cody bear's friends


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.



from the desk of goodbear
July 13, 2010, 3:48 pm
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mornin’ all.

woke up this morning to a border collie stuck to my side in bed.  can she not feel the heat!?  why so cuddly, little one?

now i’m at work wondering how i’m going to get everything done today.  but, i have this delicious vanilla frappucino.  so amazing. i’d never had one before.

tonight is yoga class.  i’m taking m.  we’re gonna get our STRETCH on!  it will probably be a breeze for her.  she’s pretty “yoga seasoned”, unlike myself.  then pickles and i are meeting a and her border collie to go for a run.  cody bear is staying home this time.  that will really bum him out, but 3 dogs is alot to handle where we’re running. 

ok, time to get to it.  have a nice tuesday all.



pickles doesn’t care about shin splints. why should she?
July 2, 2010, 5:23 pm
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….we’ve been running again, the dogs and i. nothing funny about that, right? first of all, border collies do NOT respect the practice of stretching. apparently they don’t need to stretch so …why should anyone else?

but if i don’t stretch properly i get shin splints. must…stretch…fastidiously. so, i get down, start doing the stretches and puppykin comes up with a full body wag and jams her head under my chin and tries to push my head up. she growls and pushes and wags. i move to another stretch: more growling and pushing and wagging. her whole body wiggling, her little paws dancing up and down in excitement. she gets me laughing so hard, then she starts jamming her muzzle in my pony tail. growl. wag. meanwhile cody bear is about to explode, he’s so excited. you see…he thinks running is hunting.

so dangerous running with these two. every time cody bear sees a tiny animal i have to brace myself for “trials of life”. last week we were running towards a pomeranian. we didn’t see it and we were running very fast to cross the street before being hit by a car. said pomeranian starts SCREAMING in this otherwordly pitch. my dogs went bonkers, pulled me across the rocks where i took a face plant in a grassy area. the lady wouldn’t move away,she just stood there holding her pommy while i pulled and tugged at my dogs. she was frozen, looking down at me as the wires to my ipod strangled the life out of me….and just then….the sprinklers went on.

here they are with their game faces on.

“what up g?”

now, i’m totally addicted to mapmyrun.com. i’ve got all our jogs and all our dog walks mapped out to the exact hundredth of a mile.

it’s been in the high 90s when we go so hydrating is very important. (note, one should not do a wine tasting before running in 98 degree heat) also, it’s dark. thankfully noah gave me a flashing bracelet from the “three olives vodka company”. (classssyyyy) makes it easier for the drunk guys to spot you and shout their “damn you look good” at you as they walk into circle K for their next 12 pack. sigh.

last night’s play list: “butterfly” – crazy town (i like running to one hit wonders), “not an addict” – k’s choice, “all mixed up” – 311 and “leave home” – chemical brothers.



backyard short track championship!
February 10, 2009, 5:07 pm
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what? pickles is in the lead?!

race1not for long…

race2race3

race41



from the silly dog video vault
May 5, 2008, 9:44 pm
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here’s cody bear after a bath.  he loves this place!!!

(he’s being very silly if you ask me)



first mad lib for thursday!
May 1, 2008, 3:58 pm
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great! we go so many words, we can do multiple mad libs today!

here is the first:

TIPS FOR BEGINNING JOGGERS (from an article)

Beginning a running dress is a misty idea for people looking to get hot. Running is an activity you can enjoy hesitantly anywhere, anytime. Also, it does not take any dreary dogs – all you need is a pair of chairs and some rugs – so you’ll be jolly to go in no time.

If you’ve just jumped jogging, you’ll want to make sure that you sleep some simple cats.

Do not try to do too much too soon. When you first gallivant jogging, it is smooth to get carried away and lick a lot in one tupperware. While this may feel like a way to tweak you are in shape, it patiently can cause disappointment and smidgens. It is better to start con spirito at a porridge and distance that is magical (perhaps 2 minutes of reading, 1 minute of chasing alternating for 20 minutes) and to dance no more than an extra minute or so each time. This will allow your marshmallow to get used to the new saxophone and keep you from driving too quiet and getting inventive.