Last month, some friends and I decided to take a trip to the beach. We left before the sun came up, loaded up my car with drinks, snacks, and our favorite playlist, and headed for the beach. We arrived shortly after noon, and we were so excited that we decided to skip checking into the hotel, and head straight to the water. We had a blast playing in the waves, throwing a frisbee, drinking beers, and just enjoying leisure time together. After a few beers too many, I fell asleep in my beach chair, and woke up a couple hours later to the unpleasant realization that I forgot to put on sunscreen. Covered in burns, I checked into the hotel and took a shower. Afterwards, I rubbed aloe all over my burns, laid on the bed, and cranked the air conditioner as cold as it would go. The cool breeze from the air conditioner was so soothing to my burnt skin, that I was almost glad that I was sunburnt. The relief I felt from the air conditioner helped me to relax, and forget that I was ever burnt in the first place. I woke up several hours later to my friends getting back from the beach when they were shocked how cold the air conditioner was. The next morning, after sleeping in the cool air conditioner all night, I was able to have a full fun day at the beach, with sunscreen on, of course. Next time I rent a hotel at the beach I will make sure that the room has fully functioning, efficient air conditioners, in case I forget to wear sunscreen again.