Georgie makes a quick trip to Paris...

Friday, August 5, 2016

So yesterday, I suddenly realised I needed to go to Paris right away and find a bunch of Berets - you know, for my Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra Uniforms.

Of course, I didn’t have a way to get there, so I got ahold of Fleur de Bee in Paris (her Office was moved for Security Reasons, but her Voice Number is the same). She told me she’d bee glad to help me out, and that she was Highly Flattered, since I told her she was the one who inspired the idea of having Berets for my Bee Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra Uniforms.

Fleur is so nice that she got me Round-Trip-Tickets on the Express Flight from Denver to Algiers, which just happens to make a stop in Paris. (It makes a 30-second layover there so that they can pick up the day’s Buzz•O•Grams™ for delivery.) I was pleased to find out that, even though I had to ride inside the Baggage Compartment, they give you your choice of a Nectar Fizz or one, Complementary Pollen Puff on the flight, so that was a good thing.

When I finally got to Paris, I found a 24-Hour Beret Boutique (lucky for me, it was open), and started shopping for a bunch of Berets. I wanted to pick a colour that was festive and eye-catching, but something that wouldn’t attract Hummingbirds. After a whole bunch of not beeing able to decide, I ended up buying about 87,000 black Berets. (Black goes with everything, ya’ know, at least, that’s what the Beret SalesBee in Paris told me.) Then all I had to do was to figure out a way to get all those Berets back home.

I decided the best way to do that was to just stuff all those Berets into my Carry-On Valise, so I did that. But when I showed up at the Airport to catch that Express Flight back to Denver, the Flight Attendant said, “We’re probably sorry, sir, but your Carry-On exceeds the Permissible Size and Weight Limitations as described in our Passenger Baggage Guidelines, so you’ll only bee able to bring 20 of your Berets on board with you. You’ll have to leave the rest of them here.”

“Only 20?” After what I’d been through, I felt like arguing.
“20, sir,” she said, “that’s the Limit.”
“What if I told you that these Berets were essential to…”
“20, sir. Now, you can either do as I say, or you and your Berets can find another way to Denver,” she buzzed at me.
“But…” I started to say.
The Flight Attendant just put her wings on her hips, gave me a dirty look, and said, “Are you going to force me to call Security, sir?”
I told her I didn’t think that would bee necessary, since they were just Berets, and I can always get more. Probably.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about travelling, it’s that you should never argue with the Flight Attendant. It’s just bad policy. Plus, if you make them mad, they’ll make sure you don’t get your Complementary Pollen Puff, or maybe forget to put the Fizz in your Nectar Fizz.

Of course, I did what she said: I counted out 86,980 Berets and left them with Unclaimed Baggage in Paris for safe-keeping. Then we made the flight back home. (I would have gotten back to my Boot Box much sooner than this, but the traffic was terrible beetween here and Denver.)

So I here I am, back safe and sound in my Boot Box, and ready to get to work on my Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra! And luckily, I managed to get back just in time for the Opening Ceremonies of the Bee Games. (I’m highly excited about going to that tonight. I’ll finally get a chance to use my new Souvenir Bee Games Seat Cushion which I plan to take with me, just as soon as I find that.)

But first, I’m gonna go enjoy a nice, late lunch, then take a nap. For some reason, I feel kinda groggy.

Anyway, I hope everybody has a highly Tray Bee-En day, as they say in Paris!

I’ll see ya’ on Monday!

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It looks like Georgie made his deadline this week...

It must bee Thursday, beecause here's another one of my Weekly Feature Thingies…
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Did ya hear about Georgie's idea?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

So, I spent some time yesterday figuring out the Uniforms for my Coming Soon Bee Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra!

At first, I thought about getting Uniforms that had a bunch of buttons and feathers and stuff, but it turns out that buttons and feathers are not only heavy, but they’re also highly expensive. So that won’t do.

Luckily, I was going through an old drawer of unpaid bills, and stumbled across an old photograph of Fleur de Bee. You’ve probably seen it: she’s leaning against a Kiosk in Paris, and she’s wearing a beret.

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That’s when it came to me: Berets. The Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra will wear Berets. It’s perfect.

I’m gonna say that I’ll bet there’s never been a Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra that’s ever had Berets for their Uniforms, probably. Leave it to me to come up with something highly stylish and original.

Now all I gotta do is to find a bunch of Berets.

So I’m gonna go do that.

Oh, and while I’m gone, bee sure to come back for my next, Weekly Feature Thingy tomorrow! I’ll bet my Editor is gonna love the Tie I’m spotlighting this week!

