The Flaneur

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

Manolo,inquiring minds want to know?

How the heck do you find time to read two books a week and watch a video or two? i work 8-5 m-f. and last year i vowed to read a book a week for a year. It was great, but i had time to do nothing else on my free time, but read. And i still fell 4 or 5 books short of my goal. it is impressive this list every week, especially because it is not necessarily a list for the weak-minded reader. You are a man of the heavy book. Can you impart your wisdom on how you balance the blog, the job, and the reading and entertainment in the 21st century?

Job?

13 Responses to “The Flaneur”

  1. The Purse Blog April 19, 2005 at 11:58 pm #

    You always have as much time for an activity as the amount of time that you take out for it. Sure, something will have to be cut short in the day, the day has only 24h afterall. However, reading equals education. And you never can be educated enough.

    Regards,
    Vlad

  2. Carol April 20, 2005 at 5:43 am #

    The Vlad, he does not have the children, no?

  3. Caboodle April 20, 2005 at 9:43 am #

    Dear Manolo,
    However you manage, your contribution is great and I thank you for you gentle humor and your impeccable fashion sense. You make me laugh, darling, and that is is the pearl beyond price.
    J

  4. La Cabrita April 20, 2005 at 10:04 am #

    I will agree that reader of the voracious type never suffers. It would seem that the Manolo he enjoys his interests, including the “job.”

  5. Bexus April 20, 2005 at 11:16 am #

    No job! No job! Hopefully that will be the wave of the future for us all. The Manolo does what he loves, and that is his “job.” It should be for everybody!

  6. The Purse Blog April 20, 2005 at 1:18 pm #

    Carol, I do not know this. I am a Manolo newbie – but already a fan. :)

  7. Final Fashion April 20, 2005 at 2:03 pm #

    The Manolo is “working overtime” only in the Bachman-Turner Overdrive sense – lucky Manolo!
    For the fashion folk who need to know, it is the rapacious desire for clues (“culture vulture”) that requires the attention of a renaissance man to decipher what is new, what is next. Eclectic voyeurism is the key to untangling our civilization into easily digestible bloggy nubbins. Which the Manolo is a total pro at – and an inspiration.

  8. averil April 21, 2005 at 9:07 am #

    being the super fantastic shoe blogger is a job in itself…

  9. sandra April 21, 2005 at 12:57 pm #

    I don’t know why this person who asked the question assumed that a person such as the great Manolo would or could be constrained by a 9-5 “job” like the rest of us…pish!

  10. ubergirl April 21, 2005 at 1:50 pm #

    actually, in the interview with manolo published a couple of months ago, the bloggista guessed that manolo, he is in the “industry”. since i can’t imagine the life without the job, i imagined manolo to be a man of the peoples too. my bad. i mean, don’t any of you imagine one day you are in an elevator up to your office, and a well-coifed man turns to you as you are about to get off on your floor, and says, ‘the manolo thinks those are superfantastic shoes, chica.’ i like the idea that in each of us office drones, there lurks a superfantastic manolo writing his blog in a cube between deadlines. but the manolo, i can’t think of a better person to be of the independent wealth, even if the revolution will find him and scuff his shoes.

  11. Starphuck April 22, 2005 at 10:37 pm #

    I don’t think the Manolo says “chica.” But I do think it’s fun to consider the Manolo wandering around New York City or London as a regular (albeit fashionable) man, no one the wiser that it is the SuperFantastic Manolo.

  12. Kim April 23, 2005 at 7:38 am #

    Bloggista? Wow. I’m changing the title on my business card. I love it.

  13. Ella April 29, 2005 at 1:39 am #

    Hee hee hee. I love it. I was wondering this myself, when viewing the Tuesday posts. But we must wonder on, I say. Manolo must remain the mystery to be so superfantastic. No? I think thoughts of curiousity and I push them away. No! Be gone.

    I, too, love the life without the job. The blogging is my job. And yet, I have the school, wich is my other full time job. With my perhaps-coming English degree, I read the Shakespeare, whom is, I believe to be, the most superfantastic writer.

    I also read the Glamour every month.

    And fashion blogs.

    Let me part you with this thought, relating to everything I’ve said…

    “AT THE WHICH LET NO MAN WONDER.”

    From the Shakespeare play that I am fabulously acting in. I just got my lines down pat. So many jobs for us unemployed, never forget!