Pink Sock Monkey

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.


Today is Thursday!

Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pink Monkey forgot to update on her Mr. Obama-celebrating chili!  She was quite proud of herself because she didn’t look at any recipe.  She just dumped a bunch of food together.  She figured that food was yummy so this should be yummy too.

Mr. Obama-celebrating chili

And it was even better the next day warmed up in the awesome microwave and then with sour cream and little pieces of cheese swirled in it.  It was like a sundae, except with chili instead of ice cream, sour cream instead of whipped cream, and cheese instead of sprinkles.  So not really like a sundae after all, but it was fun to pretend.


Tonight, Pink Monkey’s best friend and partner in monkey crime requested fish for dinner.  Specifically, fish with an orange-flavored asian sauce.  More specifically, fish with an orange-flavored asian sauce with orange rind in it.  

Pink Monkey was happy to oblige because she loves her partner in monkey crime very much.  You ask Pink Monkey, you get what you ask for!


Look, I made sausage too!

Look, I made sausage too!


Pink Monkey also made sausage.  Her partner in monkey crime likes sausage.   He ate a lot of the sausage.  Monkey also made brussel sprouts.  With bacon.  She ate a lot of the brussel sprouts.  Mmmm.  Bacon.  

Now they’re very full for food and happiness.  They’re going to go to bed and watch TV.  Pink Monkey has to watch The Unit tonight, because last time she got to watch Indochine.

Yay Mr. Obama!

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2009

Pink Monkey had an exciting morning watching Mr. Obama become the president-man of the United States!  

Monkey is proud to be a member of the states that are united under America.  Monkey got goose pimples listening to Mr. Obama.  It’s weird when Monkey gets goose pimples, she starts staring at them for a long time.

Me and Mr. Obama saying Hi!

Me and Mr. Obama saying Hi!


Me and Mrs. Obama.  I think she's pretty.

Me and Mrs. Obama. I think she's pretty.

Monkey heard from her sister who got to walk the long mall at the city of Washington D.C. and be there for all the festivities.  Monkey was jealous but happy.  It was okay because Monkey made Mr. Obama-celebrating chili in her slow cooker and she gets to eat that.

Sundays are Great!

Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pink Monkey had a very stay-at-home, not-doing-anything-really-exciting, but still a great day today.  Her partner in monkey crime made breakfast while she dabbled on the great World Wide Web looking up chili recipes.  One of Mr. Obama’s favorite food is chili so Monkey wants to make chili to celebrate when he gets to be the president in the big white house in the city of Washington D.C.! Yay Mr. Obama!  She’s going to make cornbread too.

While Monkey cut and pasted many chili recipes, she didn’t realize that her partner in monkey crime was making such a delectable breakfast.

Eggs Benedict a la James


Poached eggs with hollandaise on a cracker pancake with prosciutto.  And that’s a nice hunk-a manchego cheese with creamy olives on top.  Monkey was very happy to eat this.  She’s lucky to have such a great breakfast-maker as her monkey crime partner.  This got her very distracted from Mr. Obama-celebrating chili.  

Then Monkey practiced her cello. 


I'm practicing my cello

I'm practicing my cello



Monkey still doesn’t play her cello very well, but she’s very proud of it.  His name is Jeremy.  His full name is Jeremy the Cello.


Me and my cello.  His name is Jeremy the Cello.

Me and my cello. His name is Jeremy the Cello.


Dinnertime came so soon.  They had leftover beef burgundy that Monkey made in the crockpot.  It was the first time she made food in the crockpot.  It was more runny than she wanted but it still tasted yummy.  

She also made green beans.  She used the microwave.  She loves using the microwave.  If the microwave wasn’t filled with radiation, Monkey would live there all the time.

Beef Burgundy and Green Beans


After dinner they plan to finish watching The Money Pit with Tom Hanks and Shelly Long.  Monkey loves that movie.  Sometimes she doesn’t even need to see it, she just thinks about a scene and she laughs.