This weather is atrocious.
I moved to Australia to get some sunshine, among other reasons. Most of the time the sunshine is rather nice. For the first time this year, for example, we have actually managed to a get a couple of full days at the beach. We have also learned that the way to get sunscreen on the wean is to paint them with this stuff:
Instead of the whole ‘now it’s time for sunscreen’ shrieking match we now have a face painting session.
That leaves the rest of the day for having fun and more face painting and no cancer skin damage. Accordingly this year is the first year for about six years where I have anything approximating a healthy glow because we can spend more than 30 minutes on the beach. Of course dermatologists and other wise people will tell you that there is no such thing as a healthy glow from the sun. So for six years I stayed out of it. My chiropractor told me that I should either take Vitamin D supplements or get out in the sunlight.
“But what about the skin cancer warning?” I bleated “Pale is where it is at, white is in, only completely suicidal lunatics go out in the sun“. “Oh for fuck’s sake” she muttered under her breath. Or at least, I think she did.
So that brings me to the dress of the day. Its a silk sundress. There are little straps and lots of flesh on display. It was being worn (on Friday 4 February 2011) because it is really rather stinking hot here.
This is not a dress to wear with white skin and back or chest plukes really is it?
For those of you unaccustomed to my Scottish vernacular a pluke, dear reader is a spot. A zit if you will. I have loads of them due to the Sydney heatwave. What I am not going to do here is to rehash my previous post on pluke picking. What I will do is to direct you to this rather excellent Taxonomy of Zits (a comprehensive guide to pimples) by Jezebel magazine.
Yes, I am disgusting but just tell me how many times you have found yourself on a train behind someone, anyone with back plukes and not thought for just one moment about reaching forward….
Dress: Myer Miss Shop Brand Silk Hankerchief Hem Dress from eBay
Plukes: Author’s own.
Date worn: Friday 4 February 2011
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