Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Flavors of Fun!

I just realized I haven't written a blog since the Miss Pacific Beach event in September. I guess that means I must have been busy (- an understatement!) We just had our annual Christmas party a few days ago and it was a blast as you can see by the photos on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/thepbrealityshow

Before the Christmas party, we celebrated Thanksgiving, and before that, of course, we had our BIG Halloween party. Thanksgiving was very mellow and laid back since I only invited friends and staff members. We sat around a large table having the traditional dinner - laughing and joking around the whole time - sort of a family atmosphere. The Halloween party was EPIC with all the impressive costumes and so many gorgeous girls!!! All you have to do is watch our YouTube video to see for yourself: http://youtu.be/brgCvuNnJLs

Someone asked me what was better - the Halloween party or the Christmas party? My answer was: “Each of these events have their own flavor of fun.” Halloween is fun because you get to be a kid again and dress up as anyone you want. It has a wild, sensual vibe to it and is more of a “crazy” kind of fun. The decorations are more scary giving the castle a haunted feeling. Christmas has more of a “warm-fuzzy feeling.” We light scented-candles and play Christmas music while we decorate. It is more dignified with the more formal attire and the decorations give the castle that “spirit of Christmas” feeling.

In mid-November I sponsored a walk for charity to help the homeless youth of San Diego. It is one of my favorite charities called “PhotoCharity” and is run by a good friend of mine, Jeffrey Sitcov. On that particular Saturday morning I got up at about 4AM to do my daily meditation and all I could hear was pounding rain. I thought to myself - of all the days to be chosen to do a walk - why this one? We were really hoping for a big turnout and I was concerned the rain would ruin it all.

And the rain didn’t quit when I left the house to drive to the Walmart to pick up supplies, then the doughnut shop, and finally to the taco shop to pick up some breakfast burritos. (I made a promise to staff and to those who visited our booth that I would buy them breakfast.) I drove slowly as the rain was beating down around me. I thought to myself - I wonder how many of my staff members will actually show up in this kind of weather. Many members of the PB Reality Show Team are part-time models and models are known to be incompatible with pouring rain.

There was a slight break in the weather just as we arrived to set up our booth at the walk and I was pleasantly surprised that everyone of my staff people, including the lovely models, all showed up. After giving away 150 breakfast burritos and 7 dozen doughnuts and many thousands of dollars of my own to the cause, it turned out to be a very successful day and yet another flavor of fun!

My apologies for not keeping in touch and I will make it my New Year’s resolution to be more regular in my keeping you abreast of all the fun we have here on the PB Reality Show! K?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

And The Winners Are....

About a week ago we had our first annual Miss Pacific Beach Contest at PB Bar & Grill which turned out to be a HUGE success! It was nine months in the making and despite some of the behind-the-scenes hiccups and a few last minute staff changes, it went off without a hitch! In fact, many people complimented us about how fun and exciting it was. Even PB Bar & Grill was impressed and told us so. I, myself, am truly proud of how well it went.

Charity Hodges won the Grand Prize and if you saw her overall performance - she deserved it! And so did Tiffany Keller and Rachel Swanson who took second and third. And there were so many others that were beautiful and charming that deserved to win as well. I really felt bad for some of them because in any other bikini contest they probably would have won. It’s just this one had so much competition.

Prior to the contest date, we really wanted our Facebook fans to be involved, so we decided on a judging format were we let them vote for their favorite contestants on Facebook. Then those results would be handed to the official judges on the night of the event for their consideration.

The judging format proved to be so successful that we decided to incorporate it into all of our future contests! A few of our Facebook fans misunderstood the judging process and thought that we would pick the winner solely based on Facebook votes, but then what would be the point of holding a contest at PB Bar & Grill? …and who would have wanted us to choose Miss Pacific Beach from a photo?

Of course, when you have a major event like this with the kind of prizes we were offering, you're bound to get those who didn't like the turn out. Anyway, that kind of stuff happens in the big leagues and this was no “ordinary” bikini contest - it was “extraordinary”...it was the Miss Pacific Beach Contest!

And it is so appropriate that Miss Pacific Beach is named "Charity" since one of her first orders of business will be to attend the walk to help the homeless youth of San Diego at the PhotoCharity event. She will also be hosting our big annual Halloween party this year!

I want to thank all those who made it such a GREAT event - including PB Bar & Grill, all of our fans who turned out and on Facebook, and especially certain members of my staff who stepped up to the plate and made it happen!

Now it's time to prepare for Halloween and see if we can outdo last year's party! Like we say - "The PB Reality Show - it's about celebrating life!"
And The Winners Are....

