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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Don't Feed the Monkeys!

Monkeys have been in the news a lot lately, mostly because foolish people continue to flout the law against feeding them. Just last week a pregnant woman was attacked by monkeys at a nature reserve. Monkeys have also started to invade housing estates bordering the nature reserves looking for food. The other interesting news is that male macaque monkeys "pay" for sex. I guess prostitution really is the oldest profession.


I've been tagged by MetalMom and here are the rules:

Link to the person that tagged you: MetalMom

Post the rules on your blog.

Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Alrighty then, here we go...

1. My mom says that rather than crying after I was born, I sneezed.

2. I sucked my left index finger (curled up) until I was 12. I also had a moggie (blanket) that had very soft silky binding. I liked the silky and rubbed it against my thumbnail while sucking my finger. I had my moggie until its demise when I was around 5 years old. I was playing "gypsy" and had placed it over a small lamp in my room (I liked the way it gave the room an eerie look). It didn't take long before my moggie was in flames and I was screaming. My mom came to the rescue and tried to save my moggie, but I didn't like it anymore because it was all crispy.

3. I have to wear a specially-made plastic blob at night so that I don't grind my teeth to bits. I also snore.

4. In 4th grade, we were introduced to the song-flute in music class. My parents bought me a red one (which is my favorite color in case you didn't know) and I would wake up bright and early and start playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb". I did the same thing with my clarinet. Mom had to have a chat with me.

5. I have dyscalculia, tinnitus, and auditory processing disorder (APD). This means that I do not do math, have a constant ringing in both ears, and I don't like low-talkers although I'm pretty good at lip-reading.

6. An art teacher submitted a batik and a drawing that I did to a couple of art contests. I didn't win anything, but it was cool that she submitted them.

7. When we move back to the U.S., I want to get a red MINI Cooper convertible.

Now, I'm tagging... NYC Watchdog, Kentucky Girl, T-Shirt, Hilly, SJ, Karl, and Roy


Dave2 said...

Bad monkeys! BAD, BAD MONKEYS!! :-)

Miss Britt said...

Aren't you gonna kind of miss the random roaming monkeys when you get back to the US?

RW said...

Did somebody around here say MINI!?

Anonymous said...

I played a song flute too :). Well, sorta....

Anyway, I will get to this post this week, you renegade tagger!

metalmom said...

Weird!! I have a fear of math! I do basic math-anything more and I freeze.

Sorry to hear about your moggie.

Thanks for playing along. :)

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Dave2... I think it's really STUPID PEOPLE make bad monkeys.

Miss Britt... fortunately, I've never had any bad experiences with real Bad Monkeys, but I will miss going shopping at the The Pottery Jungle. Usually, there are monkeys that like to watch us shop from the rafters above us. I love that place!

RW... MINI MINI MINI MINI MINI! Yeah, I want one!

Hilly... Songflutes are fun, very similar to the fingering for woodwinds. No worries about the meme, it's just for fun!

MetalMom... That's the weird thing about this "disorder" -- I do "get" the logic of some formulas, but I can't do the arithmetic, at last "in my head". I must write it on paper. Way back in 2nd grade I conjured up a finger-counting method and counting backwards to do the "take-away" in subtraction. I hate subtraction and division. It's just not right!

Thanks for tagging me. It was fun, although I'm not sure it was fun for anyone else ;D

Savy said...

I figure the monkeys can't be any worse that the raccoons, skunks, coyotes and wolves out here. They just have better dexterity (though I wonder, those raccoons are tricky little sneaks.)

Wait, there is an actual name for the math-thing??? I just always told people I was allergic to it!

Donna said...

I thought it was great that you got tagged, your response reminded me of all the goofy things we have in common. Must be the sister thing.

ajooja said...

Ooooooo, I'm so glad you didn't tag me. It took me months to do my 100 things list. Coming up with seven more would do me in. :)