Freckling. Is that a real word? It should be. Some people go tanning and some go freckling. Or is it some people get sunburned and some people get freckled? Shucks, I just don't know. All I do know is that I have freckles. I am freckled. I go freckling. Freckles and me? We're close.
Every summer since the beginning of time (a.k.a. 1989), I have gotten terribly sunburned. Mostly, it can be blamed on my horrible knowledge of applying sunscreen. Like, I am sunscreen impaired. I swear I put it on, but then my skin swears I didn't and we just don't get along, me and Mr. Sun.
I think the best (?worst?) sunburn of my life would tie between two very special sunburns. Is it weird that me and my sunburns have some sort of relationship? It's more of a painful, abusive-ship, but these sunburns are like eras. The Era of Emily's Hand Print on Face Burn. Or these two eras...
The Era of Emily's Third Nipple.
Yep, that's right. I had a third nipple one summer. No, I was not born with it. No, I did not magically grow it. The sun gave it to me. Kind of like an early birthday present, one could say.
This picture may be a little too risqué for blogland. I mean, look at my hand pulling down my shirt. Gasp, the horror!
But alas my best, and baby, I mean best sunburn ever was March 2011,
The Era of Two Toned Emily.
I managed to get burned on the right side of my body. Like straight like down my body all the way down to my feet.
That's 6 inches out of a 59 inch burn. I passed out at the Mexican restaurant where I ate dinner that night. Who's that crazy two toned chick lying on the table?! Oh wait...that's me. If the margs don't getcha at dinner, it'll be the sunburn. Or something like that.
So there you have it, two big reasons why I don't "tan." Not only do I not tan, I freckle/burn and skin cancer is just not worth it.
Way to get on a soapbox, sheeeesh.
Also, this post was supposed to be about freckles and how my face is covered in them and the funny things my 3 yr old students say about freckles. Oops. <<<that post, coming to a blog near you soon!
Can you tell I'm running out of post ideas? Never!