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String Me Along: A Musical Monday

Go ahead and string me along. It is hard to find better listening music than a guitar - regardless of what type of guitar or music. Be it rock and roll, blues, country western, Spanish, those guitar solos really stand out in our favorite tunes. Today we ... Continue reading

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No Big Twelve?

What will happen if Missouir or Nebraska bolt for the Big Ten? Now I see the Pac Ten may be inquiring about the Texas teams. What then. I have known for awhile that life is like the monkey bars and you have to let go of the ... Continue reading

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Life’s little lessons

I was riding home the other day when I approached a four-way stop. Perpendicular and to my left was a car with a “Student Driver” tag, already stopped. Another car approached across the intersection from me. I stopped and waited my turn (I was third to reach ... Continue reading

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A Swampville Story!

The Condominium! By L. Don Oliver It's a very magnificent tree, it's crest is very high; It's branches reaching out, they nearly touch the sky; An old hooting owl, sitting upon a limb; Winking one of his eyes, nothing ever seems to bother him; A raucous playful ... Continue reading

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I’m keeping it simple and easy with tonight’s dinner

The chaos in our house is finally over. My son’s graduation is past, his party a success, and all our houseguests have gone. Sigh! I’ve spent the weekend getting our house back to normal while my husband and sons are in Omaha for a baseball tournament. They’re ... Continue reading

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Cheap Produce and Other Sunday Deals

Lots of great deals this week involving the new P&G coupons. I would bet we will see more of those over the next couple of weeks. I will definitely be stocking up on coupons this week. Two great deals on Pamper's Wipes this week using the $2/1 ... Continue reading

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A fast fiesta

Making ends meet means keeping a pretty tight grocery budget. And when you live with Mr. Meat and Potatoes, you obviously spend a good portion of your grocery budget on, well, meat. I am the queen of the Dillon's meat sale bin. Usually, I can pick up ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 6/5/2010 (F)

Previous: IPS 5/29/2010 Next: IPS 7/31/2010 hujiko seems to have my number, or maybe that's everyone's number. See the end of the post to identify this week's subject. As I try to get back in the saddle, I had to resort this week to looking through previous ... Continue reading

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Swampville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Folks; “The Political Piggies”

The Political Piggies! By Ollie Owl This Political Piggy went to Paris, This Political Piggy went to Rome; This Political Piggy went to Hawaii, This Political Piggy bought a l0 million dollar home; And the rest of the Political Piggies, While the peoples stock shrank; They went, ... Continue reading

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CellFire’s “Cinderella Coupon” Goes Live at 5pm

Just a friendly reminder: If you have an active Cellfire account, log in here at 5pm CST to find your $$ off your next order coupon for Dillons. These coupons are being called the "Cinderella Coupon" and will vary in amount from person to person up to ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

This weekend you will find three coupon inserts in your Lawrence Journal World. Catch a sneak peek here and get a head start on your planning. I always like to know what to expect so I can vary the number of papers that I buy. Typically, I ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Arts Center’s Film Intensive Workshop - Friday and Saturday Nights: “Mariachi Estrella” and “The Only Good Indian”

It's nice to be reminded how fortunate we are living in Lawrence, Kansas. Not that I tend to forget all the wonderful things about our community - well, except maybe after a long, brutal winter and I'm vacationing in Florida at the time. One of the coolest ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Splice

Part “Frankenstein,” part “Species,” and part “Rosemary’s Baby,” the impressive horror/sci-fi/thriller “Splice” stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley as arrogant genetic engineers who create a new lifeform in their laboratory and try to keep it secret. It wouldn’t be a horror flick if their experiment was a ... Continue reading

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Cellfire Coupons $$ off at Dillons

Cellfire is a coupon service that provides electronic coupons you can load to your Dillons (Kroger) card from your computer. You can pick from the coupons available and once loaded to your card, these will be automatically deducted at checkout when you purchase the item. These electronic ... Continue reading

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Mothra vs. Bikezilla

From atop my bike, I’ve had many run-ins with bugs. I’ve swallowed ’em and inhaled ’em. I’ve never had a bee in my bonnet, but I’ve been stung, bitten and crawled upon. I’ve had bugs down my shirt and up my shorts. They’ve gone down the hatch, ... Continue reading

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Visualizing the gulf oil spill

So just how big is the oil spill? Well, if it were centered on Lawrence, it would look something like this: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/03/Screen_shot_2010-06-03_at_9.22.46_PM.png With the IfItWasMyHome.com visualizer, you can move the oil spill to any spot on the map. It puts the size of the disaster into perspective, ... Continue reading

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Veggie Tales New Release

If you like the Veggie Tales series for kids you will know this is a good deal. Family Christian stores are taking pre-orders for the new Veggie Tales: SweetPea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart. You can get this for $12.79 (it will retail at $14.99 ... Continue reading

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Warmer Air Back Again Late Week

A cooler and slightly drier airmass has moved into place dropping 0.57 inches of rain in its wake. While we needed the rain, perhaps the fact that we have slightly cooler temperatures is more welcomed for many people in the Midwest. Weather models indicate that this airmass ... Continue reading

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New Facebook privacy settings

Facebook has rolled out yet another version of privacy settings for users with personal profiles. This simplified version of settings makes it "easier to share exactly how you want" on the overwhelmingly large social network. You now pick who sees what based on the type of content ... Continue reading

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The dance

Come taste the passion burning deep The rythym of bodies moving together The soft caress leaving trails of fire Igniting the sprirt and consuming the senses The soft skin of your neck under my lips The whispered promise deep in your eyes The desire mounting deeply within ... Continue reading