Yes, Yearly. I burn once a year to remind myself how dumb I am. I also get reallllly intoxicated once a year to remind myself that it is bad. This year, it was on New Years Eve (the drunkeness) so I can't decide if that was last year's mistake or this year's.*
Ex and I had a toy hauler- it is like a motorhome and a trailer had a baby. It's a living area like a motor home that you can bring your ATVs into. We loved it (he still does). We'd take the kids out to El Mirage dry Lake bed. The ground looks like this:
The background of this upcoming picture shows you what the lake bed is like- nothing-like in the movie with Anthony Hopkins called The Last Indian- a whole lotta nothing
So, the kids and sometimes their Dad go out riding ATVs or motorbikes. I spend a great deal time reading- one of my favorite pasttimes. And here, I like reading inside the airconditioned trailer. But, Ex would come in and nap, and I'd either nap with him or be driven outside. If I am outside in the hot, I might as well tan.
Tan. Hah. Yeah. That 1/16 Natice American in me will never ever beat out the Norwegian or English parts of me that burn, peel, and eventually freckle. Yeah- I get a bit of color. But first I look like this:
Admire the tattoo (I designed it) and the amazing curves but ignore the butt crack please.
This picture doesn't even do it justice. At least it wasn't like the time I fell asleep and one side of my face got burnt but not the other...
Ah, but eventually I do tan. Then I wrinkle, and sooner or later I might look like one of those Kids from Jersey Shores will look like in five years(no I've never watched it). I didn't tan this year. Didn't seem like a good idea with a cast on one leg, and still hasn't seemed important to me now that the cast is off. It's probably better this way- Maybe I have matured and have realized that sun is bad. It makes you ugly.
Nah- I'll probably have to burn again next year to remind me.
*maybe this year's drunkeness was when I had "one" too many margaritas and broke my leg by merely walking. Maybe. I still didn't get sick or feel a hangover though.