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Please Excuse My Absence

I have not blogged since July of 2015 due to the fact that my Lovely Wife was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer. A new case of breast cancer which has metastasized and gone to her bones, mainly her back. She had a mastectomy of her left breast which showed the type of cancer that was in her bones. She has been taking an oral med. every day and she has a port under her skin to receive a liquid med. She has gone through one round of radiation treatments to stop some pain in her back. That gave her GERD and the med for that was nasty tasting. The bone cancer has caused the vertebra in her lower back to pinch her left sciatic nerve causing her pain, numbness and foot drag. She also has skin cancer that has only been partly addressed.

I have been busy taking care of her as the treatments have left her weak and sickly. She can not drive so I have to drive her to her appointments and treatments. I also have to do all the cooking and most of what cleaning we do. So I do not have a lot of time for blogging. However the installment of the review of the Schaeffer Ultrafine 0.3mm pencil marks what I hope will be a new review every month. However some of my future reviews may seem familiar as they may be a review of a pencil or pen that I have reviewed before just in another size due to my limited collection of writing instruments and the economic state of our nation.

I am grateful to George Fox for wanting me to do a review of another one of his pencils. I think that as a reader of my humble blog, may fine of interest as the Schaeffer Ultra Fine is a very unusual pencil.

So please excuse my absence and as a reader of my humble blog I hope that you enjoy the review of this unique pencil.

Coming Soon...

Thank you,

The Old Geezer.




Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pens And Pencils June Giveaway

In November of last year I ran across a 5 pack of pens by Peachtree Playthings sold under the Inc. label called Magna Tank Gel Pens. I'd never see nor heard of the company or the product before. But I was intrigued. 5 gel pens with three times the ink supply as other gel pens for under $3.00! And in 0.5 mm point size yet! I just had to try these out so I bought a pack. I was impressed enough to do a review of the pens. Little was I to know that my review would stir up a mini buzz! I received quite a few comments from people asking just where they could find these unique pens. It seems that there was a scarcity of Magna Tanks! Wal-Mart was where I bought mine, but others wrote that they have seen them at Walgreen's and The Dollar Store. A search of my local Walgreen's and Dollar Stores turned up nothing. Even my local Wal-Mart didn't seem to be able to keep them in stock!

Well, I finally found some at my local Wal-Mart one day recently so I bought some. The express purpose of buying the Magna Tanks was to give them away! But just how to give them away! Should I have 5 individual winners or should I have a single winner of all 5 pens? Boy that was a toughy! It took me all of 30 seconds to decide on giving all 5 pens away to a single winner! So up for grabs are 5 brand new Magna Tank gel pens still in the blister package! This is an assortment package with one each of the colors black, blue, red, green and violet.

So, just how does one go about winning the Magna Tank pens? Simple, just leave a comment on the post (casting a vote for me as Emperor of the North Pole) before midnight Friday the 12th of June. Then check back on Saturday, June 13th after one AM to see if you are the winner! Easy, yes? Oh, but there are a few rules to follow. First only one comment per person, please. Duplicate comments by the same person will be ignored. If you sign in anonymously you must leave some type of identifier such as the handle you commonly use on other websites. I can not identify an anonymous poster. Such posts will be ignored so please lease some kind of identifier if you post anonymously. Please do not leave an e-mail address as an identifier unless this is the email addy that you leave open to the public! Remember this is an open blog and anyone stopping in can see your email addy. Lastly, please do check back in after one AM on the 13th. MY first two giveaways have gone to the second round winners because the first picks never checked back in!

The winner will be chosen randomly using the Random Integer Generator at the bottom of this blog. Each eligible contestant will be assigned a number starting with the number one (1) corresponding to the position of their posted comment. The first comment will be assigned the number one (1) and so on. The winner will have from one AM on Saturday the 13th of June until Midnight Monday, June 15th to leave a comment claiming their prize and sending me an email at theoldgeezer@live.com. I case the first picked winner fails to claim the prize then a second drawing will be held after Midnight on Monday, June 15th. That winner will have until midnight on Thursday, June 18th to claim the prize as second round winner. If the second round winner fails to claim the prize then the giveaway if null and void.

So all you Magna Tank lovers, get to casting your vote, eh, I mean , leaving your comments.

(Emperor of the North Pole was a movie in 1973 staring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Keith Carradine. Borgnine is a sadistic conductor who will kill any hobo who tries to ride his train. Legendray hobo Marvin declares that he will be the first to do so. Young hobo Carridine is a tag a long who hopes to follow in Marvins footsteps. The movie is action packed and set in the Depression era. Eventually Marvin kills Borgnine then tosses young Carridine off the train declaring, "There can only be one Emperor of the North Pole". Later releases of the movie had the name changed to Emperor of The North)

25 comments:

mindy said...

pen freak checking in and you would certainly make a fine emperor

Passion said...

You're gonna be our new Santa Clause! :) I'm in.

lorf927 said...

I am in need of new pens. Thanks for the giveaway.

cdziuba said...

My kids steal all my pens. Hope I win.

Anonymous said...

Mary
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Since you can't teach an old pen new tricks, I gotta win these new pens :)

The Archer said...

here's to you, emperor of the north pole! :) cheers! i'd love to own these magna-tanks! :)

Emilie said...

You certainly have my vote for Emperor of the North Pole -- I don't even know who else is running! :grin:

emvark at gmail dot com

techyone said...

You have my vote.

Sam said...

I'll raise a glass to our new Emperor!

A Reader said...

Got my vote too!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nickolay said...

You got my vote. There is nothing finer in life than a nice writing pen. i love a good pen. Thanks for the chance



jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Anonymous said...

yo! gimme stuff! ;]

(sh00k form the jp forums)

LittleEagle said...

I'll cast my vote for you to become Emperor of the North Pole. I hadn't thought about that movie in a long time.

Shade said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway!
These seem like cool pens.

Emmi said...

These seem interesting - thanks for putting this up!

Melissa said...

Emperor of the North Pole? Uhm, I don't know. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer seems to be a better choice...but eh, I get pretty pens. D: So sure, I shall cast a vote.

Valerie said...

I go through pens like crazy
can never have enough
kawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

very nice mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Anonymous said...

Hi this is "Nandanam" from JetPens forum. Wow, thank you for the giveaway and nice review from last year, i appreciate the close-up screen shot of Magna Tank colors in writings.

stev0themarried said...

glad I can find a group of people with the same affliction as myself....

stephen.curtis.k(at)gmail(period)com

malleycc said...

Hail to the Emperor! I love pens!

Renee G said...

You have my vote.
rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

wendy said...

If you want to be emperor, then poof...you are now emperor!

madamerkf at aol dot com

The Old Geezer said...

Sorry folks but I' running a bit behind! The comments are officially closed as of now! There are 23 entries so I'll go to the RIG and let it pick a winner...And the winner is #19! #19 is Nandanam. Nandanam you have until Midnight Monday the 15th to send me an email with your mailing addy in order to collect your prize. For the rest of you, keep checking in as I'll have another giveaway soonish.

Nandanam said...

WooHoo! I won! Honestly, i did not think i had a chance, but thank you sooooo very much for giving all of us a chance and for the superb giveaway! :)