The color of idiot

Did you ever wonder what the color of idiot looks like?  Read on friends and I will show you…but a little back story first.

We made it to Tybee Island near Savannah on Saturday. Our house is nice and right on the beach so have spent a lot of time in and near the ocean.  Dolphins come by each morning eating the small fish that seem to be everywhere.  They tend to jump in the air which makes no sense to me.  I have taken to calling them suicide fish.  Pelicans and seagulls fly over all the time and the silly jumping fish are just advertising their location.  I guess it’s their business but really my fish friends…life is worth living.

At low tide we found that there are hundreds and thousands of sand dollars in the shallow water.  Isaac started collecting them planning to sell them on ebay for a dollar a piece.  You should have seen the dollar signs in his eyes.   Since they are living creatures, I made him return them to the ocean of course.

We also found sea stars all over the place.  I seemed to be able to find them every step I took.  No one else had the sensitivity in their feet I suppose.  I always knew I had rosebud feet.  It’s kind of silly I suppose but I sort of feel bad for these creatures that must be under foot all of the time.  I carry every creature I find back out into deeper water.  I know it probably doesn’t make a bit of difference in the grand scheme of things.  It just bugs me when silly redneck idiots gather handfuls of sea stars and sand dollars to watch them bake on the beach.  I don’t really have a solution that involves me saving these low-tide creatures while not going to jail so I silently do my part by carrying every one I find to deeper water.

So, back to the original question…the color of idiot.  When I arrived at Tybee Island, my skin color was this:

By Sunday at noon, my skin color was this:

Can you pick the color of idiot?

17 thoughts on “The color of idiot

  1. Warren is really good at applying sunscreen in the morning. He just forgets that you have to reapply throughout the day. Of course – I’m the color of idiot also – so who am I to criticize?

  2. Huh… I thought the color of idiot was them there individuals with the red necks….

  3. My mom says that showing us a picture of the color red is not proof of sunburn. I think she just wants to see some skin. Hope you took a big bottle of aloe.

  4. Red is the color of boiled lobster. I love that.
    Red used to be the color of fire engines. I miss that.
    Red is the color of the Valentine message I was supposed to send. I forgot that.
    Idiot is the message that I received in a red Valentine. I haven’t changed.
    I guess there are lots of ways red is the color of Idiot.

  5. OH, that’s too bad. Oh well, I guess as long as you learn your lesson it’s not really the color of idiot (however if you don’t learn your lesson perhaps it may be).
    .-= Chiot’s Run´s last blog ..Garlic Scapes =-.

  6. I hope you have aloe plants at home. Slice open the leaf and apply to idiot colored skin. It heals pretty bad burns and don’t ask how I know.

  7. Ouch – poor you. But you’re not an eejit, you’ve just forgotten how different the sun can be at the ocean. The prize winning smiles on your kids’ faces makes the pain totally worth it, right? 🙂

  8. Oh my gosh, I LOVE Tybee Island!…good memories! I can’t wait till we’re set up with guest digs someday, because we’re near some great beaches here. When that day comes, ya’ll can come on down and be the color of idiot with free lodging (we’re talking two or three years here, but hey, time flies) 🙂

    .-= Robbyn´s last blog ..Herbed Potato Soup =-.

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