I can resist everything except temptation. (Wilde)
Skin is on the up and up. I have been a little mischievous, I've had chocolate (shock, horror, shock). But such is the price you pay for going home. I think that, and the absurd amount of compliments one receives from relatives. They've all commented on how 'healthy' my skin and hair looks. I'm happy they noticed. However, there is such a thing as too many compliments, and my family kind of crosses that line. It comes across as fawning. Excessively nice. Overwhelmingly benevolent. My mother especially. I mean she has good intentions, but she lacks social tact, she's the type that would proudly tell a stranger about how I once won a participation ribbon in an athletics carnival, without flinching. It is a cardinal rule of youth that one can always complain about one's parents even when they are close to perfect. Oh, you don't know what it's like being male, middle class and white.
My Dad is a beekeeper. I bet you don't know anyone who can claim that! So, I've been helping him move bee boxes off his truck. I've also started jogging outside (thanks for the inspiration, you-know-who). Running along the beach is tough, the sand kind of absorbs everything and makes it twice as difficult. But its really nice to run along something besides a street, or the gym where Bieber is belted out on 6 different LCD TV's. Sadly I'm getting less sun, because the weather is overcast down here. However I have been Selsunning, and I'm considering drinking Green Tea, because my folks have a box and I've heard it's good (another anti-inflammatory). I can't remember if I actually like Green Tea though, I'm thinking probably not. Maybe I can add a tonne of honey (hardy ha ha ha).