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A perfect 10…it’s like Magic! Or perhaps….

Hocus Pocus!  A flying cake!

Watch as the Great Pandisto elevates a cake!  Nothing up his sleeve!

Watch as the Great Pandisto levitates a cake! Nothing up his sleeve!

And a big Pandy thank you for all the new followers here at The Panda Chronicles! We have passed 47,000 page views and we are within the realms of possibilities to reach 50,000 by December 31st.  Is it wierd? yes, but it’s a really cheap Christmas present for the panda kindergarten!

Did you know you can follow the bears on twitter? Look for us on Twitter!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

A perfect 10…it’s like Magic! Or perhaps….

Hocus Pocus!  A flying cake!

Watch as the Great Pandisto elevates a cake!  Nothing up his sleeve!

Watch as the Great Pandisto levitates a cake! Nothing up his sleeve!

And a big Pandy thank you for all the new followers here at The Panda Chronicles! We have passed 47,000 page views and we are within the realms of possibilities to reach 50,000 by December 31st.  Is it wierd? yes, but it’s a really cheap Christmas present for the panda kindergarten!

Did you know you can follow the bears on twitter? Look for us on Twitter!

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Look out Mehitabel, here comes the panda kindergarten……

Once again I am going to step outside my role of cartoon panda to share a little piece of the view into the world I live in.

Warning: Heartwarming story coming…people who are looking for action, adventure, and panda kindergarten misdeeds should just skip on down to the cartoon!

When I lived in Seattle, one of my musician friends had a little joke he liked to tell about supporting yourself as a musician.  “We make our living taking in each others’ laundry.”  He was referring to the practice of one person paying another, to give their child music lessons, and then that person would pay the first to teach his child.  It seems like no net gain for anyone, but really, it was a real builder of community and connectedness.

Today is the first Saturday in May, which on Whidbey Island is Hearts and Hammers day.  It’s modeled on Habitat for Hummanity’s home building program, and is a one day all volunteer work blitz.  They have done projects as simple as gardening for a home owner who is no longer able to keep up with the raging flora that we are gifted with here in the northwest, and as extensive as new roofs, railing and ramps and even a whole new bathroom in some houses.  I’ve worked on projects for a number of years, and been the recipient of a “hearts and hammers-like” day, when my house caught fire 17 years ago.

We also have a very active food bank that several years ago started an organic garden that provides fresh vegetables for our food bank clients.  Is this an amazing community or what?  Not only do I love living here, but I am proud to live here as well.

So, when my good friend (and panda supporter) Vicky Brown, of the Little Brown Farm told me she was going to do a Kickstarter project to add to their facilities  at the dairy, I offered to help her with my vast (ha ha) wisdom gleaned from doing my (successful) Kickstarter project.  Besides being a very modest (very) contributor, I’ve been helping her with editing her posts and updates, and just being a general cheerleader.  I know I have a community of readers out there, who love humor and pandas as much as I do.  So I am going to use my panda pulpit once again to request your consideration, and hopefully, your help for the Little Brown Farm.  Do check out their Kickstarter project and video (with adorable little goats!) and remember it’s really not the size of the donation that matters.  even a small $10-$25 donation shows them you care about small scale farming and good food made by people who care deeply about their animals.  They work harder than just about anyone I know (except for maybe other farmers).

http://kck.st/GW4Yal

And now for a word from the panda kindergarten:

join the pandas at http://kck.st/GW4Yal

 

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

5 hours to go on my Kickstarter project!

Dancing in the moonlight with Pandas

Dancing the "red dot" dance in the moonlight with Pandas!

In honor of the last 5 (or is it now 4?) hours of my Kickstarter project, I thought that I would do the Red Dot Dance under the moon (with pandas).  For anyone who was in my neighborhood last night, I hope you were not shocked.  Apparently the dance is working, but we’re not quite done yet.  I still need $700 more to reach my goal and get all the funding.

Thank you for all your help so far.  I couldn’t do it without you all (and you know who you are!)

The panda kindergarten swears that they will release Mehitabel as soon as my goal is reached.  (They caught her again, as she was making a break for the front door)

You are all the bear!

Be the Bear!!!!!!

Bob T. Panda

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arttraveler/painting-from-the-source-the-inspiration-of-italy

Today’s REAL post (as opposed to the bogus one, earlier…)

In case anyone missed the Year of the Dragon cartoon that ran last month, I repeat it for you now, along with further dragon year/panda kindergarten adventures.

the year of the dragon, panda kindergarten

Perhaps Bob’s next book could be The Panda Kindergarten That Played With a Blow Torch.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. (note to self: don’t forget to back up) Panda

Oh Boy! Two new inductees to the Roll of Honor! And Cuppycakes!

We are pleased to announce *2* new inductees to the Roll of Honor!  First, we would like to welcome Sue Frause, in the catagory of “Random Acts of Cuppycakes,”  for leaving a little package of cuppycakes on her doorknob before she went off on her errands.  Was that cool or what?   There she was on Fez Book talking about Farmer Bob making cuppycakes for her birthday, and I comment that I’ll be right over.  So, she writes back that she’ll leave some on the porch for me!  This is the very definition of awesome. And to top it off, she mentioned me ( Bob T. Panda) in her Seattle P.I. Blog, because after all, if you are talking about cuppycakes, you are talking about me!  So welcome to the Roll of Honor, Sue!  (Good cuppycakes, by the way!)

Our second lucky Roll of Honor inductee is Nina Laden, children’s author and illustrator extraordinaire,  for the wonderful panda earrings she made for me out of something called shrink film.  The little pandas are sitting and holding a pencil that is almost as big as the panda.  I’ll take a picture and post it.  They are really the cutest thing.  I can’t wait to wear them.  (They will look really good against my black ear fur!)  Opening the package totally made my day.  By the way, the reason I was so fortunate to receive this fabulous gift, was a little challenge that Nina was passing along, where the first 5 people who commented on this post from Nina (on Fez Book) would receive something from Nina, made by hand.  It is a little like a chain letter, as Nina said in the note that accompanied my earrings, but with the MAJOR difference that the recipients self-select themselves, as opposed to some %@@!#$$&* chain letter that you have no interest in perpetuating.  Also, then you get something cool and special made by hand (or by paw, in my case).  By the way, if you ever send me an actual chain letter, I will be the one that breaks the chain.  (Oh god, does this mean that the economic meltdown is ALL MY FAULT????)  Anyway, I’m working on my “made by hand thing” but if you’re not already on the list, it’s too late now. Sorry.  I highly recommend this kind of activity.  Thank’s Nina.  You are the Bear!

Till next time, when the panda kindergarten begins “helping” Bob with his campaign,

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

More from the archives: why there are no pandas in Seattle.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

Coming Soon!!!! Pandapalooza!!!!!!!

We would like to apologize for our negligence in posting new episodes of “Your Brain on Pandas” to this blog, but Bob has been VERY  busy of late: preparing for the new Pandapalooza Festival ( Brought to you by P.A.N.D,A. International), rehearsing with his band, The Band-APandas, saving the environment and eating LOTS of Cake! He promises to bring you more “Tails of the Panda” very soon!

Panda On

Bob

Coming Soon!!!! Pandapalooza!!!!!!!

We would like to apologize for our negligence in posting new episodes of “Your Brain on Pandas” to this blog, but Bob has been VERY  busy of late: preparing for the new Pandapalooza Festival ( Brought to you by P.A.N.D,A. International), rehearsing with his band, The Band-APandas, saving the environment and eating LOTS of Cake! He promises to bring you more “Tails of the Panda” very soon!

Panda On

Bob