In the summer, generally, people get tan. Back in college, I was once interviewed for the Campus Speaks section of my college newspaper. I was asked: "What is your favorite outdoor activity". I responded "Sunbathing, because everyone looks good with a tan".
B) That is not a true statement about myself by any means
During the winter months, my skin is what I would describe as see through. I am casper. I'm white. I'm oh-so-Irish. It takes several months to get myself just the right array of freckles that slightly resemble a tan. But try as I might week in and week out, all summer long.
I know many others have the same objective. To get a sweet tan. Lucky for them, when they return fromt he beach they are perfectly sun-kissed. When they head out on the town, or come back into the office after a lovely tropical vacation they often get the following responses:
"Wow, you look great"!
"You look super tan!"
"You have such a healthy glow".
The responses I get are more along the lines of:
While at the beach: "You should probably put a t-shirt on"
"Ouch! That looks like it hurts!!"
"You should get some aloe on that!"
"You should be using a higher SPF with such fair skin!"
"I like your tan lines".
No matter how hard I try I still seem to come out of every weekend with those lovely freckles, a blistering sunburn and some killer tan lines...DBJ