Thursday, May 6, 2010
It's not so much the heat as it is the humidity. That cliche saying gets me every time. I live near Washington, DC. One of the most humid places on earth in the summer. (I use hyperbole here, just go with it.) I swear to god I have no idea what our Founding Fathers were thinking building our Nations Capital on a swamp. Yes. DC used to be a swamp. Mosquitoes live in swamps...and to this day DC still has a lot of blood suckers milling around (rim shot!). No but seriously folks. The heat in the summer is oppressive. There are no cool breezes. The air, if it blows, is hot. It's like opening an oven door, but with moist sticky hot air instead of dry air. Honestly. It isn't the heat as much as it is the humidity. Damn. I hate it when cliche's are right. So why am I talking about Summer on the 6th of May? Because every day this week has been in the low to mid 80's with high humidity. It's like Summer came early. I have a bad reaction when I get too much sun. You see, even on cool days, if I'm in the sun for long periods of time I get horribly sick. I get a severe headache, dizziness, vomiting, chills, and exhaustion. No fun. The last time it happened I was at the zoo w/ Darthypie. the weather was in the high 60's. I was drinking plenty of water, ate lunch, but I was outside in the sun for a good 4 to 5 hours. By the end of the day I was so ill and so wrecked Mr. Sith debated bringing me to the hospital. This isn't the first time this has happened to me. I have been sick like this, because of the sun, many times before. I have been in the emergency room for fluids about 4 times in the past 6 years and have been sick at least 10 times in the last 6 years..but I was sick before 6 years ago too... I just never made the connection between the sun and the illness. I have been to Doctors about this, but they all brush it off as not drinking enough water. That's not the case at all. I drink plenty of fluids. Don't even get me started on the Doctors in the ER. They act like I'm faking. I think they secretly wish I was in cardiac arrest or bleeding from a gun shot wound because that's how those adrenaline junkies like to live. So far my research on the interwebz has not shown me anything specific that may be causing this and my sensitivity is getting worse. I am going to the Doctor next week to see if I can get a referral to a specialist, so here is hoping I don't get blown off yet again by the medical community. So anyone out there have any idea what is wrong with me? I don't normally like to talk about personal medical issues on here, but I'm at a loss on this one.
On To The Poll!
1. Lip Of The Day? - Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Ming. A neat neutral pink liquid lipstick. This is great on many skin tones but may be too cool for some. I love it. It brings a brightness to my uber pale skin.
2. Most refreshing drink (alcoholic or non)? - Lemonade (made with honey) mixed with mint and watermelon juice over crushed ice. Yumm!
3. Do you wear sunscreen on your face every day (sunscreen in your foundation does not count)? - Yes. Ever since I started to notice fine lines and freckles on my face at age 30 I have been religious about sunscreen every day. I only wish I had started to use it earlier.
4. Favorite vacation you ever took and where so you want to go on your next vacation? - I loved my trip to Las Vegas with Mr. Sith for one Christmas. We aren't huge gamblers or anything, but love all the stuff there is to see, do and buy in Las Vegas...plus our room was awesome! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to Fiji specifically this resort Turtle Island in Fiji. But gotta figure out the sun allergy/illness thing 1st....of and have about $8K of disposable income to spend on the trip.
5. Powder, Creme, Mineral or Liquid Foundation...or (gasp) none? - Liquid foundation for me. Powder is hard to find a good match color wise, but I like the idea of using powder foundation...Actually I like the idea of using NO foundation. One day I might have nice enough skin to wear no foundation...one day...sigh