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Monkey Life

Employed, Unemployed, and Once More Employed in Paris

Among many of the challenges I faced throughout the first month of my arrival was not having a job and worrying about my small nest egg that was quickly starting to shrink. Truthfully, as much as I thought I was prepared or had prepared for this trip, I quickly learned that I was horribly mistaken.

Monkey Flashback

5 years ago today: Lamb live at Somerset House

  So before I go into the story of this post, I have to give props to where props are owed. Props to Timehop. You have been one of my favorite flashback, social media apps available. If you’re not aware of Timehop, it is an awesome smartphone application that you link your other social media accounts

Monkey Biography

They call me Monkey. Pt1

For those of you making your way to my blog, welcome! I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and give details on who I am, what this blog means to me, and how it came to be, but instead of divulging all in one post, I’d like to bring an element of anticipation

Monkey Life

Just Landed! What should I do?

Go to the beach??? Not the first thought in my head, but my friend Jérémy thought it was a perfect way to welcome me to France. My direct flight on American Airlines from Chicago was not the most comfortable. The plane was a 767, which usually doesn’t mean much me but having a  friend who’s

Monkey WritingsPoetry


There was a day. Not just any day. The day I left my heart in Chicago. Not abandoned, but shared, to many places, to many people. A piece lies where late night tv leads to a hearty laugh at the acts of idiot elephants, and if not there, seek out an eerie time where darkness

Monkey Life

You’re gonna miss me by my hair,

You’re gonna miss me everywhere, Oh, You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone. Without the smallest doubt I know I’ll miss all of you too, I just don’t know when the reality of the situation will hit me. This day has been the most important moment of my life. The decision to move abroad to