Teeny Manolo: Celebrating the Joys of Parenting and Childhood - Part 31

Celebrity Dad Faceoff 2.0

August 5th, 2011
By Glinda


Don’t say I never did anything for you.

In one of the lowest vote totals evah, Hank Baskett squeaked by Keith Urban by a mere one percent.  That’s gotta hurt.  I’m sure Keith Urban, as a country singer, has at some point sung a lyric about hard luck or what have you that I could quote, but I do not listen to country music.  So, sorry about that.

Today I again feature an actor that surprised me for not already being featured on CDF.  And let me tell you, the man is a chameleon.  Almost every picture of him looked different.  But I picked the one I liked best.  Oh yeah, he’s been in some pretty good movies, and I find that for many, you either love him or hate him.


Oh What the Hell August

August 3rd, 2011
By Glinda

August is a hell of a month, ain’t it?

And because it is hot/strangely busy yet somewhat boring, I’m going to be doing a bit of lighter-than normal posting.  Also, my boss said I could.


I’m going to take a page from NtB (or as you now know, Christa Terry) and open up Teeny Manolo for some questions. 

Wanna ask me something?  Surely you need some parenting advice.  Or perhaps you have always pined to know what my favorite food is.

Well, it’s your lucky month.

And, besides answering all the bound-to-be-interesting questions, I’m going for a much looser feel on the blog this month. Maybe more personal, maybe more off the wall, and maybe not always related to kids.  It remains to be seen exactly what, but it should be fun.

Go on, take your best shot.

I Thought Everyone Knew This Already…

August 2nd, 2011
By Glinda

Roseart doesn’t even have the decency to melt correctly!

Once, long ago, as a newbie mom, I bought some Roseart crayons for the Munchkin. I mean, the price was so cheap! How could I not buy them? Then I figured out that Roseart crayons are the equivalent to the free crayons you get with the kids’ menus at restaurants. Which suck. So, never again did Roseart darken my shopping cart.

reddit via buzzfeed

Monday Teeny Poll

August 1st, 2011
By Glinda

83% of you joined me in failing to see what the big deal was about that Chuck E. Cheese picture.  Dude has like, three “fingers” on that costume.  It’s pretty much a guarantee that one of them is going to look like a pointed index.  Get over it.  16% of you had some outrage in the “meh” range, and nobody had anything nearing an attitude that cared.

Today’s poll topic is divorce.

Don’t Mind Me, Just Coasting Through…

July 27th, 2011
By Glinda

If you’ve cared enough to notice, there has been a distinct lack of original thought here on good old Teeny Manolo.  Go figure that this is turning out to be a busy, weird, distracting summer. 

Hopefully, maybe it is for you too and you won’t have noticed at all.

Buzzfeed has a cute article addressing 25 things kids today won’t even know about.  Here are my favorites,  and no, I couldn’t get behind the 90’s Nickelodeon cartoons, which sucked.   The only 90’s cartoons I liked were The Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain. The rest, pfffft.

Why wasn’t a rotary phone on this list?

Cursive writing. Going the way of the dodo?

Memorizing a phone number, which is a good one. I still remember my parent’s first phone number.

God, how many hours of my pre-teen and teenaged life did I spend making mix tapes? Probably too many.

Ahhh, VHS tapes, how I hated thee. My son has no idea what I mean when I say, “Be kind, rewind.” That’s probably a good thing.

I thought I was so kickass with my Walkman in high school. I used it mostly when I waited to play volleyball games, whether a regualar season match or a weekend tournament. There was a lot of waiting around, what can I say?

Go read the whole list here.

ComicCon Kids 2011

July 26th, 2011
By Glinda

Glinda sez, you are never too young to embrace your inner geek!


Monday Teeny Poll

July 25th, 2011
By Glinda

Last week I wanted to know if you read tabloid newspapers, and zero of you felt you were addicted.  However, not quite the same when applied to gossip news sites on the internets, where 40% of you often find yourself reading about the newest fight between Blake Lively and Leo DiCaprio.  23% of you only read the newspaper version at the checkout line, and 36% of you swear that you never do, even when the annoying lady in front of you is writing a check.

Today, I want your feedback on a post and picture that originally appeared on Consumerist.  It seems the father of the little boy posing with Chuck E. Cheese up there felt that Chuckie was giving his son the finger. He complained to the restaurant, where they insisted that wasn’t the case.  He then took it to Consumerist to ” …stir up some debate and maybe make some other parents more aware for when it comes time to take their kids’ photos with the big mouse.”

My Husband is Jealous of David Beckham

July 21st, 2011
By Glinda

Not because Mr. Beckham is a talented soccer player/underwear model.

And also not because he is married to Posh Spice.

He is jealous of David Beckham because mere days after the birth of his daughter, he is surfing.

You see, my husband barely saw the light of day when I was recovering from both of my C-sections.  I think he went out of the house to possibly buy diapers and get me food.

Being rich does indeed have its privileges.

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