Monday, October 31, 2011

A Hollywood Halloween

October 31, 2011
Once again, Teddy dressed as a glamour gal. This year she is Frances Stevens, played by Grace Kelly, from the 1955 Hitchcock classic To Catch a Thief (no eyelashes this year, thank goodness).
Nibs dressed up as Johnny Depp. "Nibs, that's cheating," said Teddy. "You can't just tie on a photograph of someone. You have to wear that person's clothes, props, attitude!"
"Whatever, Teddy," said Nibs. "You're just jealous because my costume is genius in its simplicity!"
"Well, I will admit that you look pretty darn cute Nibs!" said Teddy.
"Before Nibs could let the compliment sink in, Teddy was already off to the candy bowl. That Teddy! A one track mind...

Friday, October 28, 2011


October 28, 2011
With her appetite fully worked up, Teddy stopped by Sandwitched, which reminded her of that magical 60s TV show "Bewitched" about the dazzling Samantha Stevens and her boring husband Darren. Teddy is a wee bit like Samantha, don't you think?
There was so much to choose from! Teddy knew Nibs would enjoy the ham and cheese panini sandwich so she ordered one for him to go.
Can't forget a little Snapple to keep the fur thick! (At least that's what Teddy thinks Snapple does.)
What did you have for dinner tonight?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Banana For Nibs

October 27, 2011
With Nibs in mind, Teddy dropped by Banana Republic.
He could use some new shirts and jackets, though most of the time he likes to wear nothing but his bow tie!
Teddy chose the blazer on the far left. The color will bring out Nibs' eyes! Of course, it needs to be drastically altered, but that should take only a few weeks!
It's never too early to start Christmas shopping....right?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Teddy's Secret

October 26, 2011
Never before has Teddy shopped at a Victoria's Secret. There really isn't much need to as bears don't require lingerie--they have fur to cover their bodies!
But there were other things to purchase in the store besides lacy stuff--the perfume looked quite appealing.
It was pink, all pink! And smelled like bubble gum.
One of the newer fragrances, Bombshell Seduction, had a dandy fan theme.
How could Teddy leave without a bottle of Bombshell Seduction? The name sells itself! This will be Teddy's Secret, shhhh, her secret potion that is. Nibs will be caught under her spell.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Paws Crossed!

October 25, 2011
During a stroll through the Westside Pavilion, Teddy noticed a sweepstakes.
Teddy hasn't been to Las Vegas in over a year. Time to go back!
The ole fuzzball filled out a form adding all her pertinent information.
After making a little wish, Teddy dropped her ballot into the box filled with dice. Paws Crossed!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Inspiration?

October 24, 2011
To get some inspiration for Halloween, Teddy visited the Westside Pavilion over the weekend and happily sauntered into Nordstrom.
So many shops, so many choices. How is a bear to decide?
After an hour, Teddy had to rest her paws on one of those benches they install for the elderly.
Teddy had to admit: she's not as spry as she used to be, especially after that clash with her mom Beatrice. (She's still in town, by the way, and Teddy is a little afraid she could run into her at the mall.)

Friday, October 21, 2011

In Honor Of...

October 21, 2011
In honor of the new peace Teddy has found with her mother Beatrice, Teddy planted (and when I say "planted" I mean stuck in a pot) a Rosemary bush. She wanted to plant an olive tree, but she couldn't lift the damn thing out of Home Depot and these days those workers there will not help anyone, not even a cute little bear.
Not only is the Rosemary bush lighter, it also has a lovely fragrance, and its needles can be used in several dishes, like Rosemary Chicken and Rosemary scones. The possibilities are endless (even though Teddy doesn't cook at all, it's still nice to dream about).
Look at that pretty pinch of Rosemary in Teddy's paw. Teddy tried to eat it, but she had to spit it out--the raw needles gave her a tummy ache.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Is In 11 Days!

October 20, 2011
Teddy got a lovely Halloween card from her sister Felicia (they seriously bonded over the whole Beatrice debacle).
It made Teddy realize that Halloween is coming up soon--in 11 days to be precise.
What should she be? Someone suggested that she dress up as Cleopatra, who Teddy is currently reading about. Hmmm, how would she get her paws on a headpiece made of serpents and gold beads? And should Nibs dress as Marc Antony?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


October 19, 2011
Now that the whole Beatrice debacle is over, Teddy is able to get back to her normal life. To get her away from her reality TV obsession, Nibs bought her a copy of Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.
Teddy can relate to this Egyptian queen because she fought with her entire family--her brother even tried to kill her! (Teddy doesn't have a brother that has tried to kill her, but her mother has in the past delivered some deadly insults!)
No one really knew for sure what Cleopatra looked like, but they will say she was charismatic (like Teddy!).
Finally, like Teddy, Cleopatra had a love of pearls! NO KIDDING (look at the book's cover, that's Cleopatra with pearls in her hair, a look she loved). And she liked lots of other stones too, like rubies, which you can see in these dangly earrings above. Is Teddy the new Cleopatra? Maybe.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dance, Dance, Dance

October 18, 2011
There was an 80s theme on Dancing With the Stars last night so Teddy just could not miss out.
Last week it was down to Chynna Phillips and Rob Kardashian; Chynna got the boot.
This week all the talk was about how Karina Smirnoff postponed her Jan. 21, 2012 wedding to baseball player Brad Penny. Fopsie, Teddy's source on all things Hollywood, said that Karina is having cold feet. (Is she still in love with Maksim Chmerkovskiy?)
It's nice to see that Rob--who has been bullied by the 4 Ks (Kris, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe), his whole life--is shining under Cheryl Burke's tutelage.
(Doesn't it seem like Rob and Cheryl are having an affair? Just asking.)

