Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stung on the Tongue?

Yeah... It really happened. My neighbor Bob was over here earlier in the day and I suggested we go over to Big & Littlefoot's place for a visit so that sounded good to him. We headed that way and  Bigfoot had a new toy he wanted us to shoot so we did that. I LIKE IT! After that we fired a hand held cannon and then retired to the shade of the back porch.

Jackie had given me a beer and I was sitting there drinking on it and didn't notice a bee fly in the opening. I picked the can up and took a swig just to gasp as Something besides beer hit the back of my throat. I felt a slight stinging sensation and started spitting the gulp out. When I started that the bee stung me about center of my tongue. A good snort of Bill's whiskey did wonders after that, but it still don't feel too hot!

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  1. Had a similar experience in camp this summer. While cooking dinner the yellow jackets were buzzing around. We call them meat bees here because of there attraction to meat; especially fish. Guess what I had just fried up! I sat down with my plate on my lap, and I had a cup of chocolate milk sitting next to me. I reached for the cup, took a swig without looking, and failed to notice the bee doing the back stroke in my milk. He got me on the inside of the lip before I could spit him out.

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  2. i am NOT laughing, Mr Smith ... i am NOT!

    ((( snort )))

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  3. Bob Mc, wasn't funny at all was it. Well after the shot of whiskey I was sort of seeing a little humor in it, but NOT MUCH!

    ~mc~, I know you weren't laughing because it was probably one of your bees! Yeah right... I know you weren't laughing. Yeah... Sure you weren't! ;)

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  4. I wasn't REALLY laughing, but I am KINDA laughing now ... and ducking for cover :)

    ** smooch **

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  5. Allen, had to be better than being bitten by a Mojave?

    ~mc~, I get no respect!

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  6. David, I've notice you mention Mojave Greens many times, but I don't think you are likely to encounter one. You are located right on the edge of the "none here" zone for habitat. If you do see one, I would consider it a rarity.
    Now if you happen to move to Arizona, keep your eyes peeled.

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  7. Ya Know BB, I wouldn't argue that point with ya, but there's an awful lot of people down here that would. I do know there are birds, animals and foliage down here that isn't supposed to be here, but is. I can personally vouch for that.

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  8. No, not at all funny at the time. Had a fat lip for a couple of days. It's a distant and somewhat laughable memory now, but I spit out a few 4 letter words along with the bee. You're right though. A shot of brandy made it more bearable.

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  9. You get the bee in the beer and I suppose you are the one that gets the cherry pit in the cherry pie, right?

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  10. How'd You know DD? That and the stones that never got separated from the beans that were turned in to refried beens and served at a Mexican restaurant. (Plays hell on teeth) How about the bandaid that got fried into the breading on fish from LJS. Need I go on? ;)

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  11. I am seriously not laughing now ... fried band-aid?!?

    ** ew yuck Yuck YUCK **

    And I love(d) Long John Silvers!!!!

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  12. ~mc~, I was eating LJS quiet a bit when I lived in Plano. The band aid deal was in the Houston area about 30 or so years ago.

    I'd still be eating there if there was one down here. ;)

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  13. Don't you just love their hushpuppies? Oh, and drowning the fish with that malt vinegar?

    YUMMY

    And do you ring the bell every time you leave like you're supposed to?

    I do :)

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  14. Hey Tffnguy

    you got stung on Saturday. I got a face full of "Break Free" gun lubricant on Sunday. I got a new (used) rifle this weekend. On Sunday I lubed it up pretty good and took it out to the range. First shot was fine except for excess "Break Free" in the reciever blew back onto my face and glasses. That was smart! (and funny) no damage to sun glasses or rifle.

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  15. ~mc~, I seldom ever went inside. I always went through the drive through and you know what happens when you do that. You usually get someone else's order. I guess it all comes out in the wash though. Some times you make out like a bandit and some times you get screwed. ;) I like most of what they have there and do love the malt vinegar.

    captaincrunch, don't you just love surprises! :(

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  16. what does bee taste like ? Chicken?

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  17. Hurts me to even think about it!

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  18. Nick, couldn't say cause I didn't chew it up. If it ever happens again I will just so I can tell you how it taste. Most bugs I've eaten weren't bad though. ;)

    Rose, I'm not likely to leave a beer or any other type drink unguarded from now on. (Especially when there are a lot of bees in the area.) I've noticed that when there are a lot of crushed beer and other beverage cans laying around that the bees swarm them for the liquid left inside them. There were quiet a few of them there and a lot of bees flying around. I'd learned to keep the cans policed up around here and keep them in plastic bags until I take them to the legion for recycle.

    HJ, its all better now and I can't tell that it ever happened. :)

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