This week’s Furry Friday shows off bearded men with tattoos. Whether lightly or heavily tattooed, vote for as many inked bears as you like!

Thanks so much to Mikah McCullough for contributing most of the photos for this Furry Friday.

Warning–some images Not Safe For Work!

-Noah    Continue reading


FURRY FRIDAY: Vacation in Gatlinburg, TN


The Three Bears are on vacation going to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. To coincide with our trip there, today’s Furry Friday features pictures of bearded men related (somehow) to Gatlinburg, Tennessee or vacationing in general.

Where is Gatlinburg? It’s a small yet busy touristy city about 40 miles southeast of Knoxville. It’s not far from Dollywood and features amusement parks, nature trails through the Great Smoky Mountains, places of interest like Ripley’s Believe It or Not, plus…  Continue reading

Movie Review: “The Farewell”

We went to see the movie, The Farewell and I’m glad we did. It was a powerful, thoughtful, incredibly well acted movie that really makes you think. The plot is that a Chinese family discovers that Nai Nai, their “matriarch,” the grandmother, has terminal cancer and has less than three months to live. But apparently the Chinese way—they stress this several times in the movie, right from the opening—is to not tell an elderly person. Why tell them and let them stress and mourn over their last days on earth? Instead, lie, so that their last days are lived to their fullest, happy and carefree.

I wasn’t a proponent for such a course of action. I thought, Whoa! I’d want to know so that I can make sure I get any unfinished business taken care of before I leave. Not only financial stuff, but making sure I had done all those proper “people” things. As in making sure there wasn’t any nastiness left or unsaid things, any apologies I might need to have made, or anyone I needed to forgive.

And that’s just how the protagonist of “The Farewell,” Billi, feels. But after watching The Farwell? I’m not so sure. The movie makes you think. And I can’t say how it does this, or I’d be spoiling the whole thing, but let’s say this: After watching The Farewell, I think I might not want to know that my days were truly numbered after all.

But what really makes this picture is the stunningly powerful performance by Awkwafina. We know she has comedic timing second to none from movies like Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians. But darnit, girl! Who knew the level of her true acting skills? The subtlety? Her human presence versus comedic presence? Her chemistry? This woman is headed for an Oscar! Did you know she didn’t know any Chinese before making this movie? I wouldn’t have known! The entire case was good, especially a standout performance by Shuzhen Zhao as Nai Nai.

For those of you who tell me that you’re tired of action films and superhero movies and the like, or those of you like me who enjoy all kinds of movies, I recommend, The Farewell. I think you’ll be glad if you give it a chance!


And we’re going to…drum-roll please….

Gatlinburg, TN!


The trip is booked, airline tickets paid for, hotel reservations made.

Would anyone care to guess how far *down* on my bucket list Gatlinburg, TN is? To give you an idea, I’m not even sure I knew there *was* a place called Gatlinburg, TN. I’m *pretty* sure R didn’t know Gatlinburg, TN, existed before a month or so ago, when he was asking around at work for good places to go for a vacation and someone (he smartly won’t tell me who) suggested Gatlinburg for good wholesome family fun (as if we have kids to take). As if good old fashioned wholesome family fun was some kind of goal.

But when my husband Continue reading