Polar Ambassador Giveaway! Win a Polar M400 or A360

I'm so happy to announce that for the fourth consecutive year I have been selected as a Polar Ambassador!!

 

I am so honored that Polar choose me back in 2012 and continue to honor me with the newest heart rate technology!

These days I'm loving the Polar A360 and the Polar M400. I love the A360 because it requires NO CHEST STRAP!! It makes it so super easy to just get active and GO! It tracks my sleep, my steps, my heart rate, and displays all the data IN COLOR in a very sleek wrist unit. And starting next month you'll be able to change out the strap colors! I am super excited about that!! 

 

 

 

But the M400, oh the sweet M400. 

I LOVE this unit. Just like the A360 it tracks sleep, steps, activity, etc...but it does not have interchangeable wrist bands and you have to wear a chest strap. I do (sometimes) miss the GPS feature on the A360, but the pros certainly outweigh the cons for me!

 

But here's the exciting news....

I'M GIVING AWAY A POLAR M400 in PINK OR POLAR A360 in WHITE TO ONE LUCKY READER!! In honor of Valentine's Day, I want YOU to take care of your heart, and I know that one of these wrist units can help you! It's MY gift to YOU!

 

Simply leave me a comment telling me which unit you'd pick and why.

I'll pick a winner on February 29th!!

Good luck!

 

Star Wars Mania!

Working as a public librarian I see all the wonderful Star Wars material that comes through the library. From musical CD's to the movie DVD's to William Shakespeare's Star Wars Collection, I have seen it all!! One of the collection librarians at HCPLC put together this wonderful sampling of materials available through my library system! If you don't live in Tampa you can check with your local system about the availability of the titles, or request an ILL! I have already placed a hold on the John Williams CD so you'll have to wait for me to finish listening to that one with the #TampaTrio Cool  Or if your library subscribes to Hoopla you can get it RIGHT AWAY by clicking HERE

 

MUSIC CDS

JOHN WILLIAMS CONDUCTS MUSIC FROM STAR WARS
John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra

Travel through the cosmos with over two hours of space-themed music from the Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by the original Star Wars soundtrack composer, John Williams. Contains the music from the original Star Wars trilogy as well as other intergalactic music, ranging from the themes of Alien and Star Trek to Battlestar Galactica and Gustav Holst's The Planets.
STAR WARS, EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 
John Williams

The music that John Williams has created for the Star Wars franchise has become just as iconic as the films themselves. The Academy Award winner returns to a galaxy far, far away with another epic score.

DVDS

STAR WARS EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE 

George Lucas' prequel to his world famous franchise, in which we discover the origins of Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi and the rivalry between them.

STAR WARS EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES 

Ten years after the Trade Federation's hostilities against Naboo, Queen Padme Amidala has traded in her crown for a seat on the Galactic Senate. An assassination attempt on Padme brings Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi back into her life.

STAR WARS EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH 

Torn between loyalty to his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the seductive powers of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker ultimately turns his back on the Jedi, thus completing his journey to the dark side and his transformation into Darth Vader.

STAR WARS EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE 

Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, attempts to rescue rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels make an attack on the Empire’s most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.

STAR WARS EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 

Fleeing the evil Galactic Empire, the rebels abandon their new base on Hoth. Princess Leia, Han Solo, R2-D2 and C-3PO escape in the damaged Millennium Falcon. Later, on Bespin, they are captured by Darth Vader. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker follows Ben Kenobi's posthumous command and receives Jedi training by Yoda on Dagobah.

STAR WARS EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI 

Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2D2 and C3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia, disguised as a bounty hunter, and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the rebels.

 

 

AUDIOBOOKS

STAR WARS VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS 
By Alan Dean Foster

Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS COLLECTION 
By Ian Doescher

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas's epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. Includes William Shakespeare's Star Wars; The Empire Striketh Back; and The Jedi Doth Return.

HOW STAR WARS CONQUERED THE UNIVERSE 
By Chris Taylor

How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas turn into a four billion dollar franchise? Taylor unearths the stories that have gone into the making of the legend, and describes how and why Star Wars has been such an astonishing success. He traces the history of the series from its difficult birth through four drafts, a disastrous first cut, and many sequels and spin-offs. It's the saga of how a young filmmaker's idea became such an immense, transformative cultural force.

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival 2016

Our family LOVES Busch Gardens, but you guys already know that. In 2014 we had the most AMAZING opportunity to see the Steve Miller Band at Busch Gardens and it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Seriously, memories to last a lifetime!! 

Busch Gardens recently published their entire lineup for the 2016 Food & Wine Festival and this year there is another MUST SEE on my list....can you guess which performer it is?? 

It's THE COMMODORES!!

 

 I mean who doesn't love a little Brick House?? Smile

From Busch Gardens:

The Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival brings together the best in pop, soft rock, Latin, country, contemporary and classic music. Headlining concerts begin at 6 p.m. Concerts are included with admission to the park, so cheers to great music and good times!

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival takes place starting Saturday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, April 24. The event is included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park.

HEADLINERS
  

Busch Gardens Tampa Food and Wine Festival presents KENNY ROGERS
SATURDAY, MARCH 5

KENNY ROGERS
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SUNDAY, MARCH 6

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS

 

 
 

 
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SATURDAY, MARCH 12

COMING SOON
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SUNDAY, MARCH 13

O.A.R.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19
GEORGE THOROGOOD
& THE DESTROYERS

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SUNDAY, MARCH 20
MERCYME

  
 

 
 

 
 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 26
COMING SOON
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SUNDAY, MARCH 27
THIRD EYE BLIND

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 2
COMMODORES
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SUNDAY, APRIL 3
ANDY GRAMMER

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 9

COMING SOON
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SUNDAY, APRIL 10
THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 16
MEAT LOAF
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SUNDAY, APRIL 17
LYNYRD SKYNYRD

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 23

GENTE DE ZONA
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SUNDAY, APRIL 24
JORDIN SPARKS

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

Which concert would you like to see?