What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Monday, June 04, 2007

I Got Junk In My Trunk

And lots of other places too. Including my mailbox. I received my box of "junk" from Raesha at My Love on Friday. I got lots of good stuff and I wouldn't consider any of it JUNK.

Two big craft books, yarn, gel pens, scrapbooking papers, computer paper, cosmetic bag, little expanding whatzit (DS took it!), Recycling Tub Keychain (DS took that too!),stickers, stickers and more stickers, ladybug twins and lots of other goodies. Thank you Raesha. I sent her a terrible lot of junk. Tons of it. I hope she can use some of it - lots of itty bitty little things. I like little things and just hang on to everything I find. I hope it wasn't just, well, junk.

On to more JUNK. I mentioned that we went to the Wal-Mart Shareholders Vendor Fair on Thursday. The amount of free stuff they hand out is overwhelming sometimes. The later in the day or the warmer it gets, the more generous the vednors become. Case in point. Earlier in, the day, the Little Debbie Vendor had three items out on dislay and a sign that said one per customer. A little later as the sun started melting the icing on his buns (honey buns, silly) he was handing everyone four, five, six of them. The Kellogg's people had a line across the parking lot. Piles and piles of nice melamine cereal bowls, complete sets of Disney Bendables from the cereal boxes, pins, coupons, cookies, etc. People were drooling waiting in anticipation. When we got to the table, it said "NO LIMIT". Now, I am not the right person to not set a limit! The three of us loaded up. We ended up getting in line three different times over two days. We ended up with 40 cereal bowls. That's ten sets! I've shared with the family and we have cereal bowls for life.

We also got more toothpaste than we have teeth, sweet treats, chicken sandwiches grilled on THE WORLD'S LARGEST GRILL - a converted tractor trailer rig - (I even won a T-Shirt declaring that I, myself, had SEEN the WORLD'S BIGGEST GRILL), all the ice cream you could dream of from three different ice cream companies and EVEN cans of Super Lemony Sierra Mist that (shhh) isn't even on the market yet.

So, why do I tell you all of this? Because I have more stuff than I know what to do with right now. So, that must mean, you guessed it, a GIVEAWAY. Hmmmm, how shall we do this one? I have a Flat Rate Priority Box crammed to the max with Shareholder goodies. There is a lot of kid friendly stuff, so if you have a little one or little one at heart - you will want this one. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you're getting some cereal bowls too.

Instead of a drawing, let's have a contest. Can anyone guess what I do every night while I am on the computer without fail? Clues are: It's not preverted (!) and I don't smoke or drink. Hmmmmmmm. It's something that I am addicted too. I don't mean reading blogs or chatting or anything like that - it's something that I actually DO.

Okay, leave a comment with your guess and the winner will get the goodie box full of junk, I MEAN, good stuff. If no one guesses or gets close - I will stop dropping hints. Or have I already done that? So, get cracking on those guesses.

Good luck!


  1. I'm so glad you like your junk!! The wonderful box you sent is hiding, until hubby is at work on Saturday, then I will spread it all out and take photos:):) I'm going to guess that you play sudoku every night on the computer:)

  2. Anonymous1:35 AM

    Cool junk swapyou had-very neat idea!
    My guess is yu play solitaire on the computer.


  3. Anonymous7:20 AM

    All the 'junk' everyone is receiving from the swap looks far from 'junk'!! Nice! Makes me even more anxious to receive mine!! My guess is that you print out coupons/freebies - how else could you afford all the Wonderful Stuff that you are always 'purchasing'?!?!!!!!

  4. Anonymous7:30 AM

    Drink your favorite soda?

  5. Crack your knuckles?

  6. I am going to guess.... since you are the "coupon queen", that you sit and clip coupons.

  7. I know this one. I know this one. BUT I am her Mum so can't participate. Shucks! No hints from me.

  8. I'll say it's an online interactive fantasy game of some sort. :) I'm not sure though if you mean it's something you do on the computer itself...or while your are sitting there at the desk.
    So if it's the latter then I'll say you eat your favorite snack and have a glass of tea.

    Congrats on the great load of great load of "junk"! I think it's funny Raesha is hiding hers till hubby is gone!


  9. Anonymous6:00 PM


  10. Anonymous8:37 PM

    Do you put lotion on your feet?

  11. Anonymous2:08 PM

    With that vivitar, it MUST be drink SHARA SODA!!!


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