Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Battle of Bee Mountain

Story #10, in which the Pascover family learns the value of thinking ahead.

To experience the trip, take California Highway 14.
Joshua Tree on Hwy 14.JPG
To read the story, swat the bee.
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This story is cross-posted at Doug Drones On where maybe this week someone will send me a story of their own.

Happy belated birthday and best wishes to Jamie Dawn!

34 comments:

karma said...

So does Doug still have bee-stung lips and sees stars?

Family: what you make a beeline for, when everything else fails

envsp: a jealous wasp

karma said...

sorry forgot ... happy birthday Jamie Dawn! :))

ztvqyx: a special kind of cake made with fruits and nuts and topped with almond icing from Denmark, usually for birthday celebrations. It is normally accompanied by a fine vintage red wine with a full fruity flavour

Sar said...

Family: It's all relative.

Happy Birthday Jamie Dawn! :)

Tom & Icy said...

A neighbor was mowing her lawn when she ran over a nest of hornets which flew up her pants legs and she ran. She died on the way to the hospital.

Doug said...

Karma, thanks for epicurean advice, what would you recommend to go with scalp of kid?

Hee hee, Sar. Seemed objective at the time.

Gee whiz, Tom. Probably a good thing today's story wasn't funny in the first place.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Family, n., The best and the worst of everything. Some have stingers, most have honey.

(Stuck in the "F's" are we?)

Another good story!
Speedy recovery to J.D.

grttkr: Great Thinker

dddragon said...

Family, n., undetermined number of bloggera which have gathered to form a blogsphere of support

HB to JD!

Chatham said...

Family: those who know everything about you, when you wish they'd mind their own Beeswax.

Doug said...

Tan Lucy, around here it's stinger city. That wasn't a verifier it was a fortune cookie.

And growing, hey, Dddragon?

Chatcat, they're also who pick you up from the vet when you're ready to come home, you ingrate.

Fred said...

I love to visit this site because I never understand much of what goes on. :)

Great story. When is the book coming out?

Doug said...

Fred, if you did anything else for a living I'd worry about your comment. Did you also notice that we were commenting on each other's sites simultaneously?

LeesahEm. said...

Did your parents make you put vinegar on the stings? That's what my friends mom made me do. It really doesn't help, nor did the kids teasing me about the smell.

Chatham said...

I must remind you, sir, that it 'twas Family that TOOK me to the vet to start with.

I will concede that I did need that ... ahem ... procedure.

That doesn't mean I have to like it.

Doug said...

No, Masil. They didn't. Mom?

See, Chatcat. This is why there are more dogblogs.

karma said...

a TLC samwich should do it darling

epkahix: epicurean karma's happy fix, a closely-guarded secret family recipe handed down from generation to generation

weirsdo said...

Family: The Procrustean bed on which character is shaped.

Know it all said...

For wasp and bee stings, you should wet baking soda and apply it as a paste. Wet tobacco also works very well.

Doug said...

KIA, how about more general skin rashes? To look at it from the other side, wasp and bee stings work very well on brothers-in-law.

Minka said...

I had a really lousy bee sting once and now I have a scar beneath my chin. It was my fault really, I decided to have ice-cream (no, not lightblue!) on a hot summer´s day, the bee wanted some too and I did not want to share!

Somebody once said that maybe you do not get the family you want, but maybe you get the family you need.
I like this one even better: Friends are the second family you get to choose for yourself.

actonbell said...

Good story:) I've never seen a meteor shower. Sorry about the bee stings! Actually, when we were travelling cross-country, we'd sometimes make stops to run around,too, so this didn't strike me as a bad idea. Whoknew there'd be bees? And cars are just a pain. Riding in a tow truck sounds fun, and we always liked pools, too.
family-that group of people you first shared inside jokes with, and the source of entertaining stories you later told all your friends (or second family, as Monika so aptly calls them).

dddragon said...

Yes, Actonbell, now that you mention it, families often ARE the best source of blog inspiration.

Esp. a certain TLP, eh?

AP3 said...

Sounds like something right out of The Brady Bunch -- reminds me of the three-parters in the Grand Canyon and Hawaii.

I remember being thrilled by hotels when I was a kid too.

Doug said...

See what happens when we don't share, Monika?

Actonbell, it just brightened my whole day to see that you're back. You and Ekim have fun?

Dddragon, TLP belongs to the blogosphere, not just her own brood.

Doug said...

Oh, Aral, you snuck by me. Isn't it funny? I was completely thrilled by staying in that motel. I loved those episodes, and don't leave out the Happy Days go to LA two-parter that aired right after we moved there. The next summer my idol, Richie Zisk batted clean-up in the All-star game. Simple pleasures those days.

AP3 said...

Wow, Richie Zisk... I haven't thought about him in a couple of decades! My number one childhood hero was Steve Garvey, and you were right in his backyard!

Minka said...

AP3, I remember that too. Hotels were fascinating to me as well. So many people. Floors you could get lost in. Hide and Seek was great in those hotels.
There was an air of adventure, not sleeping in your own bad. Anything could happen. I loved that...

Fred said...

Doug - yeah, I did. LOL. Start humming do-do-do-do, do-do-do-do....

Doug said...

True, Aral. Dodger stadium and the prettiest man in sports were about 10 minutes from that house :P. Do Aral, do you remember Zisk's nickname? I don't know which is more amazing to me now, that they were still using ethnic nicknames in the late 70's or that a guy who probably hit 34 home runs that year was batting clean-up during the all-star game.

Monika, this was a 1-story motel and I bet we weren't allowed to stray very far. But yeah, not our bed not our life still kind of fun.

Fred, I do that all day long anyhow.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

family,n. A social unit we have no choice of belonging to therefore the first step in our education ralative to making best of what we have.


Nice story.

I see the wicked word gate is up again.

Jamie Dawn said...

Thanks for the good wishes. I am doing okay.
I can remember staying in motels as a kid and how much fun that was. My brother and I would swim until our parents MADE us leave the pool.
This story brought back memories of how much I enjoyed those times.
Your old-as-the-hills dad probably would only remember that story as a huge night of problems, but as a kid, even nights when all goes awry, the stars still capture us. I need to remember how to be a kid again.

Family: my whole world

AP3 said...

Doug, you mean Richie "The Polish Prince" Zisk? Yeah, pretty funny.

When Hall of Fame voting rolls around next, you'll get to read my rant about Steve Garvey deserving admission....

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, great to hear from you.

AP3, "Polish Prince of Pop." I look forward to that. Los Dodgers were big in my neighborhood.

dddragon said...

doug: oh, I know that TLP belongs in the blogsphere, heck, I'll put her up for nomination for Queen of the Blogsphere. But our misadventures shure do provide fodder for her, do they not?

Doug said...

Of course, Dddragon, and through her the rest of her clan without the unpleasantness of Tom's corn cob. I second the nomination.