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05 May 2008 @ 05:45 pm
in the name of the gun  
I think I just managed to sunburn my elbows.

Even for me, that's a new and untapped height of stupidity.

I did put sunscreen on - thinking, the way you do, that I have a pharm exam in two days and the last thing I need is my skin peeling off while I'm trying to discuss teratogenesis. With, you know, a pen. However, Ireland not being famed for the sunny weather, the only stuff in the house was SP5 - that's F-I-V-E - tanning oil.

But! It was banana-scented! I have at last found a fruit scent that's all I thought fruit scents could be. Plus, I hate bananas (the food). This may be the universe's way of making it up to me.

(Wait, by burning my elbows?)

Mmm, tiramisu.
Current Mood: hyperhyper
wildestranger on May 5th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
You have sun? *stares in awe*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: MCR: sparkly Gerardscoradh on May 5th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
Hell yes. BOILINGNESS. Apparently only where my house is - none of my city-bound friends have any.

And now I am sunburnt. Just retribution?
Loyaulte Me Lieshocolate on May 5th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
how did you manage to hold an elbow-centric pose for sufficient time for them to catch??
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: CS+TAI: Gabe's absscoradh on May 5th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
I don't know. I was out on a massively uncomfortable bench thing for HOURS, 'studying' - ie listening to my iPod. Maybe the way I was reading the notes? Meh.
murklinsmurklins on May 5th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
I've decided I dislike smelling like fruit. I put antiperspirant on the grocery list this weekend and said any scent would do, so now I smell like fruit punch. I keep thinking Carmen Miranda must be lurking on the other side of my cube.

I think you must have a talent for burning to have fried your elbows. Also, do they even make SPF5 anymore?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Converse kissscoradh on May 5th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling I should know who Carmen Miranda is.

Probably not, you know. It was part of this huge patch we cleared out of my aunt's house. (I don't think the woman has vacuumed once in her life, but that's okay: my mother and other aunts always do it for her.) It could be decades old.
murklinsmurklins on May 5th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
She's that woman who wore fruit headdresses. That's pretty much all I know about her.

Does sunscreen expire? I have a feeling it does. Mine is at least five years old and I think I should probably throw it out. They must have better ones now, anyway, that don't make me feel oiled up like a greased pig.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Coloured pencilsscoradh on May 5th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, she sounds like someone I could get behind. :D

Probably! Would explain the elbows. I've felt pretty gross ever since I came inside, so. >.>
My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.: House-Blah Blah Blahlanitha on May 6th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
*sneaks in*

Yes, it does expire. Any sunscreen you buy is basically good for one summer, because the next year it will have lost such a huge amount of 'power', that you might as well not put it on at all. Same difference.

*sneaks out*
murklinsmurklins on May 6th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Guess I'm going to have to dispose of all that ancient sunscreen before I, too, end up with burnt elbows. In my case it's more likely to be the tops of my ears and the part down my scalp -- my burn patterns are predictable and painful.

Thanks for the tip! :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Beautiful human being/potatoscoradh on May 6th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
*clutches elbows pitifully* Alas, too late! Ow.
mrsquizzical: harryronboyshappyhugmrsquizzical on May 5th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
wow. i live in australia and i don't think i've EVER burnt my elbows! now, the back of the knees? yes. (and. ouch.)

i love bananas but hate banana scent ALWAYS.

(good luck with the exam.)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Austen with a bookscoradh on May 5th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
What is with everything being backwards?! Is it because it's day there and night here?? :DD

Thank yoooooooooooou! I will need it.
peripatetic extemporizations: Spence Jon oh my!hatoyona on May 5th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed! I didn't know that was even possible. : )
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Dinosaur: attracted to musicscoradh on May 6th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
OH GOD, nor did I. (It's all around the circumference, too - you know, the bendy bit? Ouchies.)

Also, how obvious is I failed anatomy? o.O
peripatetic extemporizationshatoyona on May 6th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
That's so crazy, wow.

Ahahaha I didn't even think about it. I would do no better, I promise.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: rockstar teethscoradh on May 6th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
Also crazy: mild heatstroke. Yum.

I'm pretty sure I'm thinking about olecranons, but at this stage, it could be a drug for curing impotence.
peripatetic extemporizationshatoyona on May 6th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, what are you doing to yourself??

...whatever you say. : )
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Because the Irish do it betterscoradh on May 6th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
*weakly fans self* The juxtaposition of heat-starved Irish people and sudden bursts of 19 degree heat is not so beautiful. Sadly. (It's okay, I just need sleep and a cold flannel. I hope.)

Let's hope it doesn't come up tomorrow. >.>
peripatetic extemporizationshatoyona on May 6th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Aw I'm sorry. Yeah, sleep is good.

Test or something? Good luck!
Sereniaserenia on May 6th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
That's an achievement! XD

Cadbury has just put out a tiramisu chocolate - it's heavenly!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Group hugscoradh on May 6th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Stop tempting me, vile temptress! D:
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on May 6th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
I managed to burn badger stripes onto the top of my recently shaved head.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bookishscoradh on May 6th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
So I think you win this round.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on May 7th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Haha, wasn't trying out some outrageous oneupmanship, just letting you know IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE.