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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest…When You Lose Control, Turn Into The Skid

It’s sometimes astonishing how easily good intentions can fall by the wayside. No…I don’t believe good intentions pave the road to you-know-where, but life has a sometimes annoying habit of getting in the way. And living with a mental illness too often makes it even harder to ... Continue reading

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April 25-26, 2010: Cloudy skies didn’t get in the way

Mostly cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and breezy conditions were present April 25-26, 2010. Although the weather wasn't the best, it didn't stop several people from enjoying time outside. The picture above was taken at the Bark Park in Topeka, Kansas during the Bark-A-Paw-Looza. You can see the ... Continue reading

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The easiest way for KU football to get back to a bowl in 2010

At a Kansas football practice earlier this month, I noticed that every position group was working on a drill that related to turnovers. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/27/3.JPG Defensive tackles were working on falling on fumbles. Defensive ends worked on stripping the ball on an outside rush. The cornerbacks attempted to ... Continue reading

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Curry in a hurry

I asked my sister yesterday if she had ever made curry, and her response was no thank you, I don't want bananas and coconuts atop my main dish, but thanks for asking. I rarely make curry. It's one of those things I sort of feel is best ... Continue reading

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First 65 minutes of Toy Story 3 for KU students only!

Disney/Pixar is hosting a special college student "Cliffhanger Edition" screening of Toy Story 3 on Wednesday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Southwind Theater. What this means is that you can watch the first 65 minutes of the movie, which doesn't come out until June ... Continue reading

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Fred Phelps, Homosexual Haters, and False Fundamentals

The purpose of this writing is simply to expose the fallacy that is The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) and its founder Fred Phelps. Phelps and his family act in hateful ways and misuse the Word of God to justify their Pharisaical actions. The perverted Phelps claims a ... Continue reading

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“A lawyer walks into a bar …;” He’s marrying a lawyer!

A member of our online community is marrying a lawyer. I'm seriously hoping that the lawyers among us can share some wisdom for this soon-to-be-husband. plus, we just don't see enough lawyer jokes, do we? I could say please keep your entries brief, but I won't. Continue reading

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Song Blog: What A TOOL!!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/26/music-notes.gif111_.gif ***************************************************** This song blog will be about songs that include tools in the title, or have tools in the lyrics. If you can find an artist or group that have a tool in them that works too! ***************************************************** http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/26/sledgehammer.jpg ****************************************************** But let's remember folks, not all ... Continue reading

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April 23-24, 2010: What was that cloud we saw in the sky?

Northeast Kansas was in the risk for severe weather on April 23, 2010. Many people were very happy we didn’t end up with any severe weather, in fact, clouds cleared out nicely making for a beautiful sunset. Skies were clear for much of the area; you could ... Continue reading

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Support or Reject the Tea Party?

The Tea Party movement is primarily an anti-tax one. The supporters don't mind big government if it's for warfare or welfare like medicare and social security. So they like government, they just don't want to pay for it. Debt is generational theft--this generation lives high on the ... Continue reading

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Severe Weather Possible Thursday

A powerful storm system will approach the region late this week and introduce the chance for severe storms on Thursday. Temperatures in the 80s, strong winds near the ground and aloft, and modestly humid conditions should be in place across central and eastern Kansas by the time ... Continue reading

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Life from above

Mother Nature seems to be throwing a lot at me these days. And I don’t mean the weather. I’m not talking about the constant threat of rain, the wild temperature swings or the relentless wind. And I’m not talking about the boulder-sized pollen chunks she’s chucking at ... Continue reading

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Rounding out the season with the Flaming Lips

My favorite thing to ask people right now is "Been to any good shows lately?" They usually answer with "Tis the season!" somewhere in there. What they're talking about is concert season. Music lovers will usually go to more than one show a week, hitting up venues ... Continue reading

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Suggest Removal

Advertising spam is extremely annoying!! I have started a 'crusade' against all advertising spam I come across in articles. However, I am just one person and would like others to join me in this 'crusade.' One of the things I have noticed is that this spam tends ... Continue reading

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This Lawrence destination allows you to exercise your options to improve your curves

The Lawrence Curves is having a grand opening celebration to announce its new ownership of the women’s workout operation. This event will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. I met with Terri Driscoll, the new owner, to ... Continue reading

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Another Giveaway: $5 Dinners

In addition to talking about coupons, Julie and I have talked to you about the frugal mindset and committing to slashing money from your budget. Earlier this week, Julie challenged everyone to head to the store and try to put a dinner together from scratch for $10-$15. ... Continue reading

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Budget Friendly Dinner Challenge — $11.03

In my blog on Wednesday, I wrote about a budget friendly dinner challenge. Basically, I wanted to see if I could shop Dillons' ad and purchase a meal for my family of 4 for $10. You know we all have the best intentions of planning and clipping ... Continue reading

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Obama comes to my hometown

the airforce1 just flew over my work place. Continue reading

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NFL Draft Blog: Rds. 2 & 3

**9:15 p.m. Update** Saturday figures to be one of the busiest football days in the history of Kansas University. Three, perhaps even four, former players could be drafted in the NFL Draft; one or two more could ink free agent contracts when the draft is finished; new ... Continue reading

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April 21-22, 2010: Lots of clouds

Skies were cloudy for much of the day on April 21, 2010. We finally saw a few breaks in the clouds by the end of the day. The weather turned very wet on April 22, 2010. In fact, locations in Osage, Coffey and Lyon Counties saw over ... Continue reading