Monday, June 30, 2008

Pale Is The New Tan

I have fair skin. But that should not come as a surprise to anyone who has ever seen my mom. She has fair skin too, as do both of my grandmas, all my aunts, my grandpa and both my sisters. I basically come from a very white family. I resemble my mom and her mom in so many ways that it's not unusual for me to be pasty like them too.

I used to want to be tan, but I know now that's not going to happen. I've come to grips with that. My dad was born in Iowa, is mostly German, and should be white, buuuut he's not. In fact, his white in the winter is tanner than my skin in the summer.

I guess my obsession with not being a "whitey" comes mainly from my dad always being more tan than I was. Often he would hold out his arm to compare skin color while asking, "Who's tanner?"

But I have come to a conclusion, pale is the new tan. With the rising concern of skin cancer and sun damage, I have become a firm believer in being white. Yes, I may blind people with my whiteness. Yes, my skin can be used to reflect sunlight. And no, I don't glow in the dark... but that's ok with me because as far as I'm concerned, pale is the new tan.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Electrical Friends

I want you all to meet the newest member of my family. This is Delilah. I adopted her about a week ago. Yes, I name my electronics. I thought it would be nice to introduce all my "friends" to you.

So, to start, here is my newest friend, Delilah. She is an 8 GB ipod nano (teal). Her favorite song is "Hey There Delilah." She sleeps in a isock and that's about it.

Next is my cellular device. This is Dwight. He has awesome voice activation capabilities, and is specially sleek to fit in pockets well. He spends most of his time in his sling back chair from Hawaii. He used to be the good friend of my Dad, but since my parents were concerned about knowing my whereabouts, he was placed in my care. Not to mention that I was aching to have him at my disposal.

Now I want to introduce my dear friend Flo. Flo is my Computer. She definitely has a quirky sense of humor. She is such high quality that she has a mind of her own. Sometimes she is so hilarious as to, just when I am doing something really important, cut off my Internet and claim it is "having trouble connecting." *laughs hysterically* I am blown away by her intelligence! She also has a very special connection with Dwight. Whenever Dwight has a call coming in, Flo warns me by telling me (It sounds like screeching in English). You couldn't ask for a better computer!

Last but certainly not least is my calculator. This is Einstein. He helps me with my math. He is very easy going. He doesn't mind at all if I press all his buttons. He is so brainy! He has everything that a person would want. He is so lucky! He has everything from a "TAN" button to "SIN" "CLEAR" buttons. Not to mention he makes incredible pie!

Well, that's the end of the introductions. I hope you enjoyed meeting all my electrical friends.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Confession

I have a confession to make. And what better way to lay it out in the open than writing a post about it on cyberspace? I have an addiction. Yes, it is true. It has been carrying on for some months now, and I am helplessly stuck. We all have things that we get addicted to. We feel as if we can't possibly live without this thing (whatever it is). Ok, I'm ready to release.

* Takes Big Breath *

I am addicted to chapstick.

Yes, chapstick.
Now I know what your thinking.....
"Oh, come on."

But the truth is I LOVE chapstick. How can you not? It makes your lips soft and supple. Just don't buy that other stuff. That stuff is not true chapstick. Buy the good stuff. Ok, I feel much better now. The word is out. I have shared about my addiction before, but to only really close friends. But now everyone from here to Russia knows. Sometimes you just have to be vulnerable.