Sunday, July 12, 2009

TBWCYL Day 193 - Sunshine Day

So, what do you get when you mix a task involving spending as much time as possible in the sun, a 230 lb man, and 100 degree days in Texas? A fat guy with blisters on his feet and a shirt that looks like a giant sweat stain that's what. You see, I am a dumb ass and decided that I would actually do Day 193's task in the dead heat of summer, in Dallas, and try to accomplish the majority of it at 2 in the afternoon.

I wanted to go see "I Love You, Beth Cooper" today so after our house cleared out of guests, and Diana took her standard Sunday afternoon nap, I threw on my flip-flops and left my lovely wife a note saying that I decided to walk to the mall to go see the movie. I was in shorts and a T-shirt so I figured I was as comfortable as I could possibly be for such a walk and with my flip-flops on I could finally get some sun on my white-ass feet.

I purposely walked a specific route that would provide me some shade on the path if I so needed it. I looked up directions to the Mall and I walked 3.5 miles via my route. I had to stop twice, once to get a bottle of water and once to go wash my face in a Barnes and Noble because I was sweating so much my eyes were stinging. It took me an hour all said and done to get from my front door to the Dillards entrance of the mall. The back of my shirt was a totally different color from the front because it was soaked in sweat.

So, along with the hour I spent walking, I also got a few rays while driving this morning and this afternoon, waiting for Diana to pick me up from the mall (my feet have huge blisters from walking 3.5 miles in thin flip-flops), and getting some natural sunlight through the windows of the mall. All in all I spent about 1 1/2 hours, or about 6.25% of my entire day, in the sun. I will probably have a sun burn tomorrow and enough Vitamin D to last me for a week.

That is all,


5 Ripples in the pond:

Addy's Daddy said...

I would have hated to be the people next to you in the theater. I bet you smelled something ripe!

Trinity said...

I can't speak to my actual smell but when I sniffed my shirt last night before bed, it didn't smell too bad.

Erin said...


Was the movie everything you hoped it would be? The book is next up in my rotation - thanks, library!

Trinity said...

The movie follows the book almost exactly and was a lot of fun to watch. It isn't a Oscar worthy movie but to shut off my brain for an hour and a half was just what I needed.

Girl Interrupted said...

That sounds like a real contender for "Most Unpleasant Day EVER!"

The things you do for that book!