Thursday, May 31, 2012

Princess Zelda Drawing

Hey there.  I'm still stuck in Zelda mode right now.  I started playing Twilight Princess and I started reminiscing about Ocarina of Time.  Tonight, I grabbed a piece of paper and pen and started to doodle.  I remember seeing this glass stained drawing of Link and Zelda.  I think it's from The Wind Waker.  Anyways, I wanted to draw the whole thing.. but I'm still a little rusty.  My artistic skills are not what they used to be.  But still... I managed to draw a pretty decent Princess Zelda.  Check it out.
Not too shabby, right?
I'll get around to posting more of my drawings here and there.  The girls like to ask for drawings from time to time.  Damn.... looking at this drawing, I realized that I missed a pearl type ball in her necklace.  Oh well... like I said... I'm still rusty.  Later!

The Secret World of Arrietty (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Giveaway

Hey there.  Who here loves all things Miyazaki?  I have always been a fan and I got the kids into Miyazaki films with Spirited Away and Ponyo.  Even though there are other great films before that (Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, etc.) Spirited Away will always have a special place in my heart because the kids just loved it.  While thinking in that vein, I decided that I will give away the latest masterpiece of Studio Ghibli away!  Enter to win a 2 disc Blu Ray/DVD Combo of The Secret World of Arrietty! Here's a recap of the film from Amazon:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Entering into the World of Pinterest

Hey there.  A question that I find myself asking my wife recently is, "what are you doing?" while she's staring at her Kindle Fire screen.  The answer these past couple of weeks has been, "Pinterest."  lol  Yeah, she's fallen into the endless list of ideas, recipes, pictures, DIY stuffs, and countless other subjects that make Pinterest so interesting.  My wife said that it's like fantasy football, but for women.  lol  I didn't want to get involved with Pinterest, but I must admit that seeing her laugh, go "Oh!", be intrigued, and inspired made me want to check it out.  I also saw it as a great way to promote the site... well... at least I think it will be.  I am still a rookie when it comes to Pinterest so I don't know exactly how I will use it.  I did manage to add a "pin it" button to each post but am still not sure if it will increase traffic.  That's why I would love to hear from you guys.  Especially my blogger friends.  Do you use Pinterest?  And if so, how do you use it to promote your site?  I added a few pics just to test it out but now I find myself with empty boards and I want to fill em up!  Let's hear it, friends.  How is Pinterest best used?  Later!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Booking That Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Getaway for Under $100

Las Vegas!!!  Here I come!!!
Hey there.  It's set.  Vacation time has been approved and it's time to book that Las Vegas getaway for a few days.  The wife and I sorely need it and just when we were talking about getting away for a few days, I get an Email from Groupon with an awesome deal for a 2 night stay at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for under $80.  The cool thing about Vegas is that it really doesn't matter where you stay since you want to visit all the casinos and attractions so you're really only looking for a place to sleep, but this deal included all you can drink alcoholic drinks from 4-8 pm, 2 free breakfasts, and 2 free entries to the day spa (and gym).  FREE DRINKS!!!!  That alone makes this deal worth it.  That's a pretty damn awesome deal, if you ask me.

If you're looking to score this deal, get to it.  Quantities are limited so you need to act fast before the deal is over.  The last possible day to score the deal is June 8th but they could be long gone by then.  So let's hear it, what are some of your favorite summer vacation spots?  Later!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Blu Ray/DVD Winner - Keya

Hey there.  Check out this great pic that I received from my recent winner, Keya!!!
Looking good, Keya!  Thank you!  Miss K is loves all things zombies and does a great job administering the Zombies & Toys FB site.  If you are a zombie lover, you, must check it out.  She also is a great baker and loves to experiment in the kitchen and is a lover of all things horror.  You can read up about all that on her Twitter feed by following @MissMorphine and get to see what makes Miss K tick.  Thanks for the great pic, K and thank you for sharing!!!  Later!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Duck Hunt 2012

Check out the remade HD version!!!

