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I may have descended from statues

Since I am too lazy tonight to summarize our full San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato trip AND because I feel we have moved beyond the need for regular swine flu updates, I will instead share with you one of the more horrifying pictures we took during our weekend away.

Please find below a photo taken in the courtyard of the hotel we stayed at in San Miguel de Allende, Hotel Mansion Virreyes. (For those interested in hotel recommendations, this one fell into the “it’s ok” category, with reasonably clean rooms, better-than-average beds, decent brekkie, great location, parking included but slightly stuffy rooms and below-average bathrooms. At the risk of sharing too many details with my readers, let’s just suffice it to say that when you are eating & traveling in Mexico, it’s worth paying a few extra pesos to get a bathroom that has a vent fan.)

Anyway, I am hoping that perhaps it is just the color settings on my computer screen (???), but I am pretty sure that I actually have LESS skin color than any of my three statue friends. I mean, God knows I’ve never been mistaken for “tan” or even “not resembling a sheet of printer paper”, but I think this picture strikes a new low in my personal history of “Documented Incidences Where Julie Resembles Casper the Friendly Ghost”.

Seriously, is this a lighting issue, or is my arm seriously that white? I am leaning towards the latter. Needless to say, I have learned never to take photos again with stone statues that try to show me up.

Seriously, is this a lighting issue, or is my arm seriously that white? I am leaning towards the latter. Needless to say, I have learned never to take photos again with stone statues that try to show me up.

Possibly a long-lost sibling of mine?

Possibly a long-lost sibling of mine?

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4 Comments on “I may have descended from statues”

  1. #1 American Mommy in Mexico
    on May 9th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Youngest Son is right there with ya!

  2. #2 Nancy
    on May 10th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Ok, so how do you do that, anyway? 75 spf sunscreen every morning?

    You always make me laugh, thank you!

  3. #3 Another Gringa in Mexico
    on May 12th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    As a Northwesterner in Mexico I am a HUGE fan of your site. It never fails to make me laugh. And I can totally identify with you when you look at things and go “what?” “Why?”. I have been down here for 2+ years. Most of that time spent in Chiapas. But am currently living in the state of Guanajuato about i hour from San Miguel de Allende, in a little podunk country town.

    Cheers!

  4. #4 Julie
    on May 13th, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the comments ladies! I have no idea how I manage to stay this ghostly… I think any skin color I get tends to peel off within 3 days. Pesky Swedish/Germna skin!!

    Northwesterner– so glad you’re enjoying the blog! I would love to hear more about your time in Chiapas; do give a holler if you make it down to DF… we promise not to give you swine flu… ;)

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