|Not all ninjas wear black!|
Monday, February 28, 2011
The Staples Center is an awesome venue and I haven't been there in about a year now. They recently unveiled a Jerry West statue outside the arena. The NBA logo himself. I'm sure the boy wouldn't mind walking around seeing the statues and maybe even have a few seconds of air time on TV if we're lucky enough to pass by LA Live while they're filming. You go in for a great NBA game and you come home with an experience.
If you're a fan and have not been to an NBA game, you need to definitely consider it. Whether you're looking for Boston Celtics Tickets (to see the "Big 3"), Chicago Bulls Tickets, (to see Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and recently acquired Carlos Boozer.), Dallas Mavericks Tickets (To see Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd), or Houston Rockets Tickets (to see Kevin Martin and a cast of young talent), the NBA always delivers when it comes to a great game. You should pick up tickets for when the Lakers are in town and witness Kobe Bryant, the Mamba himself, in all his awesomeness. Man, am I looking forward to the game! Later!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The episode I caught last night were trying to lend credibility to the ancient alien theory by saying that many of the gods in mythologies were in fact aliens and the fact that many mythological gods were striking similar, were more than likely the same alien god. This is a stretch in my opinion. The show argued that both, Zues and Odin, were sky gods, both were the rulers of "all gods", both had epic beards, and Odin is a shapeshifter where as Zues could be symbolized with an eagle, and both fathered many children with "mortals" Now check out their appearance.
Now, I believe in aliens. I believe that it would be naive to think that we are alone in this vast universe. Somewhere out there, other civilizations are present. I'm sure that some are more advance than ours and I'm sure that some are more primitive than ours. Nevertheless, the law of averages say that they exists SOMEWHERE out there. This show, Ancient Aliens, can provide some pretty convincing evidence. Especially when you bring in artifacts and art work believed to be depicting aliens and UFOs. But sometimes I think that the show reaches out on a limb, as it has with the theory of mythological gods being aliens. Then again, what do I know. I'm not the expert here. lol Take a look. If nothing else, it's an interesting show and I always watch it when it comes on. What do you think? Aliens: BS or real deal? Later!
I've been playing poker since I was child. The family would gather around a table and play 5 card poker or Texas Hold 'Em. I learned the game from family and have been playing ever since. I've never played in a tournament though and since I remember seeing in the commercials that they have free tournaments online, I decided to use a PokerStars Bonus Code to see how the online poker world works. Fist off, there are many players so you'll never be sitting at a table by yourself and there are many tournaments that go on all the time. The best part about those is that you can win a seat in the World Series of Poker Tournament and try your luck against the best of the world. I think that's pretty awesome for nothing. Especially if you're using a PokerStars Bonus Code.
Now, PokerStars is a free site. You do not need any money to play. But for those of you that are curious and are high stakes players, here is a PokerStars Marketing Code you can use for some bonus cash. I try hard to find coupons and codes online before I sign up for anything so I can help you guys out with what I find, I will. lol Best of luck friends. Hope to see you at the upcoming tournament! Later!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
|Cake is a white cake with strawberries and whipped cream filling.|
Car is all rice crispies and covered in fondant.
Perfect for birthday parties.
|Monkey and base (not pedestal) are made from rice crispies and covered in fondant. |
Cupcakes are banana nut with buttercream frosting with a flower on top (made out of fondant) as decoration.
Perfect for baby shower themed parties
|Doll's skirt is vanilla cake (this one doesn't have a filling).|
Doll's entire dress is fondant.
Perfect for Sweet 16 or Quinceañeras
If you want to check out more from Belle's Bake Shop check out her Facebook page here. Tell her Metallman sent ya! Later!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
And it's not so much school work that worries me when it comes to printing. We have thousands of pictures that need to be printed. Going to our local store can cost a pretty penny when printing pictures from SD cards. So the printer I get will definitely be one that would have great picture quality printing. And if I'm going to print thousands of pictures, I'm definitely going to need some cheap ink.
So what do you guys recommend? Is there a quality printer that you guys use and how much do you usually end up spending on ink cartridges? Or what should I expect to pay in ink per year? Having a family, I'm sure that video game cheats, coloring pages, recipes, guitar tabs, etc. etc. would be printed on a constant basis so I assume that my ink usage will be a little on the higher side. You thoughts, my friends. Later!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Estimeted worth of metallman.com is USD 13074.3 according to websiteoutlook (Not so sure how much faith I can put in a site that misspells Estimated)
Metallman.com Valuation $465,795.6 (Whoa! Check please! Wait... Paypal only!!!)
