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Oh, goody.
I believe I mentioned that I spent a number of hours yesterday outside, directly in the hot sun.

The hot, afternoon sun.

With no protection on my head. My bald head.

Can you guess the end result? Sure you can! My scalp has sunburned nicely. Damn you, male pattern baldness! I should file a complaint with my employer -- if we were allowed to wear hats in addition to this ridiculous business-casual dress code (which really shouldn't apply to the Engineering staff unless we have a vendor meeting), I wouldn't have gotten scorched. Looks like I'll be spending my day with a cool washcloth on my head. I already look ridiculous with a bright red dome, so putting a washcloth on it will at least afford me some relief from the throbbing of the burn.

Slipping through the shadows

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nonethewiser From: nonethewiser Date: August 3rd, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aloe. I swear by it. It's green, and it's sticky, but it works.

The washcloth will feel good in the meantime though, I'm sure.
feren From: feren Date: August 3rd, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
[Aloe. I swear by it. It's green, and it's sticky, but it works. ]

I am a huge fan of aloe after being burned a few times in Florida and once in Hawaii (that was the burn to end all burns, ugh). Unfortunately I don't have any here in the house so I'll have to venture out in public to find some.

It'll totally be worth it, though my pillow slips are going to look very strange for the next few days. ;)
frysco From: frysco Date: August 3rd, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Buy yourself a shower-cap at the same time, and put it on before going to bed :>
neuracnu From: neuracnu Date: August 3rd, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

The upside of all this...

You could probably buy a bottle of the stuff and submit the receipt to the company as an expense.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 3rd, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aloe's also good for when you take the hot radiator cap off the overheated van, and it spews steam in your face.....yes, I'm looking at you, Plato.
varro From: varro Date: August 3rd, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aloe's also good for when you take the hot radiator cap off the overheated van, and it spews steam in your face.....yes, I'm looking at you, Plato.
arphalia From: arphalia Date: August 3rd, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
*gets you a cool cloth* You poor thing. >_< I hope it heals up soon.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 3rd, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Don't get mad - get even :)

Dude it might should mean (not trying to be,) but try something like this. http://www.wigwarehouse.com/wig/list.asp?part=MEN (http://www.wigwarehouse.com/wig/list.asp?part=MEN)

Our company will never change its mind about dress code. Besides, you can make fun of our dress code policy every time you have to wear it. "We're not allowed to wear a hat, but ugly wigs and toupe's are not a problem...."

Personally, I would choose the MEN002 - only if it came with the muttonchops. That just seems more appropriate for this place ;)

That reminds me - my hair is thinning out too... :(

Shanedoll
urocyon From: urocyon Date: August 4th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Don't get mad - get even :)

rustitobuck From: rustitobuck Date: August 3rd, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ow ow ow.

I go to Noah's Ark, and Coppertone Ultra-sweatproof Sport Sunblock SPF 45 is your friend. I put it everywhere, and I mean everywhere, back of the knees, tops of my feet, cheeks, ears, eyelids. Places I won't mention.

And one place I forgot one year: The part in my hair. Oh cripes, did that hurt. You don't need baldness to get a scalp sunburn.

Aloe Vera is your friend, I can get you her phone number.
points From: points Date: August 3rd, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
File workman's comp, and come to work with a huuuge white cowboy hat, marked with a red cross. :)
captain18 From: captain18 Date: August 3rd, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I second the notion of filing a claim and making work pay for at least the aloe.
nekosensei From: nekosensei Date: August 4th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I was in the Bay area visiting doomsey when he was working on an internship at Intel, I went on a boatride and didn't bother to wear a hat. I ended up with a bad sunburn along the part in my hair. That puppy hurt like you wouldn't believe. And that wasn't all. About a week to two weeks later, I got the worst case of dandruff ever because the skin on my scalp started to peel.
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