Monday, March 22, 2010
So I was in Arizona last week covering Spring Training for the Padres. For those that have never heard of it, Arizona is a desert. That means it's hot out there...and dry. So, being the fair-skinned-freckly-guy I am, I decided to upgrade my sunscreen by going to Target and purchasing some Neutrogena Ultimate Sport, SPF 70+.
While I was in the sunscreen isle I couldn't help but notice my lips were a little chapped, so I decided to go ahead and upgrade my lip balm as well. My wife always gets the Burt's Bees brand so I decided, why not. Of course my hands and legs were pretty dry too, and since I was already standing in front of the Burt's Bees stuff I went ahead and picked up some body lotion as well. At this point I was so far gone I went ahead threw in some face wash and facial cream too...I know, totally lame.
When all was said and done I had spent close to $60 on lotions.
Here's the funny part. The next morning after I showered, I put the body lotion on my arms and hands and legs, and headed out to the ballpark. While I was standing around waiting for one of the guys to finish up BP, I glanced at my watch to check the time and nearly went blind.
There were a thousand points of light all glaring back at me. My arm was covered in glitter! I looked like a Laughlin stripper after a night out on the town. Apparently my body lotion had mica in it...and apparently mica in code for glitter. How the hell was I supposed to know that?!?!
Not that you even had to ask, but I'll tell you anyway, the interview that day was a tad uncomfortable.