Tuesday, December 9, 2008


"Coming up, we'll take a look at what SOME are calling a lip balm addiction."
-- Noon News Teaser

I enjoyed making fun of the noon news teaser ominously intoning the dangers of lip balm addiction. My facebook friends and I had a good laugh. One girl said she had lip balm in her car, office, nightstand, desk, and every pocket of every winter coat. Was she "normal?"

We said, Aimee, we don't use "labels" like "normal" here. This is a "safe" space. Andrew said he'd just picked up lip balm at the Rite Aid and they made him show ID. Several people had friends they KNEW with problems... Who wanted to remain Anonymous.

This went on for QUITE some time. (Probably because we were all supposed to be working and the prospect of 12 step lip balm programs were far more entertaining.) So tonight, I come home from the movies with my mom and godmother, and we begin to open stocking stuffers. And MINE is a 12-stick lip balm CAROUSEL.

Flavors include:

  • Christmas Cupcake
  • Sugar Plums
  • Spiced Eggnogs
  • Peppermint Swirls
  • Cherry Gum Drops
  • Snowflake Sprinkles
  • Strawberry marshmellow
  • Holiday Hot Cocoa (!)
  • Candy Cane
  • Merry Sugar Cookie
  • Ginger Bread Man
  • Chocolate chip cookie

Each flavor conjures a different BonneBell lipSmacker or Kissing Potion memory from the tween years. Now, I just need 12 boys to kiss for the 12 different flavors.

And, "The serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference."

And now: it's One Day at a Time.

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