Saturday, April 28, 2012

Derrick Rose Hurt: Chicago Bulls Vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 1

Derrick Rose clutches his knee during the Bulls 103 - 91 win over the 76ers
Hey there.  The NBA Playoffs are here!!!  I love basketball.  I love to follow the Lakers and all of the Hollywood shenanigans that follow them.  But once the playoffs start, I try to watch all the games because this is the top 16 teams playing for a championship.  The playoffs tipped off with Game 1 of the Chicago Bulls vs the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Bulls are superior team.  They should win this series easily.  With a strong line up of Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, and Joakim Noah, the 76ers just don't have the players to match up with them.  With a little over a minute to go in the game, the 76ers chances got a little better:  Even though the Bulls took game 1 against the 76ers, their championship run took a big hit.  Derrick Rose is injured.

The Magic of Chucky and Child's Play

Hi, I'm Chucky wanna play?
Hey there.  It's Friday night and we're hanging out at home looking for a movie to watch.  We could go out and catch a just released film but we decided to browse through Netflix to see what we could find.  What we decided on was Child's Play, the 1988 cult classic.  The kids haven't seen it.  They're more into the new stuff.  They care not for 80s awesome unless I bring it up and tell them about it.  I always said how some of my earliest memories are that of my dad and I staying up watching movies on HBO.  I'm sure my mother didn't approve.  I was no more than 8 years old or so and there I was, watching Child's Play, Poltergeist, The Exorcist, Phantasm, Hellraiser, you know, movies along those lines.  Looking back at them now, they aren't really child material and I wouldn't show my kids stuff like that at that young of an age.  Anyways, Child's Play came up on Netflix and there I go, saying how awesome it is that we just have to watch it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Undo What Life Did to Your Car with Armor All

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Armor All for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Lands End $20 Giftcard Winner

Hey there.  Time to announce a winner!!!  I think I might start giving away Amazon gift cards just for the hell of it.  I know that I like to receive giftcards but I figured that an Amazon card would be good, no?  I'll iron out the details later, but right now I have a Lands End giftcard that I'm giving away!  And the winner is...

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Color Run was Freakin' Awesome

Hey there.  So yesterday was our first ever 5K.  I've wrote about it a few times before and if you don't know what The Color Run is, shame on you!  lol  If you don't know, I forgive you this time.  The Color Run is a short 5K run where you get splattered with paint after every kilometer.  We were a group of 4, but the kids went with us as well.  We found out that our youngest was able to run for free so my wife made him a number and pinned it to his shirt.  The older kids didn't miss out, though.  They didn't get a chance to run the 5K, poor planning on my part, but they did get a chance to join us at the finish line and be a part of the massive coloring celebration!  Enough talking!  On to the pics!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Getting Ready for The Color Run 2012

Hey there.  So tomorrow is my first ever 5K run.  And what better run to do than The Color Run.  It's not a timed run, so there is no pressure to finish in the top whatever and it seems like it's a lot of fun.  Today, we had to travel to Laguna Hills (over an hour away) to pick up our pre race packets.  Turns out that you get an awesome The Color Run shirt, head band, a color run sticky tattoo, and a bag of powdered paint.  It looks like the wife and I are now ready to go.  I should have taken a pic of the stuff, but I forgot and to be honest with you, I'm too lazy to go out to the car and get them.  lol

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Adventures of Softita and Crunchita

Hey there.  You know what I like to do for fun?  I make up little short stories (and songs!) about whatever pops into my head OR whatever is on TV.  I don't do it for me... I do it for the kids!  lol  My wife is not the biggest fan.  If she is, she has a pretty weird way of showing it.  Facepalming is a form appreciation right!  See!!!  You did it just now, huh dear?  lmao!  Anyways, it's pretty common for me to start singing Family Maaaaaaaaaaan (a la Rocket Man) while watching Stewie from Family Guy sing it or see an awesome commercial and then turn to one of the kids and say, "In a world..." and go off and do my own little drama filled commercial of whatever we just saw on TV.  Yeah... I do that.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Blu Ray, DVD and Ultraviolet Copy Giveaway

Hey there.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first of the critically acclaimed trilogy by Stieg Larsson.  The Swedish version of the film is a great foreign film and the American adaptation starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara surpass it.  And now, you can win your own copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo right here on Metallman's Reverie.  But not just the blu ray or the DVD copy, you are getting 3 copies of the film.  Blu ray, DVD, and the ultraviolet copy.  The ultraviolet copy is for computers and mobile devices and it's perfect for many of the small HD screens that many smart phones and tablets now have.  This will allow you not only enjoy the film on your TV but also when you're on the go.  How awesome is that?!?!?  Here's Amazon's description of the film:

Metroid Prime 3 Winner

Hey there.  It's time to announce a winner!!!  I've had this game for some time now and I have only recently started to carve out some time to play it.  The winner will not be disappointed with this great installment in the Metroid series!!!  And the winner is...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Daaaaaaad! Moooooooom!

