I may never recover.
Just when I was beginning to feel jaded about the caliber of content available on the Net, I found Hi Monkey!.Net. Wonderfully charming, Monkey is a five-inch terrycloth primate who chronicles his many adventures (both in and outside his home) through digital photography and whimsical narrative text.
|Hi Monkey dressed as Frida Kahlo|
The Holidays With Monkey section spotlights some of Monkey's favorite holidays -- Cinco de Mayo, Rosh Hashanah, Easter, and Bastille Day. My favorite section is Monkey's Costume Gallery (under Halloween). Monkey has a wonderful array of custom-made costumes, from author Daniel Pinkwater to a jellyfish and the Dali Lama to a marshmallow. Quite clever for a little monkey!
There is also the Cooking With Monkey section, featuring such yummy recipes (with step-by-step photos) as Crunchy Rice Crispie Treats, Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish, Sunshine Jello Salad (duly noted as not actually using real sunshine,) brie on a baguette (not just for Bastille Day anymore!) and guacamole and basic nachos. Mmmm, sounds tasty! And all prepared by the host himself!
|Hi Monkey dressed as His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet|
Monkey goes on several expeditions, his photo-journals include his exploits at the Dallas Film Festival, visiting with Tibetan monks, his jaunt to New Orleans and meeting his new neighbors. For a five-inch terrycloth primate, Monkey has quite an impressive resume of adventures.
Not for cynical grouches, Hi Monkey!.Net is a delightfully cool drink of water in the desert wasteland of the Web.
Bettie Lou Vegas