Thursday, March 18, 2010

Not Quite Yet

So yesterday I blogged about the arrival of Spring! Well, this morning we again have sub zero temperatures and snow. Not a lot of snow, mind you, but still snow. Dagnammit! So I decided to cash in some tanning salon minutes and at least feel like spring is on the way. Yes, you read that right. Your favorite shaman goes to a tanning salon. And while I am at it, might I say that the Changes Salon in Saskatoon has very helpful and professional staff! So into the tanning machine I go. I call it my "time machine" because it has a certain number of minutes that it runs for. You step into this contraption after lotioning down and putting on goggles, push the "start" button, and voila! You have ultraviolet light in surround sound! For hours afterwards I can feel my skin tanning away!

The coolest thing about this is that with the blue light of the ultraviolet range, it eases depression as it stimulates the serotonin in the brain. No more SADD days! The most, ehem, uncomfortable thing about it is that you guessed it...naked! Ahhh! I make extra sure that certain parts get lots of lotion! I don't want to be toasting any nuts other that the almonds on the stove! This is not only all new to me, but a complete adventure taboot! I have never done anything like this before and the only reason I am is so that hopefully I don't sunburn this spring/summer when I (finally) am out in the garden. Theoretically, it should work. Right?......Right?!......RIGHT!!!!!?

Blessed Be
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Vanitha said...

This "Woman of Colour" commends any who choose to add some to their lives in whatever form!
I only give people two rules to abide by when on vacation: "1.Don't catch anything you can't throw!" and "2.Don't come back darker than me!"

Gail said...

Tanning booths - standing in one of them gives you a nice, even colour. Are there settings on them like toasters, where you choose how dark you get? If it were me, I wouldn't trust them if there were, considering my track record with the settings on my toaster. In order to have my bread toasted a lovely golden brown with no untoasted or overtoasted parts, I must be ever vigilant and stop the toasting process part way through to turn the bread and not leave it unattended. Heck, I can't even blink, and ya wanna know why? It's because the toaster is evil and will take every opportunity to turn bread into a black, crusty slab, suitable for shingling a doghouse.

Anonymous said...

Well, I hate to be a downer--but moderation in all things! I once used these same kind of booths myself--and then I began noticing bumps on my back that, upon inspection and biopsy, turned out to be pre-cancerous! So don't overdo it.

And here in the States, Obama has just added a new tax on all tanning salons to help pay for the new health care bill, so yet another reason for me to stay away!

Trent Deerhorn said...

Thanks for the heads up, Riverwolf. I always am careful about these sorts of things. I appreciate your input.