Minggu, 31 Maret 2013

Grunge Style with a Classic twist ~ Wanna look like a Biker Chick on a night out?

Tired of always looking like a lady when clubbing and you want to dance the night away, without having the hassle of your hemline riding up? Here I give you one of my looks, where you can combine your casual jeans into an overall glamorous look.
 
 Biker chic glam!
 
 

My Look Essentials:  
~ Black faux leather and lace Peplum top from JANE NORMAN
~Brown Snakeskin belt from ZARA
~Acid wash distressed jeans from COOL CAT,Amsterdam
~Snakeskin Silver ankle boots from RIVER ISLAND
~Silver collar statement neckpiece studded with blue and crystal stones FROM DIVA.
~ Black Snakeskin Clutch from MANGO
 
 
   
  My Snakeskin Silver boots are my most treasured purchase from River Island on my recent trip to AmsterdamIt makes me feel like I can conquer the world in them..haha..Really does make me feel I can dance all night long in them ! 
 
This silver neckpiece I got from this brand DIVA in Bali. Very glamorous. 
 
 
 
One of my favourite looks. Go Rock It..  Vroom On!
 

Glam It Up ~ My Foxy Golden Look !

  I wrote a previous post about how the Gold look continues to reign in the fashion scene. For a friend's birthday bash I recently went for, I decided to be really Bold and go All Gold !

 
My Look Essentials:
~ Gold Corset Fit Peplum Top with black lace imprint from FOREVER NEW
~ Black Bandage Skirt with Sequin piping on the side from BEBE
~ Gold Grecian Belt from MANGO
~ Gold ankle boots from RIVER ISLAND
~ Gold studded box clutch from MANGO
~ Feather Earrings from DIVA,(Bali)
 
 
 
 One of my latest shoe obsessions : My pointed toe, Gold Ankle boots from River Island with gold metallic stiletto heels. Very versatile for both my day and night dressing.
 

Sabtu, 30 Maret 2013

Pop of Colour ~ My Look with Trends Mixed Up!

      Owning your unique style is all about mixing up trends to suit your personality and body type. So in this look I've mixed up a number of the latest fashion trends : Colour Blocking + Peplum + Prints + Neon + Fold Over Clutches + Holographic trends all integrated into one look for my night out with friends for dinner at my favourite Mediterranean restaurant.



My Look Essentials :
~ Multi coloured graphic print top from Zara.
~ Orange Peplum high waisted skirt from Zara
~ Neon Pink Bow detail belt from H & M
~ Holographic Silver Pumps from H & M
 ~ Fold Over Clutch in Silver and Pink H & M
~ Holographic Nail Paint



Holographic Trend:
Close Up of my favourite pair of Holographic Shoes. A really hot trend this season and goes with almost any outfit. I wear them with my jeans as well as skirts and dresses for a night out.
 

Holographic Nail Paint to match the shoes; looks uber cool.


 
Fold Over Clutches
These clutches really provide amazing storage and come in dual colours. Totally love them.
 
     
   I love mixing it up every now & then. Don't ever keep it boring or predictable ! 
  
 

 

Summertime Loving ~ My Hook the Day Look for the season!

    This is one of the cool,comfy and stylish looks I sported on my recent vacation to beachy Goa. Given the soaring temparatures, dressing comforatably is essential, but still remaining stylish makes your look tick.


My look essentials:~ White Zara sleeveless top
~ Zara Floral denim shorts
~ Coloured hand beads from Aldo
~ Sunglasses from Aldo
~ White, gold and blue patterned statement neckpiece from Bali.

  
     So just by adding some stylish coloured accessories you can add a twist to white and floral paired simple summer dressing. Go Summer Style !

Gold Fashion Fever ~ Screams Glitz & Glam!

    The gold trend in both big and small doses transcends season and time of day. Today it's all about everyday Opulence. It makes a strong statement. Gold is a decadent,luxurious shade and continues to be a major fashion trend even in this season.
Here are some of my favourite Gold trends:

 
 A muted gold sequined gown fit for a queen.
Metallic gold YSL clutch and matching gold cuff.
Gold Sequined peep toe heels
Gold glitter nail polish to finish the look

 

  The daring ones could incorporate all the above gold fashion trends in one look or for a more conservative yet bold statement work one gold trend into your overall look.
   With so many gold trends to choose from,it's hard not to climb onto the gold wagon..Go Glitzy!


