OCT
2007
22
OCT
2007
22

High Heel Racing, Men’s Division

Manolo says, the Manolo has long reported on the Eastern European mania for the sport of sprinting in the high heels. And now, finally, it has arrived in the United States.

The demand to see Hannah Montana, the TV alter ego of 14-year-old singer Miley Cyrus, has made the show the hottest ticket of the year, with seats reselling at an average of $240 — topping the Police, Bruce Springsteen or Van Halen.

With the 54-date “Best of Both Worlds Tour” kicking off in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday, local radio station Y98 offered dads the chance to be their daughter’s hero by putting on heels and racing 50 yards to win four tickets.

“We got a couple of hundred phone calls from people asking questions about where to get high heeled shoes big enough for husbands and about 150 men turned up in high heels,” Mark Edwards, director of programming at Y98, told Reuters.

He said the field for the “high heel derby” was narrowed down to 50 runners and won on Wednesday by Matt Austin, who was competing on behalf of his boss who has a young daughter.

This is not fair! The Manolo will now have to call upon the sport’s governing body to investigate whether or not it is legal to use “ringers” to compete!

P.S. From the Manolo’s internet friends at Wizbang Pop

OCT
2007
22

The Southern California Fires

Manolo says, the Manolo has been driven to absolute distraction and despair by the fires raging in Southern California.

Thus far, the Manolo’s Malibu summer place has survived the raging fire, although the flames are said to have come within yards, before retreating.

Much more worrisome than the property, however, are fates of the Manolo’s many, many friends in Malibu and the rest of Southern California.

Earlier this afternoon, Glinda at the Teeny Manolo, who lives in Orange County, sent the Manolo this following message.

Our power has been out since 10:30pm last night, and it isn’t looking good. I’m typing this at the library. The winds here are incredibly bad, trees are knocked over everywhere and basically it is like living in a hurricane. They clocked the wind speed in the canyon we live in at 85mph. So, we are not sure when our power is going to be restored, and we may have to relocate for the night if the power is not back on soon. We’ve already probably lost all the food in our fridge. It is too hot to stay in our house, and we can’t open the windows up because ash is being blown everywhere due to all the brush fires that surround us on three sides. Fun times.

And now the Manolo must ask that his many internet friends please keep Glinda and her family, and indeed all of our many friends in Southern Calfornia, in their prayers and thoughts as this disaster continues.

The Spooky Question

Manolo says, the Big Girls have asked the question…

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Have you ever won a costume contest? If so, what was the costume?

What is your All Time Number One With a Bullet best costume idea? (hmm, come to think of it, in the right crowd being a Number One With a Bullet would be a GREAT costume)

Go now, and give them your answer.

OCT
2007
22

Jonathan Kelsey Mid-Calf Boot for the Monday

Manolo says, here is something dramatic and different and handsome to take your mind off of the beginning of yet another work week, the mid-calf, platform boot from Johnathan Kelsey.