June 9 08

having best friends with a pool is amazing. especially when summer weather FINALLY hits us (love. i love love love love the heat. love it. 90. 95. 100. 105. bring it. i bask in it. seriously.) so, we went over this weekend all prepped and ready for a day at the pool. 5 suits. 5 towels. 5 pairs of flip flops. 5 pairs of sunglasses. 5 changes of clothing. 5 cover ups. one giant bottle of this

(that would be THIRTY FIVE. not 4. not 8. 35!)

4 hours of swimming. with my daughter Isabella who doesn’t know how to swim but *thinks* she knows how. yeah, that was fun. with my tankini top (whatever, so not bikini-ready yet!) that somehow didn’t fit right. i SWEAR. all day i was so afraid i was going to pop a nipple out. and i’m pretty sure it popped out at least once. or twice. yeah, that was fun too. (i even criss-crossed the straps in the hopes that it would keep the girls in check…)

and somehow i still ended up with this…



and we’re not even going to talk about what my nose looks like today…


  1. OUCH! looks painfull.. ๐Ÿ™

    Comment by sarah on June 9, 2008
  2. Niiice.

    I don’t use sunscreen, and I don’t burn. ๐Ÿ˜›

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on June 9, 2008
  3. Ouch. That is quite a painful looking shade of scorch…. from my lifeguarding days, vinegar helps. But it makes you smell like a gigantic salad…

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    Comment by manager mom on June 9, 2008
  4. Also went to the pool…

    Also didn’t wear sunscreen…

    Also look like a gin-soaked Victorian.

    I literally feel your pain.

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on June 9, 2008
  5. OUCH!

    I burn SO easily, so I know how you’re feeling.

    Get some aloe on there, stat!

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    Comment by Angella on June 9, 2008
  6. ouch!!! that is red.i have to soak myself in my childrens sunblock or i look like a cooked lobster.

    Comment by LAVENDULA on June 9, 2008
  7. Whatever.

    I don’t want to hear whining about sunburn until you have to start putting sun block on your head because your hair is thinning.

    I’m not a vain guy but damn, my pride’s a little bruised after this weekend.

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    Comment by Matthew on June 9, 2008
  8. It hurts just looking at it! Definitely coat yourself in aloe! You poor thing, I hope you don’t end up with a peeling nose! Nothing like walking around looking like a lush for a week only to have skin peeling off for another few days! heh

    Comment by AJ on June 9, 2008
  9. But look at those pretty earrings!

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    Comment by She Likes Purple on June 9, 2008
  10. Friends with pools are awesome! We had burgers and swimming at our friends’ house last night. Friends who now live 2 minutes from us! This summer is going to be sweet.

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    Comment by Megan on June 9, 2008
  11. I’m the same way! If I spent that much time in the sun in a vat of sunblock, I’d still get burnt. And my burns never turn to a lovely shade of brown. They go right back to bright white.

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    Comment by Kristabella on June 9, 2008
  12. Um, yeah, I’m not even going to pretend to not be jealous, because you I would trade my right arm for 90 degrees right now. Us Southern girls need our heat, you know how this is. And a pool? Whereas everyone I know in Tennessee has one, that’s a foreign concept out in SF. Sigh. At least we have the ocean; it’s only too bad the water temp never rises above 50…

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on June 9, 2008
  13. Ouchie. I cant wait for it to be consistantly warm enough here for us to go swimming.

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    Comment by Miss on June 9, 2008
  14. Girl…35 just doesn’t cut it! 50 or higher, I say!

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    Comment by Jennifer on June 9, 2008
  15. SHOW ME THE NOSE! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Comment by Haley-O on June 9, 2008
  16. I too got burnt yesterday, although it’s my thighs that are burning in addition to my shoulders… tomorrow, I’m hitting the SPF!

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    Comment by Sarah on June 9, 2008
  17. But it was all worth it right?

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    Comment by Don Mills Diva on June 9, 2008
  18. you x 1000= me

    Comment by Amberlea on June 9, 2008
  19. I get sunburned just looking out the window. Bitter! So bitter!
    But it’s cold and rainy here. No one is getting a sunburn anywhere near me.

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    Comment by Rebecca on June 9, 2008
  20. I HATE shoulder burns. They make everything unbearable.

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    Comment by The Over-Thinker on June 9, 2008
  21. Ouch, for serious.

    I too have a sun burn on my shoulders and back. I wish I could walk around naked… any thing on top of my burn hurts.

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    Comment by ohmommy on June 9, 2008
  22. Sweet tan.
    I have heat love too.

    Comment by Keri on June 9, 2008
  23. Gahh it was so horrible and humid I ended up hosing my kid and myself in the backyard.
    I have those select sunburn stripes where I missed like an inch on one shoulder and half my neck.

    Comment by lisa b on June 9, 2008
  24. Welcome to summer! YAY! Looks like fun. Ah I long for summer to show up here in Seattle. You wouldn’t believe how crappy the weather has been, seriously. It was 48 this morning when I went to work. UGH.

    btw – I listed your blog on my blog roll. Hope thats OK. Maybe I should have asked before I did?

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    Comment by charlotte on June 9, 2008
  25. Oh you poor thing! Do you have aloe for that? Feel better!

    Comment by BlondeBlogger on June 9, 2008
  26. Ohhh….I hate sunburns. Try viniger. You will smell nasty but it does take the sting out. My grandma taught me the trick.

    Comment by krissy on June 9, 2008
  27. Ouch!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on June 10, 2008
  28. OK, I think I need to give you a lesson in sunscreen. That SPF number is relative to how quickly you burn normally and there is a lot of techy stuff in there, but the main point is you are supposed to REAPPLY at LEAST every 2 hours and MORE when you are getting wet, like in a POOL.

    Just sayin.

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on June 19, 2008
  29. Oh, and it’s way late for this, but the best help for sunburn is obviously aloe for the surface, but ibuprofen helps heal it the quickest from the inside.

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on June 19, 2008

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