eagermuscle said#whitepeopleproblems was never so apropos
I find this offensive
thin-skinned. If I'd said "pasty is tasty" that'd offended you as well. Let's see what you find wrong with the following - check out this quarter century old
picture taken on Fire Island:
That's me on the left back when the Pines muscle queens would make fun of me because I was the only guy who used a beach umbrella and wore sunblock, trunks and a big floppy hat. (Still do.) I tan easily but choose to be pale not to buck convention, be goth or make a statement but because while I like the water I hate the sun, partly because I associate it with the discomfort of outdoor manual labor I used to perform. But who's laughing now? There was a bonus to my sun aversion - aside from possibly extending my life I've indisputably extended my shelf
life. Recently I ran into old friends I hadn't seen in over twenty years who'd turned into my parents, and the couple in their 20s I'm pictured with below (taken last month) exclaimed (referencing their young group) "omg, you look like one of us!"
We all have our insecurities but the inability to tan well should be the least of one's problems. My dad was transferred from a trauma center into a long term rehab facility yesterday (with a long term care facility the next step after that) after a near-fatal accident with a power saw, and a friend barely survived another suicide attempt the day before that after losing her mother, brother and sister within that many years. Perspective,