The Sun Is Out to Get Me…Hip-Hip-Hip-Hooray!

The Boffin and I just dropped off The Sprog at Sunday school and were driving to the grocery store eastbound on one of the characteristically straight main roads that are so common in the grid system that connects Chicagoland. I was in the passenger seat, and the sun’s position was such that its rays decided that it would be fun to bore a hole into my temple. All I wanted to do was get some food, and the sun wants to play Space Invaders with my brain.

As I flipped the visor over, I opined in my genteel way about how the sun is harsher here in the Midwest as opposed to the Northeast. I believe I said something along the lines of, “The sun’s an asshole!”

This when The Boffin explained to me that the sun is no different here. We aren’t driving on roads that bend and twist as much. I am sitting in the same position for a longer period, therefore the sun has more of an opportunity to fry my cranium.

But I maintain since the sun takes advantage of the grid system and my vulnerablity, at the very least, it acts like a five-year-old with a magnifying glass, and I am a mere ant.

See.  It is just matter of time before it starts using me for target practice.  Dick.  "Giant prominence on the sun erupted" by NASA/SDO/AIA/Goddard Space Flight Center
See. It is just matter of time before it starts using me for target practice. “Giant prominence on the sun erupted” by NASA/SDO/AIA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Regardless, Chicagoland, the grid system is overrated. A few fluctuations in the roads can decrease head trauma. Or spouses like The Boffin from rants like mine.

4 thoughts on “The Sun Is Out to Get Me…Hip-Hip-Hip-Hooray!

  1. I was diagnosed with pre-melanoma 1-1/2 years ago. On my right cheek. My oncologist said that women tend to get melanoma on their right side, and men on their left. BECAUSE THOSE PARTS ARE EXPOSED TO THE SUN WHEN THEY DRIVE PLACES TOGETHER.

    So you’re not nuts. Wear sunscreen!

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      1. Most of those are only about 15 spf …

        I’m glad I caught it early. It was bound to happen. I am pasty white (Irish) and grew up on the beach without sunscreen every. Now I am sunscreen queen. I am pasty white for a different reason.

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