3/14/10

I wore makeup - A picture story





I wore makeup yesterday. (And yes, the same sweater I wear all the time. I wore that too.)


(I asked google if makeup should be makeup or make-up or make up and google said, all of the above.) (All of the above makes me feel itchy. Any of them will be fine? Huh, I don't know. I like one right answer...I'm working on that.)

Ryan and I brought our beautiful boys-with streaks of makeup on their faces-to my Mom, and then we kissed them on their soft cheeks, goodbye we said, and then we drove to Minneapolis to see Ryan's brother perform at the Walker Art Center. You see, Ryan's exceptionally talented musician brother, Dave was being honored at a two day event...


The concert was a wordless kind of amazing.
(I would have taken pictures, but I was all worried that it was against the rules and that's another thing that makes me itchy, breaking the rules.)

I did take a picture in the lobby, of an artistic shell with Ryan and his Mom reflected in the background.


Dave is a part of about eleventy-seven bands. His gift reaches across genres and shakes drumming hands with excellence in whatever he touches. He's a creative soul of the genius variety, and I'm not just saying that because he's my husband's brother. (Although that helps.)

Other people say this stuff too: "One evening is not sufficient to showcase the varied talents, consummate showmanship, and genre-defying innovations of Dave King, one of the most prolific jazz/rock percussionists of his generation." - Walker Art Center

We sat and listened and ate candy and elbowed each other and looked at each other with awe over the songs. Then we sometimes laughed at Dave's jokes and switched positions in our seats to stay comfortable. You have to be comfortable when you hear one of Dave's bands play because you surely don't want to focus on anything but the transcending sounds.

The show finished and we were proud of Dave and filled up with tired and goodness. Then we drove through thick fog and belted out the lyrics to Sister Christian on the 80's station. It was very late and when we drove in the driveway I said, I love the bed five times fast. So Ryan laughed and then we slept.

This morning I woke up and thought, that was so good and then I thought, I love home and the people in it.

And then today I did not wear makeup. Or make-up. Or make up.

The End.




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Kelly said...

Wow, what a great date. And how cool that the boys got to help you get all gussied up. Great memories!

Kristina P. said...

What a cool event! I need to make a new life goal. Be honored for two days. I am very humble.

L.T. Elliot said...

That sounds like a great date! And I agree. It should be one of those three, not all of those three. I'm going with makeup. =]

togetherforgood said...

go with makeup. I think it's best. And I majored in English. So I should know. ;)

Kazzy said...

Cool music! And you look adorable.

S'dizzle said...

That was an amazing show, so glad we went and ran into you two!

KRauk said...

That sounds like a great date for you guys. I was just teaching my first graders about compound words, I would go with makeup because compound words are related in meaning to their components. Since you were getting made up to go out...

*MARY* said...

I wore makeup today too!

Deodorant is makeup, right?

Keyona said...

It's so nice to get dolled up and date our hubby's. Glad you enjoyed some alone time.

Lee of MWOB said...

Dude. That video won't load fast enough for me to listen to tonight. I will have to return. I am in a hotel room in Chicago and I'm thinking of you. I think you're closer to me than usual. Cause you are. :-)

I wore make-up today. But not yesterday.

You look happy in your sweater and your make-up.

I miss your face.

Lee

LisAway said...

YOU ARE HILARIOUS. I love how you're keeping your sense of humor so well. (of course in reference to the sign. Your are an excellent photoshopper. . . unless your thoughtful BIL had it made specially for you? Oh dear. :)

That music is quite awesome. I think I prefer makeup, too. And I love the happy sweater.

Jen said...

I like that you put makeup on your boys, I do the same thing.

nAncY said...

love it

MidnightCafe said...

There's so much joy in this post! I'm glad for you!! Love you!

Mammatalk said...

You look lovely. What a fun date night.

Jen said...

Sounds like a great night out. My AP Stylebook tells me makeup is the correct usage (n).

AmyLK said...

What a great evening!

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

Oh my goodness - your faced is radiating goodness and peace. More than I have sen it before. And I KNOW it isn't the make-up, makeup, make up. It's you.:)

Kimberly said...

I hate my skin without make up on but my skin happens to hate make-up. It's a losing battle, alas.

My word verifcation today is "bless" and that makes me grin.

Robin said...

Oh, a make-up worthy date if I ever heard of one!

Aidan Donnelley Rowley @ Ivy League Insecurities said...

I love this post for its meandering, itchy essence. The fact that you go from tender goodbyes, to a heartening mix of music and candy, to a happiness-stuffed drive home, to the quiet and stunning realization that you love the fresh-faced glory of home and its members.

(Oh, and the music is fantastic.)

One Crafty Mother said...

A date! How cool!

Love the music, the pictures - all of it! It's nice to miss home a bit, too, isn't it?

And you look so adorable. Seriously.

Breaking the rules make me itchy, too.

-Ellie

Debbie said...

I do hate it when spell check is not clear on how I need to spell something. I get the itches too!
Looks like you all had a great night. I love that!

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

Gosh, Heather - you're so CUTE! Love the mirror shots!

warmchocmilk said...

Sounds like fun. I didn't even know Ryan's brother was a musician. We saw a guy that we thought was him on Sunday. I wonder if it was...

wendy said...

Sounded like a great night out.
those picures were cute of you and your boys...putting on MAKE Up??

it is nice to go somewhere that makes you want to put on Makeup?

and I like you with or without the make-up

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

You're a whole lot of fun -- with or without lipstick. -smooch-

Billy Coffey said...

Dang, now the whole makeup/make up/make-up thing is really going to bother me.

deb said...

This was good on so many levels.
As are you.

Elaine A. said...

I've been trying to comment on this post for a while now but MY internet has been wonky.

I think I was going to say that you and your boys are so cute together and that your BIL is very talented.

Yeah, that was it. :)

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