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Nature AND Nintendo?

Last month, in a story called Nature vs. Nintendo [], the Lawrence Journal World asked me and other local moms how we balance screen time and outdoor time for our kids. Helping my kids appreciate the natural world ranks high among my core parenting values, and I ... Continue reading

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How China auto maker Geely wowed Volvo from Ford

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/03/geely.jpg In December 2008, Ford motors put the fabled Volvo brand up for sale. A Chinese auto producer, Geely Automobile Holdings, was eager from the beginning to buy the Volvo brand and its powerful cache. But for many auto specialists, Geely and Volvo were an odd couple. ... Continue reading

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Who’s Who - A Fun (?) Guessing Game - April 2, 2010

Previous "Who's Who" http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/29/Whos_Who_Mystery_Man.png This Blog is a fun guessing game. A small portion of a famous person's picture will be posted along with a clue. Additional parts of the picture and additional clues will be provided until someone guesses the identity of the mystery person. This ... Continue reading

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5 (way too) early Big 12 hoops predictions for 2010-11

I wanted to see more from Big 12 hoops squads this March. The Big 12 was the [No. 1-ranked RPI conference in the country][1] entering the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The Final Four will begin this weekend in Indianapolis, however, with each Big 12 team watching from home. ... Continue reading

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Welcome to the 365 Days of Weather Blog

Have you heard about 365 Project? There are several different versions on the web. If you aren't familiar with it, it's a photography project where you take a photograph every day of the year. The point of the project is to take a picture that represents something ... Continue reading

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Is Your Electricity Off?

Mine is. Another reason I love my iPhone Your electricity may be out and you're not able to get online, so you'll never know about this blog! This is my first blog post via iPhone so I'll keep it short. My dogs escaped, no matches to be ... Continue reading

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Sticker shock

I have a crippling case of sticker paralysis. You know, when you have a really great sticker you’d just love to display to show your commercial allegiance or quick wit (or appreciation for someone else’s) or overall hipness, but you’re too torn over where and how to ... Continue reading

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Hey! I've never really had a blog before, so I'm just kinda winging it here. So, anyway, today was a normal day--got up, ate breakfast, went to school. Yes, I am your average American teenager. I sing in Lawrence Children's Choir and I also enjoy writing, playing ... Continue reading