Summer Sunday

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Sun, 07-07-2013 - 8:28am

1. Do you/so/spouse have to go back to work tomorrow? Frown

2. Sunday plans?

3. Sunscreen: None, 15/30, higher?

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Mon, 07-08-2013 - 8:33pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Looking "sun-kissed" is something that has been around forever.

Bord can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it used to be considered incredibly low class to have any kind of tan.  Women went to great lengths (and still do in many parts of the world) to have skin as pale as possible.  And now, some people go to great lengths to look "sun-kissed" and end up looking like weird orange aliens instead-- thinking of the college students who get spray tans in preparation for spring break trips.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 8:44pm

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>Looking "sun-kissed" is something that has been around forever. </blockquote></p><p>Bord can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it used to be considered incredibly low class to have any kind of tan.  Women went to great lengths (and still do in many parts of the world) to have skin as pale as possible.  And now, some people go to great lengths to look "sun-kissed" and end up looking like weird orange aliens instead-- thinking of the college students who get spray tans in preparation for spring break trips.</p>

I was thinking the same thing, a tan was an indication that someone had to do manual labor. 

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Mon, 07-08-2013 - 8:46pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
I was thinking the same thing, a tan was an indication that someone had to do manual labor.

Yeah, it makes me think of Laura Ingalls Wilder and how her mother was always after her to wear her bonnet.

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Mon, 07-08-2013 - 9:03pm
My statement about not being able to imagine tanning on purpose nowadays was not "I can't imagine why anyone would tan on purpose." I was talking about myself. I said I spend time outdoors, but seldom in the sun, that I got a little color while in vacation, but that I can't imagine tanning on purpose nowadays. As in, nowadays that I am a pushing-60 old lady well aware that *sonething* is going to kill me sooner rather than later, not a 20-something who hasn't faced her own mortality. I never made any statement about not being able to imagine ANYONE tanning on purpose; the mere existence of tanning salons renders that statement absurd.
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Mon, 07-08-2013 - 9:06pm
Furthermore, tanning in purpose to vs fashionable has "not" been around forever; if you read novels from the 1920s and before, or poetry written in the pre-modern era, you will see that "porcelain skin" or a "peaches and cream complexion" was much more prized than tanned or freckled. It is only when jobs moved indoors and tanning became associated with leisure that being able to have and maintain a tan became considered beautiful.
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 3:22am
"Because a lot of activites happen outdoors? At least ime with my kids, we are always outside." ------------ Yes, I can sort of see how it can happen when you have small kids. I always covered up and wore a hat for those times.I think I am also just used to people staying in the shade or indoors here when the sun is really blasting. In the summer, kids mostly go out to play either early in the AM or after sundown.
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 3:23am
"I spent about 2 hours on Thurs, 2.5 on Sat, and almost 2 on Sun out in the sun - purposely. Poolside. Reading, relaxing, dipping in the pool occasionally." ---------- OK, that I would never do. Even as a kid I did not like that.
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 3:25am
"or go to a tanning salon to get one." ----------- Isn't that mostly Jersey Shore type people?
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 7:12am
Not necessarily "Jersey Shoe" types. A lot of the college crowd uses tanning salons at least sporadically. Some of the student apartment complexes around here boast in-house tanning beds as part of the amenities. One of my son's female friends was a bridesmaid last month and the bride really, really wanted all of her attendants to go to several sessions at the salon with her so they could all look tanned. As to whether anyone who uses tanning salons having "half a brain," I'd say that may be pushing it.
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 7:25am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>All. I usually start off with nothing and as soon as I feel myself burning, I will put on whatever I have. </strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong><br /></strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">That is very dangerous.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Yeah, I know and try not to tell people to do that as they really should have it on BEFORE they go out in the sun. My friends all got burnt this weekend from not using ANYTHING. Sooooo bad. </strong></p>

Painful.

 


 


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