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Oh my God, it's hot. And (which doesn't automatically follow in this country), it's sunny. So sunny, in fact, that despite the fact that my face was regularly slathered in SPF20 throughout the day (as barsine can testify, as we enjoyed a sunny lunch together in the verdant grounds of our alma mater), I am now an unattractively rosy colour. With whiter patches where my CHiPs style sunglasses had been. I should add that when I got these sunglasses, I didn't realise that in daylight, the outer side of their lenses would have a certain....mirrored quality. They looked really nice and brown in the shop. But outside they look like I should be patroling the California highways on a motorbike. So now I am worried that I look like Erik Estrada, which isn't helped by Patsington saying "hullo, Ponch" whenever I appear in my new shades.

Not only am I red and Estrada-esque, but I am an incredible klutz. This morning I was applying a tiny bit of my favourite BPAL oil, Alice, when my phone rang. Distracted for a split second, I managed to tip the bottle too far and spill half of it out. Gah! And then, when in town, I decided to make what oil I have left go longer by buying some unscented body lotion in the Body Shop and adding some of the oil to it. But of course, when I poured in the oil to the lotion bottle a few minutes ago, I poured too much in, and now I have hardly any pure oil left at all. WHY DON'T THOSE BOTTLES HAVE FUCKING DROPPER TOPS? I don't seem to be able to pour any less than a gallon out of the tiny thing every time I tilt it. And I love that scent! I just hope the lotion absorbs it, because if it does, I can be both sweet scented and moisturised. Which is surely a good thing, especially in this vile weather.

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zoje_george
Jul. 11th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Panch, you should really get some nice khakis to go with those glasses.
stellanova
Jul. 11th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Et tu, Brute? *sobs behind her CHiPs shades at this cruel torment*

When my friend Miriam was a small child, she had a CHiPs outfit that was her favourite dressing up garb. She used to put it on and ride around on her bike, fighting crime....
zoje_george
Jul. 11th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh please, you'd mock me the same way, you totally would!

Your friend Miriam on the other hand? Has she considered seeking professional help? Did she eventually go into crime fighting as a career?

Hee!
jane_the_23rd
Jul. 11th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
I've seen them shades, and they're fine! You're being paaaaranoid.

I hope it wasn't my phone call that made you drop your BPAL oil. I'd feel very bad.

I'm a sort of mottled pink/burnt umber/brown/white. I have about ten sets of strapmarks, and I've got to put on a fancy strappy dress on Saturday...Ah, well, at least it won't look like fake tan...

I'm trying very hard to not complain about the heat. To me, this is a perfect summer day, even though it's a bit tough to move around.
stellanova
Jul. 11th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
Ha, it was your call! Which is why I got distracted while being covered in oil and didn't ring you back. Sorry! Care to lunch (or go to the doo-wop club, even) later in the week?
jane_the_23rd
Jul. 11th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I'm so sorry! Not that I could have known, but I still feel responsible. Do you still have enough of it?

As for lunch, I'm not sure about this week. We're taking my goddaughter to the zoo on Wednesday afternoon, if you'd like to join us. But that means I have to be extra-diligent during the day for the rest of the week...

Also, there's some talk about a Thursday evening picnic on the beach, in any weather except for torrential rain. You game? My mission is to spend more than half of my life outside until summer is well and truly done. Even if the weather is against us all.
protoainsley
Jul. 11th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, BPAL would be so much easier to use if its bottles had droppers. Alas and alack.
leedy
Jul. 12th, 2005 09:51 am (UTC)
What is this BPAL thing? Explain it to me. Will it make me want to buy more stuff with the money I do not have?

Also, given that you are small, does that make you a Mini-CHiP?

*runs away*
stellanova
Jul. 12th, 2005 11:17 am (UTC)
This is BPAL! Delicious scents! They take fucking ages to make, though, so if you make an order it won't be shipped for nearly two months.
leedy
Jul. 12th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
OMG!!!1!!!!, or whatever the appropriate response is. They sound gorgeous. Can I smell some of yours before I go on an ordering spree?
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