Monday, June 1, 2009

It's like rain on your wedding day

Dear Friends who were at the pool with me yesterday,

If ever again you hear me say that I chose not to apply sunscreen because we are 'only going to be here for an hour', please slap me silly and then refuse to speak to me until I go home and lather up.

I am now paying for my shameful inattention to proper sun protection with a ridiculously painful sunburn that has turned my chest, stomach and legs a most hideous shade of lobster. To add insult to the (literal) injury, the combination of late day setting sun and my attempts to read a few pages of my book have resulted in a funky trapezoidal design. My shins are burned, but not my thighs. My right shoulder is burned but not my left. The line across my tummy is at a 60 degree angle. Classy.

My plans to wear a strapless dress to this weekend's graduation festivities will have to be scrapped. I do not even know where to begin to fix the hot mess that is currently my upper half.

The ironic part? I skipped my carefully planned MysticTan appointment to go to the pool with you instead.

Painfully yours,


Sarah said...

I too have a weird tan line from a book.... last time I try to read at the pool, ever!

Cole said...

Aww, poor Sara!! After a particularly painful burn last summer... I lathered up to play in the sun this weekend.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Oh man! I'm sorry you got so burned! I hope you can get some aloe vera on that and it helps!

Ally said...

I'll spare you the sunscreen talk then :)

Ocean Potion makes a really great After Sun Lotion that is amazing. It has Aloe and lots of vitamins and has made every sunburn I've gotten on accident go away pronto. I can only find it at Walmart and it's SO CHEAP. I actually use it year-round b/c it smells awesome and is really moisturizing. Good luck!!

Missy said...

ooh, I am sorry - I am a bit sunburned right now too, and it is so uncomfortable. I even applied sunscreen 3 different times and still got burned!

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