Foolish Monkey

Foolish Monkey
MAGIC TOWN where the old never die, Connecticut,
January 31
*************************** "I find that I am so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain" -Red in The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King *************************** WARNING: I like to noodle. can't resist. and once is never enough either. ***************************

Foolish Monkey's Links

OCTOBER 20, 2014 3:09PM

my five lovelies: kitd's OC

first lovely is the grandchildren. my two sons are pretty lovely but not nearly as much so, as the grandbabies - who are no babies and are cresting the hormonal years and then some - the eldest three are either in college or figuring which one to enter next year and… Read full post »

first rule: in order to create order must kiss all illusion goodbye.

os closeup

second rule: response must be rapid while appropriate

observe: one tiny unbearably perfect life-crazed pup with golf ball innards - made of a million million miles of rubber bands, compressed and encased in sweet smel… Read full post »



as Z cleverly coined it - we are:


damn damn damn - I'm having my coffee and I start with Just Thinkings blogs, and they are compelling and incredible and I haven't finished my coffee so I go to Delia's blog - which I hadn't/… Read full post »

ever wonder?  now you know.  Read full post »

pinky OS(1)

hello. you are looking at one serious monkey puppy and I eat feets, too! soon I will eat everything!

yay teeth! 

pinky OS (2) 

I was in a scrap with my siblings while we were in transit from NC.  I have pink all over the place including my silly toes -… Read full post »


Ma! what kind that a leg? 

I had to bend the rules on the OC just a little because truthfully if I’m lucky I might remember where I put my glasses so it's not likely I can recall much of what revelatory fact or skill I picked up last/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 6:47PM

puppytales can come true............


Kool and the Gang

I have a thing for American Bulldogs.  ABs are the Petey dog from the Little Rascals, although Petey had his bullseye painted on, like Groucho's mustache in the Marx Bros films.  


My first dog, Petunia Faloonia Falafel was an AB.  At the ti… Read full post »

I think about black and white because being a painter I know once I touch white paint with any color, it is no longer white.   If I touch a sheet of white paper, it changes.  This may be because chemically there is such a precarious balance in… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 10:51AM

oh how I wish this was fiction!!


Welcome to Manchester!

Well it's finally happened - somewhere VERY close by, there is a turd that could have only come from something so monstrous and evil, something that eats other disgusting things and judging by the stench, it's probably a giant troll.  

Whatever it is smelled… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 11:33AM

meditations on the way of the baker

 walking the path
There comes a moment when I know it's time to begin, and I gather the butter and eggs, the various sugars, nuts and extracts and set all of it out.  I'm not exactly sure where I'll start, but it doesn't matter.  My ingredients must be… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 2:41PM

The wondrous poetry of Paul Simon

It has been said that Paul Simon is a dick, that he will borrow a hook as soon as look at you. And alas, there may be some truth in it.   My brother believes it, being a studio musician and quite the dick himself.  So if one were… Read full post »


PLEASE NOTE: this consumer, wife of Mr. Mega 49ers Fan is OFFICIALLY DONE! 

The image of Ray Rice dragging his unconscious wife Janay out of an elevator wasn't the worst, unfortunately.  What's going on behind the scenes in pro sports, like this obvious tolerance of players off… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 4:30PM

taking it on the chin

thinking about the rice affair (0f course) and boy does it ever brings back memories of the good old days when anger was the defining emotion of our lives.  
no anger was a good day.  
a little anger was a close call.  
a lot of anger and anything… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 2:10PM



I"m going to say it out loud:

I love summer.  I love it when it's warm and balmy.  I love cool breezes.

But I don't like being hot! 

 This is because I don't enjoy sweating but I'm a sweat-er which my son told me was the worst worst gene I… Read full post »

Watching the news this morning, I was wondering who are these kids who are joining ISIS, hustling themselves over to the other side of everything they have ever known, wanting to kill for a cause not even remotely their own. 

Later, in conversation with my husband he mentions a couple of… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2014 3:01PM

kerry! and you too a.dooling! did you get up there? I tried to refavorite squirrel and there you be! are you the squirrel?  woaho!  

(to anyone becoming confused, I defavorited the squirrel and then refavorited him and kerry popped up!  so I went back and found the squirrel again and refavorited h… Read full post »

this started with my deep purple post and the two songs and then Tom C and I started shmoozing about music we loved and concerts we've been to and musicians we've seen live and some people thought it might be a good thread but I don't want to cheat and copy… Read full post »
The weather was hot, but this was hotter than hell.  And then there was the abominably stinking trashcan to consider!  
She couldn't actually smell it but what she could see was nearly unbearable, far more than any civilized human should be expected to tolerate in near proximity. &nb… Read full post »
AUGUST 20, 2014 12:20PM

still a day late, a generation short

.......I was listening to the radio and Billie Holiday singing "Strange Fruit" began playing.   And I noticed something in this particular rendition - her voice sounded older, more pained.   And she was growling.  


Where is the line

When past is then?

In this many days and… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2014 11:13AM

surviving suicide

A man I loved so madly I can barely think about how much or about all the years we spent together, a man who was abusive, manic, brilliant, all encompassing and obsessive killed himself about twenty years ago.  Living with him, I watched him sink deeper into depression and alienation, while… Read full post »

monkeytown enterprises (c)

Monkeytown Enterprises official galley has it's very own recharging station!  We open at 4AM.  Welcome! Come pour yourself a cup! 

A - FABULOUS FROTHER by IKEA!!  this is the CEOs favorite appliance to date, second only to

B - the fantastic burr coffee maker that makes the… Read full post »

ok. the bird asks, the bird gets.  monkey workplace.

(where the merchandising magic happens)  

 stupid computer 3 

the executive offices in front

note even the CEO keeps it casual at monkey enterprises.

A - serious computer with mega ram and so many files - many in duplicate, triplicate and… Read full post »

I see this regularly now, foul disgusting and untrue insults and hate.  I don't buy the comments from people who should know better because none of this is about anybody's "dust ups".

Dust ups are differences of opinion, dust ups can be long standing feuds but never before on this site… Read full post »

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This is the Story of Miss Poppy Puppy, OCD Dog Extraordinaire, Non-Boxer & Canine Virgin Glamor Girlie in Pictures 

Poppy for OS by date (1) 

This is the Petfinder picture that stole my heart from the first.   She was a plump puppy found via their search engine.  I was looking forRead full post »

AUGUST 1, 2014 7:36AM

too quiet morning

Even the birds aren't chirping.  So what's with that?  End of the world movie sound track or maybe there are predators flying around.  We have packs of them - solitary prey birds now fly in packs.  And sadly little happy birds who merrily chirp don't stand a chance.  Still we… Read full post »

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