Saturday, April 26, 2008

Super Monkey's Bio

So for those of you who don't know Super Monkey, here is a quick bit of info, which he included in a handy dandy biography he brought with him.

Name: Super Monkey

Nationality: British

Species: Alien Monkey

Occupation: Super-hero

Place of Birth: A planet far far away...

Current place of habitation: Gloucestershire, England

Skills: Flying, x-ray vision, super strength, can scratch his ear with his foot

Height: 20 cm

Weight: Won't stay still long enough to be weighed

Religion: None

Political Inclination: Believes our political divides pointless and silly

Food preferences: Vegan! (I'll have to learn to cook some vegan dishes while he's here)

Favorite foods: Broccoli, lemon, brown rice, sweeties (in moderation)

Favorite drinks: MonkeyShoulder whiskey, water, apple juice, a nice cup of coffee

Favorite activities: Flying round the planet to try and slow it down, like superman but just for fun, and to keep fit. Kickboxing (yay me too!), eating, watching black and white suspense/thriller/hammer films. Helping people!

Dislikes: People with no sense of humor. Bad spelling. Evil.

Other info: Super Monkey is very wise and heroic as befits a super hero, however he is also very playful and very good at evading capture when you want him to do something. He dislikes being mistaken for a standard earth monkey (except if he is in disguise) and refuses to eat bananas even though he likes them!

Day 1 - Super Monkey Arrives from England!

So, a beautiful package was waiting for me when I got home from work last night...

When I first cracked open the lid and peeked in, I saw this:

But as soon as I opened the lid a little further, a SUPER MONKEY alien sprang out, ready for action (or defense, as it turned out)...

He immediately flew up to my chandelier and wouldn't come back down (he thought I had stolen the box in transit and tried to kidnap him!)

It wasn't until I showed him this postcard of his home addressed to me that he finally realized I was his hostess!

Partly to break up the embarrassing moment now passed, and partly because he'd been crammed in a box all week, SM decided to take a quick flight around the world (one of his favorite activities). He likes to be like Superman and get exercise at the same time!

While he was gone I took pics of some of the stuff he brought with him:

When he got back he was hungry so we had a snack, some of the lovely candy he brought as a hostess gift. It was delicious, and unlike anything I'd had before!

On my way home from work last night I stopped at Bed, Bath, and Beyond to buy something I had long desired - a recipe stand! Tired of getting food on my cookbooks, and having to wash my hands every time I wanted to open to the page, you know? So Super Monkey offered to use his super fast skills and put it together for me. Here's an action shot of the putting together (I'm surprised it's not blurry he was so fast!) and a shot of him modeling the finished product:

So then I immediately set about making dinner. SM hung around while I cooked. Quite literally.

Later, I wanted to paint my nails. I asked SM if he would hold the bottle for me while I did. He rolled his eyes at such a girly and mundane task, but obliged me all the same (cause secretly he can be a softy at times, though he likes to maintain his other-wordly superness exterior).

Finally, I set down to my evening activity of watching my favorite ice hockey team (the NY Rangers) in their first second round playoff game against the Pittsburg Penguins. Super Monkey watched for a little while, but then nodded off on my shoulder.

When I finally tucked him in for the night he made me promise to post this pic and tell Mr and Ms Loops that he said "Goodnight!"