Thursday, July 18, 2013
You'd think these two weren't exclusive but they can be.
Oddly, I thought I miss my burning opportunity this year. With 2-3 dog walks per day and cutting the lawn at least once per week, I thought I had built up a nice base coat.
Add to the fact that I try to put on 15 SPF on my bald head and face daily, I was hoping I had beaten the odds.
When we got to Maine, I slathered up with 30 and 50 - whichever one was at hand. And as you saw in the video, we had some very cloudy and foggy days. I'm not even sure there was a chance for UV rays to get through to burn me - not that my shirt really came off those days. And my hat went with me most everywhere.
Alas, on the last full day - Friday - it was beautiful, sunny and hot. I braved it and went out uncovered. SPF-speaking, that is.
I didn't get very far, as Rebecca, being a mother, made me put some on. Actually, she put it on me - on my back.
We, however, did not get my front....as you can see.
The pic was taken Sunday evening, two and one-half days after two walks on the beach, one swim in the ocean, a few hours of sitting around the pool (mostly under an umbrella-ella-ella) and a quick dip in the actual pool.
It only hurt for one shower - that Saturday morning one. Other than that, it looks worse than it is, though today is Thursday and it looks only slightly less red. I think it will turn to a nice brown.
And just so I'm not chastised, I've been putting 50 on me when I go cut the lawn or take Petey for a walk.
Why risk it?
Song by: Mad Season