As the World Churns – Tamar Myers

28 02 2008

It has been a cold and icy week (month) here. I needed something cozy to warm me up. This book did it. This series always does it. Tamar Myers has the cozy mystery genre down pat, bless her heart.

Magdalena Yoder may finally be married to big-time Manhattan doctor Gabriel Rosen, but she’s still a small-town girl at heart, and thrilled to be the emcee for the first annual Hernia Holstein Competition. As a bonus, the PennDutch and its barn are booked solid. But then someone clobbers the contest’s originator, Doc Shafor, while he’s admiring the cows, and both Gabe and his daughter Alison go missing. With the help of her best friend (and the hindrance of her mother-in-law), Magdalena vows to track down clues until the cows-and her family- come home.

Once again, a great series from an outstanding author. Get your copy of As the World Churns!


Planisphere Watch

25 02 2008

Tell time while charting the night sky.

Simply align the date and time on the edge of the bezel and you’ll instantly know which major constellations will be visible.

The watch features quartz movement and a “super luminescent” dial that illuminates the star chart for 2-3 hours without batteries.

Comes in an attractive tin. Note: cannot be used in Southern Hemisphere.

As a longtime astronomer, I love this watch. Not only is it useful it’s a ton of fun to just play with. I recommend this to anyone looking for a unique watch or anyone into astronomy. Get yours at Scientifics.

Moon Pentacle Pendant

10 02 2008

The feminine wisdom of the moon supports the harmony of the four elements and a balanced spirit in this moon pentacle. Artfully inscribed around its edge with these words: I am the beauty of the green earth and the white moon among the stars. Sterling silver inset with a rainbow moonstone, on an 18″ chain.

OK, that’s nice. But it really looks great, has great weight to it and catches the light. I love mine.

This makes a great gift for the Pagan in your life. I got mine at Gaelsong.

Lite-On 20x Super All Write LightScribe Internal DVD/Dual Layer RW Drive

9 02 2008

I recently upgraded my desktop dvd drive to one with Lightscribe. I had seen the information on it and how the disks looked and wanted to try it myself. I love this! The disks look 1000% better done with lightscribe than with the old paper sticky labels. The only way to improve on this is for them to be able to print in full colour. But for most printing, that isn’t necessary. I have no complaints.
To print a lightscribe disk, you burn the data to the disk in the normal way. The you remove the disk, turn it over and put it back into the drive for the printing. 15-20 minutes later you have a disk like the one pictured. The disks are priced right in line with other blank cd and dvd disks.
Click here to get your own Lite-on DVD Burner with Lightscribe

Acer Ferrari 5000-5832 Laptop Computer

2 02 2008

This is the Acer Ferrari 5000 laptop. I decided, after resisting it for some time, that I really did need a laptop. I travel a lot and I needed a good computer to work on when away from home. I wanted something I enjoyed as much as I do my desktop.

I fell in love with the Ferrari while playing with it in a showroom. So I brought it home with me and it’s been great. Good battery life, outstanding graphics and great speed. I can work and play on this. For those interested, I play Warcraft. I should blog about that. This computer is great for Warcraft. And the Sims2….
Anyway, I highly recommend this laptop. It costs a bit more but you definitely get your moneys worth!
If you want one of your own, here’s where you can get a great deal on an Acer Ferrari 5000.