Posts tagged with Lifestyle

where to take your valentine?

So what to do on a sunday with your valentine?

usually, our society mandates some sort of restaurant-involvement. okay, so where to go in lawrence kansas? Movies used to be all the rage, but seems like most new movies really bite. correct me if I'm wrong.

So what/where are you taking your valentine?


how do you prepare turkey?

man, I don't know how to cook a turkey at all. I know that a fried turkey tastes great, but sounds impossibly dangerous/complicated/wasteful to pull off. oven-roasted? how do you you keep it moist? this is the classic look:

how about some wild variations?

this looks marvelous:

cajun turkey?

buffalo-wing turkey? turkey pizza? salmon-wrapped turkey? how do you cook up your specialty, and what is the craziest variation you have ever had? lookit lookit.....bacon-turkey!


Mangino vs. Perkins speculation

wow, what a bunch of speculation.

There has been a lot opinions flying around about one of these men leaving KU... It has been said that Mangino is too tough on his players, that he oversteps the 'boundary-line' when it comes to personal issues amongst his players. That might be hard to prove, especially when one considers that such a line is very difficult to define. We do know all about the referee incident and the parking ticket thing. One thing is for certain, he wins games. As for Lew Perkins, he has been AD during arguably the best of times at KU. National Champions in basketball, Orange bowl victory etc. Some people don't like him, possibly. if it were up to you, who would you give the bus ticket to, and why?


calling all MULLETS: a trial and confession

WOW! I am sure the first intentional mullet was david bowie's at the time of the Ziggy stardust tour in the early 1970's. It seems that everyone in this country had the impression that his hairstyle was far out, 'way out'-in fact.

The realization of coolness associated with said style eventually thawed out amongst us americans-even though it took a while. I think I first identified John cougar with a real mullet. But as soon as bono started to cultivate his own piece (1983 war-tour era), I knew I had to have one.

Wow, what a trip! the whole mane was dyed black with bleached highlights on the top of the crown. It was just too cool. I got mine done up exactly the same-the highlights were tough, they had to be individually wrapped in foil and heat seared-and that burnt my head-but who cares? It was totally worth it. That haircut was responsible for instant coolness-lotsa action from young teenage women, who irresistibly flocked to my side. It was hard getting through english class without having to make out with the teacher-that is how amazing that mullet was. Alas, I found out the hard way that cool is only cool until 95% of the high school copies it, and then you are the parachute pants of fashion if you keep it up-so I just grew out my hair all one length. That got popular about 7 years later, so I cut it chin-length. Then that got popular so I just hacked it all off. That got popular too. but hey, I'm a style beacon-what can I say. Anyway-back to the beloved mullet.
You might say the mullet saved my life. I don't know if it was rick springfield or rod stewart-but surely one of these men set the stage for my babe-magnet skills. ha, there I go rambling again. but back to the mullet-I need to hear from you, men and women (nothing more BUTCH than a woman with a mullet-and I mean that in a good way) I harken for your feelings-do you dwell like I do around a stagnant fashion pond filled with memories of joy-but amongst the cloudiness of vanity; only the mullet floats? I need to hear your experiences with the mullet. I know it is a fool's errand to try to bring the mullet back-it has had its day, but I know there are many good stories out there that you can share about your mullet. And this is the place. Many of us spent the 90's hiding all those photos of our mullets. It is time to heal that gaping wound. Sow the seeds of pride. Please use years-I love to hear about which era your mullet is. Perm or no perm-it doesn't matter. GIVE IN TO THE POWER OF THE KENTUCKY WATERFALL or TENNESSEE TOP HAT!


weapons bans coming soon?

What's going on these days? I am all for guns, but do we really need high-capacity pistols? Or high capacity assault rifles? It seems that the only thing they are good at is not defending yourself from a bunch of bad guys, but killing a bunch of strangers. Is it that hard to reload your trusty 1911? And now this deal in ft. hood. Was it a u.s. citizen? how did he obtain these guns? was he an islamic terrorist? if we allow high-capacity magazines, shouldn't we allow government sponsored health care? if the swiss can do it, why can't we?


Magical Stoplights

GAWD do I hate the stoplights of Lawrence Kansas. Obviously, there is a higher power out there pulling our strings, making us wait for what seems like hours a year at local intersections. I can only guess what the traffic-commisioner-stoplight-programmer-puppeteer-commandant-in-control-of-the-timing has to gain by making lawrence motorists wastes thousands of gallons of fuel sitting at empty intersections. But, what I do know are the lights that have the most magical spell cast over them. You know the ones: twenty cars forced to stop on US-40 at folks road, so that one southbound car can turn left onto 6th. Somebody very important must live north up there. I notice the northbound light doesn't change with the same frequency...HMMM? Downtown lights make pretty good sense-they turn over regularly and predictably. Way to go city-you did something right. Remember when the city tried to synch up the lights on Iowa? Oh ya! You get get from 6th st. to 23rd in like 3-minutes. Not sure what happened there, but those were fun times. Somebody sure didn't like waiting at 15th, excuse me-bob billings memorial developmental causeway. Aside from the waste of precious fuel (I live like the road warrior), we must consider the impact of thousands of cars forced to stop for a minority of cross-traffic and the environmental impact of thousands of cars sitting at intersections polluting our air.... I am sure that if you travel in Lawrence you have your own pet peeve-stoplights....Now then, it is time to speak up and be heard-give me your most hated stoplights, or I will make them all flashing red.


Trolls come to life with wrong beer

Many people drink alot of beer. Some even drink alot of different kinds of beer. There are some good kinds for the summer months-but nobody really cares. I want to discuss the different types of drinkers. First are the purists. These people love their own brand so much-the talk about all the time as if it were the only good beer ever made. Their beer is always a better value, or tastes better, or whatever-and they rarely even try something different. In fact, I have a few friends who only drink their favorite brand-and they will go so far as to bring a sixer of miller high life to a wedding, just in case the reception serves only budweiser. Talk about loyalty! You know the type. Then there are the alternators....these people are truly a study to behold. They mix up the night by alternating from one brand to another, back and forth all night. I have a friend who drinks one bud light, then a bud lime, then a bud light, then a bud lime, etc. He also smokes a menthol marlboro, then a regualr winston, menthol marlboro, regular get the idea. He has to stock up on both brands in his fridge, and it can get complicated if you start bumming his beers. Then you have the free-wheelers: They go for whatever the pocket can afford. Coors one day, Stella the next, Boulevard on the weekend, Kronenburg on Bastille day, Milwuakee's best the three days before payday. On top are the High-rollers: They select whatever costs over 7.99 a six pack. This is the life up here, man: Lots of Colorado brews including Left hand, New belgium, O'dells, Peroni, Harp, Guiness & other fun imports. I had a High-roller over for dinner one time and offered him a budweiser and he refused saying that "life was too short to waste on cheap beer." I was pretty impressed, so I drank my beer and the beer I offered to him. Of course, there are the skylab-types as well. They usually blast off from a saturn V mixture of coronas, tecates and other fun from south of the border-then make their way to the asteroid belt also know as "JUMBO Magaritas". Everything is feeling fine like The eagle has landed, but somewhere shots begin to swarm forth, like a 'lemon drop' or 'barrier reef' or just plain old whiskey will do the trick...Doesn't necessarily take all night for the orbit to get out of control. Usually splashdown occurs sometime before the stars go out and after the rise of the phoenix. I am sure there are other good categories out there, maybe some of you can help. What kind are you?