Sunday, April 27, 2008

I've Been Burned

Yesterday the National Honor Society held our 3rd annual car wash.  We called it "Suds for Service."  I though that this was a clever title, but some people saw the signs and posters and misread, thinking we were offering "STUDS for Service" which is a little awkward.  

So, yesterday from 3 pm-7 pm we washed cars and had a  generally good time.  This morning we continued our car wash from 10 am-2 pm.  I tell you these details because now you know how long I was out in the sun.  I wore a shirt with cap sleeves so that I would have a decent line on my arms.  I wore shorts so my short little legs could get crispy, and I wore some oh-so-cute flats.  My face is okay because I was wearing a hat, but my lips are a lovely shade of red, swollen and sore.  My arms are lobster-esque.  My legs are all sun-rashy.  What else?  Oh, right.  My feet.  My feet are more burned than I ever thought possible.  There is a white strap on the each foot, but for the most part these little feet of mine are bright red.  I tried to wear another pair of shoes to the dance tonight, and the change of strap hurt horribly.  (I am trying to be ultra descriptive because I don't have a camera! :)

What's more, I have those amazing hot and cold flashes that accompany a good sunburn, so I have to stay wrapped in blankets.  I washed dishes tonight and it made me feel like there is no way I can take a tubby until this primary color leaves my skin.

Overall, the car wash earned the National Honor Society over $25o, which is an incredible success.  And, I have experienced my first real sunburn of the season, which has to happen sometime.  

Please feel free to respond to this post with an answer the following:
-Have you been burned recently (literally or figuratively)?  Details would be great!

2 comments:

Gilberts' Fridge said...

Do you remember when we went to Palisades and we used to lay out on the floating dock all day long? I remember the year Ang got a sunburn so bad that her skin actually looked purple. In hindsight, she probably should have seen a doctor for that! Oh, and the time I put my hair in tons of little braids a la Monica from that episode of Friends then got a sunburn on my head. The skin peeled, and it looked like it was snowing in June. Icky!!!

Ang & Greg said...

O.K.- I definitely remember that Palisades trip- it was AWFUL! I tell Greg's family how purple I was and I don't think they believe me:) I have never been that color since- thankfully, but I probably will develop skin cancer:( Now my legs will not get any color but lily white- sad:(