Thursday, December 29, 2011

Interesting Paintings

Name of Artist:
Mary Cassalt

Name of Artwork: Boating Party

Date: 1893

Period of Art: American, Impressionism

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Miami Heat vs. Chicago bulls Game 3

So it's Game 3 and the Heat are 2-1 in the series.
1st quarter, haslem playing his 2nd game of the season.

Chris Bosh, at the foul line, makes 2 of 2 foul shots.
Bosh, back again at the foul line, making 2 of 2 foul shots. Bosh then making a tricky 2 point shot. Heat putting a couple of points between then and Chicago. James at the foul line making 2 of 2 foul shots.

The heat are looking good in the 2nd quarter. They end the first half @MIA 43 @CHI 40.
Bosh is on fire, coming into the 3rd quarter. Chicago turning over the ball to the Heat. Bibby with a nice 3 point shot.
  • Wade to the foul line making 1 of 2 shots.
  • Bosh also sent to teh line 2 for 2 foul shots.
  • Bibby with another 3 point shot
Deng (Bulls) with an offensive foul against Lebron James with 5:39 left in the 3rd quarter
Bosh with another amazing shot of the game.
Bogens (Bulls), with the miss, Bosh with the rebounded
Dwayne Wade making a nice 2 point shot with 3:56 left in the 3rd quarter
Wade with a one handed layup
Boozer (Bulls), at the foul line making 2 for 2 shots
  • Haslem is back in the game
    • 2:03 Haslem with a 2 point shot
    • making back to back 2 points in this quarter
James making a tricky 2 point shot under the basket
Boozer (bulls) at the line again making 2 of 2 foul shots
We end the 3rd quarter with @CHI 65 @ MIA 68. What a great quarter it has been. The heat really need to get their head in the game, they can't let their guard down...come on Heat you got this.
James come into the 4th quarter, making a nice 2 point shot.
James to Bosh for a nice play, and Bosh with a nice shot
It's anybody's game at this point. With a 4 point game difference who knows what will happen.
  • Rose with a charge on Wade.
    • Bosh with a nice slam dunk
    • Wasde to Haslem for a nuce play
    • turnover by the Bulls, Wade draws the foul with 5:39 left
      • @MIA 80 @ CHI 74
Wade at the line making 2 for 2 of the foul shots

Dereck rose with a bad pass,
  • Lebron James with the with the steal
    • drives the ball to the basket for the 2 point
Heat back in this game. Boozer (Bulls), sent to the foul line, making 2 of 2 foul shots.
    Bosh with the rebound with 3:35 left in the game
    Bosh gets fouled by Joakim Noah, making 2 of 2 foul shots
    2:48 left James with a 2 point shot 
    Haslem with another 2 point shot 
    Boozer making 1 of 2 foul shots 
    LBJ making 2 of 2 foul shots 
    Haslem with the final rebound 

    @CHI 85 @MIA 96 The series is 2-1 at this point

    Stats of the game
    James 22 points
    Wade 17 points
    Halem 8 points
    Bibby 6 points
    C. Bosh 34 points 

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Game 2

    Missed the first half of the game, but got to watch the second half of the game which was pretty intense.
    Udonis Haslem, Miami native and Miami Senior high grad, is back int he game.
    3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Haslem with a one handed slam dunk.
    Haslem stepping up after being out the whole season on an injury. Haslem with another great score bringing @MIA 71 @CHI 65.
    Dereck Rose, Bulls, misses 2 for 2 fouls
    Bosh turns the ball for traveling with 6:37 left in the 4th quarter the @Heat 73 tied with the @Bulls 73. The Miami Heat really needed to step up if they want to win the game. James with a nice 3pt. shot . Then coming in with another 2 pts.
    Wade sent to the foul line. making 2 for 2 foul shots. James, finally stepping up in the in the 4th quarter, with a steal
    • missed the layup
    • gets the rebound
    • and makes the final layup for 2 points
    30 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Wade fouled making 1of 2 shots. The game ends @MIA 85 and CHI 75. Great game in the 3rd and the 4th quarter. Amazing come back for Haslem.

    Stats of the night are as follows:
    • Lebron James: 29 points
    • Chris Bosh: 10 points 
    • Wade: 24 points 
    • Haslem: 13 points  

    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls Game 1

    So for the longest time since the last heat game I wrote about, this was the first game i literally got to watch of the semi-finals.Al though i missed the first quarter and a lot of the 2nd, I did enjoy the game.

    With 1:47 left of the 2nd quarter, Miami was down by two

            • Mia 42
            • Chi 44
    It was a close game in the last two minutes, both teams neck to neck.

