Introduction

The "Hotel Melanoma" moniker is a metaphor for living with my particular brand of cancer. Except for those lucky few of us deemed "cured", all we cancer survivors are guests of one of the many, many branded hotels in the "Hotel Carcinoma" chain. We can check out any time we like, but we can never leave. Meanwhile, let's be livin' it up; and please support cancer education, prevention, and treatment research.



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Monday, February 24, 2014

Winter Fun in the Sun



Whenever I find myself at Denver International Airport during spring break ski time, I always get a grin out of seeing deplaning ski bunnies in fur coats and snow boots who are about to discover when they leave the terminal that it’s sixty-something and sunny out there. You see, one of the many things folks who dwell on the left and right coasts don’t know about Colorado is that we enjoy lots of sunny and mild winter days. Here at Casa De Rich, elevation 7200 feet, today it’s bluebird skies and an afternoon in the 50’s, and that’s not at all unusual for late February. And it could also snow a foot tomorrow, who knows. So Coloradans tend to spend a lot of time outdoors during the winter, not just sliding down the slopes or standing in long lines outside the local recreational pot shop, but also enjoying non-alpine sports like hiking, biking and even golfing. And we’ve learned, sometimes the hard way, that year-round sunscreening is a must with the high UV indices we encounter at altitude.

So if you come to Colorado this winter and don’t want to look like my ‘idol’ Kim here, please pack some sunscreen in your bag and leave that tacky fur coat at home, okay?

The trails are calling me, so until next time I’ll sign off with the Hotel Melanoma rendition of “Here Comes The Sun” from The Beatles…

Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo
Here comes the fun, and I say
It's alright

Little darling
It's been a long, outdoorsy winter
Little darling
It feels like years that it's been clear

Here comes the sun
Here comes the fun, and I say
It's alright

Little darling
The fries returning to the faces
Little darling
It seems like years since sunscreen’s smeared

Here comes the sun
Here comes the fun, and I say
It's alright

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Fun, fun, fun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Fun, fun, fun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Little darling
I see the high is slowly melting
Little darling
It seems like years since I’ve been clear

Here comes the sun, here comes the fun and I say,
It's alright
It’s alright

1 comment:

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