Sunday, March 23, 2008

At Least They Match

I probably should preface this post by admitting to being something of an idiot. Or if not actually an idiot, at least somewhat forgetful. See, I'm one of those people that NEVER tans. In fact, I always ONLY burn. And I never just get a tiny sunburn. Oh no. I burn magnificently! In very little time.


Yesterday was another one of my "should've slathered on the sunscreen" days. I had volunteered to sit up at the ballpark and hand out the uniforms for all the teams in the league. Shouldn't have been a big deal. It was only for four hours, and someone had provided me a nice, big shaded canopy to sit under.


BUT.... we had a board meeting first. And I stood outside in the sun for that. For only about 45 minutes, though, and at 9:00 in the morning, so I wasn't really worried. Even though by that point it occurred to me that maybe I should have put on some sunscreen. But as I said, it wasn't even an hour, so I wasn't worried. Apparently, I should have been.

That is my left shoulder. Trust me, the right one matches it perfectly.

Let's hope that at some point this summer, I remember the sunscreen. On the bright side? I'm getting plenty of Vitamin D from the sun!

14 comments:

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

While you're sitting outside sleeveless and getting burned, we're still seeing snowflakes. For that reason, I refuse to feel bad for your lobster ways!

Rockin Austin said...

Oh Sports Mama...OUCH! I feel that kind of pain 'cause I know how lilly white your skin is!

jennifer h said...

Ouch. I hope you have some aloe vera.

Wasn't it gorgeous here yesterday? We went to the park.

Karen said...

That's kinda sad, actually, that you live in such a sunny climate and can't tan.

Slick said...

Ouch!!

Where's the Aloe Vera??

Stella said...

You know what? That looks like it hurts but I would kill for a burn like that now because it means the sun had been out and it was warm!!

You've been tagged....

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

And you expect sympathy from those of us still buried up to our nipples in snow?

I think not!!!

Hallie :)

Amy said...

Ohhh! That reminds me I need to order my favorite sun tan lotion before I go to Mexico.

I am forever forgetting to slater sun tan lotion on myself and my kids.
I'm a Bad Mommy!

Flea said...

Ow ow ow!!!! As a redhead, I feel your pain. :(

Cecily R said...

Hey! I KNOW I commented on this post! Blogger ate my stinkin' comment!

Your lovely shoulder looks like one that I have sported many times...but not in stinkin' March!! Holy cow! We're still in sweater weather around here!!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Oh. OUCH! That's misery. I hope you've got some tequila and some serious lotion?

LunaNik said...

Ouch. That's, um, a good base. Yep. A base tan. Not a burn.

Huckdoll said...

Yikes! I would have so much fun pressing that arm with my finger to see just how badly you were burned. I'm weird like that though :)

Shellie said...

I'm sitting in the snow here looking at your sunburn. OH Arizona!!! I always forget the sunscreen the beginning of every sun season.