This picture is a true story. And that is not a tan line.
Friends, that is a dirt line, created by the fantastical wind+dirt+sweat+building retaining wall in super duper heat he participated in. When the darling spouse got home from work yesterday I really almost laughed because he looked exactly like the chimney sweeps who roll out of the fire-place on Mary Poppins.
Sidenote: Tommy hates that movie with the burning passion of a thousand suns, and that particular scene is the worst of the worst of the worst. So for me to compare him to them...well, he is a patient man for allowing me to take this photo, that's all I can say.
He's a good man, folks. A good man.