NCAA Tourney 2013 - Elite 8

Good morning everyone.  I know that you were waiting eagerly at the edge of your computer for this entry to be posted, coming off of my 3-5 showing over the past couple of days.  I'll let you know that I predicted the exact number of points that was scored in the Louisville-Oregon game (my prediction was Louisville 75-71, the final score was Louisville 77-69), AND....., that's the only game that we'll revisit...  ;)  As you know, you can go back and recheck any of my predictions in my recent posts...  Before I step out on the limb again (and the branch breaks), I am 37-23 in the tourney so far, with 7 games left to go.  I also wanted to let you know that Tuesday ought to be a milestone day here at Bikini Hill as the blog is likely to surpass the 30,000 viewmark on that day.  Since the first full day of Major League baseball games is on Monday, Tuesday will also likely be the day that my three fantasy baseball teams will officially be out of contention for the rest of the season...  ;)  Here are my picks in the Elite 8:



Saturday, March 30th


Syracuse (29-9) vs. Marquette (26-8)
3:30 p.m. CST
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

Marquette won 74-71 when these teams faced each other at Marquette on February 25th.  Syracuse beat Indiana by 11 and it's hard to beat the same team twice in one season (that's my theme for today)...  ;)

Syracuse      68
Marquette   64



Wichita State (29-8) vs. Ohio State (29-7)
6:05 p.m. CST
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

I still remember the commentators talking about how Pittsburgh might give Gonzaga trouble and go far if they got past the Shockers.  Look at Wichita State now... (but look fast, because I think that this will be their last game)...

Ohio State          75
Wichita State    68




Sunday, March 31st


Michigan (29-7) vs. Florida (29-7)
1:20 p.m. CST
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Both of these teams have the same record, so this game will end in a tie...  Okay..., I actually just like the schedule that the Wolverines played more than that of the Gators (although Florida did eliminate Cinderella), so...

Michigan    73
Florida        69



Duke (30-5) vs. Louisville (32-5)
4:05 p.m. CST
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

Duke won 76-71 when these teams faced each other at Louisville on November 24th.  We already know that it's hard to beat the same team twice in one season, and this game is being played in Cardinal Country (yeah, I know, that did Arizona a lot of good)...  ANYWAY...

Louisville     74
Duke              70



I hope that you have a great weekend of college basketball (and Sunday Night Baseball - Rangers vs. Astros), and I'll see you again on Monday!



Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

Hula Hoop Bags ~ Chanel's Intriguing New Bag !

   Chanel's Spring 2013 collection showcased rather a unusually shaped, colossal white quilted leather purse anchored between to two giant black hula hoops. We're intrigued, we're amused, and, perhaps most of all, we're confused.
Paired with a swimsuit on the runway at Paris Fashion Week, we assumed this Chanel bag was intended for the beach. After seeing it, many wondered–why is it so big? Does it fold out into a bicycle? Can it be used as a chic lean-to in inclement weather?

Well, Karl Lagerfeld himself decided to clear the issue up.
He said in an interview : 'The bag is for the beach! You need space for the beach towel. Then you can put it into the sand and hang things on it.'
 If Kim Kardashian can park her Hermes Birkin in the sand, we suppose the 1% can bring giant Chanel bags to the shore too. But this thing is Huge. The diameter of this hula hoop purse was estimated at around three feet.

 

 
Most people probably assumed that it would never see the light of production, but never underestimate the humor behind Kaiser Karl. Instead, Chanel is selling a miniature version of the bag, and while the size was cut down to 24 centimeters across, the cost is still quite large: It retails for $2,400. Heavy Price to Go Hula !



 

2013 Fantasy Baseball Draft Results - 3 Teams

Good afternoon everyone.  The first pitch of the 2013 Major League Baseball season is about 55 hours away (depending on when I hit the 'publish' button), so this seems like a good time to enter the results of my fantasy baseball drafts.  Each draft consisted of 28 rounds, and when I enter the players that I picked, I will show them in the spot that I selected them overall.  I'm just saying that if a player is the 3rd one listed on a given team, then I took him in the 3rd round (so I won't type a 3 by him, etc...).  All 3 of these teams will be competing in 10-team rotisserie leagues.  The 10 statistical categories being scored are HR, RBI, Batting Average, Runs, Steals, ERA, Wins, Saves, Strikeouts, and WHIP.  I just ignore the first 2 categories, and try to win the other 8.  I finished in 3rd place in a league with this format 2 years ago, and I was doing so badly last year that I gave up when I moved to Las Vegas at the start of August (and giving up isn't first nature to me - I was really doing THAT BAD)...  You're more than welcome to go back and read 'My 2012 Fantasy Baseball Draft/Strategy & Results' from the archives if you want a more in-depth discussion of my draft strategy, or if you simply enjoy trainwrecks and want to see the group of players who largely underperformed or found the injured list...  The average length of each of this year's drafts was about two hours.  This is the trio of teams that I will be fielding (initially anyway) during the upcoming season:




The View From Bikini Hill (Catchy name, I know...)


