Friday, June 29, 2012

"Speculation" - by Edmund Jorgenson (Novel Publicity Blog Tour)


"Andrew Wrangles has a decision to make. His best friend Sothum, a philosophical and financial genius, has just died and left him a choice in his will: ten million dollars or a sealed envelope.
Andrew’s wife Cheryl doesn’t see this as much of a choice. She wants Andrew to take the money, and what little patience she has for his speculating about what could be worth more than ten million dollars is wearing thin very quickly.
But as Andrew digs deeper into the secret life that Sothum lived, he finds more questions than answers. Does the envelope contain the fate of a vanished mutual friend? The answer to a terrible cosmic riddle? The confession to a crime? Is Sothum just playing a final private joke? Or has Andrew become a pawn in a game–a game that Sothum died playing against a bigger opponent than Andrew can imagine?"

About the Author
Edmund Jorgensen was born in Chicago. He studied classical languages and has maintained a love for all things Greek and Roman. He fell in love with his wife in Mexico; they now reside, happily but considerably more chilly, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Edmund is currently hard at work on his second book, a set of interconnected short stories. Connect with Edmund on his website,  FacebookTwitter or GoodReads.

Get Speculation on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

I like books that make readers think.  I like plots (screen and paper) that are unpredictable and not some tired old rehash of something the public has been exposed to a million times already.  Here is a work that is absolutely refreshing in so many ways - an unpredictable plot, intriguing premise, and nifty framing!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Playtex Nurser Double Electric Breast Pump Kit

Product Description:

"The Playtex® Petite Double Electric Breast Pump is a high-quality, discreetly-sized electric breast pump designed for ultimate comfort and efficiency. Three levels of fully adjustable suction let you control your own pumping experience. The unique, patented Soft Comfort® Breast Cups massage the breast while pumping and provide suction from the side, rather than pulling and tugging directly on the nipple as many other systems do, for ultimate comfort and fast let-down. The pump utilizes a unique closed system to protect breast milk against contamination. Can be used for single or double pumping.

  • Massaging motion and suction aids in milk expression
  • Designed to comfortably stimulate the breast
  • Closed system protects against contamination from bacteria and germs
  • 3 Easy-twist suction settings
Kit Includes
  • 1 pump motor unit
  • 2 Soft Comfort® Breast Cups
  • 2 Playtex® Drop-Ins™ System bottles (4 oz.) with nipples
  • 10 Drop-Ins Pre-Formed Liners (4 oz.)
  • 1 AC/DC adapter (12 volt)
  • 1 set of tubing
  • 2 liner rings,
  • 2 extra nipple rings
  • 2 sealing discs for milk storage
  • 2 extra pump valves
  • 1 instruction booklet"

I'm a new mom - my precious baby boy (Drexel) is just over two months old and growing like a little weed.  Seriously, this kid is in the 50th percentiles for weight and head circumference and 80th percentile for length, and he displays the motor skills of a 4 month old.  But before I brag on my boy too much, here is my review of the Playtex Breast Pump that I have been using for the past two months.