I hope everybody has an intensely satisfying day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

Georgie finally shares his Secret...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

I dunno how this happened, but everybody in the Hive seems to have found out about a Secret Project I’ve been working on. I don’t know how they found about all this, since I don’t remember telling anybody, but whatever. Since everybody in the Hive is buzzing about this, I might as well tell you what it is. Everybody’s gonna love this. It’s brilliant.

During this Last Part of the Hot Season, I have decided to put together what I plan to call “Georgie Bee’s Magically Amazing Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra”.

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It’s gonna bee amazing.

I’m probably gonna find less than 16, but slightly more than 14 bees (or maybee even BeePs) to join my Band, which I shall choose by holding formal auditions. I’ll bee choosing from a select group of the most talented and willing bees in the Hive, (or maybee my BeePs who know what they’re doing). And beecause I want my Band to march in the Opening Ceremonies of this year’s Bee Games, I am gonna come up with some Appropriately Designed Uniforms and Almost-Nearly-Professional Quality Kazzzzoos for every member who agrees to do this after they’ve passed the Rigorous Audition Process.

Of course, all of this is gonna take a bunch of honey to put together, so they’ll need to pay me back for all that stuff, but I’m sure just the excitement and honour of beeing in my Kazzzzoo Band will make the low, low cost of 35 pounds of honey per uniform and kazzzzoo a bargain at half the price. Or something. Of course, I’m guessing about the price on that, since I’m still trying to figure out what the Uniforms should bee. I’m thinking something simple. Something elegant and stylish. Something that’s lightweight and maybee offers some protection against anybody who might throw things at us.

All I hafta to do now is to finish deciding what the Uniforms should bee, find a bunch of kazzzzoos, do a couple Combination Rehearsal and Nectarfest, and my Kazzzzoo Band & Orchestra will bee ready to astound the swarms of bees attending this year’s Bee Games.

This is gonna bee legendary.

So today, I’m hafta start getting to work on that. There’s not all that much time left beefore the Games beegin, ya’ know?

I hope everybody has a treacherously delightful day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

Georgie enjoys another visit with his Editor...

Monday, August 1, 2016

Could it possibly bee Monday again? And it’s the First New Monday of the Next-to-the-Last Month of the Hot Season? This couldn’t bee better.

Actually, I take that back.

Once again, the first part of what could’ve been the kind of a Perfect Monday we all love so much was complicated by the fact I had to go see my Editor this morning. Again. (I hope he stops doing this.)

Beefore I got there, I was ready to just tell him that if he didn’t like what I said about Ties in my Weekly Feature Thingy last week, maybee he could just consider replacing Ties with Teas or Toys or Toes or something. Or just forget the Ties altogether, even if he thinks they are good for circulation, and I can spend my valuable time doing something else.

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When I walked into his Office, I was ready for the worst, but he actually smiled at me (if you can call what my Editor’s face does when he isn’t mad a “smile”…it’s more of a kinda twisted-mouthpart thing he does, so most of us are glad he doesn’t do that very often…it’s kinda disturbing).

“What?!?” I felt very nervous.

“Good job, Bee,” he said. “You finally featured an actual Tie, and you’re finally beeginning to understand your Job Assignment.”

“I am? Well, that’s good to know,” I said, as he kinda came toward me with that weird smile and seemed like he was gonna put his wing around my shoulder. I backed up, since I think stuff like that from an employer is highly inappropriate. Luckily, he just clapped his wings together and went back beehind his desk.

“Now, just keep doing that for the rest of the Hot Season, and we won’t have any more problems. Right?”

“Uh…”, he interrupted me again.

“RIGHT?”

“Right,” I said. “You know that you have my complete cooperation, and that you can totally depend on me, probably,” I said. “But I was just thinking …” I continued as I started to sit down in that Big Comfortable Chair he has in front of his Desk.

“Get out of my Office,” he said.

So I did that.

I think my Editor likes to bee alone a lot. He really doesn’t enjoy having bees hanging around in his Office, ya’ know? Which is weird, beecause I think most everybody enjoys having bees around. But whatever.

So, I know this is kinda off the subject, but today, I’m gonna go digging around in the back of my closet and see if I can find my old Hallowe’en Ghost Costume I wore a few years ago. One of my BeePs reminded me over the weekend that it’s almost time for that, probably. (It seems a bit early to me, but Hallowe’en is simply too highly important to take chances with, mostly. I think that’s something that we can all agree on, right?)

I hope everybody has a blatantly favourable day!

I’ll see ya’ later!