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4/27/11

lipstick teeth

growing up in a small town, we had the same librarian for both the school and public library. 
she was an older lady, and wore the most fantastic shade of red lipstick every single day. every day! she kept a thousand tubes of it in her pants pockets and desk drawer. and it never ceased to stay on her lips. her teeth and school milk carton straws and library check out cards were always smeared in the most glorious red. 

she was on my mind today as i sneaked an hour to myself in between school drop off's and max's doctor's appointment (stitches are out! hooray!)...sitting watching cars go by and covering my straw and myself in red gloss.
and really that kind of nonsensical or random memory is exactly what sneaking away is for.
and hour alone is too short to fill it with thoughts of work or deadlines or bills or mom butts.
but it's just enough time for funny revelations that you are an occupation away from becoming your favorite childhood librarian. or anyways, wondering if she would approve of your shade of lipstick.

p.s. you all friends are true blue! only the truest would thumb their nose's at the internet ideal body weight calculator for you. haha. 
i took all of you along with me on my walk this morning!

19 comments:

  1. I am so in love with your images.

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  2. Did they let you keep the stitches? When my son had his out the nurse asked him if he wanted to keep them. Before I could say "no" and "gross" he said "yes". He showed them to every family member. Yuck.

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  3. i am always hesitant to wear red lipstick...but i've been itching to try lately. thanks for the "umph" to try it! you look beautiful as always

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  4. Red is the only lipstick color I wear (when I actually wear lipstick)... I love it even though it gets pretty messy. You look so va-va-voom in it!

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  5. I'm still searching for the right shade of red. The one you're wearing, however, looks amazing on you!

    I do wear brighter pinky lipsticks, and leave it all over my Starbucks lids/straws.

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  6. your pictures are amazing!! do you carry a photographer in your purse? haha!

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  7. I can't get over your photos - peaceful & intriguing. :)

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  8. i've been trying to build up the courage to get/wear lipstick but i don't think i could ever pull it off as well as you! those shoes are darling and you totally deserved that hour all to yourself! :)

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  9. you have the cutest shoe selection! and girl, you are so pretty you can work anything... red lipstick to mom sneakers! <3

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  10. Mrs. Kenny! I so remember her.
    Long live library ladies. :)

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  11. i love red lipstick! i kind of have a ridiculous collection going on.. can you pretty please share what you're wearing? i may just have to pick up a new red! :)

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  12. lovely!! and im with the previous poster...can you please share your poison? xoxo

    katherine
    www.theflowersinherhair.com

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  13. hey pretty ladies! i've tried several different reds. i was using the color stain kind, but they dried out my lips too bad. so i've been using revlon colorburst gloss in fire!
    so far so good...a little bit messy...but that's half the fun!

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  14. i love the red. i also loved my librarian.

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  15. Oh sweet Ms. Kenny! wow, you just took me way back and gave me such a wonderful childlike feeling! :)
    I will never forget the red lipstick which seemed to find its way onto her front teeth (without delay). I was also just thinking of how much i love your cherry red lips! like the lipstained straw.

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  16. Oh my Stars, those shoes of yours are fantastic and so is that shade of red. I think your Librarian pal would give you a gold star.

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  17. I love your shoes, but I'm stuck wearing workboots and jeans everyday on the farm. I'll just live vicariously through the computer screen. Lovely photos by the way.

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