I felt a cool breeze finger my hair as the young girl on line turned her face toward me and asked, “Where are the Biology books?’
I stammered in response. My brain couldn’t process a logical answer because my receptors were transmitting excessive signals.
My eyes were fixed on her baby blues.
Yes, once again, my family enjoyed a stimulating Friday night at Barnes & Nobles. I haven’t decided if we lead such a pathetic existence that a bookstore can excite us or if we are just nerds. I’m leaning towards nerds.
We may get a family discount on pocket protectors this Christmas.
My daughters tags along, flips through a picture book or two, and plays with the stuffed animals. I think she’s drooled on most of them, so I wouldn’t consider purchasing any.
I love FringeMan to death, but he only agrees to bookstore outings because they have a Starbucks Cafe. If it weren’t for Starbucks, our bookstore adventures would be torture for him, especially since he’s beyond drooling on stuffed animals.
Back to the biology section…
When this young woman blinked, images surfaced of Greco-Roman days when servants fanned their masters with palm fronds. Instantly I realized the breeze filtering through my hair came from her eyelashes.
I was impressed…almost blown away!
No mascara I’ve seen can create lashes as thick as a well-groomed lawn. Not only were her lashes thick, but they were also so long that she would never be able to wear a pair of sunglasses. Mary Kay and Estee Lauder couldn’t begin to create what I was seeing.
My brain slowly recovered and I directed her to the reference desk. Standing in awe, I took in the thin, gauzy tank and yoga-like capris. Floral apliques bounced on her behind. She was sporting butt bling. This outfit came complete with flip-flops (the cheese-slice type).
I’m still attempting to reconcile the gym look with the red-carpet lashes.
I continue to be mystified.
Of course I’m not naive enough to believe these lashes were real – the hair type. They were plastic, but fascinating nonetheless.
Fake lashes are making a come-back. I’m just wondering WHY?