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Posted by Rick · December 18th, 2003 · 5 Comments

Scoopy Unmasked

I had the privilege tonight of playing the part of Scoopy the Bee for a group of children. It was truly a terrific time and I was glad to be a part of it. I don’t want to give out a lot of detail here, because I admit that I don’t fully understand “the rules.”

Suffice it to say that it was a Christmas event for children who are going through some terribly tough times. They and their mothers are being protected from abusive spouses; they’re essentially in hiding. (What a world. I can hardly imagine.)

Scoopy & Mark

Now I’m not into Christmas myself, but a truly great friend gave me this opportunity and I flew at it. While Mark apologized for sticking me in this hot suit — trust me, I’ve been in swimming pools that were drier and saunas that were cooler — I’d have felt stung if he hadn’t asked. It was one of the highlights of my year. (Okay, okay, I’ll admit I could’ve done without the otherwise cute little gal who was getting her kicks from smacking my antennae, but it was still great fun.)

These kids were incredible. Some of you may not know this, but bees don’t talk. Little kids are another story. They don’t seem to stop talking. And I’m not normally much of a kid person. Abi from SunPig gave me a terrific quote recently that pretty well sums up my thoughts on kids: “I like kids. I just don’t think I could eat a whole one.”

But it’s not every day you get to see Scoopy the Bee and Santa together. I don’t (yet) have the picture of Scoopy sitting on Santa’s lap, but as soon as Mark sends it to me, I’ll add it to my Photo Gallery with the other Scoopy pictures. Meanwhile, you’ll have to satisfy yourself with photos I had taken before the kids showed up.

Scoopy & Mark

Scoopy had a great time. How could he not? After all, when you fall into a hive filled with honies like the friends on the right, you can’t but beelieve the world is a wonderful place.

I’m tellin’ ya: I’ll be buzzin’ all night!

Categories: Personal Life


5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Martin // Dec 19, 2003 at 10:14 am

    Nice legs 😉

  • 2 Rick // Dec 19, 2003 at 12:23 pm

    If I had a dollar for everyone who’s said that since I posted this (including those who know me in real life and seldom post), I could fund my websites for the next couple months! 😉


  • 3 Martin // Dec 21, 2003 at 2:38 am

    Well, if everyone is saying it, maybe they’re right.

    Have you considered a career in modelling? You could become a Hollywoord “leg double” and appear in films when top actors are too embarrassed to appear in tights themselves.

  • 4 Martin // Dec 21, 2003 at 2:39 am

    More seriously, though, this was a good thing that you did. Kudos.

  • 5 harry // Dec 22, 2003 at 9:44 am

    Now you can sell pictures of those legs on your website as a dieting aid…

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