Nobody has ever seen a monkey with arms.

monkey arm snapshot

I was at the zoo and I saw an ape /primate (not a gorilla) getting potty trained in the public restroom. This made me realize something: monkeys arms are one of the rarest things to discover. This is because like bears, they actually have four feet and four legs and four limbs. I love howler monkeys and monkeys in captivity and also in the wild. Monkeys do the dishes without arms– now tell that to your housemaid.

Even cute Snow Monkeys have legs growing out of their shoulders. It’s a worldwide phenomenon.

Snow Monkey

Missy Died. And all I got was a poster…

Mr. meany mosquitee really hurt my feelings.

It made for quite a funny story, but my kitty kat/puppy cat was really special. Missy had genital herpes and I was taking her to the vet to get her monthly shot…

I saved $83.99. Well, I guess it’s not so bad. And I learned how to make my own poster.

MISSY? If you can read this, come home!

If you have your pager or a couple dimes, please call. You can even call COLLECT.

Corporate Ocean Exploration poem

Sea Explorers touch me.
Be the Oceanic Searchers.
The Deep-Sea Probe
DiscoverWater liquid credit card.
Discover the Deep (you shallow lung).
SkinFins on land.
Submerged Waters
Exploraquatic annual report.
Aquatisource (works cited)
The Wet Leagues. Not you ordinary soccer league. We are talking depth.
We talk deep. Leagues Deep.
Aquatic Findings.

Find it here

Year of the Valentine

This yearis the year of the Valentine fuck up. I realize that I will no longer make things from scratch when it doesn’t measure up. It disappoints. I worry myself to death and self-denial that my life is not going to please anyone 100%. That is fine with me because I will try harder next year. My life involves trying harder to reach my goal. Love is most important to me, and I will not accept subpar. Happy Valentines Day. No hard feeling. I love you.

No Big Deal

No big deal is still a deal. Its okay if there is no sales tax, and you get your electronics and mp3 player at a discount. I went to the love of my life and had nothing to say in regards to worry. I am just going crazy in my memBRAIN. My life is content driven. I can’t drive. I am bologne to my cheese.

US Amendment for Animal Suffrage

Just recently in this new decade animal voting has become a concern for animal rights activists. The U.S. Presidential election could have been swayed to a third party given the chance of uninformed voters such as pets, stray critters, and zoo friends. The first start towards advancing suffrage for animals would be readily available identification cards. Collar I.D.s and neck tags have become popular as well as microchips, but none of these can be used at ballot booths.

A controversial aspect of this is measuring the intelligence of various species. The IQ test is skewed with cultural bias toward homosapiens. Yet no other cognitive aptitude has met the success of this pressing issue. Some extremists are insisting on amoeba and bacteria representation for elections and voting events of the government. It is about time someone has stepped to the plate to discuss these matters. The mass media has stifled this movement for years and it is finally getting press in local independent and DIY newspapers, magazines, and articles.

It’s about time elephants and donkeys actually have access to their voice in how things are run. Keep an eye on your nearest king of the jungle about the US amendment to instate animal suffrage.

African Tanning Salons

I am not black, but sometimes people mistake me for being African-American because of my very dark skin. I got to thinking of anybody who might get a tan, yet are black. It’s possible they do it for the tanning rays exfoliating skin or something. I also wondered if there was ever such a thing as an all-black tanning salon. There are other race-exclusive organizations and to be missing out on race-oriented tanning booths is an interesting predicament. It’s one of the only situations where tone of skin really does matter in a practical use to darken skin shade. And the fact that it is a business could potentially be seen as targeting white or light-skinned people. Would it be racist if their business was called White Tanning Paradise or Caucasian Skin Bronzing or even a broader Pale Skin Toning Salon?

Another thing that comes to mind is whether or not a naturally black person has an opportunity and/or desire to work with a tanning company. It makes me wonder if companies like Hispanic Magazine hire non-hispanic white people? If not, that could qualify as unequal opportunity. And if so, isn’t the hispanicity in vane? Or is it just for Hispanic people to read. I’m part Hispanic (Brazilian; the rest Filipino, Native American, and other traces), and don’t think there should be so much stress on exclusion, but I don’t necessarily feel threatened if there is isolation. I’m adopted and lost my history.

It’s strange that in the name of equality there is promotion of isolation rather than a natural integration. The Women’s National Book Association might be an example of how the advancement of women is brought on by separating from the men. But if there is to be a change in gender outlook so that women maintain equal status, it shouldn’t come across as “we need our own organization to prove our worth.” It goes without saying that there aren’t any credible male-exclusive associations with “Male” or “Men” as part of the title, so what good does the women side do. I am not trying to downplay important establishments that are legitimately to help anyone from the little girl to the grown lady like I. But why not include everybody in things? It is really going to destroy culture? I don’t think so. We can learn from different upbringings and still keep traditions or adopt new ones. To force or urge the stripping of heritage is wrong just as it is wrong to enforce segregation of your own kind (whether it be a women joining a women-based organization or a Latino going to a Latino College). It seems like the latter comes across as reversal of Brown v. Board of Education.

And do microphone manufacturers ever get complaints from mute people who want jobs there?

How to beat your fiancé at Jeopardy

There are millions of people out there in the world that play the original Ninendo games. I happen to be one of those fantastic one-of-a-kind female nerds. I make believe life is great and that there is a fiancé in the making and he is willing to play Jeopardy with me on my dusty NES system. If Tucson could build me such a life. The rest of my life is ridden with magazine elixers and underwear hanging on a fan after being handwashed (no I am not a third world child laborist). I’ll just entertain the rest of my year with mirages of myself as a new stage of my life.

people are drugs

Am I a leech, feeding off of others? I don’t need you all the time to function, but when you are around I experience a new world. This can apply to anybody. People as a catalyst of interaction and resource for delivering behavior not possible when isolated- a key to the workings of society and the function of individuals. I’m no sociologist, but it’s inescapable to be affected by others. I am all myself, but cannot remove myself from a position (where moving to a new position is still a position).