I Want to Tan

The week seems to be flying by at a rapid rate. I’m not complaining about this at all. I actually really enjoy weeks when they are like this.

I’m finally getting back to my regular routine of life. It’s taken me a little longer than usual, but I’m there and I’m feeling good about the direction that my life is taking. If I could complain I would, but I can’t and won’t.

I’m knocking out the workouts at the gym because the summer is on its way and I want to be shirtless for as much of it as possible. I also just found out that my trip to Arizona has to be canceled because I have finals that week and just can’t skip it. As bad as I want to go, I want to pass my classes even more. There is always next year. I’m thinking of taking a solo trip alone and just relaxing and discovering what it’s like to just be a nomad. Traveling at own pace, beating to my own drum and relaxing in a pool with some beers and shots of tequila just sounds right.

It’s times like these when I get a little jealous of that white people can tan and I can’t. Lying in the sun does nothing for my skin, but dries it out. I want to get all oiled up and lay out while people run past me. I want to ask some stranger can you rub some lotion my back. Is that too much to ask? I haven’t really decided on what I’m going to do. I’m thinking this will happen before summer quarter begins. I think I have a week gap in there somewhere. At the least I’m buying a lawn chair, getting some sun tan lotion and laying in the shade.
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~Sheila~ said...

Well it's good that you are postponing that trip for school.

As for tanning...I too, have that same problem being a "person of color" myself (that sounded so retarded, huh?).

I tend to avoid the sun completely.

The only suggestion I have that might actually work is...(brace yourself)....locking yourself up in your place for about a month with no sunlight or light exposure of anykind that way when you DO get out and get some sun...you might actually be pale.

Well, it was just a suggestion.

Good Luck.

Mo said...


I'm glad you are finding your routine. Can you send mine back to me please? Thanks. I'll be on the lookout for it.

I am proud of you for putting school first. My baby is growing up! :)

Solo trip to AZ? I thought we had this conversation before and the trip was backpacking through Europe?

As for tanning, there is a lot to be said for lying like a lizard. You know how I feel on that subject. I have a pool and lawn chair with your dark chocolate name written all over it. I might even throw in some Patron if you're good; the beer is a given.

Tipsy Nikki said...

I've always wanted to go to a tanning salon and make an appointment, just to see their reaction. Or stand outside with a friend staring at my skin and say something like "I think I was in there too long" as someone walked by.

ysfb said...

Im finally going to gym more often now. Drinking seems to make you put the weight on faster and makes you tired of everything so Im improving.

Im not the type to go for tanning, which probably explains the extreme paleness

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hey you. Thanks for coming on by. It seems everyone is busier these days. I miss mo too. I think it's great you don't have to tan. It's not good for you, haven't you heard :) I used to spend too much time doing it so last week before I went to NY I sprayed tan. It was actually great.

Enjoy your new routine and it sounds like everything is pretty good with you.

Life, Love And Lola said...

I'm sorry you can't tan...Not to rub it in but when I returned from Hawaii I was almost your color!

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings ....
I am sorry I am laughing here, you want to tan? Why would you want to lay out in the sun like a lizard and bake like a slab of meat on the barbeque deliberately exposing your skin to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun? Just accept and be, if the photo here is yours I'd say you are fine the way you are, but that's just me.

Have a good week.

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