2) Trout (L.A. Angels) (OF)
19) Price (TB) (SP)
22) Kimbrel (ATL) (RP)
39) A. Gonzalez (L.A. Dodgers) (1st)
42) C. Lee (PHI) (SP)
59) Greinke (L.A. Dodgers) (SP)
62) Papelbon (PHI) (RP)
79) Halladay (PHI) (SP)
82) J. Zimmerman (WAS) (SP)
99) Nathan (TX) (RP)
102) I. Kennedy (AZ) (SP)
119) J. Peavy (CWS) (SP)
122) Street (SD) (RP)
139) Revere (PHI) (OF)
142) Victorino (BOS) (OF)
159) Montero (AZ) (C)
162) Aoki (MIL) (OF)
179) Werth (WAS) (OF)
182) De Aza (CWS) (OF)
199) Marte (PIT) (OF)
202) Crisp (OAK) (OF)
219) Arroyo (CIN) (SP)
222) Span (WAS) (OF)
239) J. Pacheco (COL) (UT)
242) Youkilis (NYY) (3rd)
259) A. Ramirez (CWS) (SS)
262) D. Murphy (NYM) (2nd)
279) B. Roberts (BAL) (2nd)



The Bikini Hill Nine


10) Kershaw (L.A. Dodgers) (SP)
11) Strasburg (WAS) (SP)
30) Kimbrel (ATL) (RP)
31) Weaver (L.A. Angels) (SP)
50) Goldschmidt (AZ) (1st)
51) Medlan (ATL) (SP)
70) Scherzer (DET) (SP)
71) Kipnis (CLE) (2nd)
90) Andrus (TX) (SS)
91) J. Johnson (BAL) (RP)
110) Lincecum (SF) (SP)
111) C.J. Wilson (L.A. Angels) (SP)
130) A. Escobar (KC) (SS)
131) Pagan (SF) (OF)
150) Victorino (BOS) (OF)
151) Freese (STL) (3rd)
170) Lynn (STL) (OF)
171) Revere (PHI) (OF)
190) Cishek (MIA) (RP)
191) Ichiro (NYY) (OF)
210) E. Cabrera (SD) (SS)
211) Storen (WAS) (RP)
230) Jay (STL) (OF)
231) Madson (PHI) (RP)
250) Montero (AZ) (C)
251) M. Young (PHI) (1st)
270) J. Pacheco (COL) (UT)
271) Blanco (SF) (OF)



The Bikini Hill Bobcats (Sensing a theme here?)


9) Verlander (DET) (SP)
12) C. Gonzalez (COL) (OF)
29) Kimbrel (ATL) (RP)
32) A. Gonzalez (L.A. Dodgers) (1st)
49) G. Gonzalez (WAS) (SP) (You can't have too many Gonzalez's...)
52) Greinke (L.A. Dodgers) (SP)
69) Halladay (PHI) (SP)
72) Motte (STL) (RP)
89) Moore (TB) (SP)
92) Romo (SF) (RP)
109) J. Johnson (BAL) (RP)
112) C.J. Wilson (L.A. Angels) (SP)
129) C. Gomez (MIL) (OF)
132) Lester (BOS) (SP)
149) Crawford (L.A. Dodgers) (OF)
152) A. Escobar (KC) (SS)
169) Lynn (STL) (SP)
172) Revere (PHI) (OF)
189) Pagan (SF) (OF)
192) Freese (STL) (3rd)
209) Montero (AZ) (C)
212) Aybar (L.A. Angels) (SS)
229) E. Cabrera (SD) (SS)
232) Y. Alonzo (SD) (1st)
249) D. Murphy (NYM) (2nd)
252) Infante (DET) (2nd)
269) Marte (PIT) (OF)
272) J. Pacheco (COL) (UT)


 PHEW...  That will give you something to look at while you're marveling at my wonderful NCAA tourney picks.  Yep, Coach went 13-2 in the Sweet 16 last year, and 1-3 in the same round last night...  :P  And yes Pete, I've picked against Syracuse the last two times and have been wrong (I'll have more for you later)...  ;) I will be back tomorrow with my Elite Eight picks for tomorrow and Sunday.  Have a great day everyone!
















Add some Comic Book Cool to your wardrobe!

Maybe it's the flurry of super hero-themed summer blockbusters,but countless comic book strips inspired fashion have been catching my eye lately. The comics with their printed heroes,which have fascinated and won over whole generations,have turned their conquest to glamour.Today you see the comic strip trend splashed all over clothes,shoes and bags.
   Here seen are comic strips patterns on ankle boots, pencil skirts, denim shorts with comic strip patchwork and a t shirt inspired by the love for comics. Go add some fun to your style!


Kamis, 28 Maret 2013

Sail Away this Summer ~ with a Nautical themed outfit.

