cody bear's friends


and so we moved….
January 1, 2012, 8:24 am
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we’re in the new house!

spree loves the house. that surprised me. i thought the 16 year old cat would be peeved.

but no.

pickles is fin. she loves the place. and after almost a year of horrible illness, she’s romping around like a nut!

but cody bear? he doesn’t like it?  he misses his yard. his stuff.  the things he barked at.

he hates the dogs that bark on the other side of the new fence and the lack of stuff to watch out the window.

but we’re going to work him through it…..

so here’s to 12.   home improvement. healthy dogs.  more successful business and lots of loving friends!

 



who painted “whistler’s mother?” ha ha ha
March 4, 2011, 6:52 pm
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so goodbear has some new activities since she first started blogging.  one can’t miss activity is team trivia every monday night.  (getting excited just thinking about it and it is only friday!!)

so we have this team and….we’re pretty good.  since january 1 we have won 5 times, second place has 2 wins.  there are usually about 20 teams.  our team consists of my photography biz partner(knows many of the music and art questions), abacus (a long time dog park friend great with history and current events), a music store manager friend(knows absolutely everything about current sports and pop culture), a materials engineer (knows alot about music, science and sports) a postal worker (knows crazy amounts of stuff about diverse science categories), a retired biology teacher(has read every book in the english language) a television and non-profit professional(really knows her pop culture), an attorney(current events and geography), an attorney(baseball, movies and random stuff), an attorney(some science and geography) and me(i bring erasers and know a little bit about music)

i think the most fun for me has been trying to predict what he is going to ask each week.

all this goes down at a bar.  some people are there for trivia…some just to drink.  one night i went to the bar between questions to grab a guinness and i saw THIS:

“what IS it?” i asked.

“it’s ABSINTHE!”  some kid said with an excited look in his eyes.  he and two friends were enjoying the prep for their shots!

so that’s monday.  but for the most part, life is still mostly just full of this:

cuddling the bear!  business as usual!



drunken scots! (jk)
February 2, 2011, 6:04 pm
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let me just preface this by saying, no dogs were given alcohol while these events took place. or ever, actually.

ok!  it was tuesday night and pickles decided to go to the bar with some of her friends from border collie meetup!  so we went to pickles’ favorite local brewery.  all 6 of us packed into rehmy’s landrover and headed to the bar to freeze on the patio!

you know pickles.  here is ashleigh…

here is frank….checking out the menu and considering my mocha java stout…

the dogs did well, but as we usually do, after a couple beers we get a little silly and take turns making our dogs do tricks at the bar.  they love it because they love treats and attention.

(last time we went out rehmy gave pickles have a sonoran hot dog.  that is NEVER happening again. what a mess.)

we got really cold and decided to put the rovers back in the rover and head home.  a fun time was had by all!



why i will never be a pro bowler….
January 30, 2011, 4:18 pm
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so here was yesterday, (an explanation of why i’m still in my jammies and why my back is tired. not sore…tired)

up.

get to the art institute by 9 am to talk to students about dog and nature photography

go to botanical gardens to take some shots.  see this bird with a stick….

which naturally reminds me of this….

pick up abacus to go to breakfast where he orders this….

that’s the “traditional” grilled trout and eggs breakfast meal.  whose tradition IS this, exactly?

head to the cakery to hang out with mc cupcake where she was working on this….

home. two loads of laundry.  take dogs to the park for a nice long walk.

fm picks me up and we go back to the bakery to pick up a sheet cake for the music studio grand opening.

grand opening where i meet this dog….

trixie.

drink a couple beers, then head home to feed the dogs and take them for a nice walk around the neighborhood.  then head to italian restaurant.

next, cyberbowling at ten.  i finish game 1 with 100.  next…70…next 61.

i won’t be going pro.



the hops and holes theory….or…goodbear’s billiard training regime
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm
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dear friends, please remember, you can’t startle easily if you go out drinking with goodbear.  that’s your warning.

why?

because at any minute, while you’re casually lifting your glass to take a sip of beer, she might hiss, “don’t move” while she reaches for her bag.

…and pulls out a camera and makes you hold your glass up to the pretty lights.

oooh. ahhhh.

yes, i did go out for beers on a work night.  and yes, i am freakin exhausted today. 

but it was worth it. it was fun, plus i needed to be reminded about how much i suck at pool.  like every other american female my pool skills increase with each beer.  the number of balls sank per game is directly proportional to the amount of beers you’ve drank.  also, there is an exponential element. 

first beer = you still suck

second beer = most of your efforts are still humiliating, but maybe 2 or 3 shots will elicit a charitable high five from opponents.

third beer = you’re infallible.  at least….that’s what you remember. 

fourth beer = you still act like you CAN’T BELIEVE you made that shot, but in your tipsy head you’re thinking….”i’m a phenom!”

for the record, i only had 3 guinness last night, so i never hit “phenom” status.  also, i know i wasn’t infallible. 

 anyway, fun times. 

now get back to work!



hey, i know my feet like the back of my hand!
July 19, 2010, 6:22 am
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our regular breakfast place decided not to serve on sundays.  jerks.  so we started our day at a different place and i have to say….

their hash browns sucked.

moving on to the rest of the day cuz it gets better.

then one of my mates and i went to target and that was fun.

then to the mac store so i could get a new jogging case for my ipod. while i was there…they tried to pimp their macbooks on me.  no thanks.

so then we go to this running shoe store, right?  and my favorite model running shoe is totally on sale.  so i ask the guy for a seven and a half.  he says, “we better measure you.”  but what he meant was, “you’re stupid and you’re wrong so let’s measure you”.

so i stand on the foot scanner and i get very self conscious all of a sudden and i say, “i have flat feet.”  scan scan scan.  7.5 pops up on the screen and genius says, as if this is startling news to me, “you have naturally flat feet.”

then he tries to sell me an eight.

but i love my new 7.5s! so happy. then we went to shop for espresso machines at crate and barrel and william sonoma.  and then we went and had coffee drinks at this posh little coffee joint attached to a fancy market.  fancayyy.

next house cleaning.

then a 45 minute power nap. then i met some girl friends at the driving range.

then jogging with d.

NICE day, i have to say.

then what?

a nice blue moon, now bed time

“what’s with the tomato?” you ask?

it’s just funny. it has a nose.

tomatoes with noses are funny.



and your plans arrrrrrrre…?
July 15, 2010, 9:03 pm
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ok, let’s just get THIS out of the way:

there. it is a puppy butt. i KNOW you all like puppy butts.  i don’t have anything to say on the matter, but i knew you were over due in the puppy bunnage.

ok, moving on….

summer is in full swing….you see, because i went to a baseball game.  full swing?

i had a great time with friends, but i must say:  i really do not like baseball.  it goes on forever and there is no net to throw/kick/whack things into.  there were, however, some greatly entertaining drunk scientists and a hardy sampling of flying insects:

i have to admit, i drank way to much beer/tequila/wine during the days buzzy and r. were here.  life is normal again.

hopefully the summer will continue to go well.  dog photography is going great guns!  who’d-ah thought!?

i am planning:

1. a trip to the pacific northwest. (need money to finalize plans)

2. turning 40!

3. going to the forest to find more bugs

4. more macro photography

5. movies with friends

6. running/hiking/biking

7. a couple day trips with friends to cooler temps

8. dog photo shoots

9. some golf (hopefully!)

10.  weekly yoga (empowering and humiliating at the same time!)

11. and hopefully straightening out some life shit.

what are YOUR summer plans?  travel? company? new starts?