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MILAN - A.C. Milan communicate that the footballer Alessandro Nesta was subjected to the reduction of a small fracture in his nasal bones by dr. Paolo Marconi. The Rossoneri player will be regularly available for tomorrow's training, ahead of the match in Naples.

From Football Italia:

“It's a wonderful night and a new thing for me - I never score! We had to win tonight to latch on to fourth place, so it all went well,” smiled the veteran."

And he's a well mannered boy who thinks of others:

“Dida was fantastic, he saved the game for us tonight. If we'd conceded then, we would've lost, no doubt.”

His coach thinks he's all that and a bag of chips:

“As for Nesta, what more can I say? He has become far more than a player for us and he's indescribable. He needs a halo at the moment.

“He started this season not really knowing if he would ever play again. That is a very big thing to have in a players' mind and it shines through in his performances, as he gives everything he's got.

Kind words from Uncle Fester:

“As for Nesta, he is fantastic. After the injury and the risk to his career, he has changed. He has improved a lot as a man.
“Today we can say that he is even better than the already brilliant Nesta before the injury,” Galliani concluded.

Even The Guardian was kind while getting in their digs (can't really blame them):

"I never score," exclaimed Nesta after the final whistle had blown, but even then to focus only on his goals would be to overlook his greater contribution. As he has been all season, Nesta was the foundation stone around which the whole team was built, his understanding of the game and enduring speed allowing him to compensate for team-mates' shortcomings.

I have a feeling those folk who don't have Milan and Alessandro Nesta in their lives are vaguely amused at the rapture of those of us that do.
You lot are just lucky I'M NOT STILL ALL CAPSLOCKY! I think in the deepest, darkest corners of our hearts many Milan fans feared that he might hang up his boots in favour of a quiet, pain free life. To see him back to his old forward chivvying, defense organizing, griping, sliding tackling self is like having all our birthdays come at once. At one message board I visit male posters are even offering their bums in honour of his greatness. As though Alessandro Nesta wouldn't have better fish to fry!  ;D Still, it's probably good for morale.

Leo: Bwahahahaha, for my next trick I clone him!

Damn, does this mean we're out of a job now?

Let me get back to you on that!
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Which I need desperately. I'm going to write on both blogs every day; really write and not just squee or natter. Today, I'm going to talk about one of my greatest loves, perfume.

My "beachy" fragrances called to me today. I'm sitting here with Versace's Versense in the crook of my left elbow and Ebba's By Sea in my right. I fervently believe a perfume should wrap the wearer in an experience not only a fragrance. Both of these do a great job at bringing out the marine without resorting to ozonic artifice.

Versense appears more complicated than it is, note wise. There's bergamot, green mandarin, citrus, prickly pear, sea daffodil, cardamom, jasmine, cedar, sandalwood, olive wood and musk. The opening, on my skin, is heavy on the citrus - very lemony and green. The drydown brings out the pear, sea daffodil, jasmine, sandalwood and cedar. I'm not a "nose" and I won't pretend I'd recognise the scent of olive wood if it presented itself with a neon sign.

The ad for Versense shows an evening gowned, tumble haired, exquisitely made up blonde standing on a beach bathed either in moonlight or early sunrise (not entirely clear) It misses the mark, in my opinion. This isn't the glamour of the Riviera or Miami shoreline. It's not the adventurous romance of a tropical beach either. This is a quiet, little known beach somewhere temperate where one would need a sweater in the evenings. The shoreline would be narrow, almost disappearing at high tide, no boardwalk or amenities and sand dunes covered in sea grasses and hardy flowers. The beach houses would be simple and wooden with decades of the salt scent in the walls. They'd stand empty from October to June. There's romance there; the romance of a new relationship, a rekindled love and even the magic of a marriage of 50 years.

In essence, Versense is beautiful, familiar, gentle perfume that tells a story. I think most folk sampling this would realise they've smelled it in nature before. It's not so overtly beachy that it can't be worn to the office and it won't knock anyone out of their socks even if they don't like perfume. It's daytime to early evening perfume and casual night snuggling with the SO. It lacks the oomph for a night time event fragrance.

By Sea is simpler - bergamot, white tea, violet and eucalyptus. It's the same beach as Versense but it's a solitary walk in the early morning. The wearer has the world to herself and all the scents of sea and shore are more fervent while sight and sound remain dreamy and muted. There is a definite soapy element to this fragrance; if you were to wake at dawn, shower and stroll along the shore as the sun rose, just in reach of the waves By Sea is what you'd smell like. On my skin this fragrance definitely brings the marine so I'm careful about wearing it out. (Why yes, I do wear perfume to sit at home at my computer)

Random thing that bugs me:

Why does Tommy Smyth change the vowel at the end of football players' names? During Ireland - Italy he kept saying "Zambrotto" and I've heard him say "Milanetta" instead of Milanetto and "Monterra" for Monterro. Odd. Very odd.

Random Image:

I'd love to be a fly on the field for that conversation. Is it medical?

Paolo: My shoulder is killing me but I don't want to be subbed off.
Sandro : * Massages * Adriana making you sleep on the couch again?
Paolo: Oh shut up and work those fingers.


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