Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Do you have any idea what I went through to get this photograph for you?
I braved "bee hell" to get this picture. I am NO photographer by any means. Not by a long shot. But I was trying to get something that included my two favorite colors, and unfortunately, my two favorite colors were smack in the middle of Bumble Bee Haven (aka: The Reason CP Does Not Go Outside). I am deathly allergic to bees. I'm not talking about a little swelling, a little itching, a little "ouch." I am talking "rush this fat chick the emergency room STAT" kind of allergic. My throat swells. I get hives down my throat. My breathing and my heart rate slows and then, into anaphylactic shock I go.
The last time I was stung by a bee, I had to have a trach tube inserted into my throat. I was about 7 years old, scarcely remember the incident, but have the tiniest little scar at the base of my neck where a paramedic or doctor sliced open my throat and inserted a tube that saved my life by allowing me to breathe. Mind you, this is not the rantings of the drama queen you have come to know and love. This is some true, die hard shit, People.
So, while Anderson Cooper is braving the desert sands of Afghanistan or climbing through the rubble of Haiti to save some random parrot from harm, I am braving the deep tundra of bee hell to appease the owner/operator of the Focus 52 Project to get you the deep, dark lowdown of the flower situation in the month of April here in Central Florida.
I truly deserve a medal for this endeavor, but will accept your love, appreciation and gratitude in lieu of same.
I also accept Paypal.
Is She Out Of Her Mind Edit: So, I get my flower picture because naturally, April Showers...bring May Flowers, right? Obvious choice for a photo, no? I go over to TwoScoopz just to find out that the next Focus 52 project is...yes, you guessed it. May Flowers. Well, I'll tell you what. Kiss my May Flower ass, Sister. I am not venturing into the gaping, bee infested maw of gardening HELL to get another flower picture for you. You'll have to settle for THIS May Flower:
There you go. My work here is done.