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Happy Friday

October 14, 2011
Nibs was so happy that Teddy was happy, he surprised her with a fresh croissant from Bouchon Bakery in Beverly Hills.
"Nibs, I am just thrilled that my mother has suddenly turned nice, I can't even tell you," said Teddy.
As Nibs went off to make some business calls, Teddy pondered. Why has Beatrice all of a sudden become kind? What changed her? (Uh-oh, will Teddy be able to figure it all out?)
Her croissant, slathered with butter and jam, was so good, Teddy became distracted and lost all thought about her mother. (Thank goodness.)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Beatrice Turns Nice

October 13, 2011
Teddy thought it was very bizarre that Beatrice asked to meet with her and her sister Beatrice ASAP. Very afraid (and losing fur faster than ever), Teddy said OK because she hoped peace was possible.
As Teddy and Felicia sat huddled together for support, Beatrice was all smiles, so unusual for her. "Girls, I think I have been much too hard on both of you," their mother started.
Inching closer, Beatrice seemed truly sorry. "Teddy, you don't need to lose a pound, you look perfect! Beatrice, if you don't want to get married, that's fine, as long as you're happy, that's all that counts."
Teddy was shocked by this new Beatrice. She was at a loss for words! So was Felicia who was so happy she smiled from ear to ear. "Group hug!" said Beatrice.
"This is a miracle!" said Teddy. "I can't believe we're all getting along. Christmas has come early this year indeed. I can't wait to tell Nibs." Ahhhh, if Teddy only knew the real reason Beatrice was doing a 180, all her fur would fall out. Shhhh, don't tell Teddy. Ever.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Prickly Picnic

October 12, 2011
As he said he would do, Herbert asked his aunt Beatrice for a talk. Wanting a neutral, public environment, Herbert suggested Beatrice meet him in Beverly Hills' Roxbury Park for a picnic.
"Thank you so much for inviting me Herbert, it's so good to see you," said Beatrice. "I have been having such a bad time with Teddy and Nibs, who have been bossy with me!"
"Beatrice, you know that Teddy is my favorite cousin and Nibs is my best friend, right?" he asked. "No," said Beatrice, getting tense. "Well, they are and I don't like to see them upset," added Herbert.
"Well, all I said was that it's shameful that Felicia has no plans to marry Edward," said Beatrice. "That's funny," said Herbert. "Isn't it true that you married neither Teddy's father nor Felicia's father?" said Herbert. BOMBSHELL! Not only did Beatrice never get married herself, but Teddy and Felicia have DIFFERENT fathers! Gasp! "How on earth did you find that out Herbert?" Beatrice said, not denying it. "Please never tell my girls!"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Herbert To The Rescue!

October 11, 2011
During morning coffee talk today Fopsie brought up that Teddy was in tears and losing her fur because her mother Beatrice was stirring up trouble in the clan.
Edward was very upset with this news. "I will talk to Beatrice," he said. "That bear has no boundaries. But I have the dirt on her that not even Teddy and Felicia know about. Don't worry Fops, I will handle it!"
"OK Herbert," said Fops. "But don't get too involved. I hear that Beatrice can be really mean. She was so nasty to poor Nibs."
"Hee hee hee, if you only knew what I know about Beatrice, you wouldn't be worried my dear bear!" said Herbert (remember, Herbert is Beatrice's nephew!).
Feeling like Herbert had the TeddyNibsBeatriceFelicia thing under control, Fopsie turned her attention to the Cost Plus World Market insert in this week's Los Angeles Times Select. Lots of nice Halloween things! Maybe Teddy will want to go shopping with her this weekend.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Starbucks Talk

October 10, 2011
Teddy showed up to the Starbucks her mom Beatrice wanted to meet her at right on time--12 noon sharp on a sunny Sunday.
Teddy waited for 15 minutes then got a coffee and mini cupcake because, you know Teddy, she can't wait when it comes to treats!
Then another 15 minutes passed. Teddy got yet another cupcake, because, really two is better than one.
Finally by 12:45 pm, Teddy realized that Beatrice was not going to show. Sheesh. Teddy didn't really expect that... Crestfallen, she headed home to Nibs.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Day After

October 7, 2011
When Teddy heard about Nibs' nasty talk with her mom, a few clumps of her fur fell out. Stresssss. Teddy decided to end this once and for all so she headed toward the phone.
"Mom, we need a truce," Teddy said. "Can you meet me for a talk? But not in my courtyard, Nibs would not like that. Let's meet somewhere neutral."
"OK, I can do the Starbucks on Santa Monica Blvd. tomorrow, sure, what time?" asked Teddy, shaking a little.
As Teddy hung up the phone she felt a little knot in her stomach.