    • James to Bosh for a great play
    • Rose tying the game with a 2 pt. shot
    • Deng from the Bulls, sent to foul line with 20 sec. left
      • he makes 2 of 2 foul shots
    • James making an incredible 2 pt. shot with a couple of sec. left
    The 2nd quarter end with @Miami 48 @ Chicago 48
    The 3rd quarter

    • Carlos Boozer (Chicago), made 2 of 2 foul shots
    • Bosh, Heat, with a nice inside layup
    • Wade driving the ball to the basket making a nice 2 pt. shot
    • After Boozer, Bulls, Wade rebounds the ball
    • Bosh for the one handed slam dunk with 9:15 left 
      • 1 point difference
    • Heat fouled by Chicago, and Lebron James come in with a nice 2 point shot
    With 5 minutes left int eh 3rd quarter, the Heat need to get their head in the game as Rose, Bulls, makes 2 of 2 foul shots. Making it a 7 point difference. @Chi 65 @Heat 58. The Heat really need to stop being intimidated at this point and start playing tow in.
    Noah, Bulls, is scrappy and in your, definitely a player to look out for.
    James with a long drive to Wade, Wade with a nuce layup
    3 rd quarter ends @Heat 63 @Bulls 72.

    • Mario Chalmers in for the 4th quarter and with 7 min left in the game, he made a nice 3 point shot. 
    • Rose, Bulls, at the foul line again
    • Bosh with a nice 2 point shot under the basket
    • Chalmers is on fire in teh 4th quarter, but Rose is definitely a force to be reckoned with
    • 5:35 left @MIA 76 @CHI 90
    • Bosh at the foul line, making 2 of 2 foul shots
    • The Heat really need 12 points just to stay alive in this game 
    • Bosh at the foul line again making 2 for 2 foul shots. 
    Even with those extra points, it wasn't enough to help the Heat get back into this game. The 4th quarter ended with @Bulls 103 @Heat 82.

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars
    Monsters in the End

    The Season Finale is here. The girls are at one step closer to finding out Alison's murder. But it doesn't mean that things are getting any easier. 

    An old friend Garret, now a cop, is on a 24/7 watch over Spencer's every move. 

    Caleb is out and seems that Mona is back in Hannah's life. With everything that s going on, Hannah put on a brave face for Spencer, and finds the courage to talk to Caleb and try to find out what it is that Jenna wanted. Caleb told Hannah, that Jenna was looking for a key that Alison may have left them. 

    Aria and Ezra's relationship is getting kind of complicated. They have to be careful with how they act and to who they may be sending a text to. Aria wants to spend some time with Ezra, but being alone in his apartment, Aria accidentally stumbled onto Ezra's page. She saw a picture of him with a woman named Jackie Molina, who apparently had a ring on her finger.

    Caleb went to the festival to give Hannah good bye letter, but ends up giving it to Mona. Mona, has no respect for peoples property nor their privacy. She opened the letter, read and ripped it up, and into the trash it went. @ a glance it read,  "Call me...I love you Hannah."

    Aria then confronted Ezra about the photo. He confesses he was once engaged.
    Emily, reminiscing over Alison, found the key inside a snow globe, that Alison had given to her.
    With the news, the girls decide to meet. Unfortunately, this may bring problems to both Aria and Ezra. Garret, the cop that's supposed to be watching Spencer, saw that Aria left Ezra's apartment. With the conditions of the room, it really doesn't look right in the eye of the cops.

    Meanwhile, Spencer is going behind her mother's best wishes, and had made plans to meet with Tobi. She received a text message from an unknown sender pretending to be Tobi. Tsk tsk tsk. This game is getting pretty twisted. Thinking it was him, Spencer went into the fun house, where she saw a message on the wall, in red, "Having fun yet? Shut up or I'll shut you up." Spencer is then trapped in a nook with a crowbar. Amazingly, who is that finds her? Well, none other than her new suspicious brother in law.

    Tobi, was looking for Spencer outside of the fun house, but Spencer came out with her mother and sister. I thought she was going to blow him off, but then she ran into his arms and they kissed. How cute? Who would've thought Spencer and Tobi would be hooking up? She literally hated him.

    The girls go to #135 storage key, where they find a USB drive with footage of them. Who is it that was spying on them the whole time? Is it Ian? Is it Garret who has been acting suspicious? Well, stay tuned for next season and we may find the answers. It will just be too sad to see the show end, but like all games, they must come to an end.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars
    Someone to Watch Over Me
    ABC Family Mondays @ 8/7 c

    Things are never really dull in Rosewood. There's always a scheme, a lie, or something going on. 

    As Hannah and Caleb get close together, she found a gorgeous owl broach, in Caleb's backpack. Of course she assumed it was for her. A symbol of their first night together. 

    Things heat up as Spencer becomes the prime suspect in Alison's murder investigation. The police got a search warrant and were allowed to search through Spencer's room and go through her stuff. 

    At a time when they need to be careful, Aria sent a romantic text to Ezra, but it was sent to her mom, Ella instead. Emily and Aria hear a suspicious phone call made by Caleb. They try to tell Hannah, but she doesn't believe them, until they see that Jenna is wearing the broach around her neck. 

    Spencer then sees Jenna, using the owl as a USB drive. After Hannah was able to confront Caleb about it, he tells her that Jenna had payed him to spy on Hannah. Instead of confronting Jenna, Hannah slaps her across the face. Talk about a therapeutic move. Jenna is not as defenseless as she appears to be.  