 
The 1st picture outfit essential: Sailor inspired striped tube top paired with fuchsia pink shorts and blue kitten heel pumps. Finish off the look with a matching pink satchel bag, a silver neckpiece and paint your nails as per the tone of your outfit.
    Nautical fashion will be one of the hottest trends for this summer! Nautical trends looks crisp, clean, classy and elegant. The classic, clean lines look fabulous on many silhouettes and is a great look for warm weather anywhere. Although the nautical trend has been around in the past, this year is a bit different. Think exclusive cruise or yacht club more so than the Navy. Learn how to integrate some of the bold or subtle pieces into your wardrobe this summer.. Ready for the High Seas!

Uber Cool in Bali ~ The newest and coolest place to hang out in Bali is undoubtedly Potato Head Beach Club.

 
As you enter you are wowed from the get go. The first thing that grabs your attention is the buildings fa├žade adorned with hundreds of  multi-coloured  rustic, mismatched window shutters.
 
 
Inside the vibe is warm and funky, with vintage furniture, cool retro lighting. It has a beach side infinity pool, great bar & tapas menu and a large lush grassy area. It has one of the best Sangrias, in the whole of Bali, that I sampled.The day beds by the pool are great to relax and lounge around with a stunning sea view right before you.
   The place is buzzing with electric youthful energy. And you can only imagine the chaotic parties that kick in after dark, with the crowd enjoying the whopping sounds from the Resident DJs. Potato Head also has it's own on-site boutique, where you can pick up some cool clothes and accessories...So Head right On ! 
 

Fancy getting a little Kinky with your style? ~ Bondage clutches are the hottest accessory this season.

They are available in the Reece Hudson collection. These clutches feature a chain and attached wrist cuff for an effortlessly playful way to keep your bag glued to your hand..Go Kinky !
 
 

Rocked My World ~ Rock Bar is hailed as one of the best bars in Bali and a total must visit place here.

Guests get to ride a special cable car down an imposing cliff to get into this brilliantly engineered bar at the Ayana Resort & Spa in Bali. Perched just 46 feet above the Indian Ocean, #RockBar is a beautiful setting with a panoramic view of the ocean, to enjoy a drink or three and watch the sunset. Signature cocktails designed by an international bar consultant use only the highest quality imported liquors blended with local fruits, herbs and spices to complement the natural, relaxing setting. My personal favourite signature cocktail was their Rock My World; made with vodka, Grand Marnier,pineapple juice, grapefruit juice and fresh orange..Rock On in Bali !  
 

I Remember The First Time (10)

"I believe in cold pizza..." -@Smuirf- (via twitter)

"#txstfollowtrain where it's okay for your BAC and your GPA to be the same..."
-@BabyyLeaalz- (via twitter)

"Murder victims are always described as well-loved, wicked nice people, so I try to piss at least one person off per day for my own safety..." -@SleepingSuspect- (via twitter)

"Your college has a what?  #nicetry Try having an on-campus bar, a river that runs through campus, and parties every night! #TxStFollowTrain" -@94Laurennn- (via twitter)

"If you use your favourite song as your alarm, it won't be your favourite song for very long..."
-@_RichardParry_- (via twitter)



I remember the first time that I gave some space to the Texas State Follow Train...  It seems that the ole alma mater has some pretty clever students...  ;)

I remember the first time that I gave pizza some space in the blog (this being the first time seems highly doubtful...).  Cold pizza happens to be my favorite breakfast, so that's how you get the leadoff quote on Bikini Hill...  In related news, if you see a pizza sign on top of a vehicle around San Marcos, America, you can be sure that the delivery vehicle you're seeing WON'T BE the slow one in traffic...

I remember the first time that I shared the material of professional comics on this theme day.  If you've ever watched any of the Comedy Central celebrity roasts, you've surely seen Jeffrey Ross.  He's going by Jeff now, and he has a show called 'Jeff Ross Roasts America' on that same network.  As he tours the country, he brings up volunteer audience members to "roast."  When he was addressing one woman, he asked, "Who does your hair, the Joker?..."  Check out the show...  :)  Speaking of my diet (bet you didn't see that non-segue coming), I won't be down to 215 pounds by the end of this month because I caved and decided to eat bread again (don't worry, I'm not about to type in "nom, nom, nom..." - well, maybe I was about to)...  Anyway, this comes to you from Jim Gaffigan:  "You always hear swimming is the best exercise, but have you seen how fat whales are?  It's just not working for the whales..."  :)  Check out his 'Mr. Universe' DVD.

