Fittingly, just today, my blog was viewed by people searching for:
|how to look sexy during a tropical vacation||1|
|face full of lipstick kisses||1|
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Strange, considering that I rarely, rarely, wear lipstick! Must have something to do with my Freshly Pressed Post: Toenails and Kisses (yep, I’m going to keep milking that for all that it’s worth!).
But, back in college, at my crunchy-granola alma mater, my friends and I loved to rebel by… dressing up.
Yep. We would put aside our flannel and hiking boots for an evening in favor of outrageous outfits and heavy make-up.
Resident Advisors each, we even planned a very special program for our dorm: Lipstick Appreciation Week.
Every day had its own very special event.
Like many of our programs, I’m pretty sure we were the only participants (the series on Death and Dying, featuring Estate Planning was a BIG hit). We did, however, dispense a few lipstick kisses on the cheeks of some of our guy friends.
Notice, I’m not calling them “boyfriends.” They weren’t. I’m not sure how appreciative they were.
Sometimes, at our intense college, we just needed to get wacky and relieve the stress, and oftentimes, that didn’t involve alcohol. We got creative and festive and goofy and had a great time. We danced like we meant it. And we cooked vegan food and Indian food (Remember this. It’s all relevant. This is called foreshadowing).
Funny thing was, no matter how goofy we got, or how outrageous we dressed (and did I mention we spent many evenings going by our alter-ego names: Daisy, Donna, and Muffy aka MuffinCakes), we were always out-weirded in that capitol of weird: Colorado Springs.
In the grocery store: A woman dressed in a full-leopard-cat outfit complete with ears and tails, and it wasn’t Halloween.
At the late-night diner: A bunch of 50-somethings in square dancing attire. Do you know how many layers of ruffles those short skirts have?
We could just never stand out with competition like that.
But I’m honored to be tagged as standing out, and “kicking ass”, as a recipient of the Beautiful Lipstick Award.
Now, I don’t know what this award is. It’s not really a real thing.
Or is it? Life is what we make of it. We create our own reality (see, I’m channelling myself from Sophomore year). Bloggers have these made-up awards which serve as a nice pat on the back, a show of support and appreciation. That’s awesome.
Here are the Award Rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their site.
- Nominate other people (you choose how many–whatever makes you happy).
- Write some bad ass things about yourself.
And the nominees are…
Food with Malvi: delicious vegan recipes, so creative and I’ve even made a few!
Ardent and Awkward: doing her best to keep Austin weird
Oh.She.Cooks: great, original recipes and awesome photos.
These bloggers all remind me of my younger days, those heady days of college and new careers. Keep on blogging, ladies!