Showing posts with label Personal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Personal. Show all posts

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Day in the Life of Softball, The Dragoncast, and Home Improvements

Metallman
Perfect day to be out, catching a softball game!

Hey there. Looks like I'm going group the weekend into one post. I planned on doing daily posts but that just wasn't in the cards this weekend. Maybe this will be the norm, maybe this will be just a one time thing. Let's see how the weekend went down.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Day in the Life of the First Day of School, NBA Top Shot Cool Cats Pack Drop, and Softball

Metallman
Nothing like a nice, cold beer to end your day.

Hey there friends. My day job kept me busy today, but that didn't mean I didn't have an eventful day. Let's get into it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Day in the Life of Driving to Los Angeles, the Death of Buffets, and the Covid Vaccine

Metallman
I'm tired, guys. I'm beginning to feel yesterday's jog. I'M SORE!!!

Hey there. There wasn't too much to talk about today. I spent about 3 and half hours of the day driving to and from work and didn't get much down time. But that doesn't mean I didn't have any thoughts and conversations. Let's get into it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Day in the Life of XYO Token, NBA Top Shot, and Daily Fantasy Sports

Metallman
Rockin' the mad scientist hair today. It's what happens when you spend most of the evening cleaning.
Hey there. Today we have a few topics to discuss. We have XYO and digital assets, NBA Top Shot, health, daily fantasy sports, and some spring cleaning. Let's get into it.

Starting the Day in the Life of... Series

Metallman Work Station
Just a typical day at the computer. I swear... this is my home within my home. lol

Hey there. So we're going to attempt to get back into writing on the daily. I started this blog years ago as an outlet to put my thoughts in writing. So we're going to attempt to get back into that. Especially now that I'm sitting in front of a computer for most of the day. So what I'm going to do is start a blog series named, Day in the Life of... It's going to essentially be my personal highlights of my day. Will it be interesting? Who knows. At the very least, it'll get me to start writing and that's my goal. But I do want to make it clear that I do have a day job but I WILL NOT be posting about that on here. There's no need. No one wants to hear about the typical work day of a number cruncher. lol 

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year 2021

 

Happy New Year 2021
Hey there, friends. No New Year resolutions this year and no New Year wishes. Only hope. I hope that government officials can get it together and help slow down the spread of this Covid virus. I hope that the people of our nation can get it together and do what they can to help keep themselves, and others safe from sickness. I hope that those that have been severely affected by the virus can get help without having to jump through hoops. I hope that we can all get along better, without discrimination and segregation. We had a really shitty 2020. We lost great, influential people in 2020. We lost close friends and family in 2020. We lost some of our freedoms in 2020. Frankly, we lost a bit of our senses in 2020. But we managed... we survived... what will be known as a pretty crazy 2020 and I hope, that this year, is an exponentially better year than the last. Stay safe, friends. Later.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Back to Being Metallman

Metallman in hospital
Oof... the worst is over now and I'm ready to take on the world!

Hey there, friends. It's been awhile, huh. I've been on and off the interwebs throughout the years. Recently, I went through surgery and had to deal with some complications. Hospitalized for a few days and what not. Scary stuff, especially now since this Covid 19 pandemic has turned our world upside down. Anyways, I wasn't in the right state of mind to write. I wasn't in the right state of mind to review. I've had a few posts here and there, but they are far and few in between. There was no consistency or motivation on part during that time. But that dark period is over now. I have a renewed sense of life and my motivation has been renewed. Overall, I just feel better about myself and about life. With that being said, I am back to being an online person. Back to being a podcaster (back on The DragonCast with Brian), back to reviewing, back to giving stuff away to my readers... back to being Metallman.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Serious Case of Writer's Block

Writer's Block
Ugh...
Hey there.  I'm sorry, friends.  I've had one serious case of writer's block for like... the past year or so.  Like, seriously.  Somewhere around a full year where I have started many posts, went through the process of reviewing, jotted notes for thoughts on posts, but... I just couldn't finish the process.  It's been frustrating to say the least.  I've felt like I've had so much to say, but I couldn't get it down in blog post form.  Why?  No idea...  Even this post, I'm struggling to write down.  You see, I've always prided myself in being able to write with ease.  What I write is what I'm thinking and in essesnse, it's how I speak.  I don't give too much thought to my words, since I feel that it will take away from what makes my writing style unique.  So... does that mean that I've lost, "it". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Metallman Hiatus is Now Over

