Friday, July 16, 2010

Too Much of a Tan is a BAAAD Thing -or- Just Call Me Magda

Here she is, one of my favorite supporting role characters, Magda, from Something About Mary.

Magda is Mary's neighbor with a heart of gold and a head of peroxide, a middle aged, too-blonde, too-tanned woman, the woman I'm always secretly afraid I'm going to end up looking like because Magdas DO exist. I can think of one I know personally right at this moment. Yikes.

Looky, she even has a little dog she dotes on.


At least I don't smoke.

But I can see a big difference, already, in my skin since I returned from beautiful, heavenly Florida. The lines are more prominent around my mouth. You know those lines, "Smokers' Lines," even though, as I said, I don't smoke. They're the lines your lipstick likes to bleed into as you age.

Yikes again.

The thing is, I'm pretty diligent, yea, even vigilant, about not tanning my face so much. Just a few minutes of sun is all it is allowed, and then I slather on SPF #Kryptonite--complete block. But guess what? Those rays still get through. Turns out SPF 30 is about as reliable as condoms.

Did I just say that on this blog?

Anyway, as I type this, I'm also packing (I have eight arms) for a weekend away with my girlfriends from Wednesday night Girls' Group. You can bet I'm packing the sun block because we will spend a lot of our time on a boat, singing along with the likes of Steely Dan, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder. Guess that tells you the average age, doesn't it.

Here are the girls I'm going with, and I can't wait, but I have to also say that we will miss Diane, who loved the water and going with this group to this lake so much.

I'm sure we will toast her and sing some Abba just for her!


SouthLakesMom said...

And Hall & Oates? Have fun

2nd Cup of Coffee said...


Mary said...

I know it won't be the same without Diane, but I'm sure she'll be there in spirit! Have a great time!

Susanne said...

What no picture of you with your great tan?

Enjoy your weekend with the girls. I'm sure you will miss Dianne but she'll be there in memories and spirit! Gee, my ladies group went to Toy Story for a fun time. I think I'll suggest your ladies weekend next time. LOL.

Kelly Combs said...

Put on the sunscreen BEFORE you head out. It takes a little while before sunscreen "kicks in" after you apply it. And enough gets through to tan even with SPF 30.

I use SPF 50 - because my daddy is a melanomia survivor. :-) Love me some sunscreen. And my daddy.

Cathy said...

Hope you have a blast!

Mocha with Linda said...

I know y'all will have a great time. Maybe you'll even get to watch a musical! :-)

Anonymous said...

Do they have another hair color in Indiana besides blonde? Or is that one of the requirements for your GG? :) That was the first thing I thought about when I saw the photo.
Have fun in Diane's memory.

lailani said...

Have a fun weekend! And Magda? lol!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Have a great time with the girls!! And yes! Get that suncreen out!


Melanie said...

Oh man. Hurt me.
I have been thinking the same thing as this summer I have been blonder and tanner than ever. I don't even wear sunscreen when I run midday b/c sunscreen + sweat = stinging eyes and breakouts.
I DO wear a visor. heh...heh.

Jewel said...

You are sooo funny and yes, I, too, know some Magdas, Lid.
I don't think I have those little lip lines yet but then it could be that they are just plumped out with fat. LOL I'm serious. My sister and I always say, "Who needs Botox and collagen? We have fat!" :-)
Have a great time with the girls!!

Lea said...

You are always up to some kind of fun! Can't wait to hear about the weekend and see pics. Hugs!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Hope you have a great time!

Lea said...

Can't wait to hear about this fun week-end. When is Random Dozen starting back? :o)

Tina said...

Enjoy your weekend!

Debbie's L'Bri said...

Hope you had fun.