Conversation today in the bathroom:
Mrs. Mynd: I want to check Bare Escentuals website this weekend, there's supposed to be a sale.
Me: I thought you got your stuff on QVC?
Mrs: Normally I do, because they sell sets of stuff and you can get good deals, but the sale may be better.
Me: Ok. I'm looking at the site now, what am I looking for?
Mrs: I need foundation.
Me: I see foundation and foundation primer packaged together.
Mrs: I don't use primer.
It's clear there is a lot I don't know about women and I'm more honest about it every day. I had no idea that there was primer for women? I don't admit to being a "car guy" but am aware of the "color" primer because I used to think it looked really nice and there was never an issue with keeping a car shiny. The purpose of "primer" is to prepare the metal for the paint that is going to be applied. I guess it keeps it from falling off the car, but for the life of me I have no idea what keeps the primer on the car. Is it like duct tape that is doubled up? Perhaps it is more like double-sided sandpaper? Cat with buttered toast on its back?
I would never insert horrible male comments about makeup being painted on, nor would I discuss it like it was some candy coating that had to dry and be buffed to a high shine. Almost certainly I wouldn't talk about the solvents required to remove said paint...but it is taking everything I have not to run far far away with "primer."
I want to believe I am doing fairly well raising my boys to understand a little more about women. A conversation replayed to me by Mrs. Mynd that she had with Shaggy...
Shaggy: with your makeup, you can't see any of your wrinkles.
Shaggy: I mean, I see why you wear it. It's magic...you look much younger, like 30.
Mrs: you can go now.
Clearly, I have work to do.
All references to Bare Escentuals are my opinions, which could change if they call me and want an official review, and to pay me of course.