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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Slow News Day


OH! That blog! My blog!


It's a slow news day at Tangobaby World Media Corporate, Inc. I think my brain went on hiatus. Or maybe I suspended my brain so that I could run my presidential campaign for a while (i.e., that means thinking of what beauty products to get for basket, or making new campaign buttons).

And not having internet access at home obviously is cramping my style in a big way.


I only have one little story to share for now.

Yesterday we got a enormo-basket of Halloween candy from a sales rep. It's got every type of candy in a Halloween theme (I am devouring the yellow, orange and black Good 'n Plenty's at a frightening clip).

One of the cute boys (our blessed intern) came over to my desk and gave me a pair of wax lips from the basket. "Here," he says, "these are for you. There were only two pairs and I wanted to make sure you got some."

I thanked him, of course. And then I asked him, "How did you know about my wax lips fetish? Did I tell you about my crazy love of wax lips? I don't remember us talking about that."

And he said, "I just assumed that you liked them."

He's a smart boy. The youth of America.

I think it's nice when people have you all figured out.


UPDATE: I only humiliate myself when it's fun and so that you know I love you.

Happy Halloween, kids!


Christina October 30, 2008 at 7:28 PM  

I went candy shopping tonight for the household party tomorrow. The guy who helped my find the last 2 boxes of junior mints flashed his gold toothed grill at me as he packed my bag. He had me all figured out too. I'm just not so sure that was a good thing though. ; )

Are there anything in those waxed lips. Lawd, please don't tell me ya wear dem dam tings? : )

I love this blog!

Mary-Laure October 30, 2008 at 7:32 PM  

Candy! Waxlips! Yum!

Elizabeth October 30, 2008 at 7:56 PM  

Ha! I get it totally.

Anonymous October 30, 2008 at 8:08 PM  

This brought back such memories! I remember my brother, my cousins, and I all walking to the candy store, and wearing blue wax lips on the way back.


Relyn October 30, 2008 at 9:31 PM  

Oh! I love wax lips. I have wonderful family pictures of all of us in wax lips. Jeffrey's is the best, but he would shoot me if I ever showed anyone. Guess I'll have to email it to you.

Anonymous October 30, 2008 at 9:40 PM  

that is a neat little story. i love being figured out too.it gives me hope for humanity

Bill Stankus October 31, 2008 at 4:44 AM  

Oh, if wax lips could talk!
Tho through modern day medical advances, an injection or two and a person can have real puffy lips.
We've come a long way, baby!

willow October 31, 2008 at 5:33 AM  

I haven't thought about wax lips in ages. I used to adore them and also those little wax bottles of liquid stuff. We used to chew on the wax until our jaws hurt.

Scandalous Housewife October 31, 2008 at 8:56 AM  

Make sure those lips weren't made in China, sweetie!!!


tangobaby October 31, 2008 at 10:26 AM  

Hi christina,

Shopping for Junior Mints! And they only had two boxes left? What's going on in Milwaukee?

I only wear the lips in private and on special occasions.

Hi Mary-Laure,

Do you eat them? I just always wore them. I guess you are supposed to eat them but I never did.

Hi elizabeth,

We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming soon!

Hi johanna,

Blue wax lips sound very exotic! Now are those non-Halloween wax lips (like everyday wear) or are they holiday lips?

Hi relyn,

You should show us the photo and all of us will promise not to tell your husband! LOL!
I'm sure it's a cute photo.

Hi sarah,

I was what I've been doing to give him that impression. What type of vibes am I giving off at work? I'm glad you liked the story, though!

Hi bill,

I remember once some older plastic-surgeried rich lady asking me "who did my lips because they did such a perfect job!" I seriously had no freaking clue what she was talking about.

She wanted to know who injected my lips with collagen (no one). If I had some wax lips handy, I could have given her a pair!

Hi willow,
I forgot about the little bottles! What was that liquid anyway? We just drank the liquid and didn't chew the wax. I think I must have missed out on the wax chewing part.

Hi scandalous housewife,

I need a mom like you to look after me! Now I'm scared. Maybe the wax lips did come from China! Am I going to be poisoned?!

Paris Parfait October 31, 2008 at 11:36 AM  

Yep, seriously looks like botox gone wrong, resulting in trout lips. Sounds like that boy does have you figured out. :) Happy Halloween, Miss Parker! xoxox

tangobaby October 31, 2008 at 11:38 AM  

Hi paris parfait,

Just a gentle reminder: Botox is for freezing wrinkles in the forehead and for crows feet. Collagen injections and Restylane are for lips!

We must have our beauty procedures understood!


Zoomie October 31, 2008 at 1:35 PM  

Those look like Angelina Jolie's lips - maybe she was the lip model?

namastenancy October 31, 2008 at 5:07 PM  

Hey- with lips like that, you don't need a brain (although I know that you have one with talent galore). Did the wax lips have some sweet liquid inside? I remember those as a kid and how I loved playing with them. There are probably photos somewhere but that was way before the Internet so I am safe.

tangobaby October 31, 2008 at 5:17 PM  

Hi Zoomie,

Hey, I like your name! You should join my administration.

I don't think even Angelina has anything on wax lips. But she has a pretty fine pout, I'll say.

Hi namastenancy,

Wax lips don't have a liquid inside. You're thinking about the little bottles that Willow was talking about. Wax lips have a "flavor" for lack of a better descriptor but basically taste like...wax.

Apparently some kids chew them, but I just like(d) to wear them.

I'm sure you were cute as pie with or without your wax lips!

robin bird October 31, 2008 at 8:35 PM  

oh and believe me i do feel loved by my TB! i want you to know that you are not hard to read.. the fact that he knew to hold on to and present you with big red lips was probably one of the easiest puzzles he solved yesterday.

gosmith@pacbell.net November 1, 2008 at 9:37 AM  

I love this post!

Angelina Jolie was the first thing that came to my mind too.

Relyn, maybe if I e-mail you an embarrassing photo, you can send me yours? That is showing true solidarity on Jeffrey's part!

I agree, robin bird, saving those lips for tb did not take a mental giant.

A Cuban In London November 1, 2008 at 1:06 PM  

Great story. Happy Halloween (belatedly)!

Greetings from London.