First sunburn of the year. I went in a bit overconfident, thinking I was invulnerable to burning due to my decent base tan acquired in Maui three months ago. Soooo, instead of slathering on the usual 8 spf I journeyed poolside covered in my Maui Island Secret Browning Formula. SPF? A mere 5.. I might as well have doused myself in Crisco.

So three hours later, and 100 pages futher into Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated I realize my stomach is starting to itch. I go home and discover that my tummy and shoulders are lobster-red and super-owie! Bummer. Having no aloe vera, I dug up a tube of Tattoo Goo from three years ago. I figure if it’ll soothe recently punctured and dyed flesh, it should heal my sunburn. Here’s hopin’.

Stoopid. But at least now I have a good reason to stay inside and try to beat Kim Possible‘s Super Collapse score.


  1. Ouch. I went golfing this weekend, got a bit burned myself. But I don’t think I got it nearly as bad as you did. 😦

  2. I feel for you there. I get sunburned ALL the time, and it takes only a few minutes for me. I usually use a French creme called Biafine, not sure if it is found in North America but it does miracle for me. I hope it will get better soon.PSWhen do we get to see your tattoo?

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