Too Much of a Good Thing

Sunshine, and embracing nature with all of your being has its hazards…

A 30-year-old man who slept nude on a boat dock suffered second-degree burns on 40 percent of his body and was taken to the hospital by helicopter, according to Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman Warren Hassinger.

The man jumped in Lake Travis, near Mc Cormick Mountain Drive in Hudson Bend, and refused to come out of the water,

Read the rest here.

When my friends and I were about 18 we stayed at a beach house. We were determined to get deep dark tans and went to the beach in our bathing suits around noon. I dropped out early because I get hot and bored fast, but even at that I was in pain by the evening, and my friends who stayed in the sun for hours were throwing up. We used a ton of Noxema, but pretty much turned a fun weekend into a life lesson on why you should use sunscreen. After that I decided that God made me pale, and I should not question His will.

Sunburn is bad, but nude sunburn that puts you in the hospital– what was he thinking?

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One response

  1. And later on-MUCH later on you can enjoy the fun of melanoma.
    Years ago,we didn’t know that-now we do and people still don’t pay attention.

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