THE LIFE OF THE RIDDLE

THE LIFE OF THE RIDDLE

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The albino

Dear Dad,

You told me that the sun would kill my skin.  As a teenager I opposed everything you said on principle.  Instead of lecturing me, you taped articles from dermatology magazines on my bedroom door depicting the horrible things that happened to people who went tanning.  Eventually it all sunk in.  Now I wear a hat.  I wear long sleeves.  I buy SPF 100 and apply it like religion.

I keep telling myself that in 30 years when all my friends are dying of skin cancer......I'll be happy. Right?

Love,

Your Albino Daughter

P.S. Dad....HELP!  I"m faltering...brown looks so beautiful!

P.P.S. Left to right:  Gia, Derek, Karen, Albino, Melanie, and last but not least, the very tan Dale.  

P.P.P.S. The Salmon!

5 comments:

Evenstar said...

Not albino, alabaster!

Cali said...

I compromise by allowing myself a wicked farmer's tan. (josh)

Whitney said...

You look great, Joanie! We need to hang out, I miss you!

Sugarsmax said...

You will be very happy when you are 55. I promise. Great photo.

The Queen Prawn said...

You will be very happy when you look at how nice your skin is then.