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I’ve declared a war on Little Pony, Barbie, anything else little & pink

I really wasn’t planning on writing today. I have a whole house to clean up after yesterday’s unexpected snow day. But I feel the need to vent after working in just one room of the house: my daughter’s. I would give my life for my little 5-year-old princess. She can just make my heart explode every time she pops a little kiss on my cheek. But. I’ve declared a war. On her toys. Those little, pink, sharp, pink, cute little toys. After sorting all those little ponies and barbies into their appropriate boxes, I just happened to peek under her…


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Fischer’s Five Things

Today Greg Fischer gave his first State of the City address. Here’s the official release. Your thoughts? LOUISVILLE (Jan. 27, 2011) – In his first State of the City address, Mayor Greg Fischer today called for a new economic development vision for Louisville, saying the city has lost too many jobs the last decade while competitor cities have grown. He said Louisville needs a culture change and must act more boldly to be relevant in the 21st Century. He also proposed to begin a dialogue with Lexington to create a “super region” along I-64 and he has asked the Brookings…


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Big Shots on Schools

It may be an important step in improving the quality of the public schools to have open, public discussions, so I applaud Business First for hosting its “What’s Brewing” event the other day with some smart guys, including David Jones of Chrysalis Ventures andVic Staffieri of LG&E. Some other big shots showed up — like JPCS superintendent Sheldon Berman, JCPS board members Debbie Wesslund, Diane Porter and Carol Haddad.  Even Hal Heiner was three, though someone should tell the newspaper that Heiner’s not on the Metro Council any longer. Our own Barbara Day was there as well — and gave…


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The Over-Under on Fischer’s Speech

I feel like I’m so far behind on making wisecracks about our public officials, media types and tattoo-parlor crashers.  But it’s easy to make excuses for inactivity these days — it DID snow a few inches yesterday. This morning I went to the Okolona Business Association breakfast, where the speaker was our own blogger/staff nutritionist Barbara Day. She had some good advice for pushing away from the table, and was shocked that the guy sitting in front of her at the Yum Center last night had 3 beers. I didn’t need to hear how many calories that was. 7th District…


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The Blizzard On My Window

By the third snowfall of the season, the love affair with winter was starting to wane.  I had made the first big chili, a slow-cooker roast and had gone through the packets of gourmet hot chocolate. There was nothing left to do but wait for the temps to rise above 50 and bear witness to the eager folks in the Cherokee Triangle rip off all unnecessary clothing and go running, biking and dog walking in the traditional ritual of forcing spring to arrive. And getting sick. So, yes. Boredom was setting in. I peered from my north-facing windows to see…


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Lucky Lou.

Louisville, 1/26/2011, KFC Yum Center. West Virginia was always going to be a tough game for UofL, but Pitino’s Cards came on to the court full of energy and took an early lead (14-7). Louisville’s lead didn’t last  long and West Virginia had taken both control and a commanding lead by half time (37-26). It was beginning to look like the game was over. Coming into the second half the first 5 minutes looked like more of the same until the Mountaineers simply lost interest. The Cards came back, albeit slowly. and it took W. Virginia fourteen minutes to score…


Pet Lovers Festival

A can’t miss for pet lovers. The Zenergy “Festival of Wellness for Pets and People” is an event that is a tribute to the love and energy that people put into their pets and the love and energy that pets give back to their people. This festival focuses on introducing you to services that balance, heal, support and integrate pets and humans on all levels. Benefits of Care for Pet and Pet Parent The purpose of the festival is to help you in creating a balanced lifestyle for you and your pet! There is an energy share between person and…


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Ongo – Media’s Next Failure

Ever since the dawn of the Internet newspapers have struggled to find a business plan that will work online. For me, it started in the late ’90s at Business First, where the publisher resisted the idea of putting content online, even though every other media operation was doing it. I was successful in campaigning for a work-related e-mail account, and we got access to the Internet. Eventually. Today is the launch of a site called Ongo, which for $6.99 will offer you access to some of the top newspapers in the country. You can see s0me of the same stories…


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Just a little Snow Day story about a mean mom

January 26, 2011 I’ll admit it. I’m a nerd. I love keeping up with the weather. But after the last few weeks of “Oh my gosh, we’re all going to die with THIS storm!” and “No, seriously, THIS ONE is the going to be the big one,” I was tired of being teased. Wouldn’t you know, the first time this winter a “non-event” ended up shutting down schools, sliding cars and creating some very happy school children. Mine included. Last night, I had that inkling that we might be in for some accumulation. By the time I went to bed,…


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Life Is Good In The Green Triangle

The Green Triangle is “… a future that we believe is very achievable because the vast majority of people in Louisville’s Ninth District recognize the importance of sustaining our environment,” the district’s Councilwoman Tina Ward Pugh said. That was back in May, 2010. Now there’s a team in place to move ahead with the Green Triangle vision.