Estimated value of the metallman.com is 73912,5 USD (And apparently that's the equivalent of 21 camels! lmao!)
Well... as you can see, if you check the wrong the site you'll think that your site is worth a fortune! It's tough to gauge how much the site is really worth. Especially when it comes time to sell your domain. I wouldn't sell my domain (unless bizinformation sends that half a million to my paypal account right away!). Once you start blogging and have been doing it for several years, it's more of a way of life than a hobby.
So, tell me friends. What sites do you use to check up on your stats, worth, and visitors? I'm curious to see what sites are accurate and which are not. As much as I would LOVE to believe that this site is worth half a mil, I know it's not. I would love to be able to find that one site that would be able to accurately gauge where I stand. Where I would know, just for the sake of knowing, how much I could potentially sell this site if push comes to shove. Let me hear it friends. Later!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Weight: 169 lbs (-2 lbs)
Waist: 36 1/2 inches (-1 inch)
Chest: 41 1/2 inches (-1/2 inch)
Left Bicept: 13 1/4 inches (no change)
Right Bicept: 13 1/2 inches (no change)
Not too bad for one week's worth of working out. Then again, you really can't give much thought into those 2 lbs that I've "lost". For all we know, they were flushed down the toilet (literally). lol The one stat that really made my eyes wide is the 1 inch loss from my waist. Really? I lost an inch already? I don't know about that one. I measure myself across my belly button. I know. I know. That's the wrong way to do it, but because I can't really find my waist, I settled for a "landmark" spot to go over and my belly button was designated so called spot. lol And I know that it's only been a week but I'm a little disappointed that there was no change in my biceps. Yeah, I know... it's only a week, but still. It's like I said in my previous post, I feel like I'm driven by numbers if I see the slightest of change, I may be more encouraged to get more done. So far my routine is as follows:
20 minutes of cardio (alternating between elliptical, bike, treadmill)
Circuit strength training:
40 (or so) reps of bicep curls, triceps dips, shoulder press, chest press, butterflies, and rows.
Now... my so called circuit training is quick, but to the point. One thing I noticed about people at the gym is they sit around a lot. There's too much resting between reps. I try to eliminate that by resting no more than a minute between reps. So I'll start off 10 curls on each arm, then rest 1 minute, then do 10 butterflies, then rest a minute and so on and so on. I think this method will confuse the muscles more than sitting on a single machine and doing 40 or so reps before moving on for an extended period of time on another machine. My last set is always more than I can lift and will do only as much as my body will allow. It pretty much means that when I leave the gym, I leave feeling pretty damn sore. If there's flaws in this method, do tell. I want efficiency and I want to do it right. I also have some dumbbells at home that I'll start incorporating into my routine. Maybe adding a few more reps before calling it a night. Let me know what are your training methods, if any. Or if you just wing it, how is that working for you? Hope to hear from you soon. Later!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Dell coupon codes that I've found. 20% off, $250 off, 25% off... There are some great deals there. It's just a matter of finding the computer that's best for me and the family.
But I wouldn't be savvy without checking out different sites. I want the computers but I want them at the lowest possible prices and I think I found the Dell coupon codes that I'll be using. Especially when I can get free shipping AND money off. I don't need much, but I don't want a crappy machine either. Maybe I should just build one from scratch. Nah... I don't want to hassle with finding the parts. Hopefully, I'll be able to start working from bed very soon. Later!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
When considering to buy a home, price is not the only thing you should account for. Are you looking at a house as an investor? Something that you plan on living in only for a short period of time before you are ready to sell. Are you looking at a house as a permanent resident? Someone that is not looking for a house but looking for a home. A place where they can raise a family and live out their years. It's something to definitely take your time to consider the options.
So, are you guys home owners? What did you guys take into consideration before saying, "this is the house for us." I'm curious to hear if every one had that "this is it" moment. It sure felt that way with us. Let me know. Later!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
MyLikes - $8.03
Blogsvertise - $50.00
SocialSpark - $62.78
Personal Ads - $115.02
Total Income - $235.83
Not too bad for the first month of the year and it's definitely above pace of my $1700 goal for the year. I received a huge boost from personal ads this month, which includes links, blogrolls, and ad space. I have other income opportunities that I'm involved in that I didn't mention above and that's simply because I haven't gotten paid on them. I don't want to include pending stuff since that's money that I haven't seen. For you bloggers that haven't signed up for SocialSpark, you definitely should. I have nothing but good things to say about Izea, Inc. and now that's they've added a referral service to SocialSpark, it's just another way that you could earn a few more bucks by blogging. Also, Blogsvertise makes it easy to write about whatever you want as long as the link required is in the post. This gives you huge flexibility on the topic to write about to make it flow with your blog. It's definitely something you guys should check out. And as for MyLikes, I like how easy it is to use. You chose your "Like" and send a Tweet. That's it. And since you can link up to Facebook, you can easy earn cash with each click you receive.
