Saturday, June 30, 2012

Enter to Win a PS3 or an Xbox 360

Hey there.  Who here needs a new Xbox 360 or a PS3?  Maybe you already have one but want one for the living room or you have one or the other and have been on the fence about getting the other gaming system.  Well, I have joined a group on tech bloggers to give you guys the opportunity to win a brand new Xbox 360 (250 GB) or PS3 (160)!  How awesome is that?!?!  If you are regular here, at Metallman's Reverie, than you should be familiar with the game and movie giveaways that I run monthly.  By joining up with some friends, I am now able to get a more valuable prize available for you!  The giveaway will run from now until August 31st and the winner will be announced shortly after that.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Join Swagbucks

Hey there.  Still on the fence about joining Swagbucks? Let me tell you that's it's been easy breezy to earn enough points for several Amazon gift cards and Paypal giftcards with Swagbucks.  If you haven't bothered signing up, I don't know why not.  It's free, it's easy, and you get free stuff.  This is one of the few "free stuff" sites that actually mean it.  And even though they have great promos going on all the time, select Swagbucks users in the Los Angeles area got to be in their first ever TV commercial.  And guess what...  I WAS A PART OF THAT!?!?!  That's right!!!  I am in their commercial!!!  But that's for another blog post.  Right now, you need to hear out Hal, the swag guy, as to why you should be a part of the Swagbucks community:

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Secret World of Arrietty Blu Ray/DVD 2 Disc Combo Winner

Hey there.  It's time to announce the winner of The Secret World of Arrietty blu ray/DVD 2 disc combo!!!!  I'm a huge Studio Ghibli fan and I'm sure that those of you that entered to win this film are as well.  The comments on your favorite Miyzaki film varied but I think that Princess Mononoke may have taken the cake as Metallman's Reverie's readers favorite.  Great choice, friends.  Now, on to the winner.  And the winner is...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Winner - Jennifer D.

Hey there.  Check out this great pic that I recently received from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess winner!

Thanks Jennifer!  You can follow Jennifer on Facebook and check out all the awesome giveaways that she has entered and shared.  I'm glad that my giveaways have found a home there!  Thanks again Jennifer and hope to see you stick around for more free stuff!!!!  Later!

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Kia Rio Scavenger is On in Los Angeles

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kia Rio for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey there.  Life's a journey, not a destination.  Sometimes we get a little too caught up on the fact that we need to be at certain places that we do not stop to smell the roses.  That couldn't be more true than in the city of Los Angeles.  We drive EVERYWHERE but we don't really enjoy that drive.  Mostly because we're so busy getting to and from work or we're simply stuck in one our congested highways.  But what if I said driving can be fun again?  That the journey will be awe inspiting and once you get to those destinations, a surprise can be waiting for you?  That is what Kia is doing with the Kia Rio Zip and Dash to Los Angeles Geocache Challenge!

Motivational Monday - Gaming Weather

Truer words have never been spoken.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thoughts On... The Thunder Beating the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Thunder Win Game 1 105 - 94
Hey there.  Tonight the NBA Finals tipped off.  The Oklahoma City Thunder are set off to go against the Miami Heat.  This should have been a Celtics Vs Lakers finals but those two teams bowed out a little earlier than expected.  The Heat outplayed the Celtics in their 7 game series and Thunder took it to the Lakers and took them out.  Anyways, this is not a post about coulda, woulda, shoulda... this is about the Thunder taking game 1 from the Heat and why Miami should worry.  After watching the first game of this series, thoughts came to mind and here they are.  My thoughts on... the Thunder taking out the Heat in game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Game Giveaway

Hey there.  I'm still in Zelda mode!!!  That means that another The Legend of Zelda game will be up for grabs.  This time, it's the most recent installment, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword!  I'm loving how the Wii motion controls work with Twilight Princess so I can only imagine that the responsiveness and Wii-mote action increases in this year's Zelda release.  Check out the description from Amazon:

Motivational Monday - Old School

I beat this game and to this day, I'll tell anyone who cares know about it!

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Game Winner

Hey there.  It's time to announce a winner!  I'm been in a Link and Zelda type mood recently and I started playing this game and the winner will definitely be thrilled it.  It has everything that a Zelda fan wants and more.  I've always been a fan of this series and judging by the entries received for the 2 weeks that the giveaway was open, it looks like many of you guys are as well.  So now, on the the winner!  And the winner is...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thoughts on... Manny Pacquiao losing to Timothy Bradley

Hey there.  On June 9th, the sport of boxing took a huge blow.  Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao went up against the undefeated Timothy Bradley in a match that was to test the skills of Bradley against a superior opponent.  Very few gave Bradley a chance.  As the announcer, Max Kellerman, said this is a fight between a good fighter and a great fighter with Pacquiao being the great fighter.  After 12 rounds of boxing, a decision had to be made, but in the eyes of everyone watching the fight, Pacquiao won in a landslide.  That is.. everyone but the 3 judges judging the fight.  In a shocking decision, Timothy Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao by a split decision.  A decision that not only rocked the sporting world, but rocked all social media as well.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Kids Showing Interest in Music and Sports

Great job, boy!
Hey there.  When I was in middle school (let's go Edison EAGLES!) I was introduced to a lot of extra curricular activities.  There was the ROTC team, music, running, basketball... It's one of those times in your life where you decide which path to take.  I could have done the sports thing.  I love sports and it would have been great to jump into that, but as many of you know, my love was invested in music.  I went the musical route and devoted my middle school life to that.  Yes, my friends.  I was a band geek.  But that doesn't mean I didn't participate in sports activities in school.  I also did some running for the school and did a few relay races and mile runs.  Nothing too fancy, mind you, but it was done.  With all things considered, it's pretty awesome to see that the kids are following suit.  Check it out.  The boy in his first cross country run (The Long Beach Middle School Cross Country Championship) and my oldest daughter in her first orchestra recital.

Motivational Monday - Addiction

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide Video

Oral-B at it's finest!
Hey there.  A few weeks ago, I received a Oral-B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide to use and review.  I must say that I was extremely excited to get to it.  A super powered toothbrush with several brushing settings and a smart guide to help you brush?  Yes please!  Now that I've had some experience with it, I want to let you guys know how it went.

First off, I am now brushing my teeth for MORE than the dentist recommended 2 minutes.  The smartguide and the 30 second timer for each section of your mouth is 100% responsible for that.  Without the timer, I know that I was rushing my brushing.  I also noticed that I may have been brushing a little too hard as well.  The power toothbrush has a red light (and sad face on the smartguide) to show you that you have brush too hard.   Have the smartguide as a guide, I know that I'll brush for the full 2 minutes and then do a little extra brushing because of the new teeth brushing ritual that I have incorporated into my oral hygiene.  I brush for 2 minutes using the whitening setting and then an extra minute using the deep clean setting.  I actually spend more time brushing my teeth than brushing my hair!  lol