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16 May 2003 @ 01:42 pm
...ouch...  
Yesterday morning Seanie stood me up again, the jerk! I'll have to punish him somehow...ugh, that was not a promising start for the day.

Drawing was held outdoors today, and we were ill-prepared for the sun. Bandaid and I were baked bright red; Tyler kept himself covered but was roasted in the heat. Ugh. My picture turned out quite poorly; I'm so displeased it isn't funny. I'll have to practice more this weekend with graphite sticks and conte crayon.

There was an eclipse last night; I was slightly disappointed because Davy couldn't watch it with me this year. We used to do this sort of thing all the time. -_-; But he called promptly at nine PM (when minutes are no longer counted by AT&T) and we did the next best thing. We watched it separately but talked just like we were together. It was purtiful, but we in California were cheated. The total eclipse occurred before the moon rose, so we missed that and only saw the shadow retreating. But it's far better than nothing, and the moon was funky orange for a while. I like orange moons; they're cool. That'd make a great candy treat, don't you think? Orange moons. Orange Moons. Nummy.

Which David Bowie are you?



I couldn't sleep all night; everything hurt. I've looked at my skin and the burns don't seem bad at all; I'm only peeling at the shoulders and nothing else looks badly off. But everything ached, like the skin was being pulled too tightly over the bones. I'm positive I was feverish for a while...I'm wondering if perhaps I got sunstroke or heat exhaustion? It seems ridiculous, because I never have before, especially from only two-three hours in the sun, but it fits...except it wasn't immediate, and I always thought such things were. But in the middle of the night I was freezing, but couldn't bear blankets because my skin burned and radiated heat. My throat hurt so much but I couldn't drink anything; I was terrified it wouldn't stay down. I was dizzy and disoriented, and couldn't walk very far. Damn, and I was so hungry and so scared to eat. (I really, really can't stand puking, and would probably starve myself to death to avoid it.)

Finally, after my mom and brother left for school, I crawled off into the bathtub and expired for half an hour; afterwards I felt much better and ate some strawberries. Seanie called and apologized for blowing me off Thursday, which made me smile. I couldn't convince myself to get dressed, so I just lay around listlessly for most of the morning, sometimes drifting into sleep but mostly staring at the ceiling and having incoherent thoughts. This got really boring, so I crawled downstairs and doodled and wrote for a while. I'm feeling fine enough to get around, so I'm sure everything's perfectly fine. But I'm not going anywhere without a water bottle and my sunscreen from now on. :^_^;
 
 
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broken: laffachuuliich on May 16th, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC)
it does sound you like got priddy bad sunstroke. it's the level of UV that decides how burned you'll get....sometimes you can stay in the sun for hours, but, b/c the UV is low, you won't get burned. other times you're in the sun 20 min and you get fried. i bet the UV level was skyhigh while you guys were out there. also, what time were you out? the sun is hottest right around noon...obviously.
were you burned b/f or is the peeling from the burn sustained while drawing? b/f if it's just from the drawing class, then you prolly should go to the doctors...you prolly got 2nd & 3rd degree burns. i got priddy burnt while in florida last week and it only started peeling a few days ago. insta-peel is NOT good!! O_O
for now, i suggest going out and buying a HUGE bottle of aloe and then smothering all your burns in it. it'll make you feel SO much better, believe me!!! it's also very good for your skin to do that.
Suzi: pootk00kaburra on May 16th, 2003 06:32 pm (UTC)
I always insta-peel tho'...
We were out from 100 til 245, so that's right around the peak hours. Yuck...burn and fry!
I think the peeling in itself isn't anything to worry about; thanks to medication I've had to be on for other skin problems my skin's always peeled quickly. My skin's already starting to look more tanned (except on my shoulders, where the worst of the burn was) and it's only been a couple of hours since I wrote that entry up. ^_^; So it all works out in the end!
broken: c-h-i-c-k-e-n!!!!liich on May 16th, 2003 09:09 pm (UTC)
wow
O_O insta-peel is just....wow!!
just be more careful, okay? ^^;; really, tans and burns akshully kinda skare me b/c i'm a big biology geek and i've learned that a tan (the process of more of the pigment "melanin" moving closer to the surface of the skin) is a result of the sun's UV rays breaking certain areas of your DNA...which can lead to mutations (which is why cancer can arise). it's not a bad thing, tanning happens to protect your skin, just too much can be bad. ^^;; yes, i sound all mothery. :D :D :D it's just that insta-peel really concerns me...like...a lot. ^^;; (even if it is from medication...)
Suzi: kookk00kaburra on May 17th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC)
Re: wow
It's a yellow chicken! Aaaaaaaaaaaaa that's so freakin' awesome! ^____^
broken: c-h-i-c-k-e-n!!!!liich on May 17th, 2003 08:39 am (UTC)
Re: wow
chickens and kookaburras!! ^_______^
(Anonymous) on May 16th, 2003 06:52 pm (UTC)
from boi
I get to bask in sun forever. It's kinda humorous. My mom always says she'll laugh if I get cancer, and I always come back with my skin slightly tanned, but most definitely not red :p
Marce (マース・・・天使の指切り)yubikiri on May 16th, 2003 09:33 pm (UTC)
Sam-chan died for half an hour?!

Poor drawing. But feel better--Spi can't draw for beans! Or garbanzos.
Lindsey: Hanalin_lin_lucy on May 16th, 2003 11:34 pm (UTC)
SUZI?!?