Polar Bear on the Loose

Chronicles of a polar bear's life in society.

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Friday, October 31, 2003

Polar Bear Pet Peeves

I'll bet you always wondered what polar bear pet peeves were, didn't you? No? Hmm... Well, anyway. My pet peeve is people lumping us in with penguins on decorations and other human things. People have tried to tell me the people who do that know that polar bears are in the Northern Hemisphere and penguins are in the Southern Hemisphere, but I'm not certain of that. They claim it's "polar animals." Right. I'll tell ya' though. I wish penguins were in the Northern Hemisphere. They'd make a tasty snack to have with us while we're waiting at the seal hole for a real meal. What is you people call that? Appetizers. That's it. Or like beer for human fishermen.

Thursday, October 30, 2003

Too bad. The Spurs couldn't shake it loose in Denver. I predict this will turn around by mid-season, so I'm not going to obsess over this.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003


The Spurs pulled that home opener out at the last few seconds after trailing all night. They needed Steve Kerr somwhere closer to the court than the announcers booth!

And tonight in Denver, they're battling back and forth again as they head toward half-time. I see some good moves, but it's a whole new team this season, and they will take some time to 'click' with one another.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Spurs. Tonight. Make Me Talk?

Ten more minutes, and it's season kick-off for the Spurs. I have my Arctic Turn Nuggets ready to snack on.

What does She mean, She has ways of making a polar bear talk? Hah!

Monday, October 27, 2003

Got it.

OK. It was my template. Even though "settings" were set for showing titles, the template never got modified. That's done, but it doesn't look quite right yet.
Why won't my titles publish? Her titles publish! It's the same darn account. What's up Blogger? I hate to play the prejudice card, but I'm beginning to thing you have something against polar bears.

Spurs on TNT

The Spurs season opener will be on TNT tomorrow night. I know where I plan to be. How about you?

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Basketball and the new NBA Season

Pre-season is almost over, and I'm sure you've been wondering when I was going to mention the Spurs again. I think it's wonderfully fitting now that She's watching what may be the end of baseball's World Series tonight. Why do they call it the World Series when only teams from Northern North America can participate? Is that awfully arrogant of them?

But I digress. My World Champion (there's that term again--as if nobody else in the world matters) San Antonio Spurs appear to have been struggling in their pre-season. Of course, this is not uncommon. They don't usually start the season on top. They build to it. Pre-season isn't necessarily about winning. It's about ensuring the foundation is laid to be able to go the long haul throughout the season to finish on top. If you're undefeated in the pre-season and finish the season at the bottom of your bracket, did it really matter? Nope. Not a bit.

So I'll be patient and see how things go this season. Although, I confess it doesn't seem to be shaping up to a championship repeat. I could be wrong.

The indoor temperature was wonderful this week. Then She turned the heat on. Now I'm sweltering again. I'm beginning to think I'd really like my own house--then I could keep the temperature the way I want it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends, Season 1

Boy am I happy. I loved this show as a kid. I caught it in re-runs--polar bears don't usually live long enough for me to have been able to see it in the original release (you really didn't know how technologically advanced we were in the Arctic, did you?). Now She got me my very own copy! It will give me something to do while She's writing that darn fool novel about me next month.

I wonder when Season 2 will be released?

Sunday, October 19, 2003

And they say polar bears have a bad temper. She's comfortably full from dinner but feels a disproportionate urge to eat...what else, chocolate. So far She's resisting, but I don't think I'm going to like being around Her for the next several weeks. Let me check the calendar, when does She leave town again? Drat! I'm stuck with Her until the middle of November.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

They left me alone for a week. I found plenty of things to play with while They were gone. I began thinking about my memoirs. I slept late, stayed up late, and ate way too much. Maybe I should think about trying out the roller blades again soon? Well. I'll think about it.

Saturday, October 04, 2003

It's lonely here now that He's here. She's completely ignoring me to play with Him. Anybody wanna' play with a lonely, grouchy polar bear?