Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Teddy's Jackie O. Ray-Bans

December 27, 2011
Teddy REALLY liked the Jackie O. Ray-Ban sunglasses that Nibs gave her for Christmas, so much so that she refused to take them off, even when Herbert and Fopsie came by for a visit.
"Teddy, you look so chic with your Jackie O. sunglasses," said Fopsie. "Do you always wear them inside the house?"
"Pretty much, yup," Teddy replied. (Nibs was a tad embarrassed for his wife.)
"Nibs, what did Teddy get you for Christmas?" Fopsie asked. "Um, Teddy said she forgot it was Christmas so she didn't get me anything," said Nibs. Poor Nibs!
Teddy has gone too far this time!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

December 24, 2011
Christmas Eve is finally here! Teddy has only ONE day left to be on her good behavior. After that, she can get her prezzies and go back to being mean!
"Ahhhh, look at all those gifts Nibs has waiting for me!" Teddy said to herself. "I can't wait to open them."
"Hmmm, maybe I should get Nibs a present in return?" she thought. Teddy really waits till the last minute.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cards!

December 23, 2011
Teddy was very impressed with the number of Christmas cards she received this year--25 total. Not bad for a little, grumpy bear.
One pal even sent her a grizzly bear card which touched Teddy's heart. She loves ALL bears.
It's hard to believe Christmas is 2 days away!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Break Out The Bubbly!

December 22, 2011
Taking Nibs' advice, Teddy invited her sister Felicia and her mother Beatrice over for some bubbly and cookies.
"So Teddy, have you been hibernating lately?" asked her mom. "We haven't see much of you."
"I have been sleepy, yes that's true. You know how these days of winter affect my mood," Teddy said.
"How's dad?"
Beatrice didn't answer the question and instead changed the subject to the champagne, which she said was quite delicious.
Do you wonder what Teddy's father could be like?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Party Planning

December 21, 2011
The first day of winter! Brrrr. Teddy was keeping herself busy reading her new issue of Vanity Fair. (Can you see her?)
Of course Nibs came by with something to say.
"Yes, Nibs, what is it now?" Teddy asked rather nicely (remember, she stays nice right up until she gets her presents!).
"Teddy, you haven't done any holiday entertaining yet--you have been very lazy!" said Nibs. "You must have your family over for a little cheer. Especially now that everyone has been getting along so well."
"You might have a point there Nibs," said Teddy. "I guess it wouldn't be that hard to open a bottle of bubbly for a few bears."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Emily Maynard The Next Bachelorette!

December 20, 2011
Teddy knew this was going to happen. In this week's Life & Style magazine it's reported that Emily Maynard has been offered next season's Bachelorette. Emily is the blondie that Texan Brad Womack proposed to then left. Or she left him. No one really knows!
Of course she's going to join the show. Teddy always knew that girl had stars in her eyes. No one dyes their hair that blonde and doesn't want fame. It's simple LOGIC.
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Tree Time

December 20, 2011
Time to trim the tree! This year the bears were a little late with getting the decorations up.
As usual, Teddy had to do all the ornament hanging as Nibs "supervised," as he put it.
This is how most male bears are: they have to be the boss. Teddy, who is pretty bossy herself, recognizes this in Nibs and sort of accepts it. At least at Christmas time.
Well, that is until she gets her paws on her presents! Then she goes back to being the old Teddy.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday's Flowers

December 15, 2011
Just because it's nearly winter (starts Dec. 21) doesn't mean you can't spruce your home up with flowers. Teddy got these yellow blossoms from Ralph's. Yes, Ralph's!
Nothing perks up an urban bear like a hint of nature.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bear-y Christmas!

December 14, 2011
Teddy has been a little slow getting in the Christmas spirit. But last night she finally decorated, at Nibs' urging.
Teddy felt like she was putting out the same old decorations. Maybe a shopping trip tomorrow for new things?
Teddy is impressed, however, with her red Christmas ball arrangement. The old fur ball still has an eye for design!
Have you decorated yet?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

...On the Way Home

December 7, 2011
How could Teddy not stop at the Camarillo outlets on her way home?
It's Christmas shopping time, right? (At least Teddy now has an excuse.)
Uh-oh. Teddy can't find her car. Here we go again!
Good luck Teddy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Great Presidio Outdoors

December 6, 2011
The backyard section of El Presidio had rural charm.There was no over landscaping--a la the Beverly Hills Hotel--here!
In the olden days, farmers used carts pulled by ox, like this one below. There were no tractors.
And grapes were grown for winemaking. No one picked up their Markham Chardonnay at TJ's!
All this sight seeing made Teddy's paws tired so she had to rest on a bench.
Maybe it's time to get back to L.A.? Surely Nibs is missing her...

