For this story to make any sense, I have to give a bit of background. My standard line at work for explaining my week-long absence that occurred a few weeks ago is that I was hospitalized because of a bad reaction to some medicine - which isn't entirely untrue. (And, to the person(s) who works at my organization and reads my blog from work, it would be super awesome if that stayed my standard line, ifyouknowwhatImean).
There is one security guard at work who is super friendly and has been concerned about my health since I came back to work. On the way to my office this morning, this guard stopped me and made a comment about me finally getting some color back. I was confused. She continued talking, and I realized she was referring to me looking better since I'd gotten over my "reaction." It took everything in me not to laugh because I'm always the shade of pale that she thought was my sick look. The only coloring I've gotten recently is the mild sunburn I managed to pick up during all of our outdoor activities over the holiday weekend.
Apparently, my naturally pasty coloring looks unhealthy and I need to work on keeping a year-round sunburn. Vampires are trendy right now, though, aren't they? Maybe I can just call myself a vampire. Then at least people will think I'm cool instead of sickly, won't they?