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Oh, Becks.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 11:27 AM
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Aw. Have you tried aloe with lidocaine? I used to burn really badly when I was a child, and aloe with lidocaine was the only thing that made life bearable.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 11:34 AM
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When I was about 13 a friend of mine thought it would be damn funny to moon passers by from from the safety of the swimming pool. He did it *a*lot* (egged on by me and his big brother). By evening his ass was a bright red like a baboon's. Next day he was peeling off great long strips of skin. Poor bastard could barely sit for a week.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 11:35 AM
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I got vaguely pink this weekend, but it's already faded to a tan. Tough as (and increasingly undifferentiated from) leather, I is.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 11:46 AM
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You're going to get butt cancer.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 11:46 AM
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I've got a big red smile under my ass

Of course.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 11:47 AM
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I got a little burnt on my arms playing ball in the park with the kids Sunday, but not too bad, I did break out the giant "Bessie the Mule" hat, so I kept my face safe.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 11:54 AM
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I've recently become a lot more serious about wearing sunscreen than I ever was before. It didn't keep me from getting burned a little this weekend, but it helped limit the damage.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:10 PM
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I had just decided to wear sunscreen religiously, but then I read on Wikipedia that it actually worsens your chances of melanoma. So I have no idea what to do now. I am hoping for Sharia law.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:15 PM
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Walt, it helps a bit to remember that only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun. Stay covered up and in the shade from 11-2.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:22 PM
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I read on Wikipedia that it actually worsens your chances of melanoma.

That page was edited by Big Aloe.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:42 PM
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I got a blistering burn a few years ago on just my left arm, and it's frightening how different the skin on that arm is from the skin on my right arm. Exposure to sun = instant left arm freckles, with none on the other side.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:48 PM
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10: that's in the tropics. In England, if there's midday sun, you should damn well take advantage since you might not see any again for months.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:50 PM
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What about in the desert?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:52 PM
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Also probably good place to avoid the midday sun.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:54 PM
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It actually is interesting how different my own attitudes towards sun are when I'm in Massachusetts versus California. In California I try not to spend an extended period of time in the sun if I can help it. In Massachusetts I actively seek it out.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:55 PM
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That page was edited by Big Aloe.

I can't tell if you're joking or not.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 12:55 PM
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sunscreen and melanoma


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 1:23 PM
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Are ya'll off today or something?

I've got a big red smile under my ass where my suit rode up.

Ahem: I'm not touchin' that.

max
['105 @ noon for the two mile walk! Yee haw! Gets the crunk out.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 2:36 PM
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Ahem: I'm not touchin' that.

Don't listen to max, Becks. I'd totally touch that.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 2:39 PM
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I know someone who was badly sunburned on her honeymoon. Luckily her husband was a very wonderful, patient and understanding guy. There was no divorce - I stayed married to her.

I learned a couple things - ice - the same day as the sunburn, can help somewhat. Also if the burn is really bad a Dermatologist can give an injection of some anti-inflammatory that works really well.


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 2:41 PM
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I initially read 21 as "a Dermatologist can be given an injection of some anti-inflammatory" and thought "well, gee, they can be pretty judgmental but maybe you should find somebody nicer."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 2:49 PM
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I remember seeing subway posters advertising non-judgmental dentists who would knock you out for a cleaning. But I could never decide whether the were promising to refrain from judging you for your sub par teeth (the cleaning for the cleaning lady syndrom) or for having a pathological fear of having their sharp shiny stuff in your mouth.

The question, for your nonjudgmental dermatologist, is whether he should go with the "Englishman at noon" portrait, or something more subtle...like a half ripped off Nader '00 poster?


Posted by: ixnaythemetier | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 3:06 PM
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spider babies!
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Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 3:32 PM
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There were a ton of adorable tiny spider babies on our back porch the other night. Teeny teeny and perfect and already spinning away.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 3:35 PM
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Wait a minute. This post has been up all day and no one has asked for pictures yet? Becks! Pics!


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:42 PM
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Have you tried aloe with lidocaine?

