Thursday, January 21, 2010

That Monkey Doodad




My daughter Sheila is pretty elegant. She and her husband have a beautiful home, two beautiful children, and a pretty darned nice life. When Christmas was almost upon us, I began to wonder what to get for these beautiful and elegant people. I got a sterling bracelet for Sheila's husband, a gorgeous scarf for Sheila and gifts for the kids. I still wanted to get "just one more thing" but it had to be really special.

As luck would have it, I found just the thing. It was like nothing I had ever seen or even imagined before. I'm not sure what it is exactly. Candle holder? Beer stand, my husband Alex thinks. It was incredible. Sheila and her family frankly have everything. So my discovery would astound all of them. None of them have or have ever imagined having anything quite like this.

When I showed it to my husband, he said it was the ugliest thing he had ever seen. When I took it to the cashier, she laughed and said "You're kidding, right?". What possessed me to buy this particular object can only be described as either divine intervention or the devil's work. I had to have this object. I had to give it to my daughter and her family.

How many crystal vases can you have? How many sets of 600 thread count sheets? How many bottles of expensive champagne or perfume? How many towels? None of those things called my name this year. I found the perfect family gift. I just wonder where they are going to put it.

26 comments:

  1. It will certainly be a conversation piece. That is if they leave it out for all to see and not only bring it out when you visit. I think it's kind of cool.

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  2. Oh, Lola, being kind of evil, I did it because I wanted to see the expressions on their faces when they opened it. The looks varied from "Has Mom Lost Her Mind" to "Be Polite and Say - Oh how different and amazing!". Still, I did think it was kind of funny!

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  3. Several scenes from the film Pillow Talk come to mind after reading "That Monkey Doodad" and the comments here. What a wicked sense of humor you have, Linda!

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  4. Ava Barbi! Thank you for stopping by. Wicked yes! (Some say nutty, what what do they know?) I answer to eccentric!

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  5. Glad it was her and not me to get it. My brother once bought me the ugliest statue thing. The cable guy broke it when installing. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

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  6. Lizzy and Elle! I've already become a "follower" (how Jim Jones does that sound?) and I love your site! I'm glad the cable guy (hah) broke the ugly thing. My daughter got the humor in that awful monkey, but her husband did not!

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  7. That thing is interesting.

    I love to find unsual objects and give them as gifts. I once gave a fart sound maker to a friend.

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  8. I just found you via your "Granny Panties" post. I love your animal stories. I am a lover of critters too.

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  9. Yes, that is an interesting figurine. It might go well in a bar maybe?

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  10. Hi Linda! Pesonally, I kinda like the monkey doodad (I'm just weird that way). Maybe it's a candle holder for a coconut candle or a banana candle, or maybe just a banana 'cause the candle would be messy. Cute post!

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  11. If nothing else, it is unique!

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  12. That monkey is so my style!
    Mr Monkey

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  13. Well I think it's adorable.
    Every home needs a conversation starter!

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  14. The soup recipe is now on my blog, thanks for asking for it...

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  15. The big question is....did they like it? I hope so. Definitely a conversation piece!

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  16. What in the world will they think of next? Frigging hilarious!

    Lisa

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  18. yeah, whatever that is, it's cool. my family had this weird chair, eventually we learned it was actually a "birthing chair" so we got our mileage out of that piece of furniture.

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  19. Hubby votes for the beer stand and wonders if you've been shopping with my mother. * Sigh *
    P.S. Brat say's thank you.

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  20. Anything with a monkey and palm tree thingie gets an A+ in my book!

    PS - look at the previous comment by "manda." That's exactly what I was talking about in my spam post. Sheesh... those creeps never stop.

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  21. Hey Linda! Indigo here, first time! Dammit, I like this monkey; where can I get me one?! If they put it anywhere other than pride of place, I'll eat my hats. Yep, both of 'em. Indigo

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