Dear Tom, plug your ears. I’m about to go all pink on your ass..

As colors go, pink is okay. In general it’s considered a happy celebratory color. Think pink roses- either real live fragrant pink roses or pink sugar roses on a birthday cake. Right? Am I right? Both are happy and celebratory. (And of course there are the pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness so pink has its practical uses.)

pink birthday cake

And what is more lovely and inspiring than a radiant pink sunrise? Other than a radiant pink sunset, I mean?

pink sunset

But pink is not my favorite color. Not by a long shot. In fact, as colors go, it’s near the bottom of my list. Does that mean those of you who LOVE pink should feel bad or ashamed or in any way embarrassed about LOVING pink?

Of course not. As my grandmother used to say~ “Don’t be silly.”

Embrace your pinkness!

There are reasons why I am not all that fond of pink. Reasons that are unique to me, reasons I feel are quite legitimate. Let me explain:

I enjoy the scent of a pink rose. A glowing pink sunset or sunrise. I appreciate the way a simple pink sundress looks on some women. I even like a pale pink button down on some guys. Pink on a man can be very sexy.

pink shirt

But I hate pink on me. For one thing, it contrasts (in a bad way) with my auburn hair. For another it contrasts (in a very unflattering way) with my dark skin. And then, of course, there was the time my baby sister threw up pink Nestle’s Quik all over me while we were driving through the middle of Nebraska and there was no bathroom in sight. (Still one of my family’s favorite laugh out loud vacation stories.)

pink nestle's quik

And, oh, come to think of it, there was that other time my Aunt Jean made me drink an entire bottle of Pepto for a stomach ache and I proceeded to vomit pink stuff for hours…

pink pepto

Fine, I admit it. I hate pink. I won’t wear anything pink. I won’t eat anything pink. I won’t even wear a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness month. I make my husband wear it. I. Hate. Pink.

Now, here’s the question. Does my dislike of pink have a thing to do with you?

No. My feelings regarding the color pink have absolutely nothing to do with you. You are free to feel anyway you want to feel about the color pink.

My dislike of pink is not cause for offense.

I love Jane Eyre, yet I was bored to tears by Pride and Prejudice. Many of my friends are Jane Austin fanatics, but they can’t stand the Gothic Bronte sisters. Does that bother me? Insult me? Hurt my feelings?

Jane Eyre


That’s all’s I’m sayin’.

XOXO! Julia

13 thoughts on “Dear Tom, plug your ears. I’m about to go all pink on your ass..

  1. anny cook

    Isn’t it wonderful there’s something for everyone–colors, books, religions, hobbies. I kind of put my nose in a book…and mind my own. Currently? Reading a new to me author, Barbara Metzgar. Haven’t laughed this much in quite a while. That is all.

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  2. Marylin Warner

    Oh, I’m still laughing, Julia. Pink Nestle’s Quik is one of the reasons I really love PINK. I’d used the last of it to make two big glasses of the frothy pink drink. My brother and his cross-country friend (they were a class ahead of me in high school and thought they were more important) came in after a long run just as I went into the sewing room to tell my mom I’d made us some Pink Drink. The boys grabbed the glasses and raced to see who could drink them faster.
    Way TOO fast.
    They both ended up puking all over themselves.
    Oh, but yes, Nestle’s Quik–Pink, only–is my favorite! πŸ˜‰

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Oh Marylin! Bwaaa-haaa! I’m laughing sooooo hard! What is it about drinking pink Quik too fast? I never liked it anyway but my little sister loved it, along with pink-frosted Pop Tarts, another food stuff I couldn’t stomach.


  3. Diana Stevan (@DianaStevan)

    Do they still sell Nestle’s pink Quik? And did you know that pink is considered to be one of the most flattering colours to wear? But as you say with your auburn hair and dark skin, it does’t work. And for me with my salt and pepper, not sure either, although I keep thinking since it is supposed to be the most flattering colour, what’s wrong with me? πŸ™‚

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      I think pink would definitely work for you, Diana. Just does not work for me! Yes, still sell Nestle’s pink Quik. πŸ™‚


  4. rayplasse

    I have owned me some pink shirts in my time. i will use me some “Pepto Bismol” Β if I need it and my oldest sons favorite stuffed animal was named “Pinky”. He still has it but it’s not so pink anymore. πŸ™‚

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  5. fangswandsfairy(alt)

    I love pink, but honestly I love ALL color. However, outside of Valentines made from construction paper, I don;t have a lot of space for Pepto pink in my heart.

    Pink is one of the hardest colors to mix in oil paint.

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Pink is perhaps the worst color paint with which to work, Steph. Not a fan of pink in art work – except when it comes to roses!

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