… the time in my life when I was venturing out, becoming my own person, and learning new things. I wanted to be independent, to prove to my parents I could make it on my own. I was drawn to this music, it was so different from anything I’d heard before. And all performed by these strong and fearless women, the kind of girl I *wanted* to be. The thing is – I never became “that girl”, but I could pretend to be… driving down Greenville Blvd. in my VW Rabbit, singing my heart out.
Listening to these songs still gives me a little self-confidence boost when I need it.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
— Joseph Conrad
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I am, as a general rule, a Cherry Chapstick girl. I might even be addicted to it – you’ll find sticks stashed all over my house, in every purse I own, and a few spares stored away for emergencies. I become nervous and agitated when a tube cannot be located. (Yes, I may have a little bit of the “crazy”)
That said, I have recently rediscovered a childhood love of mine. While perusing the aisles of Target a few weeks ago I spotted the Bonne Bell Lip Smackers, and immediately began scanning the row for the familiar Dr. Pepper flavor I loved as a kid. I mean, who doesn’t love a Lip Smacker? I snapped it up and took it home, hoping it would be the same as I remember. And it did not disappoint. It smelled and tasted the same, and it still gives just a hint of color (all that was allowed when I was in 12). I feel sure that it was the lip gloss I was wearing when I had my first kiss, and I was wearing it just mere moments ago when I kissed my husband of 12 years. Now if that’s not brand loyalty, I don’t know what is. I’m just sorry it took me so long to realize how much I missed it. Sorry Cherry Chapstick – you have new (old) competition…
(Is there anything you loved as a child that you’ve rediscovered as an adult? Tell me! Don’t be afraid to comment – just click that little comment button… you know you want to…)