    Tobi and Spencer seem to be getting closer and closer together. So is this a new relationship thats brewing? 
    Spencer went out for a run, only to come back to the house to find Ian, who so graciously offered to help Spencer run away. 

    Emily confesses to Paige that she would look for guys like her, that would get her to do things that she normally would do. 

    More bad news for Spencer:
    • police found threads of the name bracelet in Tobi's sweater 
      • the same sweater Alison had the night she died
    Things aren't looking good for Spencer or even Tobi, for that matter.

    Monday, March 7, 2011

    Pretty Little Liars

    So sorry for the delay, been pretty busy. But last weeks episode of Pretty Little liars was all new and enticing with new juicy turns and twists.

    Some people may say its getting predictable, but at one point or another it just is. But when you think you have it figured out, there's always something new that surfaces. And things are unraveling as the girls continue to play private investigator.

    After last weeks episode, the girls are being questioned once again, after they find out that the blood was not human, it was rats blood. And Spencer becomes the new suspect in the Alison's murder investigation.

    As tensions rise between Paige and Emily, things heat up between Hannah and Caleb.

    As the girls get deeper and deeper into A's game, Tobi and Spencer seem to find comfort in each other.

    Hannah's mom eventually found out that Caleb had been sleeping in the basement, and Emily and Paige seem to be growing closer in their relationship.

    With tensions running high in both Tobi's and Spencer's household, Tobi decided on staying at a motel. Spencer heard a flute playing in the room next door and saw the same bag that Ian had given Jenna on the bed and she noticed the room #: 214. Spencer stayed the night in Tobi's motel room to try and find out what Jenna was doing there.

    After Caleb got kicked out, Hannah goes after Caleb and they spend the night together in a tent. How outdoorsy. As their relationship heats up, another one ends as quickly as it began. Paige wants to stay confined to the shadows, but Emily doesn't. So Emily decided it best for them to stay friends.

    With the play, "Badseed", Ezra had been spending way too much time with Jenna, going over the music ideas for the play, and he began asking Aria a lot of questions about her accident. After debating herself, she decided to tell him the truth about what happened to Jenna.

    Hannah's mom tells Caleb he can stay in the guest room and warns him not to hurt her daughter. The next thing you know Caleb is making a suspicious phone call. "I can't do this anymore. It's over. I'm done."

    As Spencer leaves the motel, Tobi steals a kiss. And as Spencer arrives at her house, she is surpirsed to find a squad car waiting for her.

    • Melissa confesses she had an abortion the summer Ali died
    • Spencer was seeing Ian???? Really? I don't think so/
    After receiving an S.O.S from Spencer, the girls arrive at her house on ly to get a text
    "Spencer Hastings, person of interest in my death."

    The game is getting very personal as each of the girls is being targeted individually.

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011

    Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars
    The Badass Seed

    Things are never dull in Rosewood. There's always something going on. 

    Mr. Fitz, decides to direct a play called "The Badass Seed", a story about a girl who wreaks havoc on her small town. As the play unfolds, the girl finds similarities to the situation that have been put in with A. 
    Jenna's fascination with this play strikes up curiosity, as she asks Mr. Fitz, if she can compose the music for the play, saying that she finds the storyline inspiring. There is something seriously wrong with her. 

    The nightmares aren't only in the real world, but the girls are haunted by the memories of the past and in their dreams. Spencer dream that Melissa already had her baby, and when she went to get a glimpse of the baby, someone came up from behind and grabbed her. To make matters worse, the girls find out that Ian and Jenna seem to know each other, when they see Ian giving a mystery bag to Jenna. Suspicious Suspicious. 

    As Aria, lets her friends convince her to become the stage manager to the play, we see that the situation places them in an uncomfortable position, when Aria slips up and calls Mr. Fitz by his first name. And as Ezra goes out for drinks with Aria's dad, Byron, he finds out that Aria had been looking at colleges in California. This can very well be complication or it can bring them closer together. 

    As the play unfolds, the girls flashback to the night they crashed a frat party. They remember that they say Ian, going up to a room with another girl, other than Melissa. A while later, the girl took a tumble down the stairs and ended up in the hospital. Emily recollects seeing Ian at the top of of the staircase. The girls later, in present day, find a trophy given to Ian, covered in blood, which was planted by A. The girls turned in the trophy to the police this time, but they were the ones that got sucked into A's game once again. 
    They got a text saying, "Rat" me out, your bloods next. -A 

    The plot thickens and the surprises just keep on coming. As their lives get turned upside down, it seems one couple is spicing up their relationship. Caleb and Hannah finally share their first kiss and the sparks are flying. 

    Can't wait to see what happens next. Missed the episode click on Pretty Little Liars and catch up on the episode. You won't be disappointed. 

    Friday, February 18, 2011

    Vampire Diaries

    Vampire Diaries
    Episode 15

    As the episodes continue to go on, more secrets continue to surface. There is more to the story behind the originals and to the Salvatore brothers.

    As Elena continues to dig through the Jonathan Gilbert's diaries, she comes across Stefan's past and how he went on killing rampage on the Gilbert family.

