Joined: Dec. 2005
|Posted: July 29 2012,7:42 am
|Quote (PaleLady @ June 16 2012,11:41 am)|
|Well, it is getting to be that time of the year again. Sunny. Hot. I hate summer I have never had a tan. Ever. When I was a teen during the 70's, every summer folk would flock to the beach, with those heinous, silvery solar blankets, and bottles of baby oil and iodine mixed...all in search of that dark tan. I tried to withstand the heat in an attempt at getting tanned a few times, but all that I ended up doing was landing in the hospital with sun poisoning. My love for the night and it's soothing coolness has been with me from my early childhood.|
Now I am 52. Much wiser. Still as pale as the moon, but with great skin (as you can see in my recent posting, showing off my bald head). And I still cannot stand the sun! I cannot stand the heat. My idea of a perfect day is cloudy and in the 40-50 degree range. Please, don't get me wrong. I am well aware that I have it easy compared to those souls in the deep South and out west, where everyone and everything gets baked. Some people say it must be a Goth thing. Or that I am morbid in my preference for all things dark and cool?
I sometimes feel very much alone in my desire to keep inside with the AC on, only coming out after the sun dips below the horizon. I would have thought that people would in general mature and drop the childish teasing of those who are different. But I was wrong. Even people of my own age kid me for being sun shy, for not embracing tanning, for only willingly coming out when it gets dark.
So how many of my fellow Necromantics feel the same way about summer as I do?
It´s not a goth thing.. I fall asleep or get REALLY sleepy if it´s too sunny. It was hilarious one day: Rain and gloom all day and in the evening me and 3 others were going to the grocery store and then WHAM! The clouds parted, the whole sky turned blue/orange/pink and the sun beamed over us, very pretty... It was like watching something run out of batteries, I guess. I went "Oh no, the sun...." then I stumbled around half-sleeping in the store, managed to drag my feet out of there and back home and BOOM! Collapsed on the bed and slept like a log, woke up around 4 in the morning.
I made a joke about having "weather-connected narcolepsia". :P