Sunday, November 01, 2009

Remind me again why I live in Texas, will you?

Sometimes I wonder why I'm staying in a climate where normal human beings (ie, your faithful correspondent) can't live without multiple layers of various sorts of protection.

After a lovely lunch yesterday with my old (in terms of duration, not age) friend T, I realized I was massively, massively sunburnt.

Through 45 SPF sunscreen.

And only on one side. Well, actually, one side of my face and the opposite side of my chest.

I look like Two-Face.

Do people in places like Stockholm and Edinburgh ever get sunburned? I mean, seriously red to the point that it doesn't fade overnight and leaves them looking odd and lopsided? Is there a climate that'd be friendly to a fair-skinned redhead who likes wearing tweed? Should I just chuck it all and move to the UK? (Bonus: Boden clothes would arrive faster!)

Drat.

10 comments:

TorontoEmerg said...

Actually yes, we do in Toronto. We just have to work at it a bit. :)

Penny said...

Sunburned...on...Halloween.

Does...not...compute.

Perhaps the four feet of snow at the end of my driveway has something to do with that?

Katie said...

I'll put in a plug for Seattle...I haven't even seen the sun in three weeks :) Not so many immigration hassles as the UK, and pretty well the same weather...

Anonymous said...

Come to the Okanagan, BC. Hot in the summer, cool in the winter and best of all surrounded by orchards, wineries, mountains with fabulous skiing and hiking. Am I boasting too much?

http://www.sunset.com/travel/northwest/savor-british-columbias-okanagan-valley-00400000011676/

Flea said...

Makes me miss Texas, honestly. hehehehe. I can remember Halloween's when it was 90+ degrees!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh got to love the Texas breeze...like standing in front of a hair dryer! LOL
I love it though, I hate winter.

Andrea said...

Texas is always better than Louisiana. But these blue skies lately have been fantastic!

Solveig said...

I'm from Norway, and yes, we do get sunburned there. :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the sunburn! Next time an umbrella for you!

pixiholly said...

The UK would love you - come on over! However, it is still possible for a fair-skinned redhead (aka yours truly) to get burned...although only on flukey April days when the sun is not meant to be out. We usually manage plenty of rain in the so-called summer months.