My Eyes, I'm Blind!

No, I'm not being dramatic. The paleness of my skin hurts passers-by. I actually just about caused a car accident the other day when I was walking in my cute little outfit with my cute little bathing suit beneath it. A man stuck his head out the window and yelled to me, "Nice Taaaaaaaaan...." as he just about collided with a vehicle parked on the other side of the street.

Anyway. In an effort to rectify this dangerous summer affliction of mine, I sat outside and worked on me socks.

And look. I went fishing last night and saw these little guys. Cute, huh?


Deneen said...
Tuesday, 26 June, 2007

You are no paler then most this time of year (except for the tanning bedders and their noticeable orange glow)-besides suntans aren't necessarily a good thing now anyway.

HobbyZu said...
Wednesday, 27 June, 2007

lol Well aren't you a danger to others! lol Better look natural than orangey like so many fake tanned people look. I saw this woman yesterday that looked like a walking orange with arms and legs! lol

Sheila said...
Wednesday, 27 June, 2007

I agree with the others... I gawked at a woman the other day b/c she looked like a distressed leather bag.

Linda said...
Thursday, 28 June, 2007

My grandmother would have loved you. She was born in the late 1800s, and pale skin was a thing of beauty. She always thought I was too brown and tried to get me to wear long sleeves and a wide brimmed hat. I just had two skins cancers removed, and now I wish I had paid more attention to her.
Keep that pale skin. Some day you'll be 50, but your skin will look 20 years younger than anyone else around you.

April said...
Thursday, 28 June, 2007

Just for the record, I agree with all of you ladies. :) I don't want you to think I'm dying to be tanned. I don't mind being pale at all. The only way you would ever get me into a tanning salon was if I was going on a tropical vacation in the middle of winter. Because I burn so much the first few times out, I'd probably force myself into a tanning booth 2 or so times to get myself a tiny base tan so my vacation wasn't spent spreading Noxzema on painful, red skin. But other than that, no way! I value my health too much and let's be honest, it looks awful when people look like old rawhide from too much sun (fake sun or otherwise).

My friends laugh at me by the end of the summer because everyone will look like they've just had a summer, whereas I look like I haven't seen the sun in months. My boyfriend, for instance, has such a tan on his face, neck and arms just from driving in the car. No matter how active I am in the summer, I'm always pale come August or September though. I don't really mind. It's kind of a running joke amongst my friends and family. Would be nice if it looked like I got outdoors, maybe had a "healthy glow," but that's okay. Maybe I should have lived in the 1800s, Linda!

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