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Archive for November 2012

Happy Birthday, Amy Grant

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Amy Grant

Happy birthday, Amy Grant.  Thanks for reminding me that despite my varied accomplishments, I still haven’t recorded a gospel album.  Soon . . .

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November 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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Happy Birthday, Sarah Hyland

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Sarah Hyland

Happy birthday, Sarah Hyland.  I remember my first “Seventeen” cover like it was yesterday.  The year was 1945 . . .

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November 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

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Happy Birthday, Chris Hardwick

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Chris Hardwick

Happy birthday, Chris Hardwick.  Do you ever wonder what it would be like to become a regular on “Chelsea Lately” so that you could systematically sleep your way through the entire cast?  Just wondering . . .

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November 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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Happy Birthday, Mark Ruffalo

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Mark Ruffalo

Happy birthday, Mark Ruffalo.  I just read that you’re part-Canadian and part-Wisconsinite.  So now I know what would happen if I bore my friend Rusty’s children . . .

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November 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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Expand Your Fashion Vocabulary #67

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Bottega Veneta

Intrecciato: A leather-weaving technique that has become synonymous with Italian luxury-goods brand Bottega Veneta.

According to purseblog.com, the “technique was created by Bottega Veneta in the late 1960′s.  Historically, the Veneto region specialized in producing ready-to-wear, not accessories.  When Bottega Veneta began manufacturing, the sewing machines in the workshops were designed to work with cloth not leather.  The artisans had to use super fine leather to get under the needle.  The leather they used was then woven into the intrecciato pattern to make the material stronger and more durable for accessories.”

PurseBlog also reports that the label has recently added two new lines named after the intrecciato technique: “The Intrecciolusion line features items made of twill that have gone through an artisnal process by the printing method to deliver a signature intrecciato pattern.  As for the Intrecciomirage, these bags are made of a thinner Nappa leather and shows an engraved intrecciato finish.”

Bags made by any of the three processes would make ideal gifts for your dear, old Auntie in the upcoming holiday season.

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November 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Happy Birthday, Carly Rae Jepsen

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Carly Rae Jepsen

Happy birthday, Carly Rae Jepsen.  “Here’s my armpit, call me maybe” . . .

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November 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

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Happy Birthday, Joe Biden

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Joe Biden

Happy birthday, Joe Biden.  I found this photo on your Facebook page.  I can see one hand, but where’s the other one?  On second thought, I don’t want to know . . .

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November 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

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