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Gary Busey: The Real Piece of Work

Gary Busey, Nuttier than the Bucket of Squirrels.

Manolo says, behold! The snippet of the actual conversation between your internet friend Manolo the Shoeblogger and the Young Clerk Girl at the Malibu Kitchen and Country Market, Summer, 2009.

Manolo: Bill and Deli Guy appeared to be quite angry with Gary Busey, yelling at him to put away his cell phone, and stop trying to cut into the sandwich line.

Young Clerk Girl: Yeah, he’s a real piece of work.

Manolo: So the Manolo has gathered.

Young Clerk Girl: Yeah, a real piece of work. He’s always demanding that we triple bag everything.

Next Week on the Manolo: The Famous Guest Blogger!

Manolo says, please be sure to visit the humble shoe blog of the Manolo next week, starting on Monday, as for the first time ever, the Manolo will be joined by the guest blogger.

“Manolo, who is it,” you may naturally be asking.

To which the Manolo would reply, “It is the super fantastic famous person, whom you will immediately recognize.”

And that is all the Manolo is saying at this time, although you are free to speculate who it may be in the comments below.

The Manolo on Facebook

The Manolo politely reminds you that he has joined the world of Facebook, where he occasionally now airs his thoughts about life, dining, and fashion…

Manolo on Facebook

Naturally, he would be most honored if you would consider making him one of your special Facebook friends.

P.S. You may also wish to follow some of the Manolo’s more banal and ephemeral pensées on the Twitter.

Happy Easter!

Manolo says, from the Manolo to all of his peeps…

Happy Easter!

The Manolo on Facebook

The Manolo reminds you that he has finally become part of the social media revolution, the one in which the whole world becomes BFF through the medium of the electronic “wall” postings.

Manolo on Facebook

Naturally, he would be most honored if you would consider Facebookically befriending him.

The Manolo on Facebook

The Manolo reminds you that he is now on the Facebook.

Manolo on Facebook

He would be most happy and honored if you would consider making him your special Facebook ‘friend’.

The Manolo on the Facebook

The Manolo politely reminds you that he is now become part of the Facebook Nation.

Manolo on Facebook

You may ‘friend’ him if you wish, and the Manolo will certainly befriend you back, provided you are not one of the various bots, viruses, or simulacra which are reputedly infesting the Facebook.

Many Apologies

Manolo says, apologies from the Manolo for abandoning you today. The Manolo has been under the weather with the hacking chest cold, and he spent much of the day in bed.

The Top Fashion Blogs

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friends at the Wikio have provided the Manolo with the sneak peak of their latest rankings of the top fashion blogs (which will be announced formally tomorrow).

And look! The Manolo, he has almost cracked the top twenty!

1 The Sartorialist
2 Style rookie
3 FABSUGAR — Sugar Team
4 On the Runway
5 Fashion Week Daily – Chic Report
6 The Bag Snob
7 Luxist
8 Decor8
9 The Purse Blog
10 Oh Joy!
11 Style File
12 Second City Style
13 TheFind blog
14 A Shaded View on Fashion
15 The Shophound
16 Altamira
17 Coquette
18 SASSYBELLA.com
19 Fashionista.com
20 {this is glamorous}
21 Manolo’s Shoe Blog
22 Madison Avenue Spy
23 {frolic!}
24 Bloesem
25 TheShoeGoddess.com
26 Bag Bliss
27 Daddy Likey
28 Glamour – Slaves to Fashion
29 The Scented Salamander
30 MISTER MORT

Proposed by Wikio

One thing the Manolo can say with great certainty is that his humble shoe blog is the oldest blog on this entire list, having seen the first light of day in October of 2004.

“Ancient and Frivolous, Still Barely Relevant,” that is the motto of the Shoe Blog of the Manolo.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Manolo says, today as the Manolo gathers with his friends and family to give heartfelt thanks for the true blessings that Divine Providence has bestowed upon him, you may be assured, dearest internet friends, that you will be counted among the foremost of these blessings.

Allow the Manolo to now wish upon you the happiest of all Thanksgivings.

¡Disastre!

Manolo says, Ayyyyyyy! The Manolo has dropped his glasses this morning and they have broken! And the super glue, it cannot fix them! (Unless the Manolo glues the lenses to his face, hmmm, they are the rimless sort.)

Please excuse this technical difficulty which will delay the production of this day’s blogging.

Happy Anniversary! Five Years of the Manolo’s Shoe Blog!!

Manolo says, who could have imagined that five years ago today, when the Manolo made his first post, that he would still be here, still attempting to bring the beauty of shoes to his many and diverse friends.

In 2004, when the Manolo began his shoeblogging odyssey, there were very few other fashion blogs to be found on the interweb, and now as the Manolo once had hoped, there are dozens of shoe blogs and thousands of fashion blogs from all sorts of people, blogging from all sorts of perspectives.

This is perhaps the most amazing thing of all, that fashion reportage and criticism has become thoroughly democratized, just as the Manolo had predicted it would many years ago.

Naturally, the Manolo is bursting with pride that he has played the small tiny part in the development of the fashion blogosphere, as it’s greatest appreciator of shoes, and ridiculous clown prince. Although, much of the credit for the success of the Manolo must go to those talented peoples who have elected to help the Manolo fill the Manolosphere with writing: Never teh Bride and Twistie at the Manolo for the Brides and Manolo for the Home, Raincoaster and Spirit Fingers at Ayyyy!, Isidore Gallant at Manolo for the Men, Mr. Henry at the Manolo’s Food Blog, Glinda at the Teeny Manolo, Plumcake and Francesca at the Manolo for the Big Girl and Diable and Diablesse at the Spanish language site, Manolo Moda. All of these peoples are beyond wonderful and deserve the Manolo’s undying gratitude.

The greatest measure of thanks, however, must be given to you, the wonderful, generous, kind, indulgent, intelligent readers who have made every bit of the Manolo’s success possible.

It would be impossible for the Manolo to repay the debt of gratitude he owes to you. You have literally changed his life for the better, and for that, and for the thousand other kindnesses, the Manolo thanks you. You are most certainly, and without the single doubt, super fantastic!

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