Monday, December 5, 2011

Look At These Weapons!

December 5, 2011
Back in the old days of California, no one used AK47s. The military might was canons. Teddy couldn't believe how BIG they were. Not easy to fit in your pocket, no, no!
El Presidio had a room dedicated to the canons of yesteryear. Which one is your favorite?
Nibs would have liked it here. Maybe Teddy should have brought him along!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Church Time 1800s Style!

December 2, 2011
Back in the 1800s, churches were very important. All the Spaniards went and prayed and looked for spiritual guidance. They didn't just go to church to get a free sip of wine, like Teddy does!
Notice all the rojo (that's red in Spanish). Color everywhere!
The rest of the church was accented nicely by turquoise benches.
Can you see Teddy sitting on the bench? She's pretty small, but don't tell her that. She's very fearful she has Bear Shrinking Syndrome. Shhhhh.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Simple Bedroom

December 1, 2011
Check out this bedroom below. This is where one of the priests lived. And you thought your bed was small!
Noticed there is no TV, VCR, Wii system, telephone or even a radio! They must have read a lot of books back then.
...and looked out the window a lot.
Next up: the church.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

El Presidio De Santa Barbara

November 30, 2011
Feeling blue, Teddy got in her Benz and drove north to Santa Barbara SOLO. No Nibs. Fopsie has always told her to visit El Presidio De Santa Barbara so she did.
Teddy was fascinated by this old ranch/mission built in 1782 during the American Revolution.
The Spanish built this fort and Lt. Ortega was the first to run it--that was back when California was called Alta California. Inside, Indians worked and the Spanish military planned.
The simple Spanish architecture wowed Teddy. Join your favorite bear as she gets all Rick Steves on us and gives us a tour of this historic site.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Teddy Joe's

November 28, 2011
Poor Teddy, she is so busy with her family drama that she doesn't have time to cook a proper meal (not that she ever does anyhow) so she's been relying on Trader Joe's ready meals. Teddy visits the store so often they should rename it Teddy Joe's!
Last night she cooked up Mandarin Orange Chicken. It even says on the back, "So easy, even a bear can do it!" Teddy did not appreciate that one bit, but she did acknowledge that they had a point!
What's better than fried chicken and sugary mandarin sauce? Not much.
Don't forget to steam some white rice too. That took only about 20 minutes. Easy peasy!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sisters Pep Talk

November 25, 2011
As could be guessed, things didn't go perfectly on T-Day. Beatrice asked Felicia why she wasn't married yet, which Teddy SPECIFICALLY asked her mom to not bring up. So Felicia came over for a pep talk (that's Teddy on the left, Felicia on the right).
"Felicia, you need to give people an answer when they ask you why you aren't getting married," said Teddy. "Sometimes you get mad and keep it all in which stresses you out. Why don't you give them the Teddy treatment and tell them to mind their own damn business?"
"Teddy, I'm not feisty like you. We sure do look alike, but we really aren't alike at all," said Felicia. "Sometimes I wonder if we have the same father." (GULP!)
"How is dad anyhow?" asked Teddy.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011
From our clan to yours: Happy Thanksgiving!
Teddy and Nibs are grateful that their blog has reached over 50,000 page views. Thank you fans. Keep reading. And check the bears out on their own Facebook page:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pumpkin Bread

November 23, 2011
So many people asked what Teddy served Beatrice yesterday that she's decided to share her secret: boxed pumpkin bread mix from Trader Joe's.
Simply add the mix, 2 eggs, water and vegetable oil and stick in the oven at 350 degrees for 55 minutes and voila! Yummy autumn tastiness.
One can eat for breakfast or dessert. Don't forget to add little pats of butter to achieve optimum deliciousness.