I thought it would be fun to create a thread where those of us who travel with our bears can share stories and, for some of us, pictures of our bears on trips. Hubbie and I just got back from a Ricky Scaggs concert in Nashville. For those of you who don't know, he's one of the best bluegrass musicians in the history of ever.
Arcto somehow found his way into my beg because he really wanted to see the concert. I've kind of got him hooked on bluegrass. He wanted to go so he could write about it in his blog.
After the concert, Ricky stayed and talked with the fans and gave autographs. I got to meet him and he took a picture with Arcto and me. Ricky was holding Arcto and I was standing beside Ricky. Arcto and I were both on cloud 9 about it. A lady that I met there took the picture and she said she would e-mail it to me, but I don't know whether I can put it here. It will be on the blog as soon as I can figure out how to put pics there.
I thought it would be fun to create a thread where those of us who travel with our bears can share stories and, for some of us, pictures of our bears on trips.
I travel with xteddy (http://webstaff.itn.liu.se/~stegu/xtedd … _info.html) -- a cuddly teddy bear which I use on my UNIX workstations -- you can download him as well if you're using Windows and run him on your computer (http://webstaff.itn.liu.se/~stegu/xteddy/WinTeddy.zip).
I liked him so much, that he kept me company throughout University, that I decided that I wanted a real-life version of him. I emailed the author of the computer program, who told me nothing more than he was a Gund teddy. As it turned out, he's a model 2123, born in 1983; the same year I was born. He's quite a popular chap (http://www.starshine.org/xteddy/)
How, I take him everywhere I go. I always put him in my bag, he goes to work with me, and I put him on my desk and cuddle him whenever I can, even if I am on the train. I fluff him and cuddle him and don't care what looks I get from other passengers. He's my teddy bear. :)
He had a tag in his ear, but I removed it. I don't care; he's for cuddling. :)
-- Thomas Adam