Month: May 2009


Lenovo IdeaPad S10

lenovo_s10Cashed in some points a while ago and picked up a new Lenovo IdeaPad S10. Great little NetBook with a LOT of features!

Still trying to figure out how I want to set it up but I think it’s definitely going to be used as a portable media machine (movies, etc).

If you’re in the market for a NetBook I would definately check this on out.  Here’s a link to a very through review at www.notebookreview.com.

Red Ring of Death!

red-ring-of-deathMy New (refurb) X-Box 360 decided to die on me the other night. Right before a 3-day weekend!!

At least the error I was getting is covered by Microsoft & they will repair it for FREE! I filled out the form & a shipping box was on my door in 2 days. Now we’ll just have to wait & see how long it takes for me to get it back!

Seventeen Dollars For A Notebook? Well Worth It, Say Fans

moleskineForbes.com had an article about one of my favorite daily carry items, the Moleskine notebook.  while expensive when compared to spiral bound notebooks, the craftsmanship is first rate & you will want to write in it all the time!

I’m glad to see people still taking the time to enjoy the finer things in life.

If you’re going to be traveling soon the City books are a really good accessory to have with you.  You can document your journey and create a real keepsake for future trips.

Panera Breakfast Sandwiches

paneraHaving heard the radio spots for a while now and getting a little tired of the Starbucks Breakfast offerings, I ventured to Panera to see if they could do the breakfast sandwich any better.

I ordered up the Bacon, Egg & Cheese sandwich as well as a cup of coffee*.  This sandwich has Vermont white cheddar and Applewood-smoked bacon and is served on a toasted Ciabatta roll.

After a grunt from the line cook after saying ‘good morning’ my number was called & I dug in.  WOW, this sandwich has some FLAVOR!  Something majorly lacking in the Starbucks sandwiches.  The cheddar pairs nicely with the salty bacon & freshly cooked egg.

This is definately one of my new favorites & I plan on stopping by again soon for another one!

*Panera’s coffee can’t hold a flame to Starbucks but there’s usually a Starbucks in the same area as a Panera so you can have the best of both worlds!

Help for Travelers @Twitter

Help for Travelers @Twitter – Frugal Traveler Blog – NYTimes.com.

If you ave enough followers on Twitter you can request assistance for those difficult decisions like, “where are we going to eat?”!  Interesting article on the various uses of Twitter for the frequent traveler.

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