The winners of the 2018 Teddy Bear of the Year (TOBY) Industry’s Choice Awards were announced at the Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show in San Diego Jan. 6. Approximately 150 entries submitted by nearly 60 artists from around the world were each given a score by fellow professionals within the teddy bear collecting field. The highest-scoring entries in each category become this year’s Industry’s Choice winners, and will go on to be the nominees for the Public’s Choice Awards voted on by Teddy Bear & Friends readers.
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When comic Amy Schumer does the talk-show circuit, promoting a new movie, book, or cable special, she makes sure that she comes to the set with scads of new material. Whether you find Schumer disturbingly hilarious or hilariously disturbed, she is not a performer who wants to show up, sit on the couch, and appear staid and reserved. She gained fame for her tell-all monologues — where she reveals secrets that used to be classified as too embarrassing to share with the public, or even with a really good close friend. Schumer has become an A-lister by portraying herself as a naturally smart but C+ student who knew that stacking up life experiences would count for more than getting good grades and being a good girl.
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“I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.” — Brigitte Bardot
It’s hard to believe that 2017 has come to a close. Like most of you, I’ve tried to accomplish all of my goals and cross out everything on my to-do list. Isn’t it great when a “to do” becomes a “was done”? However, sometimes the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Scottish poet Robert Burns was onto something when he brought up mice in his view of how futile it sometimes is to control the present and mastermind the future. For me, with the Plush Life, there is always so much to blog about, but not always enough weeks in the year. Here is a musing of mine that nearly went the way of the over-ambitious mice! I’m glad I managed to slip it in right under the calendar wire!