Wednesday, April 8, 2009

911, What's Your Emergency?

Hey there. Things are getting a little nuts out here in this place we call the U.S. of A. A few weeks back, a woman called 911 for emergency help because McDonald's had run out of Chicken McNuggets. Now, I see this morning, that another woman (which sounded very much like the first woman) called 911 to request help because a restaurant was out of shrimp. SHRIMP! What the hell? I'm baffled as to why the dispatcher even gave her the time of day, let alone actually send a policeman to the scene. I mean, c'mon people... We have murderers, rapists, terrorists, and what not that need to be caught and we're sending our policemen to a restaurant because they ran out of shrimp?!?!? Really, now? Are we so free of crime that we actually have the resources to go and check this out? Now, I may not have all the facts straight, but it's beginning to get on my nerves, that shit like this is even making it on the news. This isn't news. This is stupidity. Why are we even wasting air time with dolts like this? Don't get me wrong, I love a funny story and I'd laugh my ass off if this was on some kind of TV special called, "When Idiots Call 911", the upsetting part is that police were actually sent. Does anyone know what the protocol for something like this is? Are they obligated to send someone to each 911 call they get? I'm extremely curious as to how our national emergency system works cause I'd be pissed off if I'm getting stabbed and my 911 call isn't going through cause the cops are out there attending to a chicken nugget dispute. Later.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

2 Day Hiatus

Hey there. Sorry to my Entrecard friends. I have not dropped on any of them for about 2 days now. I'm not planning on severing myself from the service, it's just that I've been feeling pretty damn tired and have been pretty damn lazy to do it. I tend to get to my blog reading (and dropping) at approx. 10PM. Because of that, I usually don't go to bed till close to midnight. It's not all the web's fault, Family Guy is on at 11PM and I'll find myself watching it while online. I pretty much consider this "my online work" because, let's face it friends, dropping and reading can be a time consuming and tedious task.

Last night, I got to thinking of my online work and was about to get started on it, until I flipped the channel and started watching this one movie called Shooter. I don't know what it is with me and snipers but I thought the movie was pretty bad ass. Nowhere near as good as Enemy at the Gates (one of the most bad ass sniper movies EVER) but nevertheless, a good flick. Then I noticed that our cat was outside and I had out there and get him. I spent a good 15 mins out in the cold trying to get our cat out of the neighbors yard. I wouldn't doubt it if that's why I'm feeling like crap today. I felt hot as hell this morning and I started coughing up all kinds of crap... I came in to work though, figuring it would calm down some... It has, but still, I'm not up to snuff right now.

At least we're getting Thursday and Friday off. The kids are on spring break this week and we weren't able to get the whole week off, like we usually do, so we had to settle for 2 days. It would suck if we spent those 2 days sick... Later!

A Prize a Day Keeps the Gloom Away at Charter

Hey there friends. As many of you know, I am on a mission to cut some expenses, or at least trim them the best I can. I've already decided that my current cable TV is just not cutting it (price wise) so I've been shopping around for a good deal. Well, look at what I've stumbled upon. Our good friends at Charter have come up with another brilliant give-a-way to bring a smile to their new and existing customers. I'm sure we've all had that feeling before, where you sign up for a service only to find that a week later, that same service is offering some kind of freebie. I hate when that happens. I'll end up kicking myself and saying that, "I should've waited!" Well, you won't be kicking yourself with this because existing customers that upgrade will also be included in the sweepstakes. Great way to look out for your customers, Charter .

They have been at the sweepstakes game for a while now and many of the prizes given include laptops, XBOX 360s, and one lucky subscriber drove off with a new 2009 Honda Hybrid. So what's the prize this time around? A new 22" Samsung HDTV! A 22" TV will be given out daily during the month April so there is still time to get on board and get your name in the drawing for the free TV. Everyone that qualifies for the TV also qualifies for the grand drawing of free HDTV service for a full year, a 52" Sony Bravia HDTV AND home theater system. How can you not be interested?

What will Charter come with next? They are beginning to build a good reputation as a company that wants to reach out to their customers. These monthly give-a-ways are a great way draw positive attention to the company and from what I hear, they are now venturing off into the realm of Twitter. A company that has open communications is one that I definitely want to be associated with. The one thing that really upsets me is awful customer service and if I have more options in which I can get some answers to my questions, the better the company is in my eyes. Later!



Friday, April 3, 2009

Mandatory Metallica

Hey there. My name is Metallman and I'm an addict. ADDICTED TO METALLICA!

I'm in full blown Metallica status. Ever since I've found out about the Mandatory Metallica channel on XM Radio, I haven't stopped listening to them. They're EVERYWHERE! They're in my head, I'm constantly singing songs in my head (Mainly, No Leaf Clover... Go figure). They're in my XBOX 360, GH: Metallica is starting to get a grip on me. They're in my TV, Fuse is constantly playing Metallica stuff due to their induction to the Hall of Fame (I hate you, Susan!!!). They're in my radio, Death Magnetic hasn't come out of the CD player since I've had it. They're in my veins, I've pulled out Skully on a couple of nights and played whatever came out of XM (covers ain't all that bad, my friend). I think I finally made my wife snap with this over indulgence of all things Metallica. lol

While riding in the car, listening to Metallica, in a soft voice, she says, "Babe, I'm all Metallica'd out." I didn't think it was possible. lol But alas, it happened to my wife. I switched it over to KROQ and listened to what was playing there, but it got me wondering if my overindulgence will one day cause me to not want to hear them anymore. I doubt it, but nevertheless, it made me wonder.

Later in the evening, after some much needed "mommy and daddy" time, Metallica was back on the TV. First, on XM, then on my XBOX. I think the kids have Metallica on the brain too. My boy plays One on his PSP constantly, our daughter can't get enough of all the Metallica specials on Fuse, and last night the kids were playing Master of Puppets on the XBOX. Looks like we have a pair of up coming metal heads. lol

My name is Metallman and I'm an addict. Later!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Is Entrecard Consulting Satan?

Hey there. It's the middle of the day, and I'm checking my stats, referrals, and what not for Metallman's Reverie. As I'm checking out my referrals, I came across an interesting number... According to Project Wonderful, I have 666 referrals from Entrecard!!!! Dun! Dun! Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnn! I got my eye on you, Entrecard. Is this whole "Ad Network" business Satan talk? lol Later!

Blogs of the Month of March

Hey there. There was some shake up in my top 5 for this month. 3 blogs dropped off and our friends over at Blazing Minds stepped up and took the top spot. Feel free to check out the top blogs in my Blogs of the Month Section. Credits have also been awarded to them as follows:

Top Blog

1,000 ECs

Blogs 2-5

500 ECs

Many thanks to this month's winners and thank you for continuing to visit and support Metallman's Reverie! Later!