Monday, July 26, 2004

Ow Ow Ow

Went kayaking yesterday.

No, really.

In a kayak.  On water.

I was running late, so I didn't have the opportunity to dive into a bottle of sunscreen before I got dressed (my standard way of assuring adequate coverage) and instead slathered it on exposed surfaces while sitting in the kayak.

I apparently missed a spot.  Two spots.  My ankles.  I discovered this later in the afternoon, when I saw my bright red ankles -- and they started hurting every time I bent them.  Which would be, y'know, whenever I took a step.

Spent the rest of the day looking forward to putting some nice, soothing Noxzema on when I got home.

Got home late.  Brushed teeth, got ready for bed.  Grabbed Noxzema from bathroom drawer.  Sat down, preparing to apply the nice, clean white cream to my burning ankles.

.... have you ever seen Noxzema after it went bad?  It isn't white anymore.  It has gone past creamy white into chunky, separated brown.  Smells bad, too.  Your sunburned skin takes one look at it and tries to crawl away to avoid application.

I tossed it, of course.  I expect I'll start peeling today.  Ugh.


olddog299 said...

Yep.  That's one spot I seem to miss, too.  And the tops of my thighs when I am driving to the put-in when all I am wearing is shorts and a t-shirt.  My face is SPF'd, arms too.  Zinc on nose and ears.  Ankles?  We don't need no steenking ankles.  Ya, they're big thighs - lots of surface area for insolation.  We don't need no steenken thighs, neither.  Ai, Chihuahua!  The pain -- muy doloroso!

Since you mentioned it I went and had a gander at the Noxzema bottle.  Knew the jig was up when it rattled as I dug it out of the back of the cabinet, too.  Thanks for the reminder!  Sending positive energy and Bactine your way.

andreakingme said...

Hmm, why are people's mishaps so fricken funny?

janothy said...

Hope you had a grest time kayaking despite the burnt ankles!  It sounds likea lot of fun anyway.  


tammyg22 said...

You went *kayaking*?  <cough><splutter>  Okay, who are you and what have you done with NZ?

Sorry about the sunburn!  Hope the ouchie goes away soon.

annalisa135 said...

I have never known Noxema to go bad.  Never heard of that ever.  Wow.

Anyway, I hope the sunburn is much better.