Thursday, June 08, 2006

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I stayed out in the pool too long yesterday. I knew reading In Cold Blood out in the harsh, flesh-eating rays of the big poison-ball-in-the-sky was an inevitable no-no.

This is the result...



You'll notice the noticeable line between burned-as-hell and pasty-white. And did you notice what I'm watching on TV? Is anyone surprised? He made my legs feel better.


Anyway, this literally happened because I literally read In Cold Blood for 2 hours with no sunscreen on my legs. I don't usually put it on my legs because my legs are normally in the water. However, I decided to float while I read, and while it was heaven, I'm very lobstery and in pain (though not as much as last night) as a result. Don't try it at home, kids.



This lovely picture is the current state of my back. I did remember to put sunscreen on it yesterday to avoid any further burning and the subsequent itching and peeling. *SCRATCH* Where is my hairbrush when I need it? You think they'd look at me funny here at work if I scratched my back up against doors and table edges?



And this is my curly hair. Just because I thought I'd share. I always put up pics of it straight.

Listening: Amos Lee..."Colors"


26 comments:

  1. I could just lick you all over! Oops, sorry! Didn't realize I said that out loud. Also not a good thing to be saying to your editor!

    Thank you for your elusive half-nekkidness! I just hope it doesn't hurt too much... I can't even bring myself to making any rude "House" comments!

    Scratching your back against doors--ever see Disney's "The Jungle Book"??

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  3. you are too cute!!!

    the burn looks painful - be careful girl!

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  4. looks a like it is very itchy....ohhh...be careful out there girl, and love your curly locks! HHNT!

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  5. Dammit, you have gorgeous hair! I want it. I have three hairs that I try to make look like 5.

    And OUCH to your burn! I can't go outside to water the plants without putting sunscreen on. I'm so white I'm blue!

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  6. Andi, I never before thought of you as a redneck.

    *throws cyberkiss, hoping to make it all feel better*

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  7. But isn't reading in the pool so much fun? Being horizontal and floating around in water is a good time.

    How's the book, by the way?

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  8. LOL, Os. Or maybe a good thing to be saying to your editor. And I've finally found a way to shut you up about House! Yayyy! I should've been HNT'ing all along!

    I have seen the Jungle Book. I'm also wearing a grass skirt.

    Cold, thanks!!! And right back atcha babe.

    Sunny, thank you muchly. I hate my curls normally, but they were decent in that pic.

    LOL, Heather. I was so pale I was blue...now I'm a nice shade of crimson. My favorite color, but I don't want to *be* it.

    X., thank you dahling. If I wasn't enough of a redneck before, I certainly am now. :)

    Elise, it was lots of fun...I can't even deny it. The book is FABULOUS. So weird to read true crime that's so literarily written!

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  9. Yikes, that looks painful.

    We're having a rare sunny spell at the moment, and the amount of bright red people walking around is scary.

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  10. Yowser! That looks majorly painful. I take it you liked In Cold Blood. Another one that really must be read by me sometime. soon.

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  11. oh god don't talk about sunburn itch. rolling around on the carpet usually works for me; as long as there are no thumbtacks or staples strewn about

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  12. Wooo look at you, you hottie. Love the curls. Wish I had curls. Too much Indian in me though, I have stick straight hair. But I don't burn much though, either. I guess that's a fair trade. That does look painful. Soak in some aloe.

    And I did notice House, even before your legs! I think I dreamed about him last night. Must have come from watching that streaming feed you sent me before bed time. I'll have to do it again tonight ;)

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  13. LOL, Fence. I had a great mental picture of a bunch of bright red people walking around looking disgruntled. Quite entertaining.

    Anita, I luuurv it so far, and it's a really quick read. I like those...especially in summer!

    AMS, that's a fantastic idea!!! I don't know why I didn't think of it before. And my dogs will be thrilled that it's something we can do together.

    Heather, pass those "Hugh dream vibes" over here!! The only thing I disliked about that vid was the relatively small amount of Hugh Laurie. lol Brian Singer gets on my LAST NERVE. It takes him 8 years to say ANYTHING. Robert Sean Leonard, on the other hand, is also slow to speak but hilarious.

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  14. I burn the same way. It would take about an hour for me to be miserable for a week and then for it to all peel off leaving me even whiter than I started with. Sigh... LOL!
    Tiff

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  15. Ah, I share your plight. We in (ahem) lovely England are having a sunny spell at the mo, and I went out today and have returned with not only burnt cleavage, shoulders and back, but also a clear line across my foot from the straps on my sandals.

    And from the state of many other lobster-like people I saw today, we are not alone.

    Love the curls on you! Why is it that curly-haired people always complain about it? Curly hair is the best.

    GG

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  16. ow! take care of that burnt skin.

    your hair is too cute!

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  17. Tiff, I know! It's so frustrating to get a nice bit of color and then have to start over because it sloughed off. Arrg!

    GG, I hate the dreaded sandal line! That's the worst--right after the watch line.

    And curly hair is usually course and unruly, thus the bitching. Mine was just especially well-behaved and cute that day. Most of the time it's a cross between Medusa and a rat nest.

    Thanks, LE!

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  18. Andi, I'm gonna say it: Your hair looks better curly than it does straight. It is completely lovable.

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  19. Thanks, Noni. I still prefer it straight, but don't most of the curly-headed girls hate their coif? It all comes back to the politics of hair...although, to be completely honest, my laziness has won out over politics since February.

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  20. Ow Ow Ow! That'll learn ya, huh? LOL

    Love the hair, btw! :)

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  21. I'm sufficiently learned! I swam for a few hours today and slathered myself with sunscreeen beforehand. Even read the rest of In Cold Blood without getting fried. :D

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  22. That hurts just looking at it.
    My mom would sit for hours and just peel you.

    You are so freaking cute in that pic I could squeeze your cheeks.

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  23. Kat, I've missed you! Where you been?

    I wish I had someone to peel me. It's proving very difficult to peel myself.

    And squeeze away. Only VIP's get to pinch my cheeks.

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  24. Amos Lee - good choice. The cd's a bit of a slow burn too.

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  25. Dale, I'm working on getting hold of the CD. I love what little I've heard so far. :)

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