Pink Sock Monkey

Home-hunting and a garbage surprise!

Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2009

It’s a day for driving around to empty homes to see if they want to spend all their monkey dollars to live there!

Pink Monkey and her partner in monkey crime finally heard back from their broker who told them how much money the big businesses will give them to have their first monkey abode.  They’re both very excited.  While the loan dollars are probably just pocket change for Mr. Buffett, to Pink and Blue Monkey, it’s the start of a place to call their own.   They look forward to using it and then repaying it for the next 3 to 4 decades of their monkey lives.

Pink Monkey’s partner in monkey crime is such a handy monkey that even if they get a home with lots of holes and broken floors, he can fix it up in no time with his handy monkey paws.  Look at the amazing wooden stairs that he made!

Amazing wooden stairs!

Amazing wooden stairs!

They’ve been talking to their fellow monkey friends about their home-hunt excursions.  On Friday, they had dinner with friends at an italian place that was so sardine-packed busy inside that they had to eat out on the patio in the windy cold rain.  The owner was very nice and gave the girl monkeys’ blankets to wrap around their legs.  Pink Monkey’s was a plaid blanket that made her think of scottish people and the skirts the men wear and the one boy who wore his to school one day when Monkey was a teenager and all the other boys in the school beat him up after classes were over.  He never wore his plaid skirt again.  

Anyways, they all shared a cheese ball for an appetizer and then Monkey had ravioli with a pink shrimp sauce.  Monkey likes pink.  It makes her feel happy inside.  Then they went to play Apples to Apples which is a game that has nothing to do with apples or apples but rather nouns that go with verbs like touchy-feely is to Helen Keller like awesome is to Monkey’s microwave.  

Then yesterday Monkey’s partner in monkey crime made her another delicious breakfast with perfect eggs that sat in cups just waiting to be eaten.

Egg Cup Breakfast

For such a strong manly monkey, he sure makes delectable dishes.

Then last night they went to dinner at a friend’s house who live in a nice neighborhood in a cozy home with a yard and trees and rooms for their three kids and lots of light and laughter and it made Pink and Blue Monkey think that that would be a wonderful thing to look forward to for their home where they can have all their monkey friends over for food, warmth and fun and she can make make them barbeque or chili or pizza like the one she made the other night.

Pizza and salad

But the best surprise of all was when they came home last night.  In a big dumpster right by their condo was a brand-new friend waiting to be friends with Pink Monkey!  So Monkey rescued her brand-new friend from the garbage and now he has a new home with Monkey and her partner in monkey crime.  He’s a little dirty and smelly right now, but he’s going to take a bath soon.  His name is Eeyore.

Me and my brand-new friend I found in the garbage.  His name is Eeyore.

Me and my brand-new friend I found in the garbage. His name is Eeyore.


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.