Pink Sock Monkey

It’s a great day to fly.

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2009

Whoa.  Sunday was a whirlwind of balloons, bananas, superBowl, biking, brainfreeze and burgers.  Needless to say, Monkey had a blast yesterday.

First, her partner in monkey crime made another delectable breakfast.  French toast with amaretto-lemon banana sauce, poached eggs with lemon hollandaise on a slice of manchego cheese.  And to top it off, almond-stuffed olives drizzled with honey.  What’s a monkey to do?  Eat it all of course.

Breakfast 2/1/09

Then she got her monkey behind on Jumbo Hauler, and she and her monkey partner biked over to the Great Orange Balloon that takes you high up into the sky to gaze at all the surrounding land for free!  Yes, for free.  Next to buy-one-get-one-free coupons, free balloon rides are on the top of Monkey’s favorites list.

The Great Balloon

Balloon in the sky

Pink Monkey’s paws tingled and her tummy tickled with butterflies, but she still peered over the edge to look out at the horizon.  And she took more pictures!  She’s been working hard on her picture-taking because sometimes her pictures are fuzzy and she’s not sure if it’s because her brain has fuzzy pictures or the world has fuzzy pictures, but her camera pictures are fuzzy and she’s just going to focus on working on that for now.  

Not-fuzzy picture!

Not-too-fuzzy picture!

Look at the yellow umbrellas

Look at the yellow umbrellas

When they landed back on earth, they biked their behinds over to the gelato shop to buy and eat gelato.  Pink Monkey likes gelato.  It makes her think of Europe and Italy and all the crazy monkey adventures she had long ago.  But she digresses.  She and Blue Monkey got side-by-side cups of lemon and watermelon gelato.  Tart and sweet.  White and pink.  Like two peas in a gelato pod.  Pink Monkey ate all her gelato and licked her spoon so hard it cracked in the middle.  This is a true story.

Sunday was also the day to celebrate the bowl of superness.  This means hotdogs, burgers, grills, nachos, fries, beers, chips, wings, but not live-bird wings or plane wings or even insect wings, but hot chicken wings that are food and you eat with ranch sauce.  Anyways, it’s also a day of watching very expensive commercials, listening to famous people sing, and also to watch the game called football.   Monkey and her monkey partner watched the last half of the game while eating homemade burgers, avocado coleslaw and Blue Monkey’s delicious nachos.  

Superbowl Burger


Delicious nachos

Delicious nachos

Monkey doesn’t really know anything about football, but it was fun to watch her partner in monkey crime get excited about football and tell her to watch the replays to see the exciting stuff. Pink Monkey would Oooo and Ahhh, but she really didn’t know what was happening on the television screen but she thought it wouldn’t hurt to pretend.  But the burgers were very good and afterwards she did the crossword puzzle because that’s another thing on her favorite list because she gets to learn words like puerile which means childish and that Jason’s ship is the Argo and that a set of standards could mean ethics but sometimes it means code and all this is very helpful for making Monkey’s brain just a little bit less fuzzy.


Long Time No See


Posted Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pink Monkey feels a little bad about not visiting her new blog in so long.  Of course she doesn’t have many visitors, but she likes to pretend she does and she never wants to keep visitors waiting.  It’s always important to be a good host.

So much to tell!  Last Sunday, Pink Monkey and her partner in monkey crime went to visit his monkey family at the big Queen Mary boat in Long Beach.  Monkey wonders if this beach is really longer than other beaches, and if so, how much longer.

They all ate at the champagne brunch buffet in a huge room that made her think of the Titanic movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.  Pink Monkey thinks Kate Winslet is so pretty that she sometimes wonders what would it be like to be her very best friend so she could look at her all the time.  

In the large Titanic buffet room, Monkey filled her plate with food and ate it.  It was pretty good for being made for so many people and her monkey friends.

Queen Mary Buffet


Monkey ate lots of bacon and mozzarella cheese.  Monkey likes cheese.  So does her monkey partner in crime.  There were also cheese blintzes that she dripped blueberry sauce on.  She shared some with Blue Monkey.  Cheese is an expression of love.

Then they went around the big Queen-Mary-like-Titanic boat where there were lots of other people walking around.  Babies, kid people, adult people, old people and some that needed wheels to get around.  It was very exciting.  Monkey’s favorite part was the spooky propellor.  

Spooky Propellor

Spooky propellor

The rest of the week has been very good.  On Monday, Monkey baked mac n’ cheese for her partner in monkey crime.  She made it with manchego cheese which comes from sheep milk and that’s why she thinks it tastes so baa-ram-good.  She also went to class on Monday and rode her bike to the school.


Me and Jumbo Hauler

Me and my bike. Her name is Jumbo Hauler.

This is Monkey’s bike.  Her name is Jumbo Hauler.  She hauls jumbo things.  Monkey likes Jumbo Hauler very much because she has a bell that she rings to get people the BELL out of the way. 

Monkey is a very good rider, although riding on the street sometimes makes her nervous.  But she’s careful and wears her helmet. She always puts safety first.


I put safetly first!

I put safety first.

That night she and Blue Monkey ate her cheesy mac with sauteed leeks.  Monkey also made a salad with apples, candied pecans, parmesan, arugula and prosciutto. 

Mac n Cheese

Cheese baked in a bowl.


I ate this and more!

I ate this and more.

The other night, Monkey and her partner in crime watched a movie called Bigger, Stronger, Faster.  Monkey wishes she could be all those things, except only bigger in some places.  There were many famous people in the movie: Rocky, Rambo, Conan, Hulk Hogan, a guy who looks like the governor of the western state called California, and another guy who looks like Mr. Obama’s vice-president man.  Monkey didn’t understand what steroids really were before watching, but now she has to think twice before judging people for taking them.  It was a good lesson to learn.  

The rest of the week has been full of eating, sleeping, class, work, cello-playing, thinking, trying-not-to-think thinking, watching movies, and eating again.  Monkey is very excited because on the food-eating schedule for tonight, Blue Monkey is making carnitas.  Pink Monkey like carnitas.  She likes putting them in warm tortillas and then putting them in her mouth.  If Monkey weren’t a monkey, she would be a piggy because piggies are delicious.