Metallman at Mt. Whitney
"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Hey there friends.  I've been away for awhile.  Not physically away... but mentally away.  I've taken the last couple of months to find myself.  I needed that time to recharge... to reconnect... to refocus.  You see, I'm a guy of ambition but I sometimes lack the motivation to get things done.  Well, let me rephrase.  It's not hat I lack motivation, it's that I have so much that I want done that I don't know where to start.  I have so many pending projects that some end up falling by the wayside.  In essence, I over extend, and to an extent, over exert myself.  I was mentally and physically burnt out... but now I feel ready.  I feel ready to take charge, I'm connected, and I'm laser focused.  I'm ready to take steps forward again.

I know I've been away from my website for quite some time and I wanted make this quick post just to let you guys know that I'm back at it.  I started drafting some reviews and I'm getting some giveaways lined up for you guys.  I'm sorry that I was gone for so long, and I know that I lost some of you along the way, but for those of you that stuck with me, thank you.  The hiatus is now over and Metallman is coming back at full force!  Later!

Monday, January 25, 2016

2016... The Year of Better Health

Doc... you sure I can't walk this off?
Hey there friends.  Let me start off by offering you all an apology.  I haven't been as active as I have hoped and I haven't been as prompt to reply to Emails as I would have liked.  I have plenty of reviews coming in the next few weeks and I'll have plenty of blog posts that are scheduled.  The reason for my lack of involvement has been my shift in focus.  This year... I plan to focus on my health and fitness.  Now... that doesn't mean that I'm going to ignore my online duty as an awesome reviewer and giverawayer of stuffs.  lol  It just means that I'm actually going to spend some time and take care of myself.  I promised my significant other that I'll finally get to it.  I've been one of those that would avoid doctors like the plague and just walk off whatever is ailing me, but there is something that I just couldn't walk off...

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Struggle with Complacency

Metallman
Breathe in... breathe out... breath in... breathe out...
Hey there.  You guys still with me?  It's been while, huh.  I apologize.  I've had a few personal struggles that I've been working on.  Mostly on the mental side.  Not saying mental mental... but that there is always a few things that can be done to better yourself mentally.  One of the things that I've caught within myself is complacency and it is something that I want to get rid of.  You need the drive, you need the fire, you need to push yourself to not only better yourself but better things around those that support you.  No one should want to live a stagnant life.  There's no fun in living that way and to be honest, that's what bother's me the most in being complacent.  For someone that loves to be spontaneous, love to have have fun, and loves to joke around with loved ones, why settle for living life on a plateau?  I see that now and I'm done with it.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I Was Missing... But Now I'm Found

Clear the mind, find a happy place, take a moment and calm the storm.
Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
Hey there.  I went on a self imposed hiatus for the past 3 weeks or so.  I needed time to clear my mind, body, and soul.  I felt that I was under immense pressure and I needed to just step away from it all for a bit to refocus and regroup myself.  This is the main reason why I have avoided almost all Emails and social media posts.  I haven't logged into Facebook for so long that I'm sure I must have like a 100 notifications by now.  It's tough having to step away from social media when you are considered to be an online presence.  I know that my ratings have suffered because of it, but I feel that I needed to be gone for a bit in order to survive for the long run.  I've avoided posting reviews and giveaways and I'm sure that some of those opportunities are no longer available.  I just felt that I wasn't ready to drive right into my work again.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Giving Thanks for the Year that was 2014

Hey there.  Can you believe that 2014 is nearly over?  Tomorrow is New Year's Eve.  2014 will soon be a memory and new experiences will be made in 2015.  2014 has been an eventful one, both personally and professionally.  Personally, new city, new home, new environment...  Professionally, new schedule, new contacts, new opportunities.  Personal items affect business items.  Moving into a new home really set me back a bit blog wise.  I'm sure you noticed that my posts have not been as routine as they used to be.  But those months spent settling into a new home is now over and a schedule has been set in place to assure posts are done on a more consistent manner.  But I digress...  This post is about giving thanks.  Thanks to those that have made 2014 a successful one for this website.  Also, I want to give a little insight on what is to come in 2015.  So let's get right to it.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Death's Messengers

