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Free Monkey World Tour: Take Your Monkey to Work Day

June 13th, 2007 (05:09 pm)
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Free Monkey World Tour
Day Two: Take Your Monkey to Work Day

Free Monkey's day started bright and early, and we got to work early and bright. He was given a tour of my workplace, where he climbed the bookshelves to his heart's content. He also climbed a locker, a tree, and big stacks of boxes.

Free Monkey met other critters, such as a stuffed orangutan, and shook hands with my co-workers. He listened intently to our discussion about Wicked. One person recently saw the musical, another person read the book, and I've read it and seen it (the latter thanks to YouTube), but our special visitor seemed most interested in hearing about the flying monkeys.

He showed his sweet and sassy sides while posing for pictures. A disposable camera was acquired especially for this event - Thanks, Romanov Princess! - and since I couldn't develop those pictures today, expect to see them at a later date. Someone else had a digital camera, so we were able to snap and upload the following images. Click on a thumbnail to view a larger version of the picture in a new window.


Free Monkey smooches Romanov Princess.


Romanov Princess reads to Free Monkey from Looking for Alaska, written by his uncle, John Green.



Free Monkey visits Maureen's blog and reads about himself.


After reading Maureen's blog, Free Monkey decided that he liked the viewpoint from my desk, so there he stayed while I completed paperwork and data entry. In the afternoon, I swung by the post office to send Free Monkey off to his next host. I told him what I always tell my friends and loved ones when they travel: "Have fun and be safe!"

Did you miss yesterday's post? Read Free Monkey World Tour: Girl Meets Monkey.

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Posted by: Amanda Marrone (amanda_marrone)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)

I did miss yesterday's post--I'm trying to catch up, but coincidentally my son took his new monkey to school.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)

*waves to them both* Has he named the monkey yet?

Posted by: Amanda Marrone (amanda_marrone)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)

Frederick--not sure where he came up with that, but he's in sixth grade and said the monkey was met with "mixed reviews".

Background--Webkinz are big at school--my son didn't have one, but my daughter was getting her second and son asked us to pick one up if they had a monkey. They did, and now he has been tormenting us with monkey shrieks.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)

I'm currently reading a book featuring a character named Frederick! What are the odds?

Posted by: Amanda Marrone (amanda_marrone)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)

Do tell--what's the book?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)

The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

Posted by: dessdefygravity (dessdefygravity)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)

i loved the ruby in the smoke! how do you like it so far? i also loveloveloved wicked. (see name, lol)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)

oh. ps I'm kiersten from the girl at sea: free monkey at sea world tour.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)

Hi Kiersten!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
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It was all right. Not my favorite Pullman by far, but not my least either. More thoughts:
http://slayground.livejournal.com/161509.html

Posted by: dessdefygravity (dessdefygravity)
Posted at: June 15th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)

I liked it, but you're right not the best. The His Dark Materials books were the best. (in my opinion anyway.)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 15th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)

Agreed.

Posted by: Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010 (seaheidi)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)

Fun to see Romanov Princess--what is Free Monkey's favorite scene in Alaska???

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)

Hmm. Perhaps one of the pranks. My favorite portion of the writing comes in the final paragraphs.

Posted by: Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010 (seaheidi)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)

Yes, me too. But I do imagine free monkey would enjoy the prank scenes. Maybe you could interview him!!! HA HA--seriously, would be funny.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 14th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)

:)

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