Saturday, 11 August 2012

Take me out to the ball game!

Wednesday evening I went to LA to see my first ever baseball game at the Dodgers stadium, I've wanted to go to a baseball game for years. I wouldn't say I'm a big fan but I do enjoy watching it on tv and I find it much more interesting than football (English football). The tickets we got were purchased from Stub Hub which is a great website where people who have season passes and can't make it on a certain day will sell their tickets, the total price for tickets was $16 for two. Bargain! 

It was kind of a last minute decision to go to a game and I hadn't brought my Dodgers tshirt that I'd bought a few months back so I went out last minute to find a new one. I didn't find any women's shirts sadly and all the men's smalls were gone too, so I had to settle for a large kids shirt haha! Maybe it was juniors? I'm not sure but it definitely wasn't an adult size.
The front of the shirt just says Los Angeles with the number 22 underneath. The back has a big '22' and the name 'Kershaw' which is the guy who pitches for the Dodgers. I tied a knot on the side of the tshirt to tighten it a little and I think it looks a lot better this way than just a big baggy tshirt, I just paired it with some grey shorts from American Eagle and pair of blue and white Ralph Lauren espadrilles

If you've ever played rounders in school, baseball is pretty much identical. There are a few differences, like the bat is bigger and longer and instead of batting with one hand you use two. It's quite easy to follow and if you don't understand just look at the screen or ask the person next to you ;)

The most fun is in the crowd, someone started a wave and it went around the stadium about 5 times in a row. They also do a kiss cam and some guy proposed to his girlfriend on it, then they have a dance cam. Just watching everyone is really fun. 

As usual with sports arena's the food was overpriced but the Dodger Dog I had was so good and I couldn't go to a baseball game and NOT have a hot dog.
For my first ever baseball game and the price it cost to go, I had an awesome time. Not only that but it ended well with the Dodgers winning, yay! It was so much fun not just to watch the game but interacting with the crowd. I'm hoping to go and see the Dallas cowboys this weekend as they're in the area for practice and all games are free :) 

Have a good weekend! 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Linnet Bird Loves: Olympic Pop Tarts

I found these while shopping in Wal-Mart a few days ago, it's been ages since I even had pop tarts but I spotted these and bought them as I just love the Olympics and I thought it was a good novelty way to get into the spirit of the games. They taste great too!

These are for the USA team with the white stars and red in the middle, I think they look awesome. Red, White and Blue are the same colours as the British Flag too, so I can cheer on both teams. I'm so proud of Team GB, we've managed to win more golds than the Beijing games and have beat our Target of 48 medals which is one more than the last games. In fact we're guaranteed another SIX medals, one in the Sailing and 5 in the Boxing. I'm hoping some of those will be golds. It's been a long time since we've done this well, I always remember us coming around 10th place. 

I've always been a huge fan of the Olympics and was looking forward to these games, especially because it's in my home town. I'm originally from West Ham which has the same post code as Stratford (They created a new one specifically for the Olympic Park) and I'm so glad the West Ham football club are going to get the stadium after the games. Unfortunately I come home just after the games end, which means I won't even get to see the Mountain Biking event which is happening in the field's behind my house :( I do have tickets for the Paralympics though, which means when I get home I'll be able to go into and see the Olympic park before the games officially end, yay!!! 

Go Teams GB and USA!

Friday, 3 August 2012

First OOTD!

A few weekends ago I spent the day in Santa Barbara along the pier and had lunch at a really nice place overlooking the water called longboard's Grill. If you're ever visiting the pier is amazing, and on Sundays they have lots of local artists selling their art along by the sea front. I decided to wear this cream dress from H&M that has flowers stitched into in on the left. You can't see the bag I'm wearing in this photo but I'm doing a what's in my bag post soon, so you can see it there :) The sunglasses are Marc by Marc Jacobs and I just wore a pair of O'neill sandals with it. 

And an artistic photo of the sunglasses lol 

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