Saturday, July 07, 2007

screaming monkeys, no showers, and other anecdotes from argentina

yesterday we had a video game fiesta at my place... some people came around 4 pm, and we played video games/chatted until 12:30 am... you all should know what happens at 12:30 am in argentina on a friday night.... you guessed it... dinner! so we went to a place close by and got some good grub... by that time it was almost 2 am... tired, i finally hit the hay around 2:30.... at about 2:40 i was startled by a screaming monkey... not a real monkey, but a toy monkey.. i received it as a christmas gift. it is a monkey with elastic tubing on it, and when u launch the monkey, it makes screaming noises. Last night there was no launching involved, just screaming. A little bit later, i heard it again, but it was cold and i was tired, so i didnt want to get out of bed. it happened again and again, every 10-15 minutes.. so i decided the something needed to be done. i got the monkey and tried to stuff him inside a fleece glove, which i tried to stuff inside a bag, but i could still hear it. I looked all around it for a way to take out the battery, but there was no opening. so, out the small window in my bathroom, i launched the monkey.. i heard it scream all the way down the 9 story descent! it landed in a vacant lot next to my apartment building, and i could still hear it from my bathroom, but after shutting the bathroom door, i could no longer hear it.. it was the only thing that could be done to stop it.

a few days ago, my hot water heater broke, which means no hot showers! trying to take a FRIGID shower is pretty much impossible, so i went a few days without a shower.. finally yesterday a mechanic was able to come by and fix it.

on the 4th of july, about 15 people came to my apt for some classic hamburgers and hot dogs.. it was a good time had by all.

on the 5th, we had a devotional/bible study, and there was about 10 there for that, and then yesterday was the video game tournament.... so all in all, my apartment is getting some good use, and im staying tired.
scott j

6 Comments:

Blogger Don said...

i'm going to have to try to think of a good revenge gift for you to give whoever gave you the screaming monkey. maybe you could just temporarily take out their water heater - solve 2 problems at once.

Monday, July 09, 2007  
Anonymous DAD said...

HAPPY 4TH SOUNDS LIKE U GUYS HAD FUN ! PUT MONKEY IN SHOWER THEN IN FREEZER THEN NEXT MORNING SERVE W/
AGUA CON GAS CON LIMON CON BANANNA FOR A DELICIOUS FROZEN BANANNA MONKEY !

Monday, July 09, 2007  
Anonymous MOM said...

Hey! I gave him that monkey, and will send another to replace the poor little guy that went biserk!
MOM

Tuesday, July 10, 2007  
Anonymous Scott's #1 Sister said...

Did the screaming monkey ever get rescued???

I went to eat dinner tonight at this place called URBAN TACO, and I felt like I just stepped back into an Argentine restaurant. They serve empanadas, tacos, and had the same verde salsa and chips as the mexican restaurant we had delivered. And...all 3 TV's had the Mexico/Argentina soccer game on!!! Most of the people were wearing their Mexico jersey's, but I wore my Argentina one with pride!! Must go when you get back!

Anyone who wants a taste of Argentina...go to URBAN TACO at Mockingbird Station....it's even open late night!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007  
Blogger Micah said...

was it a capuchin monkey?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007  
Blogger Don said...

scott, tell micah that it's spelled cappuccino. it's a special type of monkey found only in starbucks stores.

by the way, 10 1/2 hours and counting till the simpsons movie! not sure if i'll see the midnight showing like i did for harry potter, but i can't wait to see spider-pig in action!

Thursday, July 26, 2007  

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