I remember the first time that MTV's 'The Real World' showed up at work.  Last weekend my manager told me to let some people cut in line to visit our rooftop bar because they were with 'The Real World' (somebody had a camera).  I'm sure that their credentials were good, but that just seems like a great scam, to get a group of your friends, a video camera, and to visit the local bars saying that you're part of a reality show...  :)

I remember the first time that I posted the most that I've ever posted for this blog.  This entry is my 11th post in the past 10 days, and I will also be making entries here tomorrow and Saturday (and you just thought that I was being lazy when I took that little break at the start of the month)...  :)  When you finish reading this entry, you can see my basketball predictions for tonight's and tomorrow's games by scrolling down to yesterday's entry (NCAA Tourney 2013 - Sweet 16).

I hope that you have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

  




Rabu, 27 Maret 2013

Toying With It ~ Chanel Lego Clutches the newest craze this Spring Summer 2013.

 Inspired by the famous Lego brick toys these clutches give a whole new meaning to a fun night out. The bright  Candy hues have a very beachy style. The more glam ones in darker hues and some glittery ones too would work just fab for the night. Still toying with the idea?  Go get your Lego clutch from Chanel.. Go Play girl !
 
 
  

Dining with a Breathtaking view of Rice paddies ~ Sardines in the Seminyak area in Bali is so romantic.

An artsy outdoor restaurant overlooking it's own private rice fields. Topped up with a fabulous menu starring fresh seafood and organic produce from Sardine's own farm. A must try the Sea Bass and Scallop Ravioli. Desserts are also mouth watering, from a Coconut Panna cotta to grilled bali pineapple served with raspberry lime granita, yoghurt mousse and a pineapple tuile.  The outdoor lounge has a more chilled vibe with daybeds to relax for coffee, cocktails and conversations under the stars.. Go Bali and surprise your special someone with something off the beaten track.
 

Locked Up in Love ~ A symbol of love throughout Europe, Prague is no exception with the love locks along the canal near Charles Bridge in Prague's Mala Strana.

 The symbolism behind the locks ~ Everlasting Love.  Lovers fix their locks on fences and gates, often throwing away the key in a romantic gesture of their love, locked together through time. So next time you visit Prague, make sure you get 'locked in love' ! 
 
 

Yummiest Macaroons at Yauatcha ~ Savour It !

Yauatcha at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai has some of the most delicious Macaroons in town available in an array of flavours like Pistachio, Blueberry, Vanilla, Brandy, Raspberry and Mandarin An ideal way to finish your meal on a sweet note.


NCAA Tourney 2013 - Sweet 16

Good morning everyone.  I flipped through the onscreen t.v. guide and I could be watching 'Tori Spelling Jewelry Collection' right now, but I opted to give you some basketball predictions instead...  My record currently stands at 34-18 for this tournament.  I went 13-2 last year in the 'Sweet 16' (without making predictions throughout the earlier rounds).  It seems like it will be a noteworthy task matching that 13-2 mark this time around after looking at these first 8 games.  In 6 of these first 8 contests, the line is 6 points or less.  Ummmm, good luck favorites...  :)  And good luck Coach - here we go...



Thursday, March 28th

Miami                       71
Marquette              63

Arizona                   72
Ohio State              69

Indiana                    67
Syracuse                 66

Wichita State         72
La Salle                    70



Friday, March 29th

Louisville                 75
Oregon                      71

Kansas                      65
Michigan                  62

Michigan State       66
Duke                           63

Florida                       73
Fla. Gulf Coast        64



Have a great day and I will see you again tomorrow!










Selasa, 26 Maret 2013

'Could You? (10)'

"My mom thinks my friends are bad influences, but honestly, I'm usually the one coming up with the ideas..."
-@Nika28531- (via twitter)

"I'm attracted by looks, but personality makes me stay..." -@BestLoveNotes- (via twitter)

"You'd think after a day of traveling I'd have some funny stories to tell...  All I've got is DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOMES IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO!!!" -@rachellinfox- (via twitter)

"I always try and go back to sleep to finish a dream..." -@shannonjadee- (via twitter)

"If you can't find Bigfoot after 25 years of looking, then you sir suck at 'Finding Bigfoot'..."
-@fatbeano- (via twitter)



Could you not be so excited about your job?  Have you ever had the waiter or waitress who is just WAY TOO AMPED UP about serving you?  I'll admit that I try to have a positive disposition (you wouldn't necessarily know that by reading my blog... :P) and that I did wait tables when I was an undergraduate, but my Dad and I had "that guy" wait on us at dinner last night.  Not long after he greeted us EXCITEDLY, the nearby "eight-top" was seated, and he welcomed them with, "IS EVERYBODY HERE?!"  After they nodded and answered yes, he IMMEDIATELY followed that up with, "ARE WE MISSING ANYBODY?!"  Now look..., EINSTEIN..., if they're all here, they probably aren't missing anybody...  Reminds me of the people at work who come at me with "really?" or "seriously?" after I tell them that no glass is allowed upstairs.  NOOOO, I just said that to BOTHER YOU...  :)

Could you steal my thunder?  I was about to come on here this week and tell you that I was predicting that Gonzaga would not win the national championship.  I was about to call Gonzaga the "Boise State of college basketball" (although I have more respect for the Gonzaga basketball team than the Boise State football team - they play more people)...  Then Gonzaga goes and loses to Wichita State on Saturday - uggghhh...

