Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thoughts on... Let Me In

Hey there.  I caught this film a week or so ago when I couldn't find anything else to watch on TV.  Isn't it funny that is usually how you stumble across movies you've been wanting to see?  I've had this one in my sight for awhile now but never really got around to watching it.  I seem to be attracted to foreign films that were remade for the American audience.  This one is no different since there is a Japanese, Spanish, French films based on the original Swedish book. Anyways, before I continue, let me warn you.  THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW!!!  If you haven't seen the film an plan on seeing it soon, go check it out and then come back and let me know what you think.  Here are my thoughts on...  Let Me In.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chris Cornell's Tribute to Whitney Houston

Hey there.  I expect the tributes to come from all genres of music.  Whitney had such a great voice that it touched and influenced many artists.  Greatness respects greatness and it's only fitting that some of the biggest names in the music business are paying their respects to Whitney Houston.  But just how influential was she?  Just check out this great rendition of I Will Always Love You by Chris Cornell.  One of the pioneers of grunge music reaches across his element and delivers one beautifully crafted tribute.  The guy that screamed Outshine, the man that introduced us to Spoonman, the soul that produced this voice.  So raw, so emotional, so beautiful.  Check it out.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cyanide & Happiness - Fire Fighter

We need more fire fighters like this guy!

It's Swagbucks 4th Birthday and You're Invited to Party

Hey there.  Have you joined Swagbucks yet?  No?!  What are you waiting for???  I've already scored many free Amazon gift cards and I'm sure with a little time and effort, you'll have your codes coming in to you as well!    And if you're still wondering why you should bother, you should check out many of the neat promotions that Swagbucks love to run.  If you missed out on the Valentine Collector Bills, no worries, they'll be a new set of bills in the near future!  But enough about that the every day stuff, I'm here to say that on February 27th, Swagbucks will celebrate it's 4th birthday!  And to give a big thank you to their awesome members, they will give away $1000 to 4 lucky members!  Join now and join the party to be part of the fun! Here's how to enter:
  • Join Swagbucks using this link (Enter BIRTHDAYBAS12 during sign up for an extra 110 Swagbucks!) 
  • Decide whether you want to part with The Swag Guy or The Swag Girl!
  • Participate in the 24 hour team challenge on Feb. 27th for your chance to gain additional Swagbucks!
The winning team (or party) will get bonus Swag Bucks!  You can redeem those Swag Bucks for awesome stuff like Amazon or Paypal giftcards.  I'm partying with the Swag Guy on this one and hope you join me on Feb 27th!  See you there.  Later!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

White Knight Chronicles 2 PS3 Game Giveaway

Who is ready for the next giveaway!?!  Enter below for your chance to score White Knight Chronicles 2 for the PS3!  Here's the game's description:

Dead Space 2 Game Winner

Hey there! It's time to announce the winner of Dead Space 2!  There were many tweets, likes, and blog posts and I must say that it was pretty cool to see such heavy activity. Now... before I announce the winner, just a quick reminder. If you write a blog post promoting this giveaway, you must include the blog post link in the extra info field. If it's not there, I can't verify and that's 10 entries that were stricken from Rafflecopter. Sucks to say, but I had to remove a few entries because a url was not present. Don't lose those entries, friends!!!  Now... on to the winner!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You Complete Me

I love you more than a fat kid loves cake.
I love you more than a zombie loves brains.
I love you more than vampires love blood.

Monday, February 13, 2012

RIP Whitney Houston

Hey there.  Saturday afternoon, the world lost one of the greatest voices we have ever heard.  Now, I'm not going to say that I'm the biggest fan... because I'm not.  I know of Whitney Houston because of some of her misguided decisions involving drugs (crack is whack), her marriage to Bobby Brown, and The Bodyguard.  Let's be honest here, anyone that has ever heard of Whitney Houston knows her from one of those three things so when news broke out that she passed away, almost everyone was in some way shape or form, affected by it.

Motivational Monday - Who's Awesome?

That's right!  You are!!!

Transporting Your Car to Another State Costs What?!?!

Hey there.  I was just thinking about a conversation that I overheard at my local U-Haul not too long ago.  I needed a truck to move some of my stuff and I figured that I would spend the $50 or whatever it was to get it all done and quickly as possible.  But the two men in front of me intrigued me.  They spoke about moving from Los Angeles to Lincoln, Nebraska.  That's quite a trip... but what really caught my ear was how much the guy spent to transport his car.  He told the cashier that he spent over a $1,000 to transport his car from Los Angeles to Lincoln.  $1,000!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hauppauge HD PVR Gaming Edition Giveaway

Hey there.  Who here is ready for yet another giveaway!  Here is another great giveaway brought to you by  What is up for grabs?  This awesome Hauppauge HD PVR Gaming Edition video recorder for gaming consoles and PC!  Who freakin' awesome is that?!?!  You can finally show the world how awesome you are on CoD: MW3, or you can showcase your custom made character on Skyrim.  I can go on and on, but a fellow Dragonblogger author has an awesome video for us.  Take it away, Persian Poetess!

Pretty damn awesome, no? So... who wants one of these awesome devices?!?!?  Enter below!

Kanye West

I'll never look at Kanye the same way again!