    Damon has decided to host a dinner party to try and lure Elijah into a trap. Damon's stubbornness may just be his biggest downfall. He plans on taking matters into his hands and try to kill Elijah.

    As Elena, continue to read the diary of Jonathan Gilbert, she finds that he had been trying to find a way a to kill an original, and he found a way. It was an Ancient white oak tree, but it had burnt down. Yet, the ashes were the only thing that survived from the tree. From the ashes, the witches created a dagger that would kill the originals, but only if the dagger stayed in place. Unfortunately, the dagger kills all demons. A vampire who kills an original will also meet the same fate.

    Stefan managed to stop Damon from making a big mistake. When things couldn't get any more complicated, Rick decided to take matter into his own hands, and stab the dagger through Elijah, thinking they had killed him. Yet, the dagger was not left in Elijah so he was still alive, putting Elena's life in danger, because Damon had double crossed him.

    Luka's dad takes Bonnies witch powers away and threatens her, that if anything were to happen to his son, she would have to answer to him.
    While Bonnie is getting her powers stripped, Elena continues to act on stupid impulses. She threatens to kill herself, if Elijah continues to promise them that nothing will happen to her or her loved ones. Elijah didn't believe her bluff, but she stabbed herself and then stabbed Elijah with the dagger that could kill an original. As stupid as it was, it was a pretty sneaky tactic. Stefan gave Elena his blood to help her heal her wound.

    Katherine and Elena have some things in common. Katherine is just as tricky and she tricked Damon into killing Elijah, so that she can escape the tombs.

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    Vampire Diaries

    It was another great episode of the Vampire Diaries. The more the story continues, the more we seem to find out.

    From the last episode, we saw that Bonnie, Elena and Caroline had a slumber party.

    This weeks episode, the werewolves figured out that the Vampires wants the moon to stone to break the curse. Once the curse is broken , it will allow vampires to walk the Earth in daylight, and werewolves to transform with the moon, alone.

    Tyler is really all kinds of stupid, helping the werewolves and betraying everyone he's known for years.
    Elena and Stefan decide to get away from it all and decide to go to the Gilbert's lakehouse, to have a romantic getaway. While they were away, Bonnie, Caroline and Jeremy kidnapped Luka, and got some really interesting information out of him. From Luka, they find out:

    • Elijah has his sister
    • they want to kill Claus
    • to kill Claus, Elena must die, since she is the doppleganger

    The werewolves, get into Damon's house and they staked a human, Rick, apparently their not much fro brains are they? Damon is taken down by a wolf with vervain. While they're busy with Damon, Tyler and another wolf go after Stefan and Elena. While Tyler is left keeping watch over Stefan, he tells Tyler that in order for the curse to be lifted, Elena must die. Stefan gets enough strength to save Elena. Mean while, Eljah came to Damon's rescue and the werewolf population is now slightly decreased. LOL!

    Finally, the moment a lot of us has always wanted to see, Jeremy and Bonnie finally get together. It was about time really. Things are finally heating up.

    Disappointments are also in the horizon. Stefan can't believe that Elena would choose to sacrifice herself for other people and to make a deal with Elijah, is worse.

    Stay tuned for this weeks new episode. Stefan confesses to his past and Elena gets a front row seat to the person Stefan used to be.

    Pretty Little Liars

    Feb. 7th Episode

    Aria finds a ticket to Base, the same art opening that Aria and Mr. Fitz had gone to.

    • Aria's dad told her that the ticket was her moms, Ella. 
    • Spencer told Ian that she wasn't going to go to practice, because she was going to Tutor Tobi in French. 
    • Ian of course doesn't believe her
    • Spencer apologizes to tobi for the way that she treated him in the past
    • Aria and Hannah go to school after hours
      • The girls find out that the new kid, Caleb, had been living in school
      • Aria finds that her parents are seeing each other again
    • Aria then gets a text from a saying, "almost got you busted. Wanna know how? Ask Hannah
      • Aria mentions the text to Hannah
      • Hannah then confesses to giving that ticket to Arias mother
    • Tobi told Spencer that he didn't want to continue the French lessons
      • He returned the French version of "The Catcher in the Rye"
    • Melissa tells Spencer that she is pregnant.
      • Talk about the biggest shock. Is there a a reason why this relationship is moving extremely fast? Or is it really ♥?
    • Spencer then found a note in the book that Tobi had returned to her
      • Tobi said, "I found this in Jenna's room. You may be right."
      • The message was in Brail. 

    Friday, February 4, 2011


    courage, energy and luck

    Stone's names: also called crocidolite cat's-eye or African cat's-eye. 

    Color: Tiger eye has a rich yellow and golden brown stripes, with a fine golden lustre when polished. 

    The name's origin: Tiger eye with its bands resembles an eye of tiger, so it is received its name due to this similarity. 

    Wedding anniversary: Tiger Eye is the anniversary gemstone for the 9th year of marriage. 

    From the stone history: Roman soldiers wore tiger's-eye for protection in battle. Tiger Eye was thought to be all seeing due to its appearance. 