Could you be more perplexed?  This happened at work a few weeks ago, but got lost in my scattered blog notes...  At the checkpoint I man on the way to the Veranda (the bar on the roof), I usually (always) place drinks under the stool that I sit on so that I won't die of thirst when I can't get away.  Depending on how healthy I'm trying to be that week, the combination and sizes of the water, Coke, and Red Fuel will vary...  As I was preparing to take my position in this spot for a weekend shift, I placed my drinks on the floor before moving the stool there to cover them (the stool and me sitting on the stool protects the drinks).  Well, an older lady who was not aware of anything that I just typed saw me placing three drinks on the floor in the corner of the hallway and looked at me like I was..., COMPLETELY INSANE...  :)

Could you be just a little prepared?  I don't smoke, but I find a more than a little amusing that so many smokers never seem to have cigarettes..., or a lighter...  :)



Could you tell me how it's going to play out when you..., COMPLETELY LOSE YOUR MIND?  Again, from work not too long ago, from one customer to another:

"Where are we going?  It's like..., a tunnel..."


Below is the eyewitness account from my last day working at Harper's, Slackers, and The Veranda...

"He just lost it man, he just went CRAZY!!  He was flipping those poker chips, like,  A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR, and he just started SCREAMING, 'IT'S NOT A MAZE, IT'S NOT A MAZE!!!  It's a HALL WAY...  You go UP or DOWN!!!  There's NOT A MOUSE, and you're not going to find any CHEESE!!! And it's NOT A TUNNEL!!!  Do you SEE ANY dirt or shovels???!!!  C'mon people, it's a HALLWAY!!!'  Then they just wrapped the guy up in a straight-jacket and carted him off.  It was SO SCARY..."
(Then the eyewitness looks around)  "You know, this REALLY IS like a maze..."  :)



Could you tell from that little rant that I hear the maze comment EVERY SINGLE TIME that I work the stairs, and that it NEVER FAILS to amuse me?  ;)

Could you give a warm welcome to everyone who is playing fantasy baseball with me?  I had my last draft on Saturday, and as I said yesterday, you will be seeing the results of all three of my drafts this Friday.  Something funny happened this weekend, regarding my draft and the blog...  I went to the chatroom for the draft, said hello to everyone, and posted the address for my blog.  Well..., this time, no one ended up chatting, but when I returned home from work on Saturday night and looked at my blog stats, my 'Draft Strategy' article had been viewed at least four times...  :)  For those of you who don't write a blog, the blogspot stats don't match your total views, so when the stats show you how many times a post has been viewed, that's the MINIMUM number of times...  ANYWAY, I found that to be pretty funny, but I'm not worried about it.  EVERYONE ELSE'S strategy is to try to win all 10 stat categories in fantasy baseball, while I admit that I'm only trying to win 8...  :P

Could you do some basketball studying today?  I will be back tomorrow with my picks for the 'Sweet Sixteen...'  It was at this point last year that I started picking winners and scores for the games here on the blog, and I proceeded to go 13-2.  That appears to be quite the lofty standard for this tournament (34-18 to this point), but we'll see if I can compete against last year's standard...

Have a great day and I will see you again tomorrow!
    







      


Senin, 25 Maret 2013

Dr. Sketchy's – February and March

Been on a nice little tear of making it out to Dr. Sketchy's sessions...I think I've attended three of the last four! It certainly doesn't hurt that the models have been lovely! Here are some of my efforts from the February and March meetings.









That Could Be Us!

"You talk too much for someone who has nothing to say..." -@BrainSeducer- (via twitter)

"I'm not really funny, I'm just unstable with my thoughts and they come out of my brain in a funny way..."
-@PUEBLOPLUG- (via twitter)

"It's amazing how clean a house can get on rage..." -@kjmeow- (via twitter)

"My first crush was on Beaker from The Muppets, just in case you wondered what type of guys catch my eye..." -@StellaGMaddox- (via twitter)

"I think the words you stop yourself from saying are the ones that will haunt you the longest..."
-@Yalyeh- (via twitter)



Good afternoon everyone.  I know what you're thinking, I know, I know...  You're thinking that we should have a contest to see which of first two quotes above best relates to my blog - y'all are SO MEAN...  :)

A little trivia question for you...  What do VCU, Duke, St. John's, Iowa State, Maine, Mercer, East Tennessee State, Lipscomb, and Stetson have in common?  All of these schools have basketball teams that are saying, "WE should be in the Sweet Sixteen - that could be us!"  Okay, Duke ACTUALLY IS in the Sweet Sixteen, but this is the list of schools that beat Florida Gulf Coast during the season.  Lipscomb actually beat them twice, just in case you're keeping score at home...  Congratulations Eagles, you are making this tournament very interesting!  :)  You also account for 2 of my 16 losses...  :P


My predictions fared better in the 'Round of 32' - I went 11-5 over the weekend, and my total for the tournament now stands at 34-18.  All of my picks should look as good as my Miami vs. Illinois call...

