There are few things worse in the spectrum of first world problems than having desperately dry lips and no lip balm.

When I was young, my mom had the little round glass jar of Carmex in the coffee table drawer at all times.  As I became a teenager, I found myself enjoying Cherrry Chap Stick.  Now, well.  Now it might be a problem.

Yes, that's what's currently in my house at the moment.  Nine.  Although I swear I have a couple of Burt's Bees, too, so those might have been nicked by the girls.

And that's not including what's in my bag (probably another three), what's in my car (I think one) and not what's in my studio (another one) or what's in my office at work (at least another three).

I've never had a big thing for lipstick, and in general I don't wear it.  I will, however, wear a lip balm all day long.  But.. why do I need so many? I have to have one in my car, one at my desk, one in the table next to the couch, one in the bathroom, one at my computer desk, and lord help you if the coffee table chap stick ends up as the kitchen chap stick, because that messes EVERYTHING up. I use them all.

I don't know what it is, but for some reason not only do I have to have a bajillion of these things, when I'm at the store, that's my weakness impulse item.  I know I have some in my bag. I know I have some at home. I know I have some at work.  But.... it says DUAL ACTION.  The tube is PURPLE.  I'm a sucker for it every time.

Am I the only one that has this problem?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  But I do know it's not stopping anytime soon.  So if you need some lip balm and you're not queasy about sharing, I've got you covered.

Balmingly yours,


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