I strongly recommend you guys sign up for the above services if you haven't already. Don't miss out earnings because you don't think you can. There's some serious cash to be made from blogging and it surprises many people on how easy it is. Hope you guys sign up and tell em that Metallman sent you. lol Best of luck! Later!
What are your experiences with weight loss pills or diet pills? Good? Bad? What did you try and did you have any side effects? I'm curious to know which ones worked and which ones didn't and I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one out there wanting to know. I don't think I can trust many "reviews" of products if they are not coming from blogs. I think that some reviews may be manufactured by the product to make their product favorable.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Weight: 171 lbs
Waist: 37 1/2 inches
Chest: 42 inches
Left Bicept: 13 1/4 inches
Right Bicept: 13 1/2 inches
There you have it. I don't think I'm a big guy, but I'm not small either. Waaaaaaaaay bigger than my stick thin 118 lbs that used to plague me before getting married. I was wondering what would be an ideal weight for me. Some have said 150 lbs, others say 180 lbs so I'm not sure exactly where I should be. I just don't want to be huffing and puffing after a short sprint. And I know I'm out of shape when 22 minutes on a treadmill was damn near the end of me. lol Here are those stats:
Another stat that I'm a little worried about is the 171 lbs. Is that too heavy for some one of my stature? Do I need to go look for some weight loss pills and if so, which ones would be the best weight loss pills for some one like me? You know, some one that doesn't want to lose a ton a weight but just enough to lose the fat while the muscle builds. I'll have to take a look into that since I'm not sure I want to take that route, but it's definitely an option.
So what do you guys think? Too fat? I'll be checking on my stats every 2 weeks, maybe once a month and we'll talk about my progress. I guess I should take notes on what kind of exercise I did too, huh. I'll see what works best for me. Later!
The game was great. I think that the NFL has had a nice 4 or 5 game string of awesome Super Bowls. I believe they all were close in the end, they all had some sort of theatrics going on, and they all were decided by a single score. This was no different. The Steelers, even with their 3 turnovers, were in position to win the game in the 4th qtr. Down by six point and possession of the ball, the script was written for Steelers QB Big Ben to march down the field and take the win. But it wasn't to be. Not this time. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers played the best game of his life and earned himself the MVP and the Lambardi Trophy. He can finally emerge from that huge Brett Favre shadow that has followed him ever since Favre left Green Bay. Congrat to all your cheeseheads. You guys deserve it. Now, on to the entertainment.
Christina Aguilera botched the national anthem and the Black Eyed Peas are so outdated I'm extremely surprised they were chosen to play the half time show. You would expect that Christina would practice the national anthem a billion times considering that this is the biggest of stages in all of sports. She completely missed a line and added words to the song. As for the Black Eyed Peas, I'm not the biggest of fan of theirs, but at least their light show was good and it was cool to see Slash on stage. I feel as if the NFL has gotten the jitters when it comes to their shows and are playing it extremely conservative. Ever since the "wardrobe malfunction" incident, the half time shows have not stood out like they used to.
As for the commercials, some companies got it right while others completely bombed. I'm looking at you, Coke. Really now? Drink a Coke and you're dragon will start spewing fireworks? What are you trying to say? That was one stupid commercial and there was no appeal what so ever. And considering that it was CGI, I'm sure it was a pricey mistake on your end. One commercial that definitely got it right was the Volkswagon commercial featuring a young Darth Vader. That one was awesome. It was funny, intuitive, and all around fun. Awesome job WV. Awesome job. Check out the commercial below.
All in all a good experience. Can't complain about the product that the NFL has given us. The game is as popular as it ever has and it has continued to produce awe inspiring performances. Great job NFL!
