9 Nov

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?

42 Responses to “MONKEY GIVEAWAY”

  1. AmandaStretch at 10:09 am #

    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. 😀

  2. MegaGood at 10:10 am #

    please to have monkey

  3. bri at 10:15 am #

    Jujitsu Monkey! Need! Oo oo! Aa aa! I’m going to shut up now!

  4. Theresa Aranda at 10:20 am #

    MONKEY!! 😀 xoxo

  5. Biscuit at 10:21 am #

    MONKEYS! Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii-YA!

  6. sheepbysheep at 10:22 am #

    OMG MONKEYS! Not mushrooms but still super awesome. (I wants them)

  7. catvoncat at 10:23 am #

    My birthday is next week and I totally need some birthday monkeys.

  8. Shannon at 10:24 am #

    Unlike the green dress, these monkeys will fit me perfectly. And I already have the charcoal for my terarrium longings! Fingers crossed!

  9. souphead at 10:25 am #

    must have looking-through-legs monkey. would be a lovely addition to the random non-adult items on my desk at work.

  10. Dan at 10:36 am #

    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)

  11. Dara at 10:45 am #

    Monkeys? Awesome.

  12. the grumbles at 10:48 am #

    am i allowed to have a monkey now that you hate me? just kidding. i totally want to start a terrarium now, you’ve inspired me. and I WILL PUT A MONKEY IN IT.

  13. Elizabeth at 10:55 am #

    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.

  14. LeAnn at 11:01 am #

    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.

  15. Chicken at 11:10 am #

    Chicken want monkeys!

  16. Nannerwind at 11:48 am #

    I would love the one with its head up its ass. Thanking you.

  17. Windsor Grace at 12:12 pm #

    I really want one of those damn monkeys. Especially the one sticking his tongue out.

  18. dennisfinocchiaro at 12:58 pm #

    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. 🙂

  19. Megan at 1:19 pm #

    Omg! I love those monkeys! I think I need them at my desk!!!

  20. Laura at 2:53 pm #

    Forget bacon, everything is better with monkeys.

  21. telephase at 2:53 pm #

    Do we get the glass bell with wood base as well?!?!

  22. Lilpyrogirl at 3:03 pm #

    OMG, I’ve never wanted a monkey so badly in my life.

  23. booksNyarn at 3:51 pm #

    I MUST have monkeys cavorting across my desk. It is a necessity.

  24. J-Man at 3:51 pm #

    No way I’m not getting in on this.

  25. Ophelia at 4:29 pm #

    So cute and fun! My fiance and I love cute monkeys~ :3

  26. vrsix5spd at 7:01 pm #

    If leaving a comment is all I have to do count me in. I would love to win a monkey or 3.

    Oh and I re-tweeted BTW!

  27. yolaleah at 7:09 pm #

    You tweet my contest, I will totally tweet yours. Plus…ummm…I *love* monkeys.

  28. TheRedQueen at 7:21 pm #


  29. Marie at 7:29 pm #

    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.

  30. Angela H at 7:38 pm #

    I can has monkeys?

  31. GD Blooger at 7:50 pm #

    I must win these monkeys!!!!! I love them.

    gdblogger1 at gmail dot com

  32. Gigi at 3:09 am #

    Awww… How cute! Me, me, me!!

  33. Tristina at 7:38 am #



  34. eearp at 7:38 am #

    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. 😦

  35. Cookbook at 7:51 am #

    How the HELL did I miss MONKEY GIVEAWAY??? All I have ever wanted in life was a monkey. Gimme.

  36. helgagrace at 7:56 am #

    We have a household of cage-free stuffed green monkeys, but we could certain use some variety. Monkey diversity is paramount!

  37. glenda at 8:32 am #


  38. Beth at 1:17 pm #

    ooooh, plastic monkey giveaway! count me in 😀

  39. Gen at 1:27 pm #

    If I win, I probably won’t put them in a terrarium, but I just might put them in my boob bag named Shirley. Just saying.

  40. Anne at 7:12 pm #

    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!

  41. dingey at 8:04 am #

    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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