Beauty writers say that you can find your ideal shade of blush by observing the color of your cheeks after a workout:

I assume they mean the pinkish patches, not the whitish ones.

Also, this photo illustrates why one might avoid bicycle-commuting in the desert. It never quite killed me, but it came close.

I share this old photo to remind those of you who are currently freezing: summer is coming, and that’s gonna suck, too.



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  1. Well, that’s a comfort, of sorts.
    I think I’ll go shovel some snow now, and turn a charming shade of winter pink.


  2. Mr Jaunty says:

    Awwwwwwwwww! You look so sad in this photo.


  3. I’m not sure what German summers are like. You’ll have to let us Yankees know.

    Also, it was exciting seeing a JD post show up in my RSS reader. Late Xmas present for your readers!


  4. Ouch! I was quickly reminded by my boyfriend that I don’t like summer either. I always think I will but it’s mostly that I like weather between 60 and 85. Which is maybe 60 of the 365 days per year I guess.


  5. Rapunzel – Winter Pink! A++ for optimism.

    Mr. Jaunty -Man, I WAS sad.

    Jacob – Word on the street says German summers are fleeting.

    jesse.anne.o – I maintain that summer and winter are equally awful.


  6. Ugh, I DEFINITELY go blotchy riding my bike, and not just on hot days. I was going to take a comparative picture when I got home one night last week, but then some jerkbutt honked at me for no good reason, so then I was blotchy from anger instead of exertion.


    Rebekah Reply:

    Curse that jerkbutt!


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