Monday, April 11, 2005



Eau de Sunscreen

I spent most of the winter scented of various BBW products: honey, wild indigo, winter candy apple, et cetera. Well, no more folks. I can slather on as much stuff as I want to at night, but during the day I am doomed to smell like... sunscreen.

You see, unlike some, I don't tan. At least not much. I have accepted that I am going to go through life looking like Casper. I have learned to live with this and don't even try. I take comfort in the fact that I, (unlike my sisters who go and bake in the tanning bed, which is why I look so freaking pale here) am not going to get skin cancer. This benefit is negated, however, by the fact that even walking around campus all day makes me look like this.

My daily routine now must consist of: 1. stumbling out of bed to turn off the alarm. 2. Hitting my head on the loft as I go back to bed. 3. Doing this 3 or 4 times. 4. Shoveling in some Chocolate Lucky Charms and getting dressed. Or not. 5. Putting on sunscreen. 6. Putting my contacts in (must remember to do this after the sunscreen). 7. Shuffling off to another day of searing Southern sun. Alas, I am doomed to 8 months of negating all BBW has to offer with a big glob of sunscreen.

23 Comments:

At 4/11/2005 11:27:00 PM, Blogger John said...

You should make a video, it would be hilarious!

Glad you enjoyed Spurgeon, Nettie!
He is an inspiration to me in my own ministry!

Thanks for visiting, for your valued comments and encouragement, they are deeply appreciated!
GBYAY

 
At 4/11/2005 11:29:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

I like you just the way you are...

As pale as me. I don't tan at all (well, except for--strangely--my left arm, I guess from hanging it out the window as I drive all summer long); and as you read yesterday, my dermatologist used to treat me for acne by having me take my shirt off, cover up my eyes with dark goggles, and standing in an ultraviolet light booth for 10 or 15 minutes. So, I look forward to some day going to another dermatologist to be treated for skin cancer as a result of that earlier treatment.

And, hey, your sisters ain't got nothin' on you, sweet Tootie Belle.

 
At 4/11/2005 11:45:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Aw, thanks, Mr. Chickenpants. And, John, you're welcom, I enjoy your writings!

 
At 4/11/2005 11:50:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Did you catch my musical hint?

 
At 4/11/2005 11:54:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Maybe.

 
At 4/12/2005 12:02:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

I'll take that as a "no".

Billy Joel...

 
At 4/12/2005 12:12:00 AM, Blogger Amigo said...

By avoiding the whole tanning thing you'll develop less wrinkles and stay younger looking longer.

Maybe at your age it doesn't seem like much now, but you'll be thanking yourself later.

But now that I think of it, a little sun every day might be good for you. Along the lines of a little poison makes you stronger. Australian lifeguards have lower skin cancer rates than Australian office workers. Won't help the wrinkles though.

 
At 4/12/2005 12:46:00 AM, Blogger Nettie said...

Could be no...or could be snarkiness.

 
At 4/12/2005 01:20:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Have you been hitting the CLC's again?

I just now figured out what the "CLC" stands for, but what's the first "C" (as in "Join the C of the CLC's!")?

You know I can't stand a mystery.

 
At 4/12/2005 01:27:00 AM, Blogger Nettie said...

Hey, you're the genius.

 
At 4/12/2005 01:34:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

My father's "famous quote" from his senior yearbook (I think in college) was: "There is none so ignorant as an educated man outside his area of expertise". Or something like that.

Tell me, or I won't go to bed...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

 
At 4/12/2005 02:00:00 AM, Blogger Nettie said...

What, exactly, is that comment suppsoed to make me do? I do plan to tell you...

 
At 4/12/2005 10:15:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Well, I went to bed right after posting that last comment.

I'm waiting for an answer--what's the first "C" for?

Persistent little beggar, ain't I?

 
At 4/12/2005 12:20:00 PM, Blogger Cindy-Lou said...

Girlfriend, I feel your pain :) Sadly, I'm even part Cherokee Indian and I look like I'm adopted compared to my dad and brother! But, you see, here's where BBW can discover your true worth... inspire wonderfully scented (BBW, of course) sun screen lotions! If my sun screen came in Juniper, I'd be a happy, happy girl! "Happy, happy, joy, joy...", oops, wrong post :)

 
At 4/12/2005 01:40:00 PM, Blogger Stacey said...

I'm guessing "crew" or "comments" or "crowd" or "commentary" or "clique" or "circle" or my personal favorite "campers"

 
At 4/12/2005 02:39:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

I got my first tan when I was 37 after a long life of looking like a powdered doughnut. My sister who is red haired and white too, found out how it's done and showed me the way.

What's going on did you attend an html linking seminar or what? You have really impressed me with the links this time girl. I had to click the 'some' and 'here' those two made me curious.

 
At 4/12/2005 04:29:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Sunscreen smells good. Must be like a personal opinion or something... :)

Eh... dont worry about it, chica. I burn. (and tan, but mostly burn) I mean... some of my heritage is Native american, Spanish, AND mexican... and I look like a saltine.

YEY for being super weird like that!

give it up for me... <3

 
At 4/12/2005 04:38:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

BBW does carry sunscreen, but it still smells like sunscreen. But that's OK, I don't mind that smell either!

 
At 4/12/2005 05:04:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

How about a Chocolate Lucky Charms scented (and tasting?) sunscreen? Even I would sneak into a BBW and buy some of that.

Gotta start workin' on my tan anyway...Condi called last night...

 
At 4/12/2005 05:13:00 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

BBW does have mens' lines, O Embarassed One.

 
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