Dumb Things I Have Done Lately

Monday, June 19, 2006

Suntanning and Denial

I did a silly thing this weekend and got a nice sunburn going on my chest right now. It itches.

My tan this year has been kind of spotty. Not that I go out to get a tan or anything.

Laying out in the sun is only for vain people who are too stupid to realize that UV is bad for you, leading to wrinkles, premature aging, and increased risk of skin cancer. I would never do anything like that.

No, I just happen to stay out in the sun for a few hours with strategically removed clothing and not enough sunscreen, and if my skin happens to darken in spots that happens to look like a tan, well, that's just incidental.

Anyway, being out for a few times in the sun this year wearing a sleeveless t-shirt, cap, shorts and skating gear has left me kind of patchy.

So, down at the lake this weekend, I decided to put sunscreen on some of the already darkened areas and try to even things out.

Besides, I "wasn't going to be out in the sun for that long."

Apparently I was out long enough, because during the drive back, I kept adjusting my seatbelt, since there was obviously something wrong with it, as the shoulder strap was irritating my chest.

Of course, I had fried myself Sunday afternoon. My chest and stomach are all kinds of red and I expect to molt within a few days.

In an added bonus, I didn't bother to turn over, so my back is still pale and there's a big white patch on my leg from the bandage, so I'm patchier than I was before, plus all sunburned and itchy.


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