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Game Giveaway

Who's ready for another giveaway?  I've been on a recent Legend of Zelda binge.  I got all nostalgic and watched a few video of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (my all time favorite Zelda game) and started going down some top 10 best "whatever" Zelda stuffs.  Then I got to playing Zelda music on the flute and guitar.  Yeah, I play flute.  Classical status and all.  So what?!  lol  Anyways, I told myself that I would get around to playing Twilight Princess before getting to Skyward Sword.  So I decided that for those of you that need to catch up, like myself.  I'll give away The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo Selects) for the Nintendo Wii.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Hero Rush: A 5K Firefighter Themed Obstacle Course

Hey there.  Not too long ago, I did my first ever 5K, The Color Run.  It was easy, it was fun, and I had a blast.  I'll admit though, it seemed more like a party than a workout.  Nevertheless, the family and I had a great time and I am glad that I got to experience something like that.  Now, I'm ready to step it up a notch.  As most of you know, I'm signed up for the Super Spartan Race, but that's not until January of next year.  I need practice and workouts to get ready.  I started running in the mornings and getting myself into shape.  Good thing too, because guess who is participating in another 5K real soon?!?!  Yup!  Me!!!  I'll be in Pomona June 30th participating in the Hero Run!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dollar General Stores are Now in California

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Hey there.  Who wants to saves some money?  I know us Californians do.  We haven't had the luxury of experiencing shopping inside a Dollar General Store for long but I am sure glad that you can now find the Dollar General in California.  Dollar Stores have recently made their way into Southern California and I've been wanting to check one out since they're pretty popular with all of my East Coast friends.  So what makes the Dollar General Stores so special?  Easy!  Where else can you get school supplies, apparel for the family, health & beauty items, and find some dog chow for Fido all at rock bottom prices from well name brands?

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Blu Ray/DVD Movie Combo Giveaway Winner

Hey there. It's time to announce a winner!  Will it be you, maybe you, how about you?  Ok... Ok...  enough goofing around.  And the winner is...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Thoughts on... The OKC Thunder Beating the LA Lakers 4-1

OKC wins Games 5 106-90 and the series 4 games to 1.
Hey there.  Tonight, the young guns took out the veteran dogs.  The OKC Thunder has taken out the Los Angeles Lakers from the NBA Playoffs.  Aside from Game 1, an OKC blowout, this has been a hard fought battle.  Each game decided in the final minutes in the 4th qtr.  It was essentially what NBA fans want to see.  Star players going at each other trying to will their team to victory.  Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden took it to Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum.  The problem for the Lakers?  Kobe was the only one that showed up to play most of the series.  Here are my thoughts on the OKC defeating the LA Lakers in the NBA Playoffs.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friend Zone Level 99

Whoa!  Mega best friends!

The Lenovo Speaker M0520: Powerful Sound from a Small Package

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They there.  Technology has made it that most devices have become smaller and more powerful.  Think back to the early cell phones.  Those monstrosities were big and bulky compared to the sleek designs of many smartphones out today.  Even though smaller might not always seem better, certain items are best in small packages.  It's convenient for easy storage and for mobility.  We all carry around a smart phone that plays music, a tablet that can play videos, or a laptop that can do it all.  Those built in speakers are not always of the best quality so it would be great to carry around great sounding speakers that can easily be carried with you.  That's where the Lenovo speaker M0520 comes in.

Chuck & Beans: Leia Messages Obi-Wan Kenobi

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide Toothbrush

An Oral-B toothbrush with power!
Hey there.  This year, I turned 30 years old and I made a promise to myself to take better care of myself. Not because I'm in poor health or anything of that sort, but because it's a healthy lifestyle that I want to integrate into my life.  I started to exercise regularly, started going on morning runs, and I started to pay more attention to my personal hygiene and grooming habits.  I want to make sure that I am at my best going forward and nothing says great hygiene than an awesome smile.  That's the first thing that people see when they meet someone, you know.  A bright smile can convey confidence and that's what I want.  My teeth have coffee stains and I've been thinking of getting a more serious toothbrush to tackle those stains and attain that awesome smile.  Good thing that my good friends at Dad Central and Oral-B provided me with a toothbrush that claims to do just that.  Check out this bad boy!  The Oral-B ProfessionalCare Smart Series 5000 with SmartGuide (Oral-B 5000) toothbrush!

Join Swagbucks! The Carnival is Here!

