Thursday, September 30, 2010

Teddy Beauties Up

September 30, 2010
A lot of Teddy's friends are getting fur extensions so their fur looks fuller and thicker.
Teddy doesn't think she needs to do that. Instead she uses a fur conditioner from Switzerland that keeps her coat looking lush.
All Teddy has to do is slather it on, wait five minutes then jump in the shower.
Because Teddy lives in L.A.--land of glamour and superficiality--she has to keep her looks up. Do you think she's doing a good job?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Cereal, New Idea

September 29, 2010
This morning over cereal (Cap N Crunch has a new low sugar variety called Crunch Treasures that Teddy just had to try), Teddy again broached the subject of Fopsie's happiness.
Nibs said that Fopsie has chosen Herbert and that's that and Teddy should butt out.
Then Teddy surprised Nibs. "Maybe I should set Edward up with one of my bear friends?" she asked. Nibs said, "No Teddy , please no, no, no! No more drama."
After Nibs left the table Teddy sat there sipping her coffee, wondering who Edward might like...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sweet Harts

September 28, 2010
Teddy had the day off from Nibs (he has an appointment in Century City with their financial planner) so she explored a relatively new frozen yogurt shop in the valley, Sweet Harts, which is owned by Sabrina The Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart.
As she ate her frozen treat (vanilla with sprinkles), Teddy started to think about Fopsie and her choice to stay with Herbert.
Teddy loves her cousin Herbert and is glad Fopsie chose him, but was it the perfect choice? Might Fopsie still be thinking of her first love Edward?
Also, Teddy knows that Herbert is a rolling stone. How soon before he heads off to another city? Should she tell Fopsie that or just let things progress naturally? Maybe if Herbert moves, Fopsie will move with him? But then Teddy would lose her BFF. Hmmmm, Teddy had a lot to mull over today.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Walk In The Park...

September 27, 2010
Over the weekend Fopsie ignored Edward's calls so she could spend some quality time with Herbert!
Together they did all kinds of fun things, the best being a nice long walk in the park where they held paws.
Fopsie never had the guts to tell Herbert that her ex Edward was back in town and calling her nonstop.
She wonders if Herbert will get upset if he perchance finds out about her secret meeting with Edward.... She'll have to call Teddy for advice. Or maybe Nibs. He seems to have the more sage input.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fopsie Strolls The Crate

September 24, 2010
With her love life weighing heavy on her mind, Fopsie decided to take a stroll through her favorite store, Crate & Barrel in Beverly Hills.
She looked at the new green and blue bowls and browsed the catalog...
...then hit up the cooking aisle...
Fopsie then started to think about Herbert and how fun it would be if he were there too because he loves to cook... Wait a sec, Fopsie realized that her mind was on HERBERT, not EDWARD. This was a sign! Finally, a sign! Nibs was right, search your heart and therein you will find the answer!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tea Talk

September 23, 2010
Last night a distressed Fopsie--who's caught in a bizarre love triangle between Edward and Herbert--stopped by Teddy's house for some tea and sympathy.
Teddy immediately went on her lecture, telling Fopsie that Herbert was the better bear because he's been there the whole time for her. (Besides, he's Teddy's cousin so obviously she's going to plug him.)
Fopsie said she is truly torn between two bears: Herbert is kind and dapper, but Edward was her first love.
Just as the girls were talking, Nibs popped in, offering his two cents. Sounding a little like Yoda, Nibs said, "Fopsie, you must search your heart. Therein lies the answer."
"Nibs, um, don't you have a football game to watch or something?" an irritated Teddy asked.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fopsie Can't Sleep

September 22, 2010
Ever since she met up with Edward at his house in L.A. last week, Fopsie has not been able to sleep a wink.
Fopsie needed a friend to talk this over with. She thought of calling Teddy but then worried that her BFF might get mad because, after all, Herbert is her cousin. Won't Teddy be mad that Fopsie went behind Herbert's back to see an ex?
After a while, Fopsie decided to call Teddy. If she yells, she yells. If Teddy gets too crazy Fopsie will just say she has another call on the other line.
Fopsie was nervous and her paws even started to sweat a little.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Teddy Calling!

September 21, 2010
This morning Teddy decided to get to the bottom of the Herbert-Fopsie-Edward love triangle. Nibs told her maybe it would be best if she stayed out of it. But that Teddy, she never listens to her Nibs.
Teddy called Fopsie at work (yes, poor Fops is a 9-5'er), at home and on her cell. No answer.
This is quite mysterious. Fopsie has never avoided Teddy before. Hmmm... Teddy promises to get to the bottom of this!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Where's Fops?

