Monday, May 16, 2005

Seriously, I'm not right.

I was at Bath and Body Works over the weekend (DID NOT buy anything, thank you very much), and I tested some sunless tanning lotion on a (visible) portion of my arm.

Let me say that again, to make sure you got it. Part of my arm, from including my inner elbow and upper forearm, is covered in self-tanning lotion. The rest of my arm--hell, the rest of my BODY--is not.

Are you getting a visual yet?

I had to go out to buy some self-tanning lotion today (mind you, not the same kind that was actually tested on my arm; I didn't want to spend that much on such a little bottle--plus, I don't like the orange-y results I got), because my arm looks so freakish that I'm scaring the children. I'll update you on the application (and, of course, the results) later tonight.

33 comments:

keesh said...

wow that is cool Jen. what are you thinking trying it there and why so much :)?

Anna said...

Classic Jen!

I cannot wait to hear how this turns out. It's off to such a promising start ;)

Fred said...

How about posting a picture?

Rob said...

"you know how your skin turns red when you spend too much time in the sun?"

"yes... it burns like the dickens"

"i've decided instead to use this sunless tan lotion, but only put it on part of my arm so that I look like a freak"

"BRILLIANT!!!"

(bottles clank)

Anonymous said...

Rob, Your funny

Whats wrong Jen I thought that looked sexy. Melissa

Jamie Dawn said...

What were you thinking? I guess you weren't thinking at all.

I loved the post about "thunder."

Jen said...

Also, in case I won't already look like enough of a freak by the time this sunless-tanning experiment is over, I ALSO bought a home-hilighting kit for my hair.

Anna, dinner tomorrow night should be quite entertaining.

Renee said...

LOL! I'm afraid that the different tanning lotions will make that part of your arm look even funkier :-)

Um... did I ever tell you about my home highlighting experience? I'd have a friend do them for you (HELLO, MAYBE MISSY NEXT WEEKEND SINCE SHE'S PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED FOR THIS STUFF), seriously. Mine were supposed to be a nice caramel-y color, to complement my dark brown hair. They turned WHITE BLONDE. But it wasn't cute like Kelly Clarkson or anything. So I called the L'Oreal "I fucked up my hair, please help me" hotline. She told me what color to get to apply to my whole hair after 24 hours to correct. It was supposed to be a medium ash brown. It turned my hair black. Please do not try that at home!

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Jen said...

I read this too late, Renee. Already did it. In hindsight, waiting for Jeff to get home from work before attempting would not have been a horrible idea. At least then the back of my head would not have been highlighted blindly. (I couldn't find a mirror with which to aid the process.)

The front of my hair looks okay, as far as the actual color goes. The jury is still out on the even spacing of the highlights, however, since I can only see part of my head. I'll let you know.

I think I'll wait till tomorrow for the tanning portion of Operation: Summer Beautification.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Jen why didn't you ask me to do I would love too.
Melissa

Jen said...

LOL, you can fix it for me this weekend, as I'm sure the back and sides of my head look horrendous and I just don't know it yet. =-)

Jen said...

Anyway, you guys know how I am. When I get it into my head to do something, I have to do it RIGHT THEN THAT VERY MINUTE. There's no "waiting till the weekend" (or even till Jeff gets home, apparently).

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

I have been there many times...now i just go to the fake bake..lol.:-)

Jen said...

LOL, yeah that'd be ideal, but you're talkin to the girl who couldn't afford the "fancy" self-tanning lotion...so GOING to the tanning salon is out of the question for me, at least right now. (Now once I get that high-paying teaching job, though...)

Jen said...

OK, Jeff says it looks good. He said I looked "wonderful," actually. I think he's really liking me as a blonde. ;) (I got a little heavy-handed with the highlighting brush, so instead of blonde-brownish hair with light blonde highlights, I now kind of have light blonde hair with BROWNISH-BLONDE highlights--or "lowlights," as I guess they'd technically be called.)

My point is, my hair is quite blonde, but it looks pretty good, is relatively even and I don't look like too much of a freak. (However, there's still plenty of time for that...stay tuned.)

Rob said...

isn't coloring a bitch?!?! i hate it!!!

keesh said...

Jen - we must see a picture of your new do.

Anna said...

Can't wait to see you tonight!
Ya'll, I'll give the real update tomorrow after seeing her in person. Something to look forward to...

Renee said...

So Anna... how is it, REALLY? ;-)

Nik said...

All I'm going to say is you're a freakin fruit loop Jen! Even if you do look like a freak, hell we're all used to it and we still love ya! lol
And just a question... high-paying teaching job, isn't that like an oxymoron? They don't get paid near enough for what they do.

Jen said...

Yeah, but for the "average" going rate for teachers, MI really does pretty somewhat decently.

That's why it's hard to find a teaching job in Michigan. Maybe I'll have to move somewhere else...like Boston.

Anna said...

Verdict on Jen's appearance after seeing her in person- Very Good!
The highlights more just died here hair blond but it's evenly done and looks nice.
I didn't even notice the fake tan on her arm.
All is well and pretty in Jen land.

Anna said...

BTW- I know some hot, fun guys (ok, they're actually drunks;) who live in Boston!

Renee said...

Hehehehehe Anna :-)

I'm glad all is pretty in Jen land :-) Brent and I were looking at some of my wedding pictures a few minutes ago and Jen had really short blonde hair and Brent said "Aunt Jenny is pretty, is she momma?"

And one more interesting observation from the pictures: FOUR of my FIVE bridesmaids have tatoos on their shoulders, which were visible in the dresses they wore :-) That's some funny shit.

Jen said...

Remind me to slip Brent a $10 next time I see him. Great kid, that one. Great taste in women, too.

And you know what, we DO know people in Boston! Why, I never even thought of that! What a 100% coincidence! ;)

Rob said...

There are some sexy motherfuckers in Boston! HOLLA !!

J may be elevated to contributor on SoR.. we're in discussions.

Anna said...

I say go for adding J to the blog, Rob. I like being a sometime contributor to Jen's blog but wouldn't want to take one on alone-too much responsiblity. So shirk some of that SoR responsibility onto J and relax.

Rob said...

I've shirked plenty onto J.. believe that.

Renee said...

How about you slip Nextel a $10 instead? ;-)

But yes, the kid is brilliant and has wonderful taste in women :-)

Rob, I also vote for making J a contributor on SoR... I feel the same as Anna-- it's great to be able to post on here sometimes, but my life isn't exciting enough to devote to a whole blog (not saying that about YOU, Anna).

Rob said...

I'm a bit peeved that evidently no one understood my "brilliant" comment up near the top here since Jen says the Guiness ads don't play out there in the wastelands. :( I'm not sure what Melissa was thinking. : )

Jen said...

LOLOL Renee, I just saw your Nextel comment. Bite me.

And Rob, I never said they didn't play out here. In fact, I stated that Jeff HAD seen them. I simply informed you that *I* wasn't familiar.

Rob said...

well then you suck Jen.

i'm sure renee would agree :)