There are many things (IMHO) that it is better to live through the stories told by others, through books or movies, or videos on the internet. One of the top things I would rather see pictures of than to do myself, would be climbing Mt. Everest. Jon Oliver did a hilariously funny segment on all the people who had lost all sense of proportion in their desire to climb the fabled mountain.
Of course, I borrowed shamelessly from his show to write this ‘toon!
For those who have seen my little arts and crafts project over at FezBook, I have some information for you!
First the important stuff: Stickers are $8 for the first one, and $6 for each one after that. Please double check with me before sending me money, so I can put your stickers aside for you. You can do that via the Contact Us link at the top of the page. Tell me how many you would like and your mailing address. This price includes US postage.
Once I tell you Yes, I have stickers for you, head over to my PayPal.me page (you can also click on the panda with the bowler hat under the heading: Buy a Panda a Cuppycake, which will take you to the same place) It will give you a spot to type in the amount of money ($8 for one sticker, $14 for two and so on) then if you have a PayPal account it will ask you to log in. I think there is the option to pay as a guest without logging in. (You can also send me a check if you don’t want to deal with PayPal)
If you were a Kickstarter supporter on the latest pin project, you are already getting one. If you’d like more than one, you can contact me (via the Contact Us link at the top of the page) and if you let me know by this weekend, I can stuff a couple more stickers in your package.
Here’s the sticker: Sized 3 in. x 8 in.
And here’s what it looks like on the cup!
My counter almost looks tidy! I’ll write up a little tutorial next time!
Bob T Panda
If you have Animal Planet available to you, you are probably aware of their The Zoo:San Diego series that recently started up. This week, one of the segments will feature the departure of our dearly beloved Bai Yun and his Woo-self. Heartbroken, still . . . but I will be faithfully watching for one last glimpse.
Wah! I don’t do TV, but maybe they will do a DVD eventually that I can get from my library! I hear from people who go to China frequently, that Wu bear is doing well, as is his mom. Sigh…Pandiego will not be the same.
Honestly. Every time I see news stories about people climbing Mt. Everest i just sit there shaking my head. I’ve climbed a couple 14,000 ft peaks, and that was more than enough for me. To risk life and limb just to say “I did this!” is mystifying to me. And seeing all those stupid people in that line in below zero temps with their oxygen running low was mind-boggling. Bob and Mehitabel have the right idea. Could actually be lucrative.
I hardly want to walk up the stairs to the second floor, so I am not one to talk. The one thing that slightly redeems the whole endeavor is that the locals make some money being guides and porters, but on second thought, doing hard work for entitled a**holes, you couldn’t pay me enough. The mess they leave behind must be horrible. (even without the dead bodies.)