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Old 05-29-08, 09:02 PM   #1
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I may be getting too tan for my own good

I'm dark/olive skinned to being with, even though I'm most Irish with mutt thrown in. Anyway, when I moved out here to California last year... apparently I "blend" well because people keep thinking I'm Hispanic - ergo, other Hispanics think I look that way LOL

I was at the checkout in Rite-Aid in downtown Sac last summer and the clerk was a middle-aged Hispanic woman who said "Are you from Fresno? You look like you're related to so-and-so." (There are a lot of Mexican farm workers in the Central San Joaquin Valley). I laughed it off and said "No, I'm from Iowa originally."

Well, today I was walking over to Fleet Feet on J Street in Midtown Sac, and a guy handing out literature on one of the street corners addressed me first in Spanish... and when I didn't respond he switched to English. LOL.

So I 'blend'. This is not a bad thing.
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Old 05-29-08, 09:07 PM   #2
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I hear you on that. I'm Japanese, but I can pull off being Mexican or Filipino depending on hair style with the amount of tanning I get.
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Its really interesting seeing the ethnic mixes here in California, especially in Sacramento, which is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. Its very cool!
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With the right facial hair length (whcih I never let get there), I can pull off Mexican, no problemo. I actually noticed a nice little jersey tan action going after the winter hibernation up in the east coast.
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I can never be anything but white, no matter how hard I try. When I get more sun than normal I just get red and peeling and look like a burnt white man.

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With the right facial hair length (whcih I never let get there), I can pull off Mexican, no problemo. I actually noticed a nice little jersey tan action going after the winter hibernation up in the east coast.
With my current facial hair length, I get "Jesus". Not Hay-soos, but Gee-zus.
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I can be white, less white, or almost non-blinding white.
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Lucky. I skip straight to "red and peeling".
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Too tan for your own good? Whatsa matter -- can't get a good job?



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I look like a bottle of White Out that came to life.
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With my current facial hair length, I get "Jesus". Not Hay-soos, but Gee-zus. :roll eyes:
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Interesting poll in S. Fl came out yesterday, hardly a surprise but 58% of people speak Spanish here of that 25% don't speak any English at all and another 23% don't speak any Spanish at all. Seems to me a failure to communicate.
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I don't think of Jesus, so much as...
Eh, almost. Most of them have fuller upper-lip hair, and I can't do the little braids.

Still no cool hat, either.
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I joke with my friends that that's the very reason I'm in my situation!
I freaking tan so easily, I can get tan lines sitting in a lightless closet in a dark basement. I think I tan from flourescent lights, even (I work in an office).
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With my current facial hair length, I get "Jesus". Not Hay-soos, but Gee-zus.
I have to say that the though crossed my mind too

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Lucky. I skip straight to "red and peeling".
Almost all of my friends have that problem. They spray sunscreen once an hour, miss a spot with the sunscreen spray and then they moan about it after we get back from the beach. Sometimes I wonder what makes them go back to the beach in the first place?
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i have funny tan lines.... glove line to jersey line... sunglass line... and there is two holes in my glove and i got two dots on my hands
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