Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sand Tan

Jake and I have come up with a new idea we believe will be the next best eco-friendly product to hit the store shelves.

Instead of that gloppy, sticky, pasty white sunscreen, we think you should use sand.

Yup, sand. Not only will it block the harmful rays of the sun, it will provide a spa treatment- a little dermal abrasion to whisk your pores back into shape.

I know. It's brilliant.


Blogger Ms. Moon said...

A sand MAN tan.
Remember Man Tan? What WAS that exactly?
Anyway, Jake looks blissed out.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Rev. Bob said...

There is something to be said for staying in a nice air conditioned bar and drinking. Has Jake considered that?

9:15 PM  
Blogger Rev. Bob said...

Do you remember iodine and baby oil? It was very popular around our swim club.

It's a miracle we have any skin left at all.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

no, but I remember getting a terrible sunburn while visiting at a friend's cottage and having her mom put butter on my burn.

I can still remember the smell... I was basted.


10:04 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

enjoy the sun we are getting pummeled again lol. Beach looks good if I close my eyes I can almost pretend.

7:48 AM  
Anonymous donald said...

just seeing all that sand on jake makes my skin crawl!! the one thing i HATE about the beach!! glad you are having good weather. a foot of snow in boston today!!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Judith B said...

awesome. and environmentally friendly - no chemicals in the ocean to bother the fish.

brilliant. simply brilliant.... ;-)

8:57 AM  
Blogger Sue J said...

So. Jealous. {sigh}

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, but think of all the places you find sand after a trip to the beach, then think dermal abrasions on those places!! OUCH!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Rev. Bob said...

Hi, Ms. Moon. Man Tan was that stuff that turned your skin yellow, especially the palms of your hands, unless you were flexible enough to apply it with your feet.

Iodine and baby oil wasn't a poor person's Coppertone. We were all convinced it was better than Coppertone. The iodine would stain your skin a little like Man Tan did and get you started and then the baby oil would help you focus the sun's rays.

And after the sun went down we put on Sea Breeze and suffered. And we overcame that suffering and in a couple of days, for the rest of the summer we were little George Hamiltons or Georgette Hamiltons.

Donald, I shuddered at the thought of where that sand would go. Evidently in my youth we believed it built character.

Sara, you sound like you had a ball. Bless you and your family now that you're on your way back to snow and slush, the way God intends people to live.

4:13 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

oh, I'm not going home yet. New Years even, new years day, then off to see my seester in Georgia for a couple days.

THEN back to the snow.

that reminds me, I should go back out on the beach again...

5:04 PM  
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10:53 PM  

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