Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I should not be allowed out without supervision. Ever.

Yesterday, I drove by the tanning salon (on the way to the liquor store) and saw a "2 for 1" tanning sale on the way home. I thought, you know I wouldn't mind looking a little sun kissed for Kat's wedding so in I went.

"The spray on tan is instant - and two for one." she said.

"Sign me up!"

Ten minutes later I left feeling kind of rubbery - like I was coated in plastic - but without anymore color than when I went in. She assured me that within four short hours I would look like I just left Cuba.

A few hours later, feeling sort of tired I decided to lay my head down for a moment. I fell fast asleep and didn't wake up until 6 this morning. That amounts to allowing this spray on stuff to cook in for a total of 14 hours. From the hands down I appear to be of Spanish descent. (!) The rest of me looks good - sun kissed just as intended. Lucky for me this stuff fades fairly quickly.

Sigh. Back to the hand tan for me. This seems to be a recurring theme.

On top of that - this morning when I wandered downstairs to have my coffee and - gasp! - out of coffee beans. I would have gone back to bed and just given up but I had just slept for 10 hours (I know - crazy) and chances of sleeping again seemed slim to impossible. Also, I wanted to shower the plastic coating off... So (in my pajamas) I drove to Tim Horton's and made the handing over of the money lightening fast (SO as not to showcase the very odd looking pigment) and gulped down my coffee.



Slyde said...

i used to be a tanning salon whore when i was in my 20's, but i must confess i never did the spray-on thing.

elizabeth said...

Yes well, lucky you. So much for instant gratification hey? LOL

B.E. Earl said...


Sorry...not laughing at you, but at Slyde's comment. Did you also shave your chest hair, Mr. Guido?


(Damn...forgot what I was going to comment on!)

elizabeth said...

Don't be mean to Chachi.

By the way - feel free to laugh at me - it's the way things are done around here.

Melanie said...

can you wear gloves? :giggles:

i wish I could sleep for 10 hours. sighs.

elizabeth said...

I confess, I was about to. Had them in my hand. I dunno, I think if I just move my hands really fast all of the time it will be less obvious... or not. Sigh.

I usually can't sleep for 10 hours... ah well. Laundry can wait. It has only just started moving on its own anyways. (kidding)

i am the diva said...

mmmmtimmy hos.

i've always thought of trying the spray on dealie - and now i know better. thank you.

elizabeth said...

Yes. I am the blogger penguin. Don't do it. Seriously. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Who-a-a-a-a-a (Dr Evil laugh), Where is the Picture?
Still think that was the best "gotcha" ever,...beat that, oh right, you already did!
Carrie in BC

elizabeth said...

Yeah... thinking back I suppose you started it. LOL!

Kat said...

Ya...where's the picture? And who needs gloves...apparently you already have a brown pair..hehehohohahaha!

wv- mwwaxcs

elizabeth said...

he he heeeee. No pic for you. It's already bad enough.