Monkey’s and Money

You’re probably wondering what the heck kind of title is “Monkey’s and Money”? Well, after I get done explaining it will all make sense I promise you. Hopefully, if my photography is improving at all the pictures should explain, but I’ll give you the back story. 

Let me start off by saying…. R.I.P. Monkey :(.  What you see above is an Elephant from the Santa Barbara Zoo. When I bought this soft little love for Roman (okay, more me than Roman) I caught some flak about it. Roman was soo in love with Monkey, he had NO interest in any other stuffed animal. About a month ago I dropped Roman off at daycare with Monkey, and at the end of the day when it was time to go to bed, we all realized Monkey was missing. EVERYONE searched high and low, and he was nowhere to be found. Luckily, I had thought, we had replacement monkey’s, but Roman wasnt buying it. Next plan; my parents bought another monkey that was closer in appearance to Monkey. He still wasnt buying it. He actually wasnt that upset about it either. I think I was more than anyone. I wanted to keep Monkey forever :(. He did however start hanging out with Elephant, it wasnt a lasting relationship though, and Elephant has been thrown by the wayside. Except when I pull him out from beneath the bed to hang out with us.

So, Elephant hung out while Roman and I did the bills today. Ugh. Who seriously likes doing bills? You show me that person, and I’ll show you a certificate for crazy! This is a letter from the Garbage company explaining why they forced us to have garbage and recycling whether we like it or not. We can’t elect not to have garbage cans and take our trash to the dump, we cant elect only to have a garbage can and not a recycling can. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for recycling; I’m just not for MANDATORY trash when I already pay for the dump in my property taxes. On top of that, my bill doubled. Doubled! Come on Ridgecrest, CA! Get it together!  Okay, that’s enough of my soap box, hehe:).


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mom
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 22:44:46

    I thought you could decline the recycling bin? Seems like Benz and the city are making you all pay for their illegal mess. It is soooo against the law, constitutional rights, and everything else this country stands for. Hope you make your voice heard honey. Love the blog.


  2. kim
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 05:29:27

    Benz is crazy! We’ve had a house in R/C for over a year now and we still get bills in the mail to make us pay for trash cans that we “HAVE” to have! Not once have they even had to stop by to empty them….I think it’s crazy what they are doing over there! We will be back soon and believe me they have a fight on their hands. Ha ha Oh and about the poor monkey, I totally understand. Nash still has his little bear (juju) and I swear that thing is on it’s last limp. I’ve sowed so many holes and the stuffing is barely intact. One day this bear has to give up…ha ha


  3. David Williams
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 23:23:41

    My youngest daughter loves monkeys so I say with honesty, poor Monkey! It’s funny how sometimes parents become “more” attached over certain items isn’t it?

    Elephant, I have to ask, did you do some partial B&W conversion? I love how Elephant looks like he’s getting ready for a stamped. I think the only thing I might have done differently is to have the entire trunk within the image.

    Wow, it’s mandatory…okay, that just BITES! Like Elephant, I like what you have done here, isolating the colour in the pen was a great choice as well as using a texture.

    Great job Morgan! Keep up the great work, I am totally looking forward to seeing your progression! 😀


    • Miss Morgans 365 Days of Photos
      Jan 07, 2011 @ 23:38:16

      Monkey’s are great! We also got a gorilla from the zoo but Roman wasnt exactly fond of it. I really do miss the monkey :(.

      To get the color out of the elephant picture I desaturated it. I know there’s a ton of ways to convert to B&W but I only know about three, and almost always use the desaturating method. If that’s even a real method. Thank you for the tip. Im sure I will be taking more pictures of Elephant, and will have to try a different angle. I wanted him to look big but lost some of him in the process. Hehe. And thank you for the encouragement and compliments!


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