    Healing ability: Tiger eye relieves high blood pressure.

    Mystical power: Tiger Eye is used for focusing the mind. 

    Deposits: The most important mine for Tiger Eye is in South Africa

    To read more on it's healing abilities you can click here on Gemstone Encylopedia a great site with in depth explanation of its origins, the diseases it helps in, how to care for each specific gem. It's a great learning experience and you do have to really believe in it in order for it to work. 


    Jewelry made by Me

    So recently, I've really gotten into two things. 

    1. Baking cookies, cakes and trying to practice decorating
    2. Making jewelry, mostly bracelets 
    These are just a few examples of the bracelets I've been making. More are on their way. 

    These are religious icons, I actually haven't shown them at my church, but I will. The iconic beading are the same, but I've re-arranged each one so that it looks differently. These bracelets were kind of a request from some of my friends who are heavily involved in church. They wanted me to do Rosaries, but I haven't sat down and figure it out. It's not as easy as they think it is, that is a little rougher on the eyes and it has to be precise when you do it. For now I'm starting small, and it may be a good business. lol! I sell quite a lot. These are to be sold at $2. It's not really that bad. 

    Noter's Digest:
     Want to know how to make bracelets: 
    Ok, the way I do it is the simple way. It won't require much work really. I want to learn how to different ones though.

    Things you'll need:
    1. elastic jewelery string 
    2. scissors 
    3. ruler
    4. Jewelery glue
    5. and the selection of beads
    How to:
    1. Wrap the string around your wrist 
    2. Once you get the desired length, use the ruler to add at least another 4 in. and cut it from that length
    3. once you do that, before yous tart string the beads, on a flat surface, this is what I do, get one end of the string and tape it down to the surface 
      1. this will help in the beads not flying off every time there's a bad movement. So you won't have to start over every time. Trust me you don't want that 
    4. Then you just start beading 
      1. If it's different assortments I suggest you figure out the design you want, and then start the beading. Again it will facilitate the process
    5. Once your done, measure at a certain point and make sure it fits nicely and perfectly around your wrist 
      1. then just add or take away beads 
    6. Once your done. Tie the two ends together
      1. What i do is like you tie your shoe, as the above pic. and I put a drop of jewelery making glue (specific glue I'll write it later, right now I've seem to have misplaced it)
      2. I repeat step 1, 2 or 3 times, and you have your fast and basic bracelet
    Hope you enjoy. Please feel free to leave a comment or any questions regarding. I've put all basic steps that I use. 

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    White Collar

    Another great episode for White collar.

    Neal and Peter are at it again. This time they are investigating a guy named Chris Halden, who has been accused of stealing a Mandalay ruby from Burma.

    Neal tells Peter that his father was a cop. That was all the information that Neal would disclose about his family. It seems Agent Burke doesn't know everything about Neal.

    Neal decides to talk to Randy Moscoe

    • holding a trend show (a special sale in which vendors present merchandise directly to store personnel or select customers at a retail location or another unique venue) 
    • he is a gem expert

    • have their very own gem vault
    • gems confiscated from the black market
    • poor selection 
    • Neal decides to create a blood diamond of his own
      • Mozzie isn't far behind helping Neal get this done
    • Neal looks super sexy working away at creating a ruby 
    The plan

    • Diana must go under cover as a model 
      • she must wear the ruby around her neck 
    • They caught the smuggler they were looking for 
    • made a deal with him
    • the smuggler back stabbed them and made a deal with the ambassador from Burma
    The Video

    • Chris pin points to specific letters on his shirt
      • all diplomatic children learn this at a young age
    • Spelled out Rocker, his g/f nickname 
    Wilson, Chris's father asks Neal to help him steal back the hard drive that will set his son free. Neal must go back to his old ways, but despite Peter's objections, Peter helps Neal retrieve the hard drive. Neal and Mozzie put a smoke bomb into their fake ruby to turn it into the Burmese to put into their diplomatic pouch. Once it smokes, the person with the pouch will open it up and the contents would fall onto American soil. Very complicated diplomatic immunity rules. Arrgghhh! 

    All in all, Chris made it back home safe and Wilson has a second chance with his son. 

    The secrets of Neal's past continues. This time he tells Peter, that his dad was a dirty cop. Talk about the polar opposites, but Neal is not like his father. Stay tuned for next weeks episode. I just ♥ this show. 

    Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

    I am so excited to report that I was able to see this game live and in person. I was so excited. A special thanks to my boyfriends boss who gave him the tickets. I had such a great time, seeing a game in person in such a long time.

    The 1st quarter, the dynamic duo of wade and LBJ are on fire as Ilgauskas and James face their former team....the Cavaliers.

    The 2nd quarter was great. Wade made a 3pt. shot, then he made a layup, and another 2 point shot straight. He was 3 for 3. It was great. Just when things couldn't get any better , Wade made an amazing great slam dunk. Lebron James was not far behind making great plays.

    In the 3rd quarter, I honestly thought that the Cavaliers were going to tie the game, but the Heat kept their hustle and brought the game back.

