Sunday, June 7, 2009

Did I Ever Tell You About The Time....Ooo! SPARKLES!

I am seriously drawn to sparkly things. I don't consider myself a very girly girl in general, but when it comes to sparkly things, I'm drawn in like a moth to a flame. Like a cheerleader to a kegger. Like a fat kid to donuts. Like a Utahan to hair bleach. My husband mocks me for my love of all things glittery, but I don't care. Sparkles are God's gift to my eyes.

A month or so ago, I was walking through a casino in Vegas....was it The Paris? Anyway, I was talking to my friend Christie about something, and dead in the middle of a sentence, I screeched to a stop. There before me was a whole wall of shiny, sparkly, glittery objects. I turned slowly, eyes wide, unable to blink or hear or talk, and walked towards the sparkles like I was in a trance. When I got there, I discovered that it was a wall kiosk containing 100% sparkly items, most of them Swarovski crystal encrusted. I couldn't tear myself away. For at least half an hour I walked back and forth, practically drooling on myself, examining the wares. Examining them again. Holding them up to the light. Turning them over. Grinning like a fool. Like a kid on Christmas morning. Like a fat kid with an empty plate that once contained donuts.

I ended up, after a very long and thorough examination of all options, with this....



And I can always tell who my kindred spirits are. They stop me on the street and grab at my key chain like they are under a spell. ITS spell. Like the glittering heart is pulling them in. Like Odysseus to the Sirens. Like the Enterprise to the Borg tractor beam. Like that guy in The Tell-Tale Heart to the tell-tale heart. You should see my four year old with my key chain. I've never seen that child hold so still and stare so long at anything in her life. She cradles it and strokes it and says, "It's sooo beauuutiful" in this slow, mesmerized voice. Like a robot. Like Frankenstein. Like Sleeping Beauty to the spindle. (She does actually talk to the spindle, right?)

So now that you know how captivating sparkly things can be to me, you shouldn't be surprised that I decided to get myself glitter-toed this week.



What may surprise you, though, is just how often I find myself stopping what I'm doing to look down at my toes. And how often I look up to find Daphne doing the same thing. I'm pretty sure I shouldn't take these toes out in public or woman and girls and gay men all over the city will be following me around, staring at my feet, trying to get closer to my toes. Like those runners to Forest Gump. Like Augustus Gloop to the river of chocolate. Like the rats to the Pied Piper. Like..... Oooo look! My sparkley toes!

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19 comments:

The Payne-Rinne Family said...

I love many things about you. But this. This has made my top 3 list. For sure.

Nicki said...

I want glitter toes! Was it a special salon or something? Oh, and I love the keychain :)

tiburon said...

Freakin love that keychain.

And those toes.

Chadlock said...

lol! Me and my mother in law were JUST talking about how we couldn't stop looking at are sparkly toes! LOVE IT! oh I added that blog template website link back to my blog!

Kristina P. said...

I like sparkles, but in moderation.

Sara said...

So Cute! And just so you know, Everest is way to overwhelming for my blog, like 4000 pictures! So we will have a family gathering/slide show a some point this summer. Just not sure when.

Tiffany said...

You can't see me, but I'm giving you a standing ovation on this one.

jennie w. said...

Sparkles? Seriously? I had no idea!

Chelsea said...

Cute toes! Now I have to figure out where I can get glittered too!

Holly said...

I love sparklies too! where did you get your glitter toes done? I know 2 places in Lehi that are famed for them.

Shawn said...

Oh---I SOOOOO want a sparkly for my key chain now! So jealous!

I too am a sparkle girl---can't you tell? I am so happy when I perform in the band, cause I have an excuse to wear sparklies!!


Love the toes, too....

Karyn said...

I like the toe-polish. Did you paint your nails too?

Melissa said...

Me - likey! Me likey alot!

Christie said...

So you did go to the glitter toes party. I think you should have one so I can come!

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

Cute toes...I've been a fan for a long time. I NEVER paint now. Why paint when you can have perfect glitter toes for months. If you want to have a party, or come to a party, let me know...one of my BFF's does them, and she' AWESOME at them...perfect shape, and has TONS of colors.

MiaKatia said...

Love the toes! I tried to get glitter toes this weekend, but no one here did them. It was pretty depressing. So I just had them paint glitter polish over the color. Not quite the same effect.

Vanessa said...

It's prettier in real life. I was mesmerized!

Lunch was fun!

André said...

How do the metallic sparkles in car paint affect you? Do you have it on your car?

L. said...

Love the sparkly toes. But what's with the second and third toe on each foot? Are they especially fond of each other?

Yeah, mine too.