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
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.

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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.