    4th quarter.

    • Miller @ 10 min. he made a great 3 pt. shot
    • Cavalier missed the shot
      • Wade scrambles for the ball 
      • gets it down court
        • passes it to Miller to House for the 3
    Wade and Miller are on fire in this quarter, creating great plays

    • Miller and House making back to back shots
    • the last 2 min. in the quarter
      • it was clear it was Heat game
    • Wade scored 26 of his 34 pts. in the 1st half 
    • LeBron James finished with 24 pts. 
    • The Heat game ended with the Heat bringing a home win @Heat: 117 @Cavaliers: 90


    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars - If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again

    The lies, the games, and the deceits continue to play out in this weeks episode. It seems the girls have one more person to worry about. What is Spencer hiding?

    Alison's older brother is back in town. Is there a a hidden motive to his reappearance? Everyone seems to have a hidden agenda.

    Hannah continues to play a's game. This time she's having to target her friends. A sent Hannah a card with one ticket to give to Mrs. Montgomery, Aria's mom. The ticket is for the same art opening that Aria was taking Ezra to in Philadelphia. So i Hannah turning into Alison or are her intentions purely just to help her mom?

    Paige, a girl from Emily's swim team, is showering Emily with empty threats and rude comments towards Em's homosexuality. She even gifted Em with a bracelet band similar to the one Alison had given each of the girls. Spencer decides to investigate the store where Paige had bought it from.

    I still couldn't believe that Hannah actually went through with giving Aria's mom the ticket, pretending it came from the PTA, but when it came time to it, her car won't start. Now is it coincidence that mysterious things happen, as the new kid finds out about it?

    Jason tells Spencer, that Ian was a poster child. A good boy by day and a party boy by night. Very convincing isn't he?

    Ezra and Aria have a great day out in Philly away from Rosewood and its prying ways. But is this date going to come to an end as Aria's mom shows up to the art opening? Is Aria's mom and dad rekindling their love?

    As Spencer does her own investigation on the bead shop, she finds that someone has listed her as the person who bought those bracelets. Sounds like A was behind this. She then confesses tot eh girls, that she had a heated confrontation with Alison the night she disappeared. Ali had been trying to get Spencer to tell Melissa the truth about the kiss she shared with Ian. Spencer didn't back down and said, "What is a leader w/o any followers. It seems to me the question is not whether we will exist w/o you, but will you exist w/o us. As far as I'm concerned you are dead to me already." The shadow in the picture is....that's right it's Spencer's. Very big threat, plausible cause for motive. Take one step forward, 2 steps backwards. Anxious to see next weeks episode already. Missed it this week check it out at ABC Family now.

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Vampire Diaries

    Vampire Diaries returned January 27th to the CW with all new episodes.

    For those who don't know, Vampire diaries was based on the book series of the same name by L.J. Smith. It takes palce in a ficticious town called Mystic Falls, Virginia. I actually want to get to read these books soon.

    The show is very intense. It's action, love, suspense, mystery, magic, fictional characters, everything you would enjoy.

    the Last episode of Vampire Diaries left us with Tyler's first werewolf transformation and the new girl in town Jule, attacking Rose. The legend says that a werewolves bite is deadly to a vampire.

    Tyler and Caroline have been getting pretty close over this secret they share. As Tyler and Caroline get close, her and Matt grow further apart. Regardless, how much she loves Matt, she cannot risk endangering his life again.

    Rose got bit by a werewolf and at first it healed so they dismissed it as a false tale, but soon after a rash began to grow down her back and the pain became unbearable. Not being able to keep the blood down, she went after Elena thinking that she was Katherine. This is by far th best episode yet. The suspense to know what's going to be happen is just enticing. Later, rose had another episode, if you want to call it that., While Elena was getting fresh sheets and towels, Rose disappeared again. This time Elena found her jugging down all of Stefan's and Damon's blood supply. Rose thinking Elena was Katherine, she again went after the girl. It was a full on battle throughout the house. Elena managed to get to safety, but by the time night fell Rose was gone and Elena had no idea where she was. Hearing a noise in the background, Elena almost staked Damon thinking it was Rose.

    Caroline tells Tyler the legend that a werewolves bite could be deadly to a vampire. Tyler confronts her about and tries to figure out why she would risk her life to help him. Caroline defends her actions by simply stating that she cares about him and he shouldn't be afraid to let people help him. Tyler then kisses her. Could this mean their is ♥ in their future? Or will this end before it can start?

    As Damon and Rose have one last fantasy moment together, I ♥ seeing Damon's vulnerability as he helped Rose reach a happy time, before he obeyed her wishes to stop the pain. On the other hand, Jule told Tyler about Caroline and that she killed Mason, which isn't true by the way, and that she wasn't the only vampire in town. The betrayal he felt may just be the end of him and Caroline. Jule also tells our young werewolf friend that more werewolves are on their way. This battle may just be the beginning of a far greater fate for everyone.
    Stefan came back with Elena's uncle John. While Elena is having a family reunion, Damon is hurting from the loss of Rose. From the fact that he cannot, he will not let his guard down and be the man Elena wants him to be. Will this lead him to self-destruction? Or will he have to leave his feelings aside to prepare for what's ahead?