On a side note, I want to give some thoughts on the whole thing being in Dallas. There is no doubt that the stadium is awesome. Top of the line, state of the art type stuffs. However, Jerry Jones greed was a complete embarrassment to the league. Jones wanted to break the NFL attendance record for the Super Bowl. That records sits somewhere around 105,000 people. Jones added extra seats to the stadium in an attempt to break it. Sold the tickets and everything and then on game day, the fire marshall explained that they were not safe and had to be removed. You know what that means? That some 500 people or so were turned away from the game. TURNED AWAY! Can you believe that?! You've just managed to get a ticket to the Super Bowl and have made travel arrangements, got a week off from work and what not only to be turned away at the gate. What a HUGE black mark on what was an awesome day. There was a letter that was handed out to those who were turned away but don't you think that letter would have served a purpose a few days before the game? And even if they knew that they couldn't seat all ticket holders, they should have created an area where those that could not be seated could have hung out, watched the game, and still say that they were there. The NFL tried to make it right by offering some $2500 to each ticket holder. I just don't think that's enough. In my opinion, that's just soul crushing. Later!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
You know, I've never really been a gym rat, but there was a time a few years ago when I took the exercising thing seriously. I've found myself to be a little out of breath and all so I'm looking to regain that composure. I'm 28, I'm not old (I don't think) and I don't think that climbing up some stairs should warrant some deep breaths. I'll take care of it though. I'll post my results here. I'll get started tonight or tomorrow morning. I'm leaning more towards tonight because let's be honest, friends, I don't think tomorrow at 5 am is gonna happen. lol Wish me luck! Later!
I'm going to get a "new" computer and start from scratch while IT find out if they can recover any of my stuff. Best of luck with that, friends. Have you guys heard of anything that seems to encrypt your files without warning??? Later!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Hey there. HBO's hit series, Deadwood has their own Gold Box deal going on at Amazon.com Can you believe it! You can get the whole Deadwood series at such a steep discount. It's only a one day deal so you'll have to move fast to snag your copy of the series before they run out.
Have you had a chance to catch Deadwood? It's an awesome series that takes us back to the times of Jesse James and Billy the Kid. The show lasted only 3 seasons but man did those seasons pack a punch. There is definitely some strong language in the show and it always stayed true to the gritty ways that makes that time period so fascinating.
With all the sci-fi stuff on TV now a days, it was a great to see that a wild west themed show was as popular as the Deadwood series. The show did an awesome job in drawing you in with the characters. And it wasn't just about the cowboys. The women of Deadwood added to the complexity of the show. I, for one, loved how Calamity Jane seemed to steal the show with how great the character was portrayed. In a time where males dominated, it was great to see a woman that could be as tough as the men.
The story lines were intriguing and if you haven' had a chance to catch the show, Amazon's gold box deal on the series is the perfect way to catch it non stop. The show did end abruptly, but there's hope that the 2 movies that will tie up the show's loose ends will finally be made. Catch this awesome show, friends. You'll definitely love it. Later!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Note: It's a slow loading video but man, is it worth it. HAHAHAHA!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Hey there. The Super Bowl is this weekend! The unofficial American holiday of football fans everywhere. Aside from the big game, fans everywhere will be hanging out with friends and enjoying their Super Bowl parties. But what are you going to serve at the game? This is not just any game where the standard chips and dip is going to cut it. That's why I strongly suggest that you take a look at some of these Super Bowl Recipes to spice up your Super Bowl party.
Imagine that. A Youtube channel specifically made to share some awesome recipes for the Super Bowl. If you really want to impress your guests, I would strongly suggest to try out some of the dishes with the Green Bay or Pittsburg name attached to it. After viewing some of the videos, I stumbled across Pittsburg Popcorn. Check that out on the video below.
Another great dish that I stumbled upon is the Green Bay Mojo Shrimp Skewers. These look so good. Check that out.
You can't go wrong with any of the Super Bowl recipes that are shared. It's all a matter of what theme you're going for and what tickles your fancy. Be safe and have an awesome Super Bowl weekend. Later!
So once I find one that specializes in Honda Accords, I check to see if they have service and maintenance at an affordable price. When driving in the middle of a blizzard, you want to make sure that you have the proper tires on your car. Just check out this pic that was just sent today.
tires to be driving in those conditions. Considering that there's a special going on right now, she's going to take it and take advantage of the Winterization special. Best of luck friend. Me, being from sunny California, wouldn't know how to deal with conditions such as those. Later!
Now this begs the question: Are we getting a new franchise? Or is an existing team coming in? The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are extremely popular in the Los Angeles area. I would even say that the fan base in Los Angeles is split 50/50 between those 2 teams. Considering that those two franchises are close by, it wouldn't surprise me if one or both come to Los Angeles. The Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars have also been in the running to come to Los Angeles so those are two more teams that would be considered.
I would love for the Raiders to come back to Los Angeles. Being a fan, I would love to not be have to drive for hours to catch them in San Diego or fly to Oakland. It's exciting that the NFL is coming back to Los Angeles. Now, we're in suspense as to which team will have the label, Los Angeles, in front of it. Later!