I’m not a sun worshipper. Anyone who has met me can see that though I’m fair skinned and prone to freckles, I’m doing my best to avoid it.
I don’t slather on the sunscreen. I just avoid the daylight.
On those occasions where I do go out, of course there is the hat and the sunscreen. But it happens so rarely, sometimes I forget.
It had been so long, that I discovered that Capri pants have a hidden hazard: I’d never thought that I needed to put sunscreen on my ankles and shins before.
Oh, was I wrong. That photo there – that was taken yesterday, a full week and a day after spending an hour out on the beach. At ten in the morning. (Okay, yeah, it was the solstice but I was in Monterey.)
Yes, I’m embarrassed by the burn. But what’s worse is the fact that, as you can see, my upper shins are unbronzed, uncolored entirely.
What am I supposed to do for the rest of the summer? Stick to capris? It’s gonna get warmer and I’m gonna want to wear shorts. The only thing I can think of right now is to just start wearing UGGs. I have a sneaking suspicion that’s why everyone else does.