My biggest fear

It’s happened in the wake of the tragic death of singer Whitney Houston.  Or maybe it happened in the wake of CNN’s 4-day, 24-hour per day marathon coverage of her funeral which included an estimated 5,392,911 renditions of Whitney singing “I Will Always Love You.”  Whichever it was, I was delighted to see that our society has truly stepped up to the plate.  We are, thanks to Whitney, tackling the demons in our midst.

Starting with the one that has been keeping me up nights for years:

Can you really be addicted to lip balm?

Lip balm, no matter what they say about you, I will always love you.

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58 responses to “My biggest fear

  1. Lip balm must have a lot of uses for such an outcry.

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  2. I love my lip balm and I hate dry lips. If it’s a dangerous addiction, well, what a way to go.

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  3. Here too, where the temperature shifts all the time. I keep several. I have never stolen to buy it, though, so I think I’m good.

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  4. Living in Phoenix, lip balm is as important as tp or ice. You never want to run out of any essential!

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  5. OK, I’ll give it to you. But next time you point out peculiarities of relatives, I think I must demand they be first degree!

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  6. I like the long-wearing lipstick that I can forget about…. but my husband’s cousin used lip balm, and applies about 6,000 times a time.

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  7. I didn’t know that lip balm can be addicting. I guess we all have our little addictions. I’m trying to stay away from sweets but I have so many relapse I stopped counting. Oh, well we can keep trying. We are here to motivate each other. Great post…..

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  8. Have you ever awaken mad from a long night of sleep? Well, I did this morning … My eyes opened and I was furious thinking about Dr. Charles Fleet, who invented Chapstick in 1880s … and then even before coming here, I had this flashback.

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  9. I only wish I were addicted to lip balm instead of chocolate. Just think of the calories I’d be saving.

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  10. I probably would be allergic to lip balm if I weren’t constantly losing them.

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  11. Wow, we need to start a Lip Balm Anonymous group. I’m totally addicted too!

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  12. And I will always love you, Elyse. Thanks for making me smile and then for the comments your pages get, a second giggle just there for the reading. Nice one 🙂

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  13. It is great to be able to provide such an important public service!

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  14. I was wondering about lip balm addiction just the other day. I go through a lot of Burt’s Bees… Thanks for letting me know I am not alone!

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  15. shhine26

    I wouldn’t say im addicted, but i do use lip balm a lot. My lips stay dry it seems, so i do find a constant need for it. I don’t get frustrated about it until that moment when i realize i cant find it anywhere. Funny how something so small can upset a person so much….lol.

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    • I think that this article shows that folks use the word “addicted” WAY too much! But if your lips are dry, there really isn’t any harm in it. Such a silly article, if you ask me.

      Thanks for stopping by — and I saw that you’re now a follower! Thanks so much!

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  16. Holy crap!! Is there a group for this?

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  17. Hi,
    But, where would we be without lip balm, no I just can’t go without it, I am totally addicted. 😀

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  18. I’m a Chapstick addict. I never leave the house without a backup. I don’t think it’s a problem. Until I leave them in my pants pocket when they go through the laundry. That’s a very serious problem.

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    • You should use my Vaseline ones, then. Because when they go through the wash either the top stays on or they take care of the annoying squeak the washing machine makes otherwise!

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  19. True story– I took my kids bowling over the weekend and my daughter dropped her heavy pink bowling ball onto my purse. I went home later that day and my lips were parched as usual. I reached into my purse to get my trusty life-saving chapstick and found it was pulverized. I ended up sitting in the corner curled up in a ball weeping, drooling and mumbling.

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    • I lose most of mine to bowling accidents, too. It’s tragic. But when you are curled up in a ball, do your best to NOT drool. It only makes you miss the chapstick more.

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      • JSD

        Yeah, but the drooling will moisten the lips, thereby doing what the lip balm is supposed to do…but naturally. So, drool away!

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      • Drool is cool, you say? Great! As luck would have it, this is school vacation week so I’m stuck inside with two bored kids all day. Let the curling up into a ball and blubbering and drooling commence!

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        • Perhaps you need to joint two different support groups — for chapstick addicts and for droolers. I am certain that there would be many multiple participants. You could carpool.

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  20. I sprinkle cocaine on my lip balm, but I can stop whenever I want.

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  21. If you find a lip balm rehab facility please let me know because I have a problem, too. I have lip balms all over my house, in my car and in the pockets of most jackets. I’m always looking for a newer, better balm.

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    • Like you, until today, I didn’t realize that I had ANOTHER addiction. Damn. But those Vaseline Lip Therapy “Advanced Formula” ones, they just sneak up on you. Somehow, they convince you to spend $2 on .35 oz of something that you can buy for $1 per gallon. I think that’ where the “Advanced” part comes in!

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  22. I think it is incredibly disturbing that the article about being addicted to lip balm already has 45 comments. That’s forty-five people, that all have an invested opinion about lip balm. Really?

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    • And then there’s me, who wrote another whole story about something this inane!

      Most of the comments were kind of funny in the why-do-we-care about this issue sort of way.

      Me, I often can’t help commenting on stupid things!

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      • file me under the same category .. I often will comment about “why are we paying attention to this anyway?” thereby perpetuating the inanity … apparently odd little bits of this and that just can’t help but grab our attention

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