Death's Messenger
Hey there.  When I was in high school, I would enjoy going to my AP Physics class.  Not so much because physics are thrilling, but because my teacher would start the class with a zen story.  These stories were meant to have the students think outside the box.  He deemed them, "thinking can't tales" and I looked forward to them.  They fascinated me.  They were indeed thought provoking and more often than not, I thought about the story well after class ended.  Well today, I came across a story that took me back to those days in class.  Let me tell you the story of Death's Messengers.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Case of the Missing Wedding Picture

Jack and Sally Kissing
Our wedding picture.  Well... not quite but pretty damn close!  lol
Hey there. Every weekend, for the past month or so, the wife and I have been working our butts off to make our house a home.  We've put up furniture, we've put up curtains, we've picked up couches, we've set up our kitchen, we cleared out our garage, we've set up our rooms, we even got ourselves a new TV.  But you know what... it still didn't feel like home.  Like my wife mentioned last weekend, it still feels like we're staying in a hotel.  Hmmm...  It sucks when your house doesn't feel like your home, but we realized why!  We had absolutely NO pictures up on the walls.  NONE.  We've spent so much time and energy setting everything else up that we didn't bother with the pictures.  Well, that's the project we handled last weekend!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Damn You Blogging Gods!!!

It's true.  Says so in the blogging codex.
Hey there.  I've been away for a bit.  I've been extremely busy getting our home move in ready.  Oh, I didn't tell you guys?!  We're moving!  I've been working feverishly to get all kinds of projects done before we move in full time.  But I degress... that's for another blog post.  I spent the last 2 hours working on a blog post.  I filled you in as to what was going on and one of my awesome Super Mario themed ideas that I was going to start working on.  And then... the blogging gods decided that my blog post was too damn good to share with the world and decided to devour it.  NOOOOOOOO!!!!  2 hours of work, gone.  Vanished.  Disappeared.  Even though there is an auto save feature in Blogger, for whatever reason, my post simply disappeared.

Friday, March 7, 2014

My Laptop is Plagued by the Black Screen of Death

Black Screen of Death
Oh no!!!  Black Screen of Death!!!
Hey there. Sorry for my lack of posts these past few weeks. My time has been consumed dealing with some personal matters and I've been spending most of my free time focusing on that. Nothing negative, actually, quite positive, but nevertheless, extremely time consuming. And even when I can squeeze out some free time, I can no longer post since my laptop is suffering from the, "Black Screen of Death." Ugh! My machine won't boot up. The windows logo appears, but soon after that, I see a black screen with my mouse curser. That's it. Nothing to click, nothing to escape, keyboard is not responding so I can't get to the task manager or run anything via the command prompt. Nothing but black death!

Friday, August 2, 2013

July Fitness Challenge Over

Hey there.  July is done and done.  I took on the month looking to improve my fitness stats.  Last year, I did a pretty good job at keeping myself somewhat fit.  This year... not so much.  My wife has been on a mission to get herself in the best shape possible and it's only fair that I follow suit and support her.  So July was it.  That was the month I was going to get back on track.  Now, it's over and it's time to reap the benefits of my hard work!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sorry I Have Been MIA

Need to post!  Gotta podcast!  Need to post!  Gotta podcast!
Hey there.  Sorry I've been MIA recently.  I've been so caught up with work and working out that I haven't been able to carve the time to write something up and I feel completely horrible for not writing.  That's a good sign, right?  lol  No worries though.  I'm back.  I'm done with being missing and I need to get back into the swing of things and decided that a quick, "what's up", post will do it.  So what's going down?  Let's find out!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

July Fitness Challenge and 30 Day Exercise Challenge

A little Instagram Fun
Hey there.  I have been gone for the past week or so.  I took some much needed time off from work (both my day job and my online job) and now I feel refreshed and ready to go!  But during that time off, I decided that it's time to get back into shape.  I took on The Hero Rush and The Gladiator Rock'n Run last year and I felt like I wouldn't be able to complete those challenging obstacle courses today.  That's why, I took on the July Fitness Challenge that my wife started doing.  First off, the July Fitness Challenge is more of an Instagram thing (Follow me here).  You take a picture everyday about the topic at hand.  The thing with this one, though, is that most of it is fitness related so it pushes you to work out.  I thought it was an easy enough challenge to get back on track.  But then, the wife and I also decided to do a separate fitness challenge on the side.  You do a set of exercises every day for the month.  Check out the 30 Day challenge below: