oh wow. what i always wanted - a lifetime of dark, tanned and wrinkly skin. love the kid's expression. i think i'll train kendal to do this for people who are sunburned.one of my biggest pet peeves (surprisingly isn't the fact folks don't heed warnings) is the way people advertise that they are tanning and/or get sunburns. on facebook, a day doesn't go by (that is sunny) that someone doesn't say "laying out today" or "got a sunburn" or something to that affect. boy does it get under my skin. i'd be the first in line to sign a petition to outlaw tanning beds. but really. are most who i hear talk of sunburns are my facebook (and real-world) friends - whom are ALL adults! shouldn't adults KNOW and be responsible enough to use sunblock? come on. and i can tell you for sure that you can tan with sunblock on. back in the day when i used to lay out (and i did my share of it.. obviously), i would start the summer off in SPF50 - all over. by the end of the summer, i'd be using SPF15 (all over except SPF 50 on my face) - and i'd be just as tan as everyone else, but without the burns. so come on, people. stop thinking that you have to be tan to be normal. be your own. let your whiteness (or whatever your natural color is) shine through for a change. (my natural color just happens to be about as white as a sheet of paper!) and by the way, i just have to say here that my dad has had basal cell carcinoma multiple times on his face (which if you're gonna get skin cancer, this is the one to have - very slow growing and low risk for DEATH like melanoma). and i think in his whole life he probably has never worn sunblock until he started with the skin cancer episodes. but on friday he went fishing - and before he made it up the stairs, i could smell the sunblock. why is it that we have the heck scared out of us to make us do what we are supposed to do? well, maybe i should listen to myself here... though my BP and chol. are fine, i need to loose some weight! don't want a heart attack at 33! romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world...
Monday, June 1, 2009
manic monday - tans and burns
the preacher at church yesterday said that everyone needs to be passionate about something. i'm passionate about a few things - like my family, supporting the troops (i.e. rob), and EMBRACING WHITENESS!!! last year when i had melanoma, it really scared me. and i know i preached to everyone i knew about how they should go to the dermatologist and get a full body check - because i would have never known that i had a melanoma (the spots i thought were weird weren't, and the spot that was - i hadn't ever noticed). but i'm pretty sure out of everyone, the only people that listened were the folks already going to start with (my dad, nathaniel's mom, amy, etc. - but nathaniel did go and get checked, so i suppose i can add that person to my "listened" list - of coarse i made him the appt...) anyway, like i blogged about before, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink, right??? i'm digressing (or maybe setting myself up for next week's manic monday).
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