Monday, July 03, 2006

A Warning Against Sun-tanning

I'm just about finished with Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin. It's taken me forever since I keep stopping to read other things. But I came across something very useful today.

The main character notices that her doctor is beginning to age: "...the shoe of aging is beginning to pinch," she says to herself, "Soon you'll regret all that sun-tanning. Your face will look like a testicle."

One of my loved ones is constantly imploring me to use sunscreen. I never, or rarely, listen. Perhaps if I had been told that my face would one day look like a testicle, I would have put on sunscreen. Everyday. Even in the winter. It's not a good look -- for anyone.


nedric said...


A goofy friend of mine called me "scrotum chin" once, and I have been self-conscious about it ever since.

Monica said...

Wow, that's a great one. Something only a guy would come up with...!

guile said...

the blind assassin.. i love that book :)..