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Printing letter B's

More work on the Phaser 560...

I had to take another part out of it and recondition it, as well as modify the secondary paper feed area that takes paper manually. It was stumbling on loading heavy matte stock, and this things paper loading mechanism is extremely picky.

Laser printing is a lot like burning a cd without any buffer underrun protection.

So I got it to take matte paper. I gotta say, at 1200x1200 it produces some outstanding pictures.

All that aside, I -tried- to go to a picnic with Galen with some friends of his over the weekend.

Upon walking into the park we found the people we were supposed to meet at one of the pavilions, and then proceeded to snag some food. We walked over to the fountain soda machine and to my horror there was a SWARM of yellow jackets around it. One of the guys there suggested we pour a cup of soda and set it on top of the machine to distract them.

I'm like FUCK THIS and walk away and leave Galen to fend them off.

I'm deathly afraid of bees. I'm not allergic, I'm just.. irrationally afraid of them. Have been since I got attacked by a wasp when I was a kid. I'm not interested in trying to get over this fear, nor am I interested in dealing with it.

So.. when the bees proceeded to start pestering me while I was eating, I promptly threw the food away and left. Sorry to ruin your picnic, Galen. I felt pretty awful.

I'm told that there will be a similar amount of bees at this years virginia furry picnic .. so I am not going to attend. No if's about it, I'm not interested in making it an issue or trying to come up with ways of dealing with it.

To get a proper grasp on just how frightened of these little fuckers I am, One (1) bee flying near me will make me bolt. I can barely flip through the pages of a book containing color photographs of bees without my hair standing on end. It's incredible.

And I am very ashamed of it.

They make me into a coward, and I run like a puppy. When it happens in front of people, it's worse. So strange that someone as fearless and confident as I am to be afraid of an insect.

Spiders, heights, needles, drugs,coming hot into a corner at triple digit speeds on the track? No problem.

Bees? I'm a chickenshit. That is all.

- Keman


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Sep. 20th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
I dont mind bees at all but I'm mortified of yellowjackets.
Sep. 20th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
Don't feel awful, hon. I knew you had a fear of bees, and if I'd thought about it, I would have realized that there probably would have been bees there, and either gone without you or not gone at all.

And while we're at the picnic, you'll be at the shop, having fun working on cars with Adam. Hopefully, my car. Putting in a new exhaust and installing the auto-window-up module. And maybe fixing the window rattling.

Sep. 21st, 2005 02:26 am (UTC)
I guess everyone is afraid of something.
Sep. 21st, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
Yes... yes.... yeeeess.... everyone is afraid of something... >:)

*rubs mustache*

- Keman
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Sep. 21st, 2005 04:47 am (UTC)
Heh. *shivvers*

- Keman
Sep. 23rd, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
I'm also terrified of bees (and wasps too, though they don't tend to be as bothersome). Before I left for college, my uncle gave me a dorm fridge. We were moving it from his car into my mom's when a bee started buzzing around me and my hands. I tried to ignore it and blow it away from me but it kept circling. I eventually freaked out and literally dropped my end of the fridge and ran away from it.

There used to be a bunch of bees buzzing around where I ate lunch outside with my friends in high school. I'd freak fairly regularly, but eventually I started drinking my can of soda first, chugging it all down, and then putting it on the ground a few feet from me so they'd go after the sticky soda and leave me alone.
Sep. 23rd, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
For some reason I read that as 'buzzing around your head', and I thought to myself, "I didn't think bees flew up that high."
Sep. 23rd, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
Hahaha. Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the new queen bee takes all her drone suitors and flies as high as she can. Eventually the males can't handle it and start dying and falling out of the sky, and the last one remaining she mates with. I think I saw it on TV or something. *nod*
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