Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Sunburn

I finally got to play in the pool!!!! I went out this morning and had a good swim for a little over an hour. I still have a bad'ish sunburn from the weekend, so I didn't want to stay out toooo long. The burn really doesn't look very bad, but in my shoulder blade'ular area it HURTS. I can't wear scratchy clothes and when I wake up in the morning it feels like porcupines have been humping my back all night.

A friend told us a great lil trick for keeping our pool water crystal clear: Clorox. It sounds bad, but it's one gallon in our 5,500 gallon pool. When ya put it that way, not so bad. We'll see how that works. Much easier than chlorine and shocker, and cheap!

Gotta work until 6pm tomorrow. More then.

On TV: Friends...the one where Phoebe gets the chicken pox and Ryan the sailor comes to visit.
Music: Josh Groban
Reading: Started and finished The Giver, by Lois Lowry, today. Still reading 100 Years of Solitude by Marquez and re-reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
In my head: Thoughts. So many thoughts.

33 comments:

  1. I hesitate to ask how you might know how humping porcupines might feel, but I'll assume you know what you're talking about!

    On a different matter--anyone else having problems getting on Deener's site?

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  2. the Clorox in the pool thing frightens me...but then again, i have a huge bleach phobia.

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  3. is that you in the Pic Andi?

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  4. You should read Infinite Jest, Fierce Invalids Home from Home Climates, and... Changing Light at Sandover.

    I think the bleach in the pool idea is a bad one. There's a reason it's not more commonly known - but I swim at a pool at the local community center that's most assuredly 10% piss. So what do I know.

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  5. This sounds like a hellish big pool!! Sorry to hear about your sunburn. I've never experienced porcupines humping me, but I imagine it would be fairly painful. :D

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  6. So does the clorox go completely in place of chlorine??? Sorry 'bout the burn, and the porcupines probably didn't help much either!

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  7. So you've something to kill evil germs but nothing to scare away the horny porcupines (bad, v bad pun I know)

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  8. Os,
    Trust me. I know what I'm talking about. Not really, but it sounded good!

    I was having trouble, too. Haven't checked this morning. It's a blogger thing...I think...had trouble with Trick's site and Wakin Hrs.

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  9. Scared me too, for a min, Ago. But, my cousin has been doing it for years, and her brood is normal (well, as normal as they get). When I think about it diluted in 5,000 gallons of water I'm not skeered anymore. It doesn't even smell bleachy or chloriney.

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  10. Sid,
    If my neck were that long I wouldn't be single.

    No, I'm much stubbier and blonder.

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  11. Doc,
    I figure it's better than algae and mosquito larvae swimming up my nose and into my hears. :oD

    Thanks for the recs.

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  12. Jen,
    That's what I said! My burn still hurts and I'm on day 3 post-sunburn. I think I just have sensitive shoulders.

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  13. Yep, Val. Now, I should explain, the reason we decided to try this is because my cousin got the tip from another pool owner. Both of them had hella trouble getting their pools to stay clear and not green using shock treatment and chlorine tablets. Both seem to be a problem with these particular above-ground pools. Since the Clorox, no more green!

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  14. Maybe the porcupines would be scared by the Clorox, too, Fence. Hmmmmm.....

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  15. Why would you wear scratchy clothes anyways???

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  16. Love the books you are reading! The Giver is on my TBR. I started the BEST book yesterday and it is so good I am more than half-way done. It is The God of Small Things. I think you would like it.

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  17. If your neck was that long you'd be in a superhero movie...
    i agree with cherbear. no scratchy clothes!
    the clorox thing sounds scary because...i've mopped my floor...but i suppose if you dilute it its not a problem! i wouldnt be opening my eyes under water in your pool though! (like i do that anyway!)

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  18. Andi-

    You know, humping porcupines isn't so bad. I mean, sure, I'm a bit lonely, but let's be honest. It is some action.

    -Tim

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  19. Andi,

    but won't Clorox dissolve (enter some appropriate word) in the pool structure? OTOH, you will not be able to get the Ebola virus! :).

    Suzz, still scared from reading The Hot Zone a bazillion years ago

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  20. Andi, here's this new thing, it's called SKIN CANCER!!! Watch the fuck out! I hear you're a whiter shade of pale as it is, so you gotta be extra careful.

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  21. Here's some snark for ya': %$&#!@ horn/alarm going off for at least 20 mins at %$&@*#! 5:30 in the morning... If I ever learn the source, I'm buying a baseball bat...

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  22. Cher,
    I don't seek out scratchy clothes...some are just naturally scratchier than others...especially when the porcupines have been working their magic.

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  23. Amanda,
    The Giver rocked my socks, and I read The God of Small Things a few years ago. I enjoyed it velly much!!! My reading twin, you are.

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  24. Tim,
    You have two hands...don't resort to porcupine love.

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  25. Suzz,
    It filters out of the water in a few days. And it's one part to 5,500!!! lol

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  26. Denaroo,
    I'm white, white-white, but my daddy (sperm donor) did one good thing for me....gave me a touch of olive in my complexion!

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  27. Cher,
    I've never seen you like this! Great look for you!

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  28. It went off for almost an hr... So when it finally stopped I went back to bed and once Andy went to take his shower, he didn't wake me up until he left - he got dressed without waking me up! Very impressive. He's such a good boy. *beams*

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  29. Ok Andi,

    well then I think you should continue worrying about getting the Ebola virus :)).

    Speaking of Gilead (we had been somewhere in Cyberland), I dumped it last night. Wasn't even able to get to the 50 page mark. I was in agony by page 27 and didn't want to face it again today :). Forget where you and I chatted about it so I thought I'd post here.

    Loved The Giver when I read it. Have forgotten too much to talk about it on BB.

    Suzz

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  30. LOL, Suzz! I didn't think you'd like the....lyricalness...of Gilead. It still haunts me. Bleck!

    The Giver was pretty darn good. Now I don't know what to pick up. 100 Years of Solitude isn't workin' for me.

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