Photo 164 out of 365 – “City Monkey”

"City Monkey" - Settings: ISO 400, f/9, 1/250 sec, 28-105mm lens (28mm)

I bought this monkey for Adam a while ago when we were just dating because it reminded me of him… all cuddly and rumply and cute.  Anyway – Adam and I did a photo shoot with the monkey on the roof yesterday afternoon (for work… seriously… we were working) and this little guy is probably now going to be featured prominently on the Bodega website (Adam’s company). We’ve created a star.  No, but really – doesn’t he have such personality?  Here are some other highlights from our rooftop monkey shoot:

"Monkey's First Scotch" - Settings: ISO 200, f/5, 1/160 sec, 50mm lens

"Sophisticated Monkey" - Settings: ISO 400, f/9, 1/125 sec, 28-105mm lens (35mm)

"Drunk & Happy Monkey" - Settings: ISO 100, f/13, 1/200 sec, 28-105mm lens (105mm)

"Monkey Hanging by a Tail" - Settings: ISO 400, f/9, 1/100 sec, 28-105mm lens (28mm)

Now I’m waiting for Adam to get home so we can order in dinner.  I’ve been in a slight cooking rut lately.  I think it’s because things have been so busy.  I enjoy cooking the most when I can really take my time with it you know?  So tonight what to have… what to have?  I’m thinking some Indian from Banjara might be quite delish.  Perhaps a little chili paneer? Mmmmmm.

Anyway, I spent some time with my friends at the nursing home today.  I missed going there last week because I did that wine show – and I really miss it when I don’t go.  Sometimes I don’t exactly feel like going – but when I leave there, I always feel like I did something good.  And I feel happy.  I notice that I walk down the street smiling after I leave.  And that makes people smile at me and it causes this chain reaction of niceness, which you don’t always get walking around in the East Village.


7 thoughts on “Photo 164 out of 365 – “City Monkey”

  1. Hey Nell,

    Great post. Monkey’s got personality! Also like the chain reaction smiling thing you describe from visiting the nursing home. It’s a good feeling.

    Really enjoying your daily dishes. The food looks so good, I’m thinking of taking up virtual jpg eating. Wonderful photography, people & commentary.

    What happens when the year is up? Bet you can’t stop (I hope).


    • Thanks Barry!! I don’t know what I’ll do when it’s over. I was just thinking about that the other day. I’m sure I won’t stop taking pictures – but I might try to do something with a little more focus! we still have over 1/2 a year left though – that’s a lot of time – so we’ll see what happens! xo

  2. I liked the spread v. the one “Drunk and Happy” photo. It gives a feel for the monkey’s personality and different moods. I shared it with a coworker who was having a bad day yesterday and she loved it too.

    • I love that! dude… the monkey is awesome. we want to buy another one – so Adam can bring that one to work and do fun videos with it… so we looked him up online and I think he’s discontinued! He’s british! Who knew?

  3. Too funny. My daughter has this thing we call “Lambsheepbear” by Gund. She sleeps with it, loves it, needs it. So we went to buy more because if we lose this one we’re dead. Well, he was discontinued too. I put an APB on FB and my uncle in Germany found the last 3 (like the last 3 in the world) and sent them to me. I owe him my life.

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