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.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Art Wreck

On our day out the other day, we stopped at a truck stop,restaurant/convenience store/arcade/art gallery (yes, you saw that last one right) and I spotted this painting for sale.
I think I know where the artist got their inspiration.......
Don't you agree?????

**Thank you for all your sweet comments and nice words.  I write this blog for me and I am still amazed when people read it.  I feel like I have made a lot of friends out in Blogworld, and it makes me happy that you consider me a friend too.  As for the haters........{tongue waggle} nanner-nanner-boo-boo.


  1. That's not something you can get in a Wilton Cake pan kit! LOL

  2. Planet of The Apes GONE WRONG!

  3. When I first saw the picture, my thought was that it looked like the monkey cake. Looks like somebody was spying on you!

  4. God, I LOVE that kind of stuff and I would've totally bought it if the price were right. I have an original painting I bought at an estate sale--it's supposed to be the woman's husband but it's impossible to tell if it's a man or a woman in drag. I treasure it.

  5. Shara, Yes, it does look a lot like your cake. It reminds me of a paint by numbers kit gone wrong. Love your blog, as always! Those who don't probably don't have much fun!

  6. I just wanted to tell you that I normally am a bit of a blog stalker and don't leave comments but I love your blog. It is always funny and upbeat. I like to think that we would be friends if we lived near. Anyhow, forget the nasty hater, it is always a case of jealousy, and keep blogging about that funny monkey cake!


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