    Stay tuned for next weeks episode. Let's see which direction Tyler's and Caroline's relationship leads in. Why is Uncle John back? All questions to be revealed stay tuned.

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    White Collar

    White Collar
    USA Network
    Tuesdays 10/9 c
    White Collar- January 25th, 2011

    Another great episode from White Collar. In order to get to know Vincent Adler, Neal's old mentor, Neal takes us back 8 years to where it all began. In order to get Neal talking, Peter puts down his badge and offers him full immunity for everything he discloses.

    8 years ago-

    • Neal meets Mozzie at a street card trick con
    • Mozzie and Neal team up
    • Vincent Adler becomes the target of their first con
      • Neal has to try and get Adler's Acct. # and Password
    This is the first time Neal embraces the style he wears today and it's also where we see his 1st encounter with the lovely Kate. It was ♥ at first sight. Yet, unfortunately for Neal, Kate had a b/f named Michael. Of course, this didn't detain him from flirting with Kate. Michael and Kate were supposed to leave for Chicago in a few weeks.

    Through Neal's tale we also see his first encounter with Alex Hunter. We get to know the woman who enjoys to create origami, making it her signature trademark. She is the one that introduces the music box, belonging to Katherine the Great.

    Kate on the other hand, didn't leave for Chicago when the time came because she wanted to be with Neal. so the Kate and Neal romance begins.

    The time soon came for Neal to try and get the password from Adler. Yet, soon after Neal got the password, Adler disappeared with all of his clients money. It also didn't take long for Neal to figure out the password Adler gave him was anagram that said, "Nice try Neal." Neal's hand was forced and he had to tell Kate that he wasn't Nick Halden, his real name was Neal Caffrey. They then joined up together to try and get revenge on the man who took everything from them.

    Neal soon got his invitation from Alex, to go to Copenhagen, to help her get the music box. This of course caused some stir on his and Kate's relationship.

    • Kate didn't want to go to Copenhagen
    • Neal eft on his own
    • When he came back Kate had disappeared
    • Peter Burke sets a trap on Neal 
      • catches him
    We know the rest after that. We wen the show with some clues at to what the Fractal design can be...Emergency Beacon. Stay tuned for next weeks episode, when Neal must go back to his old ways. The mission requires the skills of a con to catch a con. Hmmm...interesting.

    Missed the episode, want to watch it. Click on White Collar  to watch this weeks episode
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    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Pretty Little Liars

    01/24/11- Careful What you Wish For
    The search for A continues. Are the girls any closer to finding out who A is? Well one thing for sure, Noel definitely is not A.
    The speculations and the debates continue over whether Tobi is A or is it Ian?

    The events that followed, just kept on enticing you to watch more. As last week left us with the girls watching the video that A sent them about the night Alison disappeared, this week we see they kept on watching the video in order to see if they can find clues as to who Alison's murderer was. Just as they thought they were alone, Ian walks into the room and the girls freak out because they left the laptop open with his picture on it. They played it off well and Ian didn't notice a thing. Or so they thought?

    The next morning, Spencer's laptop was mysteriously taken.
    Ian, of course, is their suspect

    • he's a coach
    • has access to students lockers
    • well his face on the video
    Hannah gets an A text

    • a job for you -dance with lucas 
    • get $200 for every dance
    • break his heart
    She actually does it. I can't believe it. She's actually acting worse than Alison.
    Aria, is having jealousy issues when her old baby sitter Simone comes into town and starts flirting with Ezra.
    Emily gets drunk at the danceathon.

    • Maya was acting distant
    • made excuses not to talk to her 
    • from being drunk Emily confronts Ian
    • Ian threatens Spencer, when she says that it's about the kiss they shared one summer
      • He really doesn't know when to quit does he?
    Ezra and Aria have a ♥ 2 ♥ and all is well on their way for a road to recovery.The trials of their relationship are just beginning. Will they make it? Only time will tell. In my opinion I hope they do. 

    Later that night at Spencer's house, Hannah comes to find that Spencer's laptop wa waiting for them right there on the coffee table, hidden beneath a bunch of magazines. Spencer opened her laptop to find a photo of Alison walking, with the barn in the background, and there was a shadow casted behind Alison. The photo was captioned, "Watch you r backs, i didn't" 

    Hope you enjoyed what you read. Stay tuned for more intrigue and more mystery. If you saw the show or want to try your luck with a trivial quiz check it out on their website. Click on Pretty Little Liars and try your luck. You can even watch the episode again if you missed it. 

    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    Help me decide-A Valentines Day Poll

    I am trying to decide when to do this Valentines giveaway I want to do to attract people to my sales, but not sure if to do it the weekend before or if to do it two weekends before. What do you think? Let me know.
    1st Prize is a Fergie 3 pc. gift set from Avon of course
    2nd and 3rd prizes are non avon products, but not sure their order yet. It's champagne flutes Valentines decorated and not sure what else, the other one will be a candy dish with a glass picture frame. Let me know your thoughts as a comment, or by simply participating in the poll.

    I'll soon do a giveaway on my blog as well. Thanks.

    Which day would be best to do a free valentines giveaway contest? 3 possible gifts. One is Avon, but the other two are non Avon products.
    Friday, Feb. 4th
    Saturday, Feb. 5th
    Friday, Feb. 11th
    Saturday, Feb. 12th

  free polls

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    F.Y.E. Frenzy

    On Sat. January 15, my ♥ and i went to Dolphin Mall (Miami, Fl), so that i can finally buy a book that i wanted to get from borders. My b/f usually likes to park by Sam Ash, a store where they sell instruments, and F.Y.E., where they sell movies, CDs, games, etc.

    We went into the mall through F.Y.E, and we saw that there was a complete blowout sale. My b/f is always looking for the anime series he used to watch as a kid or the movies he likes, but rarely buys anything when we go into the store. He got all excited when we saw the sales and we decided to go on the hunt.

    I ♥ Sailor Moon, a Japanese Anime that i loved as a child and that i still love to this day. Unfortunately they didn't have anything from the series. I also ♥d Sakura Cardcaptors. A few months ago i found out that the characters from Cardcaptors were in another series called Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles. They have the same names and they look the same, but they are in another dimension here. I watched a few episodes online, and it was great. I managed to find 2 straight seasons, the other ones were too elapsed and i didn't want to miss anything so my b/f got me those two.

    He got Bourne Identity and Bourne Ultimatum. Spider man 2 and Spider Man 3. He also got a cool Dragon Ball Z shirt for him and one for me. How cute is that? Seriously. He always does those things. He also got me an Alice in Wonderland belt, it was cool and i liked it for its designs and colors. It really doesn't end there the last thing he got me was this Skin It from Eclipse, but it was supposed to be for an iphone 3G i believe, so afterwards he customized it for me. Lol! You can see some disproportions, but it was cute.

    Al though some of the movies were used, they still added a 30% off at checkout. A total for everything was around $70-$75, for 6 movies, 2 shrts, a belts, and skin it. Amazing, a great deal really it probably would've been more if it hadn't been for this blowout. 

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    White Collar

    White Collar started it's new season tonight, January 18, on the USA network at 10 pm. White Collar is about a guy named Neal Caffrey who is a con artist. He got caught by Peter Burke, an FBI agent. Peter striked a deal with Neal to get him out of prison, with thte condition that he wear an ankle tracker and that he helps the FBI solve cases. Last season ended with a devastating turn of events. Mozzie was shot and no one knew who did it.

    Now, Mozzie is in an induced coma. Peter starts to investigate Julian Larson. In order to draw him out and prevent him from getting out of NEW York City, they decided to plant a new alias for him. Neal gets in touch with his forgery community and asks them to give him the name of Justin Springer.

    Of course Larson, was very sneaky. Peter's fingerprints came out in the gun that shot Mozzie. With Neal's help, Peter figured out that Larson, must have found a way to get into the FBI Agency and tampered with evidence. They got Larson dressed like Caffrey, going into Peter's office and stealing his coffee mug, in order to get a clean fingerprint.

    Neal comes up with an idea to help Peter bring down Larson without FBI resources.
    Peter, Mozzie, Sarah, Jones, Diana, Neal and Peter's wife join together to help Peter with his sting and clear his name. They created the Burke 7, just for this one time.

    The Plan:

    • sarah uses an ilegal version of making you sound like someone else
    • Mozzie is in a wheel chair on the sidewalk to interfere with the cell phones
    • Diana distracts the guy who is working with Larson
    • Neal talks to him on a pay phone and plants the trap
    • Sarah then goes into the FBI Agency claiming that one of her clients is being harassed by Agent Peter Burke
    • FBI decides to investigate
    Once the FBI goes to the location where Larson is committing his crime, they are surprised at what they found. They found Larson with latex fingerprints that match Peter Burke's. Impressive to see and know how many things there is out there, to plant evidence against someone.

    The mind of a con artist never sleeps. Larson was sneaky enough to pick up some tweezers and pick the lock taking out Agent Roe.

    Peter was quick on his feet. He borrowed a horse from a policeman nearby and went after Larson. Great riding Burke! He caught the guy wand of course meaning that Burke 7 was officially over.

    The twists and turns just don't end there. Peter, Neal, Diana and Mozzie have been on the hunt to find not only who killed Kate, but what is the fuss behind this very precious music box. Mozzie has been trying to figure out the secrets mathematical equation hidden within the music. He finally figured out and he came up with a design that is left Neal shocked. Neal remembers the design and immediately knows who is responsible...the man who made Neal who he is today.

    Next weeks all new episode takes us back to before Neal became a con artist and Peter was a big boss in the FBI. This will be interesting to see, what their lives were before they started working together.

    If this caught your attention, let me tell you you won't be disappointed. It's mystery, love, art, and action. If your interested you can catch it on the USA Network, Tuesdays at 10/9 c.