Organize Your Web Surfing with Clipix

Hey there.  Tired of having a huge list of bookmarks?  Don't get me wrong, bookmarking sites works for when you need to go back to something that you want to check out.  The problem with bookmarking is that you can save different pages from the same site and each one will pop up as a seperate bookmark.  Unless you were super specific on how you titled it, you could be going through a few bookmarked pages to find what you were looking for.  What if I told you there was a better way?  Well, there is!  By using clipix, you can "clip" sites and organize them so that you can go back to them later!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Person of Interest Microfiber Cloth

Whoo hoo!  Thanks Klout Perks!!!
Hey there.  Look at the awesome swag that I received from Klout Perks!  Ok... ok... so it's a small microfiber cloth with a reminder to watch Person of Interest on CBS, but it's still pretty cool, no?  I still get excited when I receive stuff in the mail because of my online influence.  It makes me feel lucky that this thing we all call the internet is a great way to share thoughts, ideas, and whatever else you want and someone out there is willing to thank you for being somewhat awesome.  lol  It is why I always take the time to give a little shout out about what ever it is that I receive.  Whether it's negative or positive!  So let me give you a quick run down of the microfiber cloth.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Catherine Game Winner - Kyle

Hey there.  Check out this awesome pic that I received from the winner of the Catherine game!
Catherine Game Winner
It looks like Kyle is ready for some gaming tonight!  lol  Thanks for the great pic!  It's one of the more creative ones I've received.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Collector's Bills at Swagbucks

Hey there.  Have you guys signed up for Swagbucks yet?  If not, you sure need to.  It's easily one of the simplest ways to earn Amazon gift cards!  Today marks the day when the Valentine bills are to be released.  Collect all 5 and receive a bonus 14 Swag Bucks!  Here's a short message from Hal!

"Swagbucks is releasing a new set of Collector's Bills just in time for Valentine's Day - 5 romantic reminders worth different amounts of reward points. Collect them all and get 14 Bonus Swag Bucks to use towards your free stuff! The bills come out at midnight PT on Monday and will be available only through Search until 11:59pm PT on Valentine's Day. Good luck!"

Sprint's Limited Time Offer on the Nexus S 4G and the HTC EVO 3D Ends Feb. 8th

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  With more and more great phones coming out and each one being better than the last, it's tough to come up with a great deal on an awesome phone when there are so many to choose from.  I have written about my disdain for Sprint in the past, but like I mentioned in my last post, they are slowly winning me over.  I complained about their lack of sales and less than stellar customer service but you have to give credit where credit is due and Sprint is making all the right moves!  For a limited time only, Sprint is offering the Nexus S™ 4G and the HTC EVO™ 3D at insanely low prices.

Motivational Monday - Super Bowl 46 Glory

Congrats to Eli and the Giants on last night's big win!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Join Walgreen's Prescription Savings Club Today

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  At one point or another, we're going to get sick and we're going to need medicine to get better.  It's unavoidable.  It's the reason why many of us have insurance.  But some of us are not as fortunate enough to be covered or prescription medicine is just too much.  If that describes your situation then you're in luck!  For a limited time, the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens is only $35 to cover a family and pets for a full year and it's only $20 for an indivisual plan.

Chuck & Beans - Greater Purpose

You know...  this has happened to me... TWICE!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thoughts on... Insidious

Creepy kid?  Check.  Scary thing in the background?  Check.
Red?  Check.  Rating... wait what???  PG13???  o_O
Hey there.  Last night, I sat down with the wife and caught the movie Insidious on Netflix.  I love me a good a horror flick and the wife... well...  she gets spooked.  lol  Don't get me wrong, she'll sit down and watch them, but it usually has to be day time or she'll freak out.  The fact that the movie is rated PG-13 made me believe that it will not be as disturbing as other movies that I have watched.  The idea of the film is a good one, but I think it could have been better.  I really think that the rating hurt this film more than anything else as I'll explain below.  There will be spoilers below, so if you have not seen this movie and plan to... go do that now and then come back!  You have been warned!  So here are my thoughts on... Insidious.

New House

Guest post from: Natalie Walter

When we first saw our new house, we knew it was the one for us. We wanted the house, but we didn’t want to show our hand to the sellers. We went back and forth with them for weeks on the price until we agreed. There were points in time when I thought we were playing too hard, but my husband did not want to give up. He knew that the market was weak, and wanted to get a great price on the house. The house has a huge yard, and so many other wonderful features. It came fully equipped for an alarm system with ADT Equipment. It also had a sound system that went through the whole house. The inside space was open, and free flowing, while the outside space was well manicured and had a large swimming pool. The kids were so excited to move into a bigger house, and have their own rooms, that they told us they would do the yard work for a whole year! I think that might be the best part of moving in!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dead Space 2 Game Giveaway

Who wants to win Dead Space 2 for the Xbox 360, PC, or PS3?  Enter below using the Rafflecopter widget for your chance to score on the best horror games of 2011!  Here's the game's description:

Catherine Game Winner

Hey there! It's time to announce the winner of Catherine! This giveaway has been the best turnout ever for this site and I am extremely grateful to all that have entered. Over 5,000 entries!!!  There were many tweets, likes, and blog posts and I must say that it was pretty cool to see such heavy activity. Now... before I announce the winner, just a quick reminder. If you leave a blog post, you must include the blog post link in the extra info field. If it's not there, I can't verify and that's 10 entries that were stricken from Rafflecopter. Sucks to say, but I had to remove a few entries because a url was not present. Don't lose those entries, friends!!!  Now... on to the winner!