Good morning everyone. I have had a lot of new visitors to my blog here on 'Bikini Hill' during the past week, so let me tell you how it works. I post four times a week, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I have nicknamed my Monday posts 'rambles' - these posts are basically one long paragraph about anything and everything. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I usually write about a post about one or two specific topics, which may or may not be sports-related. On Fridays I post predictions about the upcoming weekend's football games. After the Super Bowl the Friday posts will consist of predictions about other happenings in the sports world. Last week, due to posting my comprehensive college football bowl picks and my predictions for how the upcoming NBA regular season will play out, the whole week kind of seemed like one long Friday for the blog. Let me take this opportunity to once again mention my friend's blog - for any of you who enjoy the game of poker, things relating to Las Vegas, or hiking, you will want to visit http://pkrdlr.blogspot.com/ His blog, 'Life As A Las Vegas Poker Dealer', is very interesting, and for those of you who have found my blog through reading his, welcome to 'Bikini Hill'. Thank goodness for the teams at the bottom of the AFC West, eh? The Kansas City Chiefs made one of my predictions come through yesterday as I have been calling all along that the Green Bay Packers would not go undefeated this season. The Chiefs also made my Friday pick of taking them plus the 14 points look pretty sweet, but we'll leave the predictions discussion until later in the week, which of course has nothing to do with the fact that I got clobbered in Saturday's bowl games and in most of my other NFL happenings yesterday... AHEM... I also want to express my thanks to the San Diego Chargers, who along with the Carolina Panthers have given my favorite football team a HUGE opportunity. The Pittsburgh Steelers now control their own destiny in the AFC, and can win home field advantage throughout the playoffs by winning their next three games. Tonight's game in San Francisco is going to be BIG... This week marks what will largely be a month of hibernation for San Marcos, America. This has now become a sleepy little college town due to final exams ending last week. Congratulations to all of the new Bobcat Alumni on a job well done! I personally had a very good weekend. I saw somebody who I had not seen for a long time, and it's just one of those things in life - it's cool to have those people in your life who you just seem to have a special connection with. I hope that you have met people like that in your lifetime. One of the graduates was introducing me to her friends at another point during the weekend, and my introduction included, "this is the most decent guy I know." Yeah, it was a pretty good weekend... ;) After work last night while I was sitting around preparing to go home, I looked down at my phone, and then INSTANTLY put the fantasy football app that was on the screen into the trash bin - didn't even want to LOOK AT IT anymore... Yeah, I don't stay bitter for very long (LeSean McCoy, a running back for my team who was knocked out of the playoffs last week, scored 3 touchdowns and went for over 100 yards yesterday)... :) Hmmm... A different graduate than the one that I referred to above has moved to Colorado since walking the stage this weekend - she posted on her facebook that the temperature in Colorado was forecast to be -5 degrees when she arrived. Some of her friends commented that -5 isn't really cold up there, along the lines that it is a different kind of cold... Folks, -5 degrees is -5 degrees, especially if you've been a lifelong resident of TEXAS... For my blog-writing friend above who is evidently trying to get under my skin, I have a football prediction - the AFC Championship Game WILL NOT be a matchup between the Houston Texans and the Denver Broncos. ;) It's enough to post that as a comment to my blog, BUT THEN to include it in his own blog... I'm just now flipping through the channels, and as I get to the city's news station, I see the words 'Traffic Update' at the top of the screen and IMMEDIATELY think, "there is none..." Really, if you haven't been to San Marcos, America between semesters, I've got two words for ya - GHOST TOWN... I wonder if anyone else has seen the Geico commercial that is specifically aimed at the Texas market - the gecko is two-stepping on the dance floor, and I keep waiting for him to get stepped on... Am I the only one thinking that during that commercial?... A few nights ago after I got home from work, I enjoyed some time hanging out with my neighbors. A girl that was part of our group made the comment that she likes waffles because they have the 'syrup trappers'... This was part of a breakfast food discussion that would probably only take place in San Marcos, America at 5:00 in the morning on graduation weekend... :) For those statisticians in the crowd, my little blog has now been viewed over 1,550 times - thanks again for your support... It's funny how it didn't rain here in the state of Texas practically all summer, and now the same day has been rolled out over and over for about a week now - off and on drizzle, temperatures in the 40's and 50's - thanks goodness! I saw a preview recently for another movie about an armored car being robbed - I'm not a thief by nature, but if I was, I think that I might go for a target that didn't have the word 'ARMORED' in it... Okay, that's enough for today - please send your good karma to my Steelers tonight, and I'll see you again tomorrow.