September 20, 2010
Over the weekend, Nibs took Teddy to the all-organic restaurant Bloom on Pico Blvd. Nibs likes his food super fresh!
While looking over the menu, Teddy asked Nibs, "Have you heard from Fopsie lately? I haven't."
While sipping his mint lemonade, Nibs said, "Uh, no."
Teddy ordered the Japanese salad with tofu.
While Nibs dug into his cheeseburger with fries he asked Teddy, "Did you know Edward was back in town?"
Teddy almost fell off her chair! Maybe that's why Fopsie hasn't returned her calls!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Edward's Back In Town

September 17, 2010
Yesterday Fopsie got a call from Edward. He's back from Hong Kong. For good. Edward begged her to meet him at his pad for "a talk."
After she listened to how he didn't like Hong Kong because of the smog and overpopulation, he said, "Fops, I missed you greatly."
Fops was shocked. "But Edward, I already met someone new!" she told him. "A wonderful bear named Herbert. I'm so sorry. But it's too late for us." She was so nervous she kept eating the mini pretzels he had put out.
Edward said he was crushed, but that he understood. "If you ever split with Herbert, please give me a call," Edward said, and he gave her a sad hug goodbye.
Fopsie's heart was heavy. She never expected this turn of events. Should she tell Teddy?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nibs Has A Stomach Ache

September 16, 2010
After Teddy served her special orzo, Nibs woke up with a bad stomach ache.
Teddy said she felt fine and that there was no way Nibs' tummy could be hurting that badly.
Nibs said he would be staying in bed all day. The only thing that made him feel better was rubbing his poor belly.
Nibs wishes Teddy wouldn't cook again. He also wonders if Herbert and Fopsie got sick too.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Big Dinner

September 15, 2010
Teddy had Fopsie and Fopsie's new beau Herbert over for dinner to see for herself how they got along. After all, Herbert is Teddy's cousin and she wants to make certain he is treating her friend well. Teddy worked hard to come up with the evening's meal: orzo in a marinara sauce with peas and Parmesan cheese.
Nibs was afraid to try the meal as Teddy is a hazardous cook, as in sometimes she uses sugar instead of salt (!).
Teddy noticed how happy Fops and Herbert seemed. Herbert was the perfect gentleman and kept telling Fops how pretty she looked.
After dinner Teddy served coffee and cookies in the living room.
Teddy couldn't believe how cuddly and cute Fops and Herbert were.
She asked Nibs why they weren't like that! Nibs just shook his head. That Teddy. Always getting crazy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

September 13, 2010
During their morning walk today Teddy asked Fopsie how Herbert was. Teddy wants to make super sure that her British cousin is treating her friend with utmost respect.
Fops said greaaaaaaaaaaat! Teddy wanted to make certain with her own eyes so she told Fops to come over for dinner tonight with Herbert.
What to cook? Teddy will have to run to the grocery store now. Never a quiet moment for that bear!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bears Love Berries

September 10, 2010
Teddy's doctor told her to eat something besides pastries. Nibs recommended fruit because it's healthy but yet sweet. So Teddy tried her paw at a homemade fruit salad, bear-style.
She started by pouring already-chopped pieces of mango into a large, pleasant-looking bowl (ugly bowls make the fruit taste bad).
Next she cut strawberries into little pieces. Nibs told her to be extra careful with that knife! He didn't want her to slice her paw.
Now for the more exotic berries (yes, bears do love berries!). Teddy sprinkled her salad with raspberries and blueberries. Oh, and big, juicy Concord grapes.
Voila! Teddy was done. She asked Nibs where the chocolate dipping sauce was and he just sighed. That Teddy, always with the chocolate!
What will you be making this weekend?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hello Camarillo!

September 9, 2010
On the way home from Santa Barbara, Teddy made Nibs stop at the Camarillo Outlets off the 101 Highway.
Teddy cannot pass up a deal, ever! Can you blame her?
There were all kinds of end-of-summer deals at this massive outlet that has everything from a Saks Fifth Avenue shop to a sunglasses store.
Only two hours in Nibs said, "That's it, I'm done! No more shopping!"
Teddy was NOT pleased, but she managed to use her fine negotiating skills to talk Nibs into waiting at least another 45 minutes for Teddy to finish up her shopping.
Nibs caved in, allowing Teddy to make at least one wonderful purchase at Villery & Boch. Soon they were on their way back to L.A. in the Benz Teddy so memorably scratched just weeks ago...