The shifts in her appearance are small but significant: she’s cut and dyed her hair and picked up a few items of clothing that fit her properly and, while more stylish, still suit her. The language used by Boyle’s critics to attack her is absurd and demeaning: the snappy leather jacket, the Burberry scarf and the smart trousers are far from “glam.” They’re items that any 40 something woman with access to style tips and proper clothing outlets might pick out; Boyle reportedly only spent about 50 quid on the lot, which is hardly frivolous.It’s selfish and ignorant for us to expect that Boyle remain the slightly bedraggled type who first appeared in front of the BGT judges. That was a woman from a small “collection of villages” in the Scottish hinterland who frequented the karaoke sessions at her local and stayed close to home.
My journey towards watch addiction began about 4 months ago. I started with a Breitling Superocean 11 and quickly picked up a Professional Speedmaster. I figured these two and a white dial dress watch would make a pretty solid collection so I did some research to find the perfect finish to my trio.
“We were not given any information that police or fire were en route or nearby,” said Luis Clemens, 47, a National Public Radio editor who left the train. “All we got was, ‘Stay in place. Yes, I know there’s smoke. This Patty Griffin tune gets a country gospel treatment, with judicious Hammond organ and full bodied belting from Boyle. The backup choir is put to better use on this aspirational anthem. They turn up as soulful echoes after important lines and add uplifting “Oo oohs!” for emphasis.
The Army defense locked down on the Navy attack, which struggled to consistently get going with third string quarterback Zach Abey at the helm. The Midshipmen could only manage 201 yards of offense against Army 112 rushing and 89 passing. Forty one of those yards came on a single play..
Sherman indicates a strong willingness to return to the Seahawks. If he’s looking at a one year deal to reset his market value, playing in a familiar defense and a familiar setting would make lots of sense. I would like to see him come back, but if he wants to test the market and see if he can get better, then let him do it..
Second, best live action short winner Luke Matheny’s exuberant, funny and brief speech, which he kicked off by announcing: “I should’ve got a haircut.” Your favourites?EG: It’s a long show, but those few sparkles of spontaneity are what I keep coming back for. Kevin Spacey singing a little Fred Astaire song. Anne Hathaway’s impromptu shimmy shake with her slinky dress, after which I think she quipped: “Sorry, personal moment.” Again, it was some of ol’ dudes that won me over: the classy David Seidler (“My dad called me a late bloomer.”) and Randy Newman raging at against the Academy while joking about “wanting to be good TV.” He’s got a friend in me, now.