Thursday, July 05, 2007

Just Like When I Was A Kid

Happy 4th everyone, hope it was great. Mine was, we cooked out, watched fire works and I got burnt. Just like old times.

Flash back 12 hours...

I started out early this afternoon to wash the bike. We (the IPGR) have a parade Saturday (incidentally, if you are going to be in the Indy area 7/7/7, come down town) and I will be in it, to honor the survivors of the USS Indianapolis.

Any way, started out gong to one of those do-it-yourself car wash thingies. Afterwards I ‘had’ to drive around a little to blow the water off and I ended up riding over 100 miles.

Now, being the ‘hard core biker’ (heh, more like a ‘Wild Hog’) that I am, I usually ride with jeans and boots. Not today, no. Remember, I was just running down the street to wash the bike...

Have you notice on any of my avatars that I’m blond (reddish blond)?? That means very fair skin.

Yes, you guessed it, I am BURNT!! From the tops of my sneakers to just above my knees, my face, my arms, the backs of my hands and that every increasing glare spot on top of my head. They are all now stop sign RED.

I even keep a bottle of SPF 50 in the saddle bag. Some day I’ll learn.


Freddie said...

Glad to hear you had a nice 4th DNR. Sorry about the "burnt" part though.

MrsJoseGoldbloom said...

I wish I could be at the parade, but I'll be in Nashville with the Dragon & her family. Have a safe ride! Glad you had a nice 4th, but I'm sorry to hear about your burn.

My fourth was relatively peaceful. We went to the celebration at the Metropolis mall on the 3rd, so on the 4th we just cooked out and watched the neighbors light off some fireworks. Oh and we did watch a zombie movie and eat candy!

Nancy said...

owie owie owwwww

I'm a red head myself.. and burnt to a crisp is something I'm familiar with.

I hope you can find a good source of aloe... fresh leaves split open and the innerds lightly spread over the burns helps cool them and heal them.

Take care!

DNR said...

The worst part is the top of my head. You never realize how much you touch/scratch your head until it is burnt.

MrsJG – Tell Drags I said HI. You all have a safe trip

Nancy – I keep a big bottle of the store bought aloe by the bed. It goes on at least twice a day.