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United Way event shows stylish star Tim Gunn has substance

I'm not a big fan of (un)reality TV, but Tim Gunn has earned my respect.

The Project Runway mentor often delivers critical candor, but he's not without heart, which probably explains why he's lending his name and presence to the United Way's 10th annual Art of Giving event Friday at Peter O. Knight airport on Davis Islands. All proceeds will go to the United Way's Early Learning Initiative.

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I could envision myself cycling from Tampa's Ben. T. Davis Beach to Clearwater Beach. I didn't say I'm ever going to do it, I just said I could envision it — and by 2016, a chain of trails will be connected to make it possible.

Of course, even if I could ride that far, how could I get home after a big bowl of she-crab soup at Frenchy's. Taxi? ...

Seen on a bumper sticker: Old Pilots Never Die. They Just Move On To A New Plane. ...

Rain plagued Saturday's events at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but that can happen in Florida and should make you choose indoor venues whenever possible — unless you're organizing the International Indian Film Academy Awards. Then, you slate the weekend's biggest event for Raymond James Stadium and hope for clear skies like they had for Sunday's Grand Prix events. Please, join me in crossing your fingers and toes. ...

Why would I eat breakfast at Taco Bell? I like breakfast. You know what I recommend? Ikea. The Swedish pancakes and lingonberry sauce may be the best breakfast value in Tampa Bay. Of course, unless you're a lab rat used to mazes, it will take you two hours to reach your car after the breakfast. Call it exercise. ...

That's all I'm saying.

United Way event shows stylish star Tim Gunn has substance 03/30/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 31, 2014 3:06pm]
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