Our 2013 Christmas Tree

December 22, 2013 at 5:33 am | Posted in 2013, bear tree, Bearistas, Bears, Christmas, Christmas tree, decoration, Hello Kitty, ornaments, Starbucks, Starbucks Bearista Bears, Starbucks Bears, tree, Trees | Leave a comment

IMG_4269This is our 2013 Christmas tree. It has a few Hello Kitties, but mostly it has my Winter collection of Starbucks Bears. :) There are also a few ornaments on it, but not many compared to how many ornaments we actually have! lol. The Winter Starbucks bears also include some of my Chinese New Year Bearista bears. :) Happy Holidays everybody! :)

 

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Dear Interwebs, I’m Tired…

December 19, 2013 at 2:34 am | Posted in 2013, Body, Body Image, Body Narrative, body parts, cheese, Dear Interwebs, Fat, Health, I'm Tired, Kristin Bell, legos, lightbulbs, motor oil, oompa loompa tanned, Rain, scissors, sharks, skinny, stuffed teddy bears, sumi ink, Trees | Leave a comment

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Dear Interwebs,
I’m tired of constantly debating women’s peoples’ bodies. I’m tired of it being the sole focus of so much conversation. I’m tired of “healthy” this and “unhealthy” that. I’m tired of “men want meat not bones” and “eww, gross, you are so fat!” I’m tired of all the health-nut trollers. And I’m even tired of trying to get the health-nut trollers to understand how they are not helpful. I’m tired of ranting about how fat is not the devil. I’m tired of all of the tired “debate” (*cough* yelling *cough*) about how obesity is the single biggest plague on society. I’m tired of having photo competitions to show who is sexiest—fat, skinny, fit, unfit, tall, short, round, normal bodied, differently bodied, tattooed, maimed, jaundiced, oompa-loompa-tanned, blonde, brown, lumpy, frumpy, dimpled, ab-rocking, make-overed, pierced, Barbie, grungy, blah blah blah, etc.—why can we NOT stop talking about bodies?!? Do we all have some form of body? Why yes, yes, we do. I think we can all pretty much agree on that. There are no brains in jars being pushed around on carts that I know of. Yes, our bodies are wonderful and amazing, but can’t we PLEASE PLEASE quit talking about them for five seconds?!? Every day it is a firestorm of shit about people are too fat, people are too thin, people are healthy, people look this way, people look that way, OMG Becky, LOOK AT HER BUTT!!!

Why are we all incessantly patrolling each and every body part of each other? Dude, it is sooooo out of control! Stop the madness! Calgon take me away! So, in an effort to alleviate some of this nonsense, here are a few examples of topics to discuss with your neighbor. You don’t have to discuss heavy world politics or anything (like anyone understands THAT anyway)! JUST SOMETHING ELSE, PLEASE! I’m going to try to make these topics as banal and non-controversial as possible.

Topic #1: Cheese.
Topic #2: Lightbulbs.
Topic #3: Sharks.
Topic #4: Scissors.
Topic #5: Legos.
Topic #6: Rain.
Topic #7: Motor Oil.
Topic #8: Sumi Ink.
Topic #9: Trees.
Topic #10: Stuffed Teddy Bears.

Now, there’s a list of ten things that are rarely discussed on Facebook and the rest of the interwebs. I’m sure if you try hard enough, you can think of many more things to add to the list, and so can I. The next time you are tempted to post about weight loss/gain, your new healthy cleanse/diet/lifestyle, someone else’s (or your own) boobs, thighs, butt, flabby/not flabby arms, how someone is too skinny/fat/unhealthy/healthy/lazy/beautiful/ugly, how the world needs to be changed because people are too fat/skinny/unhealthy/healthy/blah de de blah, etc., well, just consult this list of banal topics. Now, I am not talking about eliminating critiques of culture/body culture all together, but if all you (or I) am going to add is blah blah blah GARBAGE, ill-conceived nonsense and old tired tropes to the conversation, PLEASE put down the keyboard and WALK, CRAWL, SCOOT, LEAVE, GO AWAY FROM the computer! Interwebs, you are just making me too tired to even stare at the screen for hours on end! How dare you!

Bird with Babies via iPad

January 26, 2011 at 3:37 am | Posted in Art, Birds, Cartoon, Cat Food, Colorful, Cute, Flowers, Illustrated, iPad, iPad Art, Kristin Bell, Nature, Pacific Northwest, Painting, Spring, Trees | 1 Comment

I decided the bird needed some babies, so I added some babies in a nest on this one.

Spring Tree with Bird via iPad

January 26, 2011 at 1:00 am | Posted in Animals, Art, Birds, Cat Food, Colorful, Flowers, Illustrated, iPad Art, Kristin Bell, Relaxation, Spring, Trees, Washington, Weather | Leave a comment

 

I just drew this spring picture on my iPad! I’m really enjoying all the apps! :) I was inspired by a friend’s photo on facebook that showed the beginnings of Spring with a pic of a tree in bloom. The tree didn’t really look like this, but it was still my inspiration.

Where There’s Snow There’s Ice!

December 21, 2008 at 5:41 pm | Posted in Backyard, Birds, Footprints, Ice, Iceicle, Kristin Bell, Nature, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Photography, Portland, Snow, Trees, Vancouver, Washington | Leave a comment

A few more snow pics to share…actually some ice too!

icicleleaves

It seems we can’t ever just get snow. Eventually we end up getting ice and ice rain and it makes a huge mess of things. If people only had to drive in the snow that would be one thing, but the ice is impossible. They actually have to close Continue Reading Where There’s Snow There’s Ice!…

We Have SNOW!!!

December 21, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Posted in Kristin Bell, Nature, Pacific Northwest, Portland, Snow, Trees, Vancouver, WA, Washington, Weather | Leave a comment

bigfallingsnowtree

Okay, I know this isn’t exciting to many people, but it is pretty exciting around here when we get snow! We’ve had our first real storm of the Winter here in the Pacific Northwest and even down here in the Portland area Banana Belt, we have gotten almost Continue Reading We Have SNOW!!!…

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