My prediction:  Miami 62  Illinois 56     Actual score:  Miami 63  Illinois 59


I slept REALLY WELL after I got back from work last night, and I've got plans to see my dad today, so I'm going to keep this post short.  The bad news (for you) is that I am going to post every day this week through Saturday.  Here is a preview of what you can expect this week:

Tomorrow (Tuesday):  My next 'Could You?' post...
Wednesday:  My predictions for the 'Sweet Sixteen'...
Thursday:  My next 'I Remember The First Time' post...
Friday:  The draft results from my three fantasy baseball drafts...
Saturday:  My predictions for the 'Elite Eight'...

Due to what has transpired already, do you realize that it is GUARANTEED that we will see either Wichita State or La Salle playing this weekend in the Elite Eight?  Gotta love the madness...  :)

I hope that you have a great day, and I'll see you again tomorrow!





Minggu, 24 Maret 2013

Creamsicle Buccaneers

There are iconic uniforms, and then there are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beautifully quirky orange and red set, worn from the team's inception in 1976 until 1996. Unfortunately, this look is far more associated with losing than with winning, and never more to more hilarious effect than in that inaugural season. In the midst of a 0-14 campaign, coach John McKay was asked by a reporter after a game what he thought of his team's execution... to which he replied, "I'm in favor of it!"


Sabtu, 23 Maret 2013

NCAA Tourney 2013 - 3rd Round (Sunday)

Good evening everyone.  I guess there's a good reason that I didn't predict any games for last year's tournament until the 'Sweet Sixteen'...  I got SHREDDED yesterday, only going 8-8, which puts me at 24-14 for the tourney so far this year (1-1 today).  I was extremely tired after work last night, and my fantasy baseball draft took the expected two hours today, so FINALLY, here are my picks for tomorrow's games.  Thanks for your patience...



Sunday, March 24th



Ohio State                          75
Iowa State                          65

Indiana                                78
Temple                                71

Kansas                                 74
UNC                                     66

Florida                                  65
Minnesota                           58

San Diego State                70
Florida Gulf Coast            66

Mississippi                          69
La Salle                                61

Miami                                    62
Illinois                                  56

Duke                                     73
Creighton                            62



I hope that somehow you have some brackets that are still alive and that you enjoy the rest of your basketball weekend.  See ya on Monday!



Stripes are Back ~ Stripes are all over the fashion scene currently.

These black and white vertical stripe pants give you the illusion of looking taller and slender, paired perfectly with a fuchsia peplum top for a contrasting look. Accessorised with a chunky silver neckpiece and a silver cuff and finished with black ankle wedge boots. Very on trend and uber sexy.
 

Jumat, 22 Maret 2013

Lace Dresses ~ For the Graceful lady in You !

These dresses are elegance personified. A great alternative for summer.. Breezy, light and pretty. You are sure to look like elegant little lady.
 

NCAA Tourney 2013 - 3rd Round (Saturday)

Good evening everyone.  It's been hectic here on Bikini Hill as I'm now posting twice in one day for the second time in three days, but as you know, I'm a team player...  ;)  Some friends of mine who just returned to San Marcos from Las Vegas yesterday were telling me how long the betting lines were at the sportsbook at 8:00 a.m. as they were heading to the airport.  Yep...  :)  If you don't know, the first four days of the NCAA Tourney (Thursday through Sunday) generate as much betting action as the Super Bowl...  I hope that your brackets are faring better than my predictions so far.  My record for the tournament currently stands at 17-9 (which isn't completely awful), but I expect a little more from myself...  Some of my scores have been very close if you want to sift through my past few prediction posts, but right now, it's time for tomorrow's predictions (not many easy games here either)...  I have my final fantasy baseball draft tomorrow morning, and depending on how I feel after work tonight, you will be getting my predictions for Sunday's 3rd Round games before or after that draft...  Here's the lineup for tomorrow:



