Friday, January 27, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
After visiting the stupid voting place, it was still a beautiful day, so Mum, S.h. & I went to Kensington Market to buy food. I like Kensington Market! There are all kinds of different shops & it's very colourful. The only bad place is the scary, smelly European Meat Market, which Mum loves, but I sure don't! My favourite shops are the fruit shops! Mmmm, apples & bananas! And never the wrong bananas! Always the right ones! Going to Kensington Market on a warmish, sunny day is good!
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Yesterday was the big voting day, so I put on my sneakers & my navy school-boy hat, and went with Mum and S.h. to the voting place, a very nice old community centre about one block away, and it was a lovely, warmish, sunshiny day; and when I got there, I wasn't allowed to vote!!
Apparently, Sock Monkeys are not eligible to vote! This is so unfair! And to add insult to injury, they said I was too young anyway! Mum tried to consol me, telling me maybe by the time I'm old enough to vote, Sock Monkeys will be allowed to, but I don't want to wait that long! I wanted to vote yesterday!
Well, it wasn't very exciting anyway. They didn't have cookies for anyone, or tea (I brought my own in a travel mug) or any treats at all.
Monday, January 23, 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006
Thursday, January 19, 2006
I must say a big Thank You to Ellaine, who took some of the pictures I've used in the last few blogthingposts.
Thank You, Ellaine! You are a very excellent person!
People can see more of her art at www.thebabyblanketlady.com
On the topright is Marlee & Marcus, and on the left is Judi, Skinny, Mum, Jake, Lionel & Fuu. Marlee & Judi are Ellaine's own relatives! It's very nice to see family all making Sock Monkeys together, because then their Monkeys will be family, too!
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Oh, the wonderful, amazing creativity & diversity of Sock Monkeys! Here is my first ever Poem!! It was inspired by my visit to the Sock Monkey Workshop.
Here are new Monkeys, who were only socks before...
What fun awaits them; who are they made for?
What sights will they see;
what places will they go?
How to Adventure is what they already know!
People sit and sew, for one hundred years, or more!
Making new Monkeys, who were only socks before,
Monkeys to make new friends,
with which to laugh and play,
Get some socks, and needle and thread, and make a Monkey today!
These Monkeys are, from top to bottom, Marcus (made by Marlee), Andy (made by Ruth), Chester (made by Kim), & Lucio (made by Beatrice)!
Monday, January 16, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Last weekend, my Mum taught a Sock Monkey Workshop! She talked about the long & important history of my people, and then the wonderful folks who came all made Monkeys!
I was very excited to be in a room full of socks & sewing & new Monkeys being born right before my button eyes! The creation of new Sock Monkeys is a very joyful occasion and to share it with me were many friends.
Here are pictures of all the wonderful ladies sewing their Socks into Monkeys, and even a very rare picture of my own Mum!
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
There's a big house at the zoo, just for the Butterflies. What can I say about how incredible Butterflies are?! They seem to float like little scraps of tissue paper in a breeze, where there is no wind. I wish I was a Fairy Monkey and I could fly up & join them.
Mother nature told the Butterfly that they need not follow gravity, but occasionally, they like to come back down to earth & pretend they are flowers.
Monday, January 09, 2006
This is my friend, Kartiko. He reminds visitors to the zoo not to feed the Animals. Just like Sock Monkeys shouldn't eat too much candy (but ohh, it's so yummy!) Animals shouldn't eat the wrong foods (just like the wrong bananas). There are people who make sure the Animals get the right food, like my Mum makes sure I don't eat too much candy. So love your friends at the zoo, but never give them food! (But if you give me a little bit of candy, I won't tell my Mum. I like jelly beans.)
Saturday, January 07, 2006
These big monsters at the zoo are nothing like the dragons I live with at home! I'm very certain that if they could, they'd eat me! Looking down into their pit, I was worried my glasses would fall off - I'll bet their meals sometimes consist of foolish visitors who tried to get their glasses which fell into the pit! I happened to see glasses in the bottoms of some of the other ponds at the zoo, but I'm sure these monsters would just eat the glasses (and clothing and cameras and camera bags) along with the people... After visiting the monsters, I was very careful with my glasses. I only needed them to read the map,anyway.
Friday, January 06, 2006
One grey day, we decided to go to the zoo! Toronto has a nice, big zoo with lots of nice, big animals. We never get to spend enough time there, so we never see everything, so it's important to consult the book & plan your trip to see the creatures that you want. I, of course, wanted to see all the monkeys & primates. There were some camels giving people rides. My Mum should make a Sock Camel... She's never made one, so I will tell her that she ought to! They have very funny noses. There were many strange birds at the zoo, too. I wonder what this one was? Oh, look, a sign! Name that bird!
Originally I created this blogthing to chronicle some of my Adventuring, so for the next little while, I'll be writing about some of the amazing places I've been to & some of the neat people I've met. These Adventures won't necessarily be written about in the order that they happened, and they won't even all be about me - my friends Fuzaar & Donkey & Babetta & others have done some traveling, too, so I want them to write here as well. The whole point here is to share Adventure!
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Freyas New Years
There was this party at a place called Scruffy Murphy's up on Eglinton Ave. The cover was fairly cheap and the band was pretty decent too. She made some new friends and discovered BEER! When faeries get drunk they don't just feel fuzzy, they become fuzzy. Fortunately it has nothing in common with lycanthropy so the revelers were all safe but being the ectoplasmic being she was, it was literally hard to focus on her after a while. The only way you could have been able to tell that Freya was there was the fact that the band had only two singers but there was a third perfect harmony on "Dancing Queen" and some ghostly fiddle soloing on "Home For A Rest". It makes one wonder where faeries carry their instruments or whether there weren't even more of her aetherial tribe present for the closing of the year celebrations at Scruffy's. Chances are if Freya wasn't the only one of her kind there, the others were probably so wasted they were invisible. I guess that's the way it goes.
Anyway, it ended up that Freya flitted drunkenly home as if she was Woodstock from Peanuts. She had to make several stops in trees and short shrubs on the way home as her meandering flight made her quite dizzy sometimes but Freya made it. I imagine when she woke up there was some other faerie's phone number written in shaky marker on her palm or some such other souvenir from the night (paper crown, plastic champagne glass, etc.) in her coat pocket. The evening helped to get rid of the cabin fever she'd been feeling for a bit since she came to live at the house where she was. Maybe, she thought to herself, the city isn't so bad after all.
Sunday, January 01, 2006
It is now a new year! A whole brand new year, full of promise & possibility! A bit chilly so far, but pretty. I had nice holidays. (But then, being a Sock Monkey, I am perpetually on holiday...) I went to various granfolk places. I went with Fuuzar, and we had a lovely time surrounded by colourful presents & good food. I got Sea Monkeys! The Fuu got a jester outfit. Mum got a dvd of her favourite tv show, and the Subhuman got airplanes & helicopters. It was a nice time. We even got to see a christmas pageant puppet play. I'm a little sad christmas is over now.