Oh, Little Big readers. Ask and you shall receive. A few weeks ago I found a cryptic note I’d written as a reminder to myself that said only, “MONKEY GIVEAWAY.” I have no idea what that means but often I’ll write notes to myself using only pithy two-word phrases that I’ll expect to remember later. News flash: I never do! Which makes me wonder if I have another personality living inside me that likes to write notes for the sole purpose of confusing the hell of my dominant personality.

When I tweeted the discovery of the MONKEY GIVEAWAY note I think half the internet responded by enthusiastically demanding I give them a monkey. Which put me in a tough position. I needed to find some sort of monkey to give away or else I was going to look like an Internet Scrooge who was hoarding all the monkeys for myself while the rest of the internet remained chimpless.

All this happened around the time I was writing my terrarium tutorial and inspiration posts. While writing I figured out a humane and legal way of solving the problem of a MONKEY GIVEAWAY: vending machines.

While buying cat food I stumbled upon tiny plastic monkey figurines in a vending machine near the checkout lanes of the pet store. This is a particularly sweet vending machine spot because before they were offering monkeys they had offered fake mustaches. Awesome.

To sum up, I bought the hell out of these vending machine monkeys and am offering THREE SETS OF MONKEYS FOR MY MONKEY GIVEAWAY. Which means three of you lucky readers will get a chance to win a set of MONKEYS.

Right now you’re asking yourself, do you have ADD? Because you mentioned something about terarrariums. Yes I did! You guys! Tiny plastic monkeys are perfect for life inside a terrarium.

Winners, you don’t have to put your monkeys in a terrarium, but how awesome would that be if you made a terrarium, put the monkeys in them, and then posted your photos for all to see (and covet)? That would be rad.

To enter this contest all you have to do is:

  1. Leave a comment. One comment. Your chances are EXTREMELY good because there will be three winners. Multiple comments will be disqualified.
  2. Technically, you don’t have to tweet about my MONKEY GIVEAWAY on twitter, post about it on FB or your blog, but it does make you a better person on the inside and does possibly get you in to Heaven. Just saying.

I’ll announce the winners on Saturday morning.

Look at these little duders. How can you not want one?

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  1. says

    I have the rock monkey and the ashamed defeated monkey on my desk! Or is he counting down while his friends go hide? Either way, they’re awesome and I’d be happy to add my collection. :D

  2. says

    I too would enjoy some free monkeys.

    (I think saying the above, on the internet, has automatically placed me onto some sort of watch list)

  3. Elizabeth says

    Oh my. Those monkeys would be right at home in my cube (possibly with plants once I move to a cube with actual light). And I actually bought fake mustaches with my boyfriend from one of those vending machines. Sadly, they were the same all purpose mustache. I was hoping for a handlebar.

  4. LeAnn says

    These are awesome! I’d put them in some sort of place of honor, of course. Maybe on my desk right next to my Elvis doll or maybe near my loch ness monster statue. Yeah, that’s how I roll.

  5. says

    I love this post as well. You’re so fun to follow! But don’t feel you have to add me to the giveaway…I have a little bucket of the same monkeys…I got them from said vending machine a few months ago. :)

  6. says

    In an effort to relocate one of those monkeys to the antipodes I am going to come clean about my penchant for monkeys. Actually it’s more of a love-hate thing since I was almost awarded rabies by various simianacious encounters around the globe. You can read these stories in such publications as “Those Monkeys Stole My Bananas!” and “That Monkey is Pulling My Ponytail!” (some publications may no longer be in circulation but the author is happy to elaborate). And, for good measure, here’s a link to an early project of mine and my (also monkey loving) husband.

  7. eearp says

    Have I mentioned that I have a monkey-themed bathroom? There’s a monkey shower curtain (with monkey hooks), a monkey bathmat, and a monkey towel. My boyfriend won’t let me buy a monkey toothbrush holder or a monkey soap dish or a monkey trash can. :(

  8. says

    I, too, leave myself this sort of cryptic note. For instance, currently on my to-do list is a note to myself to “have [admin assistant] order POS”. Now I’m sure I didn’t mean Piece Of Shit, but for the life of me I can’t remember what I did intend.

    I love the monkeys!

  9. dingey says

    No monkey can ever replace my monkey of monkeys, my sweet-faced, malnourished, understuffed skinny floppy yard-sale-purchased sock monkey named, imaginatively, “SOCKO.” All other monkeys pale in comparison. Sadly, I didn’t take him with me when I moved out of my parent’s house, and when I went to look for him in recent years, my mom said she thinks he got “purged.” PURGED! I can only hope that he went to the church rummage sale where he could be some other kid’s pal. Third time’s a charm, Socko.


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