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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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:43am

Bord: "Lung cancer from smoking is a horrible and stupid way to die." Spring: "ITA " -------------- But tanning is cool?

WHEN did I ever say that?

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:44am

I seldom see people "laying out" at the lake, more so at the beach if I go when other people are out. I never said people don't deliberately tan, just that it is rather stupid to do so.

Maybe it was Rolls who said she has never seen it then. Anyone who goes out to a public place like a pool, beach, etc. would know that people still DO lay out to tan. 

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:46am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"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.

Since both of my kids are taller than me, I'm not sure I would call them small kids, lol.   But the majority of their actitives are outside, except of course in the winter, when they are inside.  But 8-9 months of the year, their activies are outside and you know me, I enjoy watching sports.  Sometimes sun is welcome, especially on the cold days bundled up in blankets or standing their in the pouring rain.  :)

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:46am

I've seen the nene. Not interested in the clip, but thanks anyway. Maudlin isn't my style.

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:46am

I've seen the meme.. Not interested in the clip, but thanks anyway. Maudlin isn't my style.

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:47am
"WHEN did I ever say that?" -------- You seemed to be arguing that it is fine to tan and that it not just Snookie-type people who do it.
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:47am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"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.

We have one in the backyard, otherwise I'm not sure I would bother either as an adult.  But there is also a lot of shade on our pool deck, not the pool itself but the deck.  It was designed that way, I wanted shade.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:48am
"Maybe it was Rolls who said she has never seen it then." --------- No, I expressed surprise that people still did it, since I don't know anyone who does.
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:48am

bordwithyou wrote:
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.

As we have been on college campuses this summer, I saw that!  I couldn't believe that was a perk to college living.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:48am

The thing is full blooded italians have more melanin and tend to be less prone to melanomas that other more fair skinned folks-- my dad was 1/2 italian 1/2 irish and the irish tendency to burn is what did him in... but one "my friend X smoked and never got cancer" or "my dad tanned and never got melanoma' does not negate the actual scientifically validated statistics that purposefully tanning is harmful to your skin and dangerous in the long run.  Just like smoking is harmful to your lungs and dangerous in the long run.  Yes I know we all know "that' person- just like my friend "n" the raging alchoholic is a 62 year old who never had liver problems even though she's on her fifth decade of alchoholism.. her fluke story doesn't negate the scientific statistics about the physical dangers of excessive drinking.      The suns rays these days are stronger and more harmful and even with my 50 SPF and my umbrellla this weekend I burned on certain unprotected patches or from being in the water.. it's a reason we see more kids in longsleeve swim shirts now.. it's the reason that in Australia where two of my friends live your kids can be sent home from school if they don't have sun hats for recess.. people are taking smart precautions and purposfully tanning on tanning beds or otherwise is a really really really dumb move.   Melanoma was a horrible painful fast spreading cancer that killed my dad in 7 months and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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