Or, look for numbing creams or sprays with benzocaine, a topical anaesthetic. Pretty common stuff. It's in Vagisil.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 6:59 PM
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Clinique makes a really good after-sun balm. It's not cheap, and there's no way it actually "provides a targeted post-sun 'repair,'" but it really feels soothing on sunburn. I've yet to find anything comparable at the drugstore.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:25 PM
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26: She didn't include you on the email?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 7:29 PM
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My worst sunburn came when I'd been canoeing - in metal canoes - on the Russian River in June. My nose peeled and the reflection of the sun on the canoe burned the bottom of my nose.

A friend of mine once sunburned the roof of his mouth cross-country skiing.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:27 PM
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non-judgmental dentists who would knock you out for a cleaning

When I had a cleaning for the first time in a few years, the dentist looked at my records and the dates of the last cleanings and said "this isn't going to be pleasant for either of us." I actually didn't think it was too bad, just a longer than usual appointment. Not nearly as bad as having fillings put in wisdom teeth that were later pulled.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-27-08 9:33 PM
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Being a slow and literary person. I looked up apo's reference to the urban dictionary. Did no one else notice the DH Lawrence pisstake? It made me laugh, but perhaps people less desperately procractinating will remain unmoved.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 1:43 AM
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sunburned the roof of his mouth
i can't imagine this expression
you mean his upper lip or palate?
how is it possible to sunburn mucosa? does it blister? if to keep his mouth open still it seems impossible, one should keep his head in the dentist's chair position which seems impossible if one is skiing


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 5:47 AM
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i read again the comment and now got it, so he kept his mouth open and the uv reflected from snow burnt his palate, that's how your nose was burnt too from the canoe reflections
the bottom of the nose is what, like again inside?
impossible descriptions you write, Eb


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 6:27 AM
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I like to imagine that 33 was written from bitter experience: read comes in from the snow-covered steppes, taking off her cross-country skis and muttering "no, it is impossible, what are they talking about? i have tried this position for skiing and my spine feels like it is ready to snap, good lord these americans are flexible"


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 7:55 AM
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so what is the bottom of the nose?
if it's outside shouldn't it be correct to say, the tip of the nose or like, beneath?
if inside, i have trouble imagining the sunrays traveling up to the conchae to sunburn those
and what sensation it would cause, like nasal congestion, maybe?


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 8:30 AM
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It will have to stop raining around here before I get my first sunburn of the season. But I have to confess that I kind of enjoy a little mild sunburn -- your skin is all warm and tingly the next day.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 8:42 AM
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Mmm, acid rainburn.

I definitely enjoy the feeling of a mild sunburn, which isn't a good thing.

It's even recognized as potentially addictive.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 8:46 AM
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sunrays traveling up to the conchae

Is it buggers or boogers? Both seem wrong. Is it more common to see a driver with a sunburnt left forearm industriously hunting for treasure while driving, or a fastidious sunscreen+big hat type?


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 8:54 AM
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I'm not sure what's confusing about the bottom of the nose - it's the part that intersects with the upper lip. And yes, the roof of the mouth sunburn was because my friend had his mouth open a lot of the time; cross-country skiing can be strenuous.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 9:00 AM
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it's the part that intersects with the upper lip.
i'd think of that part as the skin beneath of the nose
ok, so it was not inside the nose, pity


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 9:03 AM
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ok, so it was not inside the nose, pity

You get excited about weird things, read.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 9:09 AM
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38: It's even recognized as potentially addictive.

Another place where technology is failing us. At one time Unfogged could be a decent tanning addiction support group—hey stay inside with us and talk about tanning instead of doing it. But now: tan, tan, comment, tan.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 9:34 AM
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43: Cursed wi-fi!


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 9:41 AM
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Two of my sisters tan wonderfully well. The other does not tan as well, but gets really cute freckles.

Then there's me. I mostly turn pink and get light brown, tired-looking freckles and the most gradual change in skin tone.

The youngest is into tanning booths because she likes looking like a bronzed goddess. At least I won't look like a purse in ten years.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 10:00 AM
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purse


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-28-08 10:04 AM
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