Cute:  Daaaaad!!! Look!  I sit myself!
Hey there.  MOM!!!  DAD!!!  What parent hasn't heard their kid screaming at the top of their lungs because at that moment in time, they need their mom or dad?  lol  When the kids are under 4 or 5, it's cute.  The other weekend, I was playing basketball with friends and family and I took the kids to the park.  The wife wasn't feeling all that great that morning so when our 2 year old needed a parent, what do you think I heard? DAAAAAAAD!!!  lol  And you know what... he was a cutie pie doing it.  The guys that I was playing basketball with are dads too so they knew the drill.  We all heard dad out in the distance and we stopped and turned around to see where it was coming from and to make sure the young one wasn't hurt.  He wasn't hurt...  he needed help sitting on the bench... or he needed me to get his older sister to NOT tie his hair... or, in his eyes, did something awesome and NEEDED dad to see.  lol  Like I said, under 5 years old, it's cute.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thoughts on... The Woman in Black

Hey there.  Sometime last week, I treated the family out to the theaters to catch a flick.  The wife found this great spot where movie tickets are no more than $3.  Now that is awesome!  The only catch is that the films have been out for more than a month so they're not the newest of films.  Nevertheless, if I haven't seen em, they're new to me and to catch a flick on the big screen for only $3 is pretty damn awesome!  Anyways, the film that we ended up watching was The Woman in Black starring Harry Potter.. er... Daniel Radcliffe.  I've heard that the film was worth a look and I'm still trying to shake Radcliffe as Potter.  lol  If you haven't had a chance to see the film and plan to, don't continue.  SPOILERS AHEAD!  But you have seen it, then go ahead and read my thoughts on...  The Woman in Black.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pokies, Slots, and Fruit Machines

I LOVE the UFO bonus on Little Green Men!
Hey there.  You know, I love having a few days off from work.  I had one last week and I enjoyed another one today.  I get to spend some time with the wife and kids and we tend to just relax and have fun.  Today, the wife and I discussed my up and coming birthday.  The big 30!  We were thinking of maybe hitting Las Vegas for my birthday.  That would be awesome.  The wife is a fan of the slots while I'm more into poker.  But that didn't stop us from looking into it.  The funny thing is... when I start looking "into it" I venture off and find quirky facts instead of doing what I'm supposed to do.  lol I guess it's the whole, "oh... shiny" syndrome most men suffer from.  lmao!!!  Here is what I found on slot machines from different countries!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

$20 Lands End Gift Card Giveaway

Hey there.  I received a $20 Lands End gift some time ago.  I meant to use it but just never really got around to it.  The other day, as I was going through my wallet, I stumbled upon it and decided that if I'm not going to use it, I might as well give it to someone who will!  That person could very well be you!  Enter below for your chance to score the $20 giftcard!  Giveaway ends on April 24th!  Good luck!!!

Hubby and I

I'm surprised there are some areas with NO internet access!!!
Thanks for the guest post by Donn Schroeder

When my husband and I moved here one of the first things I did was look up satellite internet service in my area. I knew since it was really rural out here we might have trouble finding a provider but it’s actually been easier than I gave it credit for in the first place. I think it’s amazing so many people go without internet at home but I do so much of my shopping online and my personal communication via email I don’t know how I would survive one day without the web. Aside from that I don’t really get cell service out here at my house so I really need to have email to keep in touch with my family and everyone else who might be wondering what I’m up to. I think I’m going to like it here but it is going to take some getting used to being out here in the country and not so much in the city. It’s a different lifestyle, though, and I knew it!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thoughts on... Paranormal Activity 3

Paranormal Activity 3 Movie Poster
Hey there.  We recently checked out Paranormal Activity 3.  The wife and I have seen the first two and I don't find them as frightening as my wife does.  I remember her being spooked to the point where we needed to sleep with a light on for awhile.  lol  When it comes to horror films, I usually watch them by myself unless I can convince her to watch them with me.  Needing a movie to check out, this was a great candidate for one to watch with the wife and kids.  Yup... the kids.  The film is rated R so you guys might want to check it out first before watching it with the preteens, but there really isn't anything going on but a lot of swear words.  Since this is the third part of the series and the wife already knows what to expect (eerie noises, quick movements, and blank stares at the camera) I wasn't too worried that the film would be a little too much for the family.  If you plan on seeing the film, don't read further.  SPOILERS AHEAD.  But if you've seen it and what to hear my take, read on.  Here are my thoughts on... Paranormal Activity 3.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

What Has the Geico Gecko Been up to in Las Vegas?