Saturday, March 23rd


VCU                        76
Michigan               72

Michigan St.         62
Memphis               59

Louisville              80
Colorado St.         73

Arizona                  78
Harvard                 64

Marquette             68
Butler                     63

Oregon                   70
St. Louis                 66

Gonzaga                 79
Wichita St.            72

California               69
Syracuse                66



If you haven't been doing so, you might want to look at the Vegas betting lines in regard to some of these games, because some of these "upsets" haven't been as big as the media would make them out to be if you're judging purely by how the teams are seeded for the tournament.  I picked California by 3 over UNLV (which happened), I only had Oregon losing by 5 to Oklahoma St. (Oregon, the #12 seed, won), and St. Mary's was actually the Vegas favorite by 1.5 points over Memphis.  Now, the New Mexico game against Harvard WAS AN UPSET...  ;)  I picked Kansas State to win today, by I only had them beating La Salle by 5...  There's a lot to be said for looking at the scores and results for these teams throughout the season...  I wish you the best of luck with your brackets (if they're not in the trash can already), and I'll see you again..., SOMETIME TOMORROW with my picks for Sunday.  Have an outstanding basketball evening!


I Remember The First Time (9)

"My mom texted, "Punxatawny Phil must die" and she lives approximately three hours from him.  Winter will be over soon guys..." -@SharpeBytes- (via twitter)

"Before I die, I want to follow a family around Disneyworld for a day, just to be in the background of all of their photos.  #bucketlist" -@jazzledazzle94- (via twitter)

"Be confident.  Just kidding - life is unpredictable and you should be terrified..."
-@SergioValenCo- (via twitter)

"Good Lord, will someone please take Twitter away from Amanda Bynes?  #hotmess"
-@Mcolette- (via twitter)

"You deserve so much more than what you accept..." -@_msnemo- (via twitter)



I remember the first time that a quote spoke to me...  I really relate to that @msnemo line that is listed directly above - I need to do something about that...

I remember the first time that I never visited the twitter page of Amanda Bynes...  Two quotes up, well..., I just thought that was funny, although I've never seen Amanda's tweets myself...  It's a similar quote to something that I tweeted a little while back, about people needing to have their twitter accounts revoked if they thought that Percy Harvin is better than Anquan Boldin.  Maybe that's why I like it...  :)

I remember the first time that I overslept...  This entry is coming to you later than I had anticipated today because I slept for about seven hours straight after I got home from work last night.  You will be seeing another entry later today with my predictions for tomorrow's third-round NCAA tourney games as soon as I get to look at the matchups.  The reason for this is that I have my final fantasy baseball draft at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.  At some point after I have finished that, I will post my predictions for Sunday's third-round basketball games.

I remember the first time that some of our regular customers gave their parents a tour of my workplace...  Last night I saw Maddie and Ashley, and they both had their mom with them as they showed off the best party spot in San Marcos, America...  ;)  The girls proposed the outstanding idea (hmmmm....) that we should have a slide that our customers could ride from the Veranda down to the ground floor.  Someone ALWAYS has to shoot down a good idea, right?  My thing was that customers would go up to the Veranda JUST to ride the slide...  One of the mothers chimed in that our customers would get sick on the slide, and that someone would have to clean it up...  Don't you just hate it when people steal your thunder?  :)

I remember the first time that I had a simple answer to a question...  Recently customers approached my checkpoint and asked, "how do we get upstairs?"  I nodded toward the stairs and answered, "upstairs..."  ;)



I remember the first time that I was involved in a birthday scavenger hunt...  Last week a group of very excited girls approached me with a piece of notebook paper.  They were animated as they informed me that they had a birthday girl and were participating in a scavenger hunt.  They looked at their list, and the conversation went:

Them:  "You could kiss another dude?..."
Me:  "Hmmmm..., NOOOO..."

Then as they anxiously looked over their list, I asked to see it.  Starting at the top, I noticed the second item - "supercat" (I think that the new Bobcat is actually a "powercat" - ANYWAY....).

Me:  "Isn't this a supercat?"  (I showed them the logo on my ballcap, which I had been wearing backwards).
Them: "YESSSSS!!!"

Here to bring joy into the lives of others..., that's me...  ;)



I remember the first time that I was accused of being on drugs...  I was at my checkpoint, manipulating the three poker chips that I'm almost always playing with, when a guy stops, surveys the situation, and then says:

Guy:  "You're on cocaine..."
Me:  (YEAH, just more than a little surprised...)  "Nooooo..."
Guy:  "You're on..., SOMETHING..."
Me:  (Someone who has NEVER done any drugs, unless you count alcohol of course...) "Nooooo..."



Okay my friends, just be a little patient, and I will be back shortly with a new post outlining my NCAA picks for tomorrow.  Have a great day in the meantime!











  


Peplum Dresses the rage world over !

My personal current wardrobe favourite. Peplum dresses help accentuate curves so well and add the extra flair and drama to your look. Here I teamed a bright blue peplum with a bright orange butterfly belt tat helps cinch in your waist. To complete the look I teamed up a colourful stone necklace and a coloured cuff.