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Old December 24 2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

My fellow Australians will be familar with this little ditty that urges people to

Slip on a Shirt
Slop on Sunscreen
Slap on a Hat
Seek Shade
Slide on some Sunglasses

during summer.

Tomorrow I will be going to the beach for a Christmas picnic and I will be doing all five of these things and I was wondering how many of you take any of these precautions when out in the sun?
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Old December 24 2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

The main precaution I take is to sit in the shade.

I seldom use sunscreen, because I don't have much occasion to do so. Most of my time spent outdoors in the Summer is in the woods rather than the beach, so I don't get burned. The one time I got burned was when I went to Daytona Beach back in 85; sunscreen never occurred to me and I spent several days following in pain and itchiness.
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Old December 26 2009, 03:28 PM   #3
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

Fortunately, I tend to tan very nicely and easily, and I have never experienced any form of sunburn so far. That said, if I am to venture out for longer periods than normal, say if I'm on an outdoor trek in the mountains, I would consider using sunblock - but I haven't done that sort of thing for a long while.

While I don't mind going out in the sun, I do prefer to use a hat and sunglasses and of course a T-shirt - not only to protect my ugly face and eyes and torso from the sun, but also to reduce exposure of said body parts to the rest of the world.
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Old December 26 2009, 04:31 PM   #4
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

In Arctic England we're doing this,

Slip on Ice
Slop on Wintergreen
Slap on a Wooly Hat
Seek Warmth
Slide on some more Ice
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Old December 26 2009, 05:06 PM   #5
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

Am I the only person here who had dirty thoughts when they read the title of this thread?
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Old December 26 2009, 05:52 PM   #6
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

Geckothan wrote: View Post
Am I the only person here who had dirty thoughts when they read the title of this thread?
Nah, it sounds just like a typical weekend at Castle Ravescene.
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Old December 26 2009, 06:12 PM   #7
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

I'm pretty good about the sun-precautions stuff. A couple of weeks back the optician told me that I have sun damage to my eyes which freaked me out a bit, especially since I am religious about wearing my shades and a cap in sunny weather (ie when I'm not in the UK!)
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Old December 26 2009, 06:24 PM   #8
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

I can tolerate about 10 minutes of direct sunlight, then I start to burn.
I wish I could go out in the sun and get a nice golden tan, but alas, not possible.

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Old December 26 2009, 07:45 PM   #9
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

^ Same here. I think on the bottom of my foot, it reads, "Caution: Do Not Place in Direct Sunlight."

The Texas Version:
Slip in the mud
Slop on the BBQ sauce
Slap your honey on the ass
Seek beer
Slide into a parking space
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Old December 26 2009, 10:12 PM   #10
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

I burn incredibly easily, so if I'm spending more than half an hour out in the sun, I follow as many of these as I can. Definitely sunscreen and a hat, at the least (and a shirt, of course). I also have a tendency to hide-out in the shade at outdoor events.

Of course, right now you have to make an effort to get a sunburn.
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Old December 27 2009, 04:57 AM   #11
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Re: Slip, slop, slap. seek and slide

I burn very easily, and my son inherited that not-so-lovely trait, so from about March through November, I usually have a tube of sunscreen in my purse. I don't always remember the hats, so I will put sunscreen on our scalps. My son hates that.
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