Hey there.  You haven't joined Swagbucks yet?  I have earned enough Amazon Gift Cards to fund a few giveaways so I can't say enough good things about it!  On top of how easy it is to use, I love the bonuses and fun things that they come up with to keep their users engaged.  The latest promo?  The carnival!  You can earn bonuses by meeting the daily Swag bucks goal.  It looks like some of us need a little extra motivation to get out there and earn those Swag bucks!  Here's a quick run down from one of The Swag Guy himself, Hal.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cover Those 4 Fatal Gaps and Prevent Data Loss with CDW

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CDW for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  It's happened to all of us.  As you're typing that report for your job, the power goes out and you did not save.  You can always just redo the report by staying up later to ensure that it gets done but the time and effort that you put into it are taking away from other constructive projects.  On a small scale, the report will only take no more than a day of your time.  But on a larger scale, data loss can take days, weeks, or even months and can potentionally cripple your business.  How so?  What if your Accounts Payable department made checks that they shouldn't have?  What if your precious designs were compromised?  What if your customers' data was stolen?  There are at least 4 fatal gaps in your network that could crumble what you've worked hard to build.  Don't let that happen!  Our good friends at CDW get it!  They understand that having the latest in security will help keep your network secure.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thoughts on... The OKC Thunder 30 Point Beatdown of the LA Lakers

Hey there.  I am a Laker fan.  Always have and always will.  Tonight, the new kids on the block, the Oklahoma City Thunder, have just given the Lakers a beat down in game 1 of the Western Conference Semis.  Yup... A 30 pt beatdown!  Technically, it's 29  but still, the Lakers should be embarrassed of themselves.  Aside from a respectable 1st qtr, the Lakers were not prepared to play.  Here are some thoughts on the series and on game 1.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Goodbye 20s! Hello Super Spartan Race!!!

Hey there.  As mentioned earlier in my Twitter feed, today is the last day of my 20's.  Yup, as of tomorrow, I will be 30 years old.  Now... I'm not one to make a big deal over birthdays.  Actually, I'm one that doesn't really care how old (or young) one is.  I usually forget how old I am and my wife is the one to remind me.  Well...  in this instance, my wife has reminded me of the big 30 once a week, every week for the past few weeks.  lol  I don't feel 30.  To be honest, I don't even know how "old" I feel.  I'm still a goofball, I still play video games (as if that's a bad thing...), and I still take part in less than wise activities (sliding down the stair case on cardboard!  C'mon!  Don't tell that you've never done it!)  If anything, I'm not as active as I used to be.  But that's about to change!  Starting tomorrow, I will go out for a morning run.  Yup.  I need to start training.  Why?  Because I'm going to take part of the Super Spartan Race coming this January!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Blu Ray/DVD Movie Combo Giveaway

Hey there.  Who is ready for another movie giveaway?!  Geeks, nerds, and video game enthusiast will agree that Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is the one movie that mashes all of what we like into one quirky film.  And now you can enter to win your own Blu Ray/DVD combo of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World movie right here on Metallman's Reverie!  Here's a quick recap of the film:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Growing Organic Tomatoes with Whitney Farms

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Hey there.  If you want to eat healthy, organic is the way to go.  No pesticides, no preservatives or any other chemicals will seep into your fruits and veggies when you go organic.  Organic foods are considered to be one of the healthiest forms of food.  So how do you know whether or not you really have organic food?  It's not like you planted those tomatoes yourself.  Or did you?  By using Whitney farms products (organic soil and organic plant food) there is no doubt that those great looking tomatoes are organic!

Darth Vader Force Quit

And that's how it all started...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Blu Ray, DVD, and UV Movie Winner

Hey there.  We have a winner!!!  Many entered but only one will win The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 3 copy (Blu ray, DVD, and UV) movie combo.  So who won?  Let's find out...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Video Game Giveaway by Dragonblogger

Hey there friends. My good friend at Dragonblogger has just launched the May video game giveaway!  Score a free video game for any system, retailed $59.99 or less! New releases, old releases, if you haven't played it, it's new to you! You can finally get that game that you've wanted but didn't want to pay for. And the best part is that if the games released in May are eligible (Diablo 3 is going to be huge!) as well as select pre-order games.  Again, as long as the game is $59.99 or less, it's up for grabs.  Hurry, enter using the widget below and get in on this action. Last day to enter is May 31st and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter! Click on the image to the left for all the terms, conditions, and details!  Good luck friends!