Well I have been in country for three days now... I forgot how much this country sucks. Ok, sucks is probably the wrong term. There are some very nice people, the mountains are beautiful, no city lights to hide countless stars, but holy crap if it isn't hot. 32c (90f) isn't all that bad, except the Irish genetic coding that flows through me is for a cool breeze, rain and endless overcast days. 90f isn't too bad back home, in Alabama. But that's because there are grass, trees and bushes to absorb the heat as well as provide shade. Here, I think that the plant life was the smartest thing around d and got out long ago. Not only does the heat hit you as it comes down from the sun, any heat that misses the nearest person appears to say "hell no, you aren't getting away that easy". It then reflects back up and cooks you from the bottom. It's like a giant convection oven filled with sand. Last night I took a cool shower that was amazing. What I didn't realize was that the exhaust fan wasn't actually pulling out the moisture... I ended up wetter while trying to dry off than I was in a running shower. I eventually realized that I would have to open the door to get dry. At this point I didn't care who saw what, I needed to dry off. A few seconds later I had my boxers on, so it wasn't as if I was flashing the world. About a minute after that I was standing on the boardwalk, in front of the showers, still drying off when some other poor soul deployed here walked past and gave me a look as if I had lost my mind. I just said "Evening. It's too damn hot in there to dry off." In my head I was thinking "well it's a good thing he wasn't faster on his path, that would have been embarrassing for him."
So that has been my first weekend in a nutshell.
I hope everyone else has had an amazing weekend.
Oh, the sunburn has a nice solid base coat. It should turn out pretty even. I'm going to try to keep it at a nice medium to medium rare.