what could have possibly stung me?

Filed under: Bees |

raise bees
Image by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District
Familiar faces vie for table tennis glory

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and URS Corporation have held ping pong leagues for several years and ultimately hold a championship tournament on the seventh-floor patio of their downtown Los Angeles office building.

This year’s Pingpong Extravaganza men’s championship was held July 26, featuring a chili dog lunch to raise funds for and promote membership in the District-sponsored Toastmasters club.

“Another great year,” said Ed Louie, member of Essayons Toastmasters Club 988 and One-Alarm Chili chef. “We had some scheduling issues, so only the men’s final was held today.”

In the men’s division, it was an all-District final as ACE-IT contractor Bee Cha won three sets to one against David Coltharp of the asset management division.

Corps vs. Corps lined up as the women took the table on July 31. Perennial finalist and 2006 champion Rosa Ramirez, programs and project management division lost a hard fought battle to Roxanne Vidaurre, engineering division.

This fun rivalry got its start when Ed Louie attended a Toastmasters meeting in URS’ conference room and noticed a ping pong table in the patio area. A URS Toastmasters member asked him if he would like a quick game after the meeting. After the match, the two decided it would be fun if the district and URS challenge each other to a friendly ping pong match. From that point in 2006 to present, it’s two wins for URS men and five wins for the Corps men. For the women, its four wins for URS and two wins for the Corps women. The Corps is looking for future men and women players to join.

“If this year is any indication, the men and women of the Los Angeles District and URS Corporation will continue this friendly challenge, and I may have to add another ‘alarm’ to my chili,” added Louie.

Question by Samantha: what could have possibly stung me?
i was on a motorcycle ride the other day when i felt a stinging pain on my leg kind of like a ant bite. i swatted at my leg and felt something like fuzzy bug legs. the next thing i knew there was shooting pain coming from the spot on my leg it was so bad at one point i started crying (all this on the back of a motorcycle) then 30 to 40 min latter it was a little better i would only feel it every so often but the pain was totally random when i looked where it Had stung me there was a tiny little dot but it didn’t look as bad as it felt ( i was wearing jeans it stung threw them and i could walk fin with only random pain) the next day my leg itched like crazy and is now kind of raised and red but i think that’s because i scratched it i was in a town near houston TX if that helps any please help me i don’t know what could have done this oh and i have never been stung by a wasp or bee so i don’t know what that feels like.

What do you think? Answer below!

Have something to add? Please consider leaving a comment, or if you want to stay updated you can subscribe to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

2 Responses to what could have possibly stung me?

  1. Could be that you had an allergic reaction to a wasp/bee/spider bite, as I think it unlikely that a non-allergic reaction would cause your symptoms. Try taking an over-the-counter anti-histamine product (I use Telfast in Australia – not sure if its available in US) – this will soothe your reaction. (And it won’t cause any harm – people use it for hayfever and in cold tablets)

    May 7, 2014 at 4:49 am

  2. yes a wasp sting feels like that. this is the stages of a wasp sting

    Once stung: Feels like a little poke
    A few moments later: Starts hurting like hell
    1 hour later: Its okay.

    As long as you’re not allergic and the stinger isn’t in you you are okay. And you would know if the stinger is in you. And if it is you can take a pinch of tobacco out of a cigarette and wet it and stick it on the sting and it will come out.

    Why So Serious?
    May 7, 2014 at 5:06 am

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *