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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wife Swap

This morning I had quite the interesting email. I was contacted by the Producers of "Wife Swap" on ABC to be a part of the show. They had found my blog and contacted me. They are looking for Garage Sale/Thrifty people to be on it. I love "Wife Swap", it's one of my favorite shows, but it is definitely something I will be not doing. Lordy, I'd have to move my piles of treasures and they'd have a heyday with the whole DH working 90-100 hours a week thing. I will admit that knowing that TV Producers were reading my blog was quite the thrill! She complimented me on my blog, so that was pretty cool, to say the least. I did promise that I would send the word out to all of my Thrifty Peeps in case anyone else wanted to be on the show. (Contact me if you seriously want the info.)

I told my Mom about "Wife Swap", who was floored and it left my Stepfather speechless- and that's a big deal. He's a talker! But, when I asked my Dad, the non TV watcher, if he had ever heard of "Wife Swap", he said, "That's a sex show, right?" Yes, Dad. It's a sex show and your daughter is going to be on it. I couldn't hardly even tell him they wanted me to be on it after he said that. Patooey.

Because I don't like photo-less posts...
Some of the decor from my Birthday Party - courtesy of The Bean.

My stomach issues seem to be gone, but now I have all over flu like symptoms. Today I commented that my hands felt like ice, but in reality they were really hot. I took my temperature and had 101.4. It was about 98 degrees outside today, but I spent the day on the couch wrapped up in two huge heavy polar fleece blankets shivering. I feel better tonight, and think I will feel even better after a good nights sleep - I only slept about three hours last night. I watched a ton of Infommercials. Man, they sell some crap in the middle of the night. And, for anyone that read the E. Coli comments - I do live fairly close to where that happened, but I've never been there. Just the flu/bug/virus crap. But, I do appreciate the news.


  1. WOW, I bet that was unexpected! Lol. I don't blame you for not wanting to go on though! Hope you feel better soon. :)

  2. Anonymous10:40 AM

    That is super funny, I love that show too. I think you should do it:) He He
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  3. Sorry to hear you have been unwell. Well done for being asked to star on wifeswap; we have it over here.
    Mind you I wouldn't do it either!

  4. Wow! They actually look at people's blogs to find people for that? I am SO glad you said no. (But I would have watched the show if you'd have said yes.) It makes me want to take my blog down for a while, though ...

  5. That would have been a trip Shara--just look at all the national exposure you could have given to the junkers of this world! Then again, perhaps it's best we keep our secret safe amongst us, the chosen ones ;)

  6. WOW! I am sooo impressed that TV producers checked out your blog!!!
    You are sooo wild & crazy & witty & funny that I would have loved to see you on that show!!
    You need to reconsider...

  7. I have been reading your posts for the past 30 minutes and you just crack me up! I have been laughing so hard ~ you should write for TV forget about the contestant stuff. You'd be a natural. I really like the way you see and put things. Thanks for being out here in blogland! Monkey on!


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