Saturday, April 23, 2011

T- Tanning

Yup.  That’s all I’ve got going on today.  I’m not one of those people who can lay out in the sun for hours.  In fact, I’m quite the opposite.  I hate hate hate being too hot.  Another reason I love fall and winter is the layers.  If you’re too hot, you can just take off some more clothes.  But in summer?  Once you’re down to your bikini and the heat is still rolling in, you’ve got few options.   Plus, in most cases and places, (like in a public parking lot) you can’t just strip down to your skivvies ‘cause the sun’s blazing.

I can deal with a little tanning if there is a water source nearby.  I’ll get cooled off in a pool or an outdoor shower and then be able to manage lying out for the fifteen minutes or so it takes for me to dry off and get hot again.   This used to drive my friends crazy.

But there is something to be said for lying out on a hot day with a cool drink, the radio turned up and the perfume-sample smell of a brand new women’s magazine mixed with spf 50 lotion.   It’s in the high 70’s today in Ile de France so I’m going to soak up the last couple days of my spring break before school goes back into session Tuesday. 

I hope you all have a fantastic Easter weekend!!

*CQG*

24 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

I hate hot too! Sounds like you've got perfect weather for 'Sushi for Beginners'! ;o)

Gina said...

What I wouldn't give for weather in the 70's right now. It's still in the 50's here in CT, and it's been dreary and un-spring-like. Yuck.
I'm a total bitch when I'm overheated, yet I live for the beach. It's quite a conundrum. Oh well, soak up some rays for me!

Old Kitty said...

The Easter weather is absolutely lovely here too!!! About time!! Yay!!!

Enjoy your weekend and HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!! And please wear sunscreen!! Seriously!! Take care
x

Suzie F. said...

What lovely weather! Give me 70s all year round and I'll never complain. It's 36 and drizzly today just north of CT and we're heading off to soccer. Ugh.

Have a wonderful Easter, Katie!

Red Boot Pearl said...

I love heat, but I burn and then pretty much go back to paste-y, that and my dad's a dermatologist so there wasn't much tanning going on around my house growing up.

Meika said...

I would kill for some 70 degree weather! It's still cold here in Michigan. Mother Nature is not being kind to us this spring!

DJ GlenMC said...

It's getting hotter here in Florida.
I'm getting ready to DJ from 12-3 in Sandestin, outside, in the heat...well, not quite HOT. It will be in the high 70s.

But, I must admit, bikinis do make summer worth it...not on me mind you...I don't have a bikini figure.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
Eat cheesecake. Listen to Pink Floyd. Love Jesus above all else.
DJ GlenMC

Lindsay said...

I hate being too hot as well. I'm not one for laying out in the sun, or sitting in the sun either. I have to put factor 50 sunscreen on or I look like a lobster. My dad calls me 'milkbottle.' LOL.

Happy Easter

Carrie said...

I don't like being too hot either but after this winter I'm ready to sit in the sun.

mshatch said...

I love to tan even tho I know I shouldn't and I much prefer hot to cold because I hate being layered in clothes; I feel bulky! I am definitely a summer girl.

Emily White said...

And I hate being tan! Ivory skin form me all the way. I've got wrinkles to ward off. :)

Laura Marcella said...

I love being hot! I can't stand being cold at all. Summer heat doesn't bother me, it's the humidity that's difficult to put up with.

I don't know if laying out for me would be called "tanning" because I always slather myself with sunblock! You can still get tan, but it's very very gradual. I much prefer my normal skin color than the possibility of old leathery skin or worse skin cancer, eeek. Anyway, I'd rather be swimming than laying out. :)

Enjoy your wonderful weather!!! Have a happy Easter!

LTM said...

after a week of it... yep, I still like lying around in the sun. But I agree--a water source must be nearby. Nothing worse than getting all hot and sweaty and not being able to cool down. :p <3

Have a great Easter!

Steph said...

I am dark, and can sit in the sun for hours.. in the Pacific Northwest that is!! Went to Hawaii recently and got a sunburn!!

Katie said...

I hate being hot too! But I can't tan anyways ... I'm very fair, and so far my dad and several of my grandparents and a bunch of other people in my family have gotten skin cancer, so I pretty much never get in the sun without sunscreen.

Have a good Easter :-)

The Desert Rocks said...

86 and breezy. I love it.

erica and christy said...

I usually don't mind being hot, but yes, a cold drink and nearby water makes it better! I'm on a medication that means I can't be in the sun for the next month - the only thing that's getting me through the fact that we got snow twice this week and topped out at 53 and cloudy today...
erica

SugarScribes said...

Perfect word choice for the letter "T". I actually got to swim in our pool today without being too hot and without all of my kids inviting the world over. It was nice.

BYW, I love your blog design. I spent a long time last night viewing the backgrounds at the cutest blog on the block, but I am so techno ignorant, all I did was erase my previous background without managing to add the one I selected.

I think I am going to buy a custom design from them and hope they can help me install. Your colors are awesome.

Ella said...

I can't take it too hot! I'm not much for laying out in it...always feel like my contact lens are melting in my eyes. I rather walk on the beach and find treasure. Enjoy! Happy Easter~

Wub2Write said...

I'm Mex and a S. Cali girl, so I LOVE the sun! Perfect day... my patio, good book, and tall glass of vanilla flavored iced tea on the rocks with a bendy straw! But I do burn easily and I get those sandle marks on my feet. LOL!

Amanda Trought said...

Love the sun more than the cold, we are having some great weather in the uk at the moment.

Amanda

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Jen Daiker said...

I love laying out with my sister. It's a great time to bond. I'm more into the water and the swimming but the water is still a little too cool for my taste.

If you aren't into the HOT, HOT weather you wouldn't love Houston since the humidity through the roof. Then again after being in winter for 6 months out of the year while living in Iowa I love the break.

Jeanne said...

Sounds wonderful. Here in FLorida it was in the 80s today. Beautiful and breezy. The type of day where before you know it you have been outside too long and are french fried like a crispy critter. Keep on tracking those agents! Liked your blog.

Nicole L Rivera said...

Sounds like fun!

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