Thursday, January 31

Hey! Hey!

First a conversation:

"Go back Mom. Go back to that picture."

"Which one, buddy? This one here?"

"Yeah, click on that one. I wanna go to that monkey store."

"Okay, let's see here."

Click... wait...load....

"Oh! I want to see that monkey."

"Do you like that monkey, son? "

"Yeah, I really, really like that monkey. We gotta get that monkey from the monkey store!"

"Which one do you like buddy?"

"That one. The red one."

"Do you like that monkey?"

"Yeah, I like that monkey. That monkey is really, really funny. We gotta get that monkey right now."

"Right now?"

"Yeah, we gotta get that monkey from the monkey store right now!"


And then an invitation.

the writing game

Please pop round to this site today and plan to stay awhile. Jen of A2Eatwrite has created quite a game, she calls it The Writing Game and it's aim is a creative challenge to writers (or non-writers as the case may be). Several victims participants submitted ideas for stories, which were randomly shuffled among us. The task then was to write a piece of fiction based on that other person's ideas. As you know, I am not one to step away from a challenge issued, so I took on the task. My story is here. Other stories are there too. Fill your cup to the brim and settle in to read some exceptional writing. (No, not mine. The other guys'!)


And now, infatuation.

While you read today, take a commercial break and pop over to Leslie's place to order your own really, really funny monkey from the monkey store. You can find her delightful creations here, and you can order one right now.

But not this one:

This guy is all mine.


  1. Oh, Jenn. You just overwhelm me with your kindness. How sweet of you to pass on all that monkey love! Your monkey man is on the way and I'm so excited for you to get him!

    I can't wait to read The Writing Game entries!

  2. I like your monkey, Jenn, and I'm here to tell you that you are mentioned on my blog today ... because You Make My Day:

  3. I love that last picture of the back of the monkey's head! SO cute! I read your story - very 'Importance of Being Ernest'-like. Great stuff.

  4. I LOVE Leslie's monkeys! And my fave is the tie-dyed one, too.

  5. Oh, these monkeys are to die for!

    I will check out the writing site when I have a little more time. It sounds fabulous.

  6. Jenn, I came by to let you know that "you make my day"
    This is true! I like visiting your blog and finding stories like the one you wrote. Love it. You should do this more often.
    To find out what I had to say about you visit:

  7. Hmmm...I dunno...sock monkeys creep me out...

  8. The monkeys are fabulous, and you and buddy selected a very nice choice. I am partial to the twin heart monkeys.