About a week ago we had our first annual Miss Pacific Beach Contest at PB Bar & Grill which turned out to be a HUGE success! It was nine months in the making and despite some of the behind-the-scenes hiccups and a few last minute staff changes, it went off without a hitch! In fact, many people complimented us about how fun and exciting it was. Even PB Bar & Grill was impressed and told us so. I, myself, am truly proud of how well it went.

Charity Hodges won the Grand Prize and if you saw her overall performance - she deserved it! And so did Tiffany Keller and Rachel Swanson who took second and third. And there were so many others that were beautiful and charming that deserved to win as well. I really felt bad for some of them because in any other bikini contest they probably would have won. It’s just this one had so much competition.

Prior to the contest date, we really wanted our Facebook fans to be involved, so we decided on a judging format were we let them vote for their favorite contestants on Facebook. Then those results would be handed to the official judges on the night of the event for their consideration.

The judging format proved to be so successful that we decided to incorporate it into all of our future contests! A few of our Facebook fans misunderstood the judging process and thought that we would pick the winner solely based on Facebook votes, but then what would be the point of holding a contest at PB Bar & Grill? …and who would have wanted us to choose Miss Pacific Beach from a photo?

Of course, when you have a major event like this with the kind of prizes we were offering, you're bound to get those who didn't like the turn out. Anyway, that kind of stuff happens in the big leagues and this was no “ordinary” bikini contest - it was “extraordinary”...it was the Miss Pacific Beach Contest!

And it is so appropriate that Miss Pacific Beach is named "Charity" since one of her first orders of business will be to attend the walk to help the homeless youth of San Diego at the PhotoCharity event. She will also be hosting our big annual Halloween party this year!
I want to thank all those who made it such a GREAT event - including PB Bar & Grill, all of our fans who turned out and on Facebook, and especially certain members of my staff who stepped up to the plate and made it happen!

Now it's time to prepare for Halloween and see if we can outdo last year's party! Like we say - "The PB Reality Show - it's about celebrating life!"
And The Winners Are....

About a week ago we had our first annual Miss Pacific Beach Contest at PB Bar & Grill which turned out to be a HUGE success! It was nine months in the making and despite some of the behind-the-scenes hiccups and a few last minute staff changes, it went off without a hitch! In fact, many people complimented us about how fun and exciting it was. Even PB Bar & Grill was impressed and told us so. I, myself, am truly proud of how well it went.

Charity Hodges won the Grand Prize and if you saw her overall performance - she deserved it! And so did Tiffany Keller and Rachel Swanson who took second and third. And there were so many others that were beautiful and charming that deserved to win as well. I really felt bad for some of them because in any other bikini contest they probably would have won. It’s just this one had so much competition.

Prior to the contest date, we really wanted our Facebook fans to be involved, so we decided on a judging format were we let them vote for their favorite contestants on Facebook. Then those results would be handed to the official judges on the night of the event for their consideration.

The judging format proved to be so successful that we decided to incorporate it into all of our future contests! A few of our Facebook fans misunderstood the judging process and thought that we would pick the winner solely based on Facebook votes, but then what would be the point of holding a contest at PB Bar & Grill? …and who would have wanted us to choose Miss Pacific Beach from a photo?

Of course, when you have a major event like this with the kind of prizes we were offering, you're bound to get those who didn't like the turn out. Anyway, that kind of stuff happens in the big leagues and this was no “ordinary” bikini contest - it was “extraordinary”...it was the Miss Pacific Beach Contest!

And it is so appropriate that Miss Pacific Beach is named "Charity" since one of her first orders of business will be to attend the walk to help the homeless youth of San Diego at the PhotoCharity event. She will also be hosting our big annual Halloween party this year!
I want to thank all those who made it such a GREAT event - including PB Bar & Grill, all of our fans who turned out and on Facebook, and especially certain members of my staff who stepped up to the plate and made it happen!

Now it's time to prepare for Halloween and see if we can outdo last year's party! Like we say - "The PB Reality Show - it's about celebrating life!"

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Miss Pacific Beach Contest

We are just days away from our first annual Ms PB contest coming to PB Bar & Grill on Wednesday, September 14th and you can feel the excitement building! Last year we had a bikini contest at Typhoon's Saloon and it was such a great success we thought we would take it up a notch. This year I decided to call it the Miss Pacific Beach Contest and instead of a $1000 grand prize, I decided to up it to $3000! Furthermore, I plan to make this an annual event and make it part of the PB Reality Show.

