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Old 01-07-2013, 04:05 PM   #16
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this could well be the best question ever.

I kid you not,my dd and I are whiter than white- we are true English roses!
a doctor was examining dd once and commented on how she was almost translucent!
and we don't tan- at all- even in wdw in August.

true story,me and dd were waiting for dh and ds in dhs.
a lady came over to us,asked if we were English,and said she knew it,as we were so pale- it was day 10 of our vacation.
Every once in a while, some random person will ask if I'm English...Now I get it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #17
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Every once in a while, some random person will ask if I'm English...Now I get it.
welcome to our white world,lol!

we play a little game on vacation,if anyone else is ghostly like us- we dont spot many!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #18
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I'm part Italian and the only thing I was bless with from that is greasiness and too much hair in spots I don't care to have any, lol. The German and Irish in me took over and I'm pale-ish. My husband has Indian in him and tans really well so he always has something to say about my q-tip legs in the summer, lol. I don't care....I'm Caucasian I tell him, get over it, lol. At Disney (or any other time), I don't care about my color!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:18 PM   #19
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I'm a ginger! I just reflect sunlight. I find Disney to be the one place I don't have to care about my appearance. I love when people mock my crocs but end up miserable because their trendy shoes crippled them or their feet are sopping wet. It's Disney!!!! Who cares what you look like??!?!?!
I feel the same way! I'm a ginger with pale, freckled skin who loves wearing my Crocs to WDW - especially on those wet rides!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #20
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welcome to our white world,lol!

we play a little game on vacation,if anyone else is ghostly like us- we dont spot many!
There are a few of us. I have many in my family. We are of Irish and Nordic decent.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:22 PM   #21
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So I'm sitting here, less than two weeks away from our MAGICAL WDW vaycay...and I'm wondering how foolish I may look swimming. I know its honestly far too early to tell, but from what I see on the weather channel website, the weather is looking plesant and warm. I would like to get in the pool with my kids but I GLOW in the dark. I'm not a fan of tanning beds at all so my color, when I have any, comes in the summer when I'm outside. Living in Kentucky, we haven't seen outside sunny weather in months! I guess my vain question is, how white have you seen people around the pool?? I know it sounds so crazy but its an honest concern of mine lol
My DW is the self-confessed "whitest woman in America" and to be honest, she is so white she's practically a stick of chalk! Don't worry about it, just enjoy it, because trust me you'll see many other people who are as white if not whiter than you are.
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Not a big deal. Pale is the new tan. Go swim and have fun. I work at a resort in the frozen tundra. We have a hyper heated pool that folks love to use despite it being surrounded by snow four months out the year. It's chilly when you get out, but you don't lounge around in the winter months. Bright red sunburns might generate a snicker or a sympathetic look though, so if you don't want the attention, go with sunblock. Have fun.
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I love this question! I felt the same way on my last trip... then got to the pool. It was so heartwarming to see all shades, all sizes, and all walks of life in one place with the same agenda... just having a good time!

The next day, I wore socks with my crocs (oh my!) That's how comfortable I was then and there that NO ONE cared!!
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My husband always takes the kids to the pool and he is so white he glows!
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:45 PM   #25
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Don't worry about it -- I'm fish-belly white & I love to swim, so I say go for it! Besides, you'll be having so much fun you won't care what anyone else thinks.
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If anyone stares it is not because you are pale white. We Floridians are use to seeing white tourist from "non-sunny" locations. I am pale white and live in Florida.

You will probably get more stares from just swimming this time of year. I woke up in my Tampa home freezing today. All the kids were cold too so we had to turn the heat up!

We don't swim this time of year, even in heated pools because you are still breathing in the cold air and freezing when you get out of the pool.
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and took a few "informal" polls when we saw people in the pool. (We didn't.. but a few days we would have considered warm enough.)

ALL NORTHERNERS. Guess we grow a thicker skin up here. Sad when 50 feels like summer.
Yep. The usual standard is that the air temp has to be mid-80's before a Floridian will swim; if it is any cooler than that, residents will look at you like you must have a death wish. The concept of wearing a warm robe or warm-up clothes to the heated pool and then undressing to get directly into the water is pretty alien in Florida.

When it comes to the beaches, you won't see natives swimming until the avg. water temp hits about 82F, even if the air temp is well over that at the time. Most Floridians consider any of the beaches north of Ft. Myers to be "surf-fishing-and-sand-play-only" from late-October thru mid-April.
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Yep. The usual standard is that the air temp has to be mid-80's before a Floridian will swim; if it is any cooler than that, residents will look at you like you must have a death wish. The concept of wearing a warm robe or warm-up clothes to the heated pool and then undressing to get directly into the water is pretty alien in Florida.

When it comes to the beaches, you won't see natives swimming until the avg. water temp hits about 82F, even if the air temp is well over that at the time. Most Floridians consider any of the beaches north of Ft. Myers to be "surf-fishing-and-sand-play-only" from late-October thru mid-April.
I must be a native Floridian! Lol.
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