Hey there.  I love those Geico commercials.  The Gecko has always been good for a good chuckle so when I was given the opportunity to participate in a Geico perk, I had to jump on it.  Yesterday, I received this awesome package in the mail.  One awesome Geico Gecko bobble head doll, an awesome 2 gig gecko flash drive, and some great clues as to what went down on the Gecko's trip to Las Vegas.  The latest Geico Gecko commercial on TV shows the Gecko having a blast in Las Vegas.  Too much fun that he doesn't know what happened to the night before and he's lost the camera/pictures.  Lucky for us, I have a few of those pictures!!!  Let's take a look at some of the pics and see if we can piece his night together.

The Meaning of Easter

Have a great Easter holiday everybody!

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Importance of Taking a Mental Health Day

A strong indication that you need a Mental Health Day!
Hey there.  You know... I work to hard.  I don't take many vacations.  Not because I don't want to, but because I always seem needed at work.  I've been working at the same place for well over 8 years now...  it will be 9 years this May.  And even though I am proud that I have managed to discover a career, it's tough to know that the time off is rare.  And if I do get time off, it's in small spurts.  I could never request weeks, let alone, a full month off at work.  It's just not possible.  With my, I'm lucky to get 3 days straight.  That was what was supposed to happen this week, but it didn't.  Instead, I'm settling for today, Friday, off and next Wednesday and Thursday.  Mondays and Tuesdays and are out of the question because of the meetings that I am a part of.  I think that I need to simply accept that this is what it is and cherish the moments that I can take off from work.

Moms and Video Games

Every game system is a "Nintendo" to a mom!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Battle of Los Angeles - The Lakers Vs. The Clippers

Lakers 113  -  Clippers  108
Hey there.  Last night, there was a dog fight in Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers, in the confines of The Staples Center, went all out to prove which team is the better team of Los Angeles.  There is definitely bad blood between them.  The Clippers, tired of being regarded as the little brother of the Lakers, went out and improved their team by acquiring star guard Chris Paul.  The same Chris Paul that the Lakers tried to acquire before the deal was struck down by the commissioner, David Stern.  The Clippers believing that they now have the superior team to take over Los Angeles, forgot that the Lakers have always been a formidable team.  Especially when the Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant refuses to lose.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Getting Back into the Writing Game

Hey there.  I would like to take this minute to say, I'm sorry.  Sorry for the short posts and sorry for the lack of more personal, "in depth" kind of stuff that I mean to post from time to time.  Sorry to the many sites that I SHOULD be contributing, but simply could not because I didn't have the means.  Well, let's rephrase that.  I had the means, but only during certain times of the day and for short period of times.  It sucks to have to squeeze out content within a few minutes and when it's rushed, it's not of good quality.  So instead of churning out crap, I decided to take a step back, regroup, and make sure that when I contribute to a site, it will be of some value instead of filler.  So again, I'm sorry if I have gone MIA the last few weeks/months but it's not because I did not want to contribute, it's because I respect your site enough to bow out in order to keep the content quality high.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Game Giveaway

Hey there.  Who's ready for another game giveaway?  I haven't given my Wii friends much love as of late so I decided to giveaway Metroid Prime 3: Corruption game for the Wii.  If you haven't had the chance to play it, it's definitely a must have for Metroid fans.  Samus Aran has spanned across many Nintendo platforms but to be able to use the Wiimote to aim and shoot is extremely satisfying...  and challenging.  Here's a quick recap of the game:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Battle Royale Blu Ray Movie Winner

Hey there. I love this movie and for those of you who entered, I'm sure it's on the top of your list of awesome foreign movies to watch! But only one of you could be named the winner and that person is...

Enter to Win a Brand New 16 Gig iPad 3

Hey there. Who here wants to score a brand new iPad 3!?!?! Dragonblogger and a group of online buddies (Craving Tech, Trending Poetry, and myself) got together to give you readers and fans the opportunity to nab one of the top new tech items of 2012! Apple recently released the 3 gen iPad and it is one beautifully crafted machine.  With a A5x quad core processor, retina display 2048×1536 resolution, and a 5 MP camera, this is a huge improvement over the iPad 2... and you can enter to win here, on Metallman's Reverie!