I have to admit the whole process is lots of fun. With all the interviews from all those who want to be contestants and all those who want to be a part of our staff - you know it's going to be a GREAT event!! And my assistants and I are enjoying every minute of it. What's more, it's all being filmed and will be part of the first episode that debuts in January!

Our Facebook page is blowing up and has just surpassed 7,700 fans and counting! Which isn't bad considering we just started our fan page a few months ago! (Apologies for using exclamation marks so often but it's all so very exciting! - There, I did it again.) Anyway, we are always coming up with new creative ways to draw in more fans to our page. The latest one was a big hit. We asked people to tell us their favorite charity on our wall. If they get the most "Likes" they win $100! In addition, I give their charity $100 as well. Of course, I give away far more to charity (as you can see at www.pbmillionairecharity.com) but this is just a clever way to get more fans and they get paid for helping their charity and their charity gets paid as well. I would call that a win-win-win situation!

The whole idea is to get as many fans as possible so when the show airs in January, we already have a fan base established. It's called "pre-marketing." The big established movie studios do it when they come out with a major film. However, with the advent of Facebook and Youtube, what we are doing is rather cutting-edge as far as reality shows go. We will have a good-sized fan base when the first episode is released - which to my knowledge no one has ever done. In other words, we give you little sneak previews on Youtube and Facebook that help you understand the concept and give you the general vibe of the show so when it actually airs we will have a large and eager viewership.

So welcome aboard all you new fans! And look forward to episode one in January! K?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

A few months ago I bought some pumpkin seeds that were from an eight-hundred-pound pumpkin and planted them in my backyard. My intention was to grow some giant pumpkins so that they would be fully grown by Halloween. We could then create some giant jack-o-lanterns and make lots of pumpkin pies just in time for our big annual Halloween extravaganza here at the PB Castle.

If you haven’t heard about our Halloween parties here at the PB Castle, then you should watch our Halloween 2010 video: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXiHWw8WMgE) We take parties seriously here at the castle. (Sounds funny huh? – taking partying seriously?) If Christmas is “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” then Halloween has to be “The Most Playful Time of the Year.” We adults get to be kids again for at least one day.

My staff gets excited just talking about Halloween. It takes at least six weeks just to prepare and decorate. We will typically go to lunch where we will discuss our ideas to make it even better than the year before. Everyone breaks out their notebooks as I tell them my plans. Then I get their input and we put the plan into action. First we go shopping at Party City then and all the Halloween stores. We will checkout every store in the San Diego area just to see what they have - then add more ideas. You see, the fun is not just the party itself, but preparing for the party as well.

Anyway, getting back to the pumpkin patch…about 2 weeks ago we started getting little baby pumpkins on the vines. Those little babies are growing so fast that I decided to start measuring their circumference to see just how fast. Our biggest one so far measured 12.25” around yesterday and measures 13.75” around today. Can you believe that? That’s an inch and a half growth in circumference in one day! There are MONSTERS growing in my backyard!!!

I sometimes have amazing dreams about flying over a beautiful pumpkin patch. It may seem odd but dreams about flying give you a wonderful sense of freedom and exhilaration. Having grown up on a farm in the Midwest, I have very fond memories of pumpkin patches so maybe that explains the dreams.

We decided to let our fans on our Facebook page help us in naming these baby giants by having contests. I had no idea that it would create so much excitement. And since doing so, we have attracted more than 1,000 new Facebook fans!

Thanks everyone! And this year - let’s have the best Halloween ever! K?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Day At The Races

It was not a typical Wednesday last week. We took the day off and went to Opening Day at Del Mar. It is also known as “Hat Day,” so our lovely ladies met up at the castle dressed to kill – wearing beautiful hats to compliment their beautiful dresses. They walked in one-by-one each looking stunning in their own particular way.

The limo arrived just before ten and after doing a quick photo shoot, we climbed in and headed towards Flavor Del Mar for lunch before going to the track. Inside the limo, music was playing and mimosas were being served, which made the ladies gradually open up.

First, there was Kristen who is classy looking but also the playful one. Then Taylor – she is the sweet and shy one with beautiful blonde hair and blue eyes. Tiffany is a tall, thin, natural beauty and is a little reserved. Elyse is the gorgeous brunette who beams with self-confidence. Then there was Cassandra who is the tallest and most outspoken of the group.

When we arrived at the track, I got a kick out of watching all the heads turn as our beautiful ladies stepped out of the limo and made their grand entrance. We did some photo shoots and then bet on some horses but really the fun was in just being there. It was such a lovely day!

Our motto on the PB Reality Show is: “It’s about celebrating life” – and as you can see by the photos - we certainly did!