1. Always wear clean underwear when you go out in case you're in an accident. You wouldn't want them seeing your dirty underwear, would you?
(personally, my thought is that in an accident...it probably won't matter if my underwear was or wasn't clean prior to the accident. But still...I do wear clean underwear just because...well, it's gross to not)
2. Eat your vegetables, those children in *insert third world country here* would be happy to have some broccoli to eat!
3. If you fall out of that tree and break you leg , don't come running to me.
4. Stop making that face or it will freeze that way!
I could make a list a mile long...but you get my drift. When I think back to the things that stick with me that my mom shared...one phrase always comes to mind...
It's true. But sadly, my skin is not of the tanning variety. I am the kind who will burn, painful burn, peel, and return to the exact same color as before...if not an even paler version! I am the one that everyone likes to sit next to because I reflect so much more light onto them. Other times, my reflection has been known to burn people's retinas. To give you an idea of the natural color of my skin, I posted this picture...Yes...I am a bit pasty...marshmallow-y... egg shellish... "Casper"-ish as my brother would *kindly* say. My friend Becca and I - she is a skin kindred spirit - we prefer to call the color of our skin alabaster.
Well, Friday, my family and I are leaving for the beach. I hate putting on a swimsuit. My struggle is not as much with my color as it is with my size, but in the wise words of my Momma...
Tan fat does in fact look better than white fat
So I bought this...
I neglected - or was too embarrassed - to take a picture of my orange mess and I wanted to get rid of it in a hurry. I was racking my brain thinking about what would work. Thinking that it really is just a coating on the skin, exfoliating should work...right?
Well, then a dear friend kindly posted another way to remove the orange. She told me to rub alcohol on my ankle. Just for your own comfort and safety do not, I REPEAT, DO NOT try this just after "exfoliating" your ankles raw with sand paper. *next time I will use ONLY alcohol - thanks Chrissy!*