Feel the Burn
Living in the Okanagan comes with a lot of perks. Like sunshine, sunshine, and even a little more sunshine! But those perks can quickly turn from something you brag about to your friends back in your hometown of Cruddyweatherville to, quite literally, a pain in the neck.
Or in my case, a pain in the everywhere.
I know what you're thinking (mostly because a few dozen of my Facebook friends were already so kind to point it out)... "You should have worn sunscreen!!!!"
Look. Anyone with a Scottish/Irish/anywhere it's cloudy for 300 days a year background can agree, we don't take well to sunlight. So living in a beautiful sunny place like Kelowna can actually be pretty diminishing to our confidence. We look around and see all these tanned adonises strutting their stuff and we're left thinking "Man, if only I didn't have the complexion of a grocery bag."
It's a real blow to your ego!
So what do we pasties do? We take risks dangit! For the sake of turning any shade but ivory! So in this case, I DID use sunscreen thank you very much...
Just... not a lot of it... And maybe I put it on a little too late. But that's the price you gotta pay. Specifically, $8.97... for a bottle of Solarcaine.
It's not quite as pleasurable as that lady is making it out to be, but it helps!