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December 28, 2013

Didn't See That Comin'....

Apparently, it's not warm enough in Florida?

"Florida, despite its Sunshine State nickname, boasts more indoor tanning facilities than CVS pharmacies or even McDonald’s restaurants, according to a new report by University of Miami doctors studying whether skin cancer can be traced to geographic areas."

However, that last does seem to be a strong corollary.

Posted by DL Sly at December 28, 2013 02:43 PM

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Hi Sly,
Have been living in Central FL for more than twenty years now, and yeah it is more than passing strange. The basic explanation is that many women feel the need to have some real tan all the time, but aren't willing to spend a little extra time in natural sunlight . . . which is indeed available almost all year round, if you can use daylight during workweeks.

Best Regards,

Posted by: CAPT Mike at December 29, 2013 12:03 AM

CAPT Mike,

Howdy. During MH's two stints in NC, I had plenty of opportunity to visit Florida. Being a Dolphin fan since the arrival of Don Shula, that meant a *few* road trips to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale -- the last one, before leaving the east coast forever, I scored an autographed Dan Marino jersey from one of his bar/restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale. The only time I had trouble finding sun was around 4-ish. Cause, you know, if it's raining, it's 4 o'clock in Miami.

Posted by: DL Sly at December 29, 2013 12:22 PM

I'm told it's because it's the natural tan with no lines and with no onlookers.

Posted by: htom at December 29, 2013 01:33 PM

I tried a tanning booth for a short time about a decade ago. Natural? No. And believe me, there are certain ladyparts that really don't appreciate exposure (especially over-exposure - which happens very easily in a tanning booth) to any sort of UV rays -- natural or not.

Posted by: DL Sly at December 29, 2013 02:32 PM