cody bear's friends

you have a little something….ok, you got it….
January 4, 2009, 12:54 am
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is simply the coolest toothpick dispenser ever!  you push the bird down, a pick rolls out and the bird stands back up with the pick in his beak.  i didn’t partake.

it is at the cash register at one of the local ethiopian restaurants.  the food is excellent there, but if you want wine or beer, you have to bring your own.  tasty vegetarian dishes!


hey! you gonna plant that?
December 30, 2008, 6:07 am
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i really should have planted these guys weeks ago!


now that we’ve gotten our cheeky garlic shots out of the way, i have to give you some sad news:

most of my succulents have died from the terribly cold weather!  and you KNOW how much i love those guys!

i…i…i think i’ll be o.k.

simply to make my sister a tiny bit jealous.
December 27, 2008, 6:27 am
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hello dear.

you missed mom’s traditional christmas salsa.


and i made the traditional christmas guacamole.


both were delicious.

and you missed the annual christmas cuteness. even cuter this year with the additon of a border collie puppy.


aw!  look at the happiness after a round of dog play.

you also missed cozying up around the high tech yule log. bummer!


love you big sis and big brother in law!

fruits of very little labor!
June 29, 2008, 3:11 am
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after i got home from volunteering, i took the pods out back to stretch their paws while i watered my thirsty plants.  i can’t believe it, but there is actually a baby tomato there, deep inside all the dense leaves!

oh…i hope the little thing makes it!

hey sweet pea…ya little cutie veg you…

as i mentioned, my friends are paying me in veggies to do their organic farm’s website.  i love it.  here is today’s snack…

they’re the most delicious snap peas in the whole entire world. they just have to be.  i can’t imagine finding sweeter, crisper peas.

they were all normal size peas, but this little cutie, seen here with a ibuprofen…

i also had a raw organic trail mix bar….which was disgusting!!!!

but oh, …the peas….

salsa in my future?
May 27, 2008, 3:58 pm
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so, you gotch yer tomatoes on the left and your jalapenos on the right.

well, we’ll see how i do. i’ve never been able to make a tomato plant do its job!

plus, cody bear will have to double his efforts in keeping the city cats out of the garden bed.  they know no boundaries and firmly believe the world is their sand box.

so, here’s to fresh salsa in my future!

there’s a pentatomid on my larabar!!!
May 21, 2008, 2:19 pm
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warning: this post contains a bug.  i tiny, harmless but that allegedly tastes like cinnamon!

it happened yesterday evening. i was in the back yard with cody bear, talking on my mobile.  i came inside to check my email and turned my head to find a bug on my should.  one fraction of a second of freak out, then i realize….it’s the mythical pentatomid.

i hung up, picked him off and sat him on my desk then ran to find one of my cameras.  while i was gone, he found a comfy spot on my larabar.

“what’s a pentatomid?” you ask.  it’s a very small bug that flies.  it apparently….can be used for seasoning, but, as i posited before, why not just use actual seasoning.

“what’s a larabar?” you ask.  its a snack bar that has no added sugar, is unprocessed, raw, no gluten, no dairy, no soy and is vegan as well as kosher.  i like them….and so does my pentatomid.

….so then i let him outside and he flew away.  i called my buggy friend, a, and she naturally asked if i tasted it.  right! as if!  she knows i don’t eat meat!