Archive for May 30th, 2012

May 30, 2012

Well, Sun, is that really you? Hello, Darling! Where have you been?

by Janie Jones

This is a photo of a sunbathing Colobus Monkey.  I took this photo in March.

One may wonder why I’m sharing a photo of a sunbathing Colobus Monkey with you.  Well, several reasons I suppose.

First, because it’s silly, and my soul felt the need for some silly this morning.

Second, because I wanted some color on my blog.  I know, a black and white monkey on dead grass is not very colorful, but at least there’s something to break up all the text.

Third, I was getting tired of reading my own 101/1001 updates, aren’t you?  I’m almost caught up, so please bear with me.

Fourth, and foremost, because I envy this monkey his ability to just lay back in the sun and chill.  I want to follow his (her?) example.  Unfortunately the weather, my illness, my duties as a mother, and my idiotic need to earn money is putting a serious crimp in my ability to copy cat sunbathing monkeys.  However, my cold is gone, the spud leaves for her dad’s on Friday, I have just two more weeks of work left this summer and, it can’t rain forever.  After all, I don’t live in Seattle.

In anticipation of impending monkey business, I splurged and treated myself to a folding chaise-lounge (unlike the monkey shown, I am not so fond of lying directly in the grass, itchy!).  I can hear it calling me:

“Janie…  Oh, Janie!  Come, unfold me.  Sit on me.  Relax and sip rum punch and read Darcy romances.  Have no cares.  I’m waiting, Janie!”

Oh, Mr. Chaise-Lounge, make a monkey out of me!

So, now you know I have monkey envy don’t go sharing these de-tails on the ‘apevine.

May 30, 2012

Task Mistress Day 50; Task 9 out of 101/1001

by Janie Jones

9.  Figure out how to sit for two finals 75 miles apart at the same time on the same day. (4/11/12; 5/1/12)

This turned out to be easier than I thought, as the two finals in question were for Spanish and Anthropology, and being as my Spanish class consisted of just 4 students the teacher let us pick a different date that was preferable to everyone.  So one problem solved, but it turned out to be even less necessary because after we picked the new date for the Spanish final, the teacher announced that she would exempt anyone with an A in the class and perfect attendance from the final.  I didn’t think I was going to be able to make an A this semester, but between my fantastic chicken tacos with mole and an extra credit project I did on double negatives I managed to have a 93.79% which she rounded up to the cut off of 94% for an A.  I thought it was very nice of her to round up, don’t you?