Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lobster anyone?

I often say that I fail at being an adult. Mostly because I do. I make irresponsible decisions, mostly because they are more fun than the adult decisions.

Friday was one of those days. Iceburg Jones and I decided to sneak beer into my condo's pool and lay out. Now, this may not seem like THAT bad of a decision other than the fact that both of us have the subtlety of a Mack truck. We had can cozies, so you know, at least we thought that far in advance. And made a cooler out of an old make up bag that was insulated. We are the epitome of class, I tell you.

So, we laid out and secretly (note: not at all) drank beer and watched children play in the pool. Which was relaxing and fun. After a few hours, we decided to head home because I had to get ready to go see Harry Potter. 

I got out of the shower and looked in the mirror and gasped. Holy sunburn. Bright. Fucking. Red. It is bad. Then while waiting for the premiere, Iceburg Jones sends me a picture of him and the spray on sunblock he used of mine apparently wasn't applied evenly. If this blog wasn't semi-anonymous, I would share the picture because it made me laugh hysterically. I also got the following texts.

"I am a monster"

"My torso looks tie-dyed"

"I look like Freddy Kreuger's slightly less scary son."

After the movie, I stopped at the store to get aloe and when I stopped to ask a clerk, all I got was "where is the..." before she immediately guided me to aloe. I asked if it was that bad and her response? "Honey, you are glowing."

Son of a bitch.

Then I woke up today sick from the sunburn, which has never happened to me. Has this ever happened to any of you? I was super sick to my stomach, running a fever (I think...could have just been my skin), and slept almost the entire day. 

This time, I wish I had chosen to be an adult and cleaned or something. I'd say lesson learned, but let's be honest, I will probably make the stupid decision next time too.

1 comment:

Big Jed said...

I went to the beach in Tampa one day by myself. I fell asleep for at least an hour and a half. With no sunscreen. At all. I have never experienced pain like that and I was sick for days. I couldn't even get out of bed without screaming because when the blood would rush to my legs it would make the skin hurt so bad. So yes, this has happened to me. In my defense, I was a LOT younger than you are now. Like, 10 years younger.

I saw the picture that you posted of the HP movie and wondered about the amount of sun you got. Ouch.