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.

Friday, October 08, 2010

I Heard A Boom

I went to the best sale in my entire FREAKING life today.  I am twitching from the digging and the fun!  It was outside and it was near a construction zone so it was super hot and super dusty.  But, I have absolutely NO memory of any of this.  Just the most fantastic kitschy Craptastic stuff ever.  Huge box of boy scout stuff from the 1950's, a box of 1950's baby cloths, 1950's doll cloths, piles of board games, puzzles, vintage Christmas and more and more and more. 

And, the house was only half empty - they were dragging things out left and right while we were there.  I am so going back tomorrow.  Oh My GOD. 


On another note - a homemade bomb got set off on our street last night.  I thought a house had exploded.  It was so loud the windows shook.  Everyone int he neighborhood congregated on the corner trying to figure out what had happened.  The police, fire trucks and first responders were all there.  It was quite the hullabaloo.  Today we were out looking to see if there was any damage and the news crew should up in our driveway.  They interviewed me and The Breadman for a long time, took lots of video, even had us leave and drive up the street when we were done - all on film.  Tonight, it was the lead story.  "I head this boom" I said.  And, that was the end of my big TV appearance. 


  1. Holy cow! How scary! But even more interesting, I can't wait to see pics of your finds today! LOL! I am sooo jealous!

  2. I agree with Amy, that was scary but glad everyone is OK. Can't wait to see your wonderful finds and what you might find tomorrow!!

  3. Oh man, does that remind me of something. One night, when I lived in No. Hollywood, there were suddenly 10 LAPD cars all around my house (I lived on a corner). Then the bomb squad comes. They put up the police tape. Turns out they arrested a guy for DUI and he had air bag cannisters in his car. They brought out that big bomb drum and blew them up right in front of my house. It was really cool. I let a cop use my bathroom, so they gave me the police tape. Ah, memories!

  4. Can' wait to see what you got at the best sale of your FREAKING LIFE! May it be even BETTER TOMORROW!

  5. GLAD You, BreadMan and TB are SAFE!!!!

    Was that You in the pink and BreadMan in the RazorBack shirt?? Can I have your autographs? ;)

  6. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Clearly NOT your favorite neighbors? That is so scary. However, can't wait to hear all about trip two to that great garage sale.

  7. Did they decide if it was done to a neighbor or by a neighbor?
    I can't wait to see pictures of the best stuff of your life.

  8. I found the video of you and Curtis, you are so darn cute.

    If this sale was the BEST of your life, I can't imagine what you found. Can't wait to see the loot.

  9. I thought you were going to say you exploded from excitement over the great sale! Pretty scary stuff, but now you're a famous TV personality. Remember all of us small people by showing your finds real soon!

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