Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Monkeying Around

How do you feed a group of monkeys at co-op? Make them monkey bread, of course.

Yes, it's easy. It's also enough fun that they enjoyed it, and there were no leftovers.

The large, flaky canned biscuits were on sale at the local mom and pop store, too, and that helps.

We pulled the biscuit layers apart, making each biscuit into two, and rolling each half in a ball. Dipped in melted butter, then in sugar and cinnamon. Dropped half of them in the greased springform bundt pan i got at an estate sale for fifty cents -- yea! -- and covered with lots of brown sugar. Put in the rest of the messy, buttery dripping, sugar coated balls, and added more brown sugar.

Bake at 350*F for about 35 minutes, and while it is baking pull out the one you prebaked so they can have the fun of eating it during class.

Watch them go insane and just about knock each other over for the last piece.

In honor of National Hum0r Month:

Women should not have children after 35. Really ... 35 children are enough.

Mrs. Boudreaux went to the local newspaper and said she wanted to put in the Obituary Column that Boudreaux died.
They told her it would be $1.00 per word.
She said, "Here's $2.00 - put in dere dat 'BOUDREAUX DIED'."
They said, "Mrs. Boudreaux, surely you want more dan dat."
She said, "Mais, no, just 'Boudreaux died'."
The editor said, "Well, you're a little upset. Bring yourself back tomorrow and you will probably tink of somethin else".
She came back the next day, and said, "Yeh, I taught of somethin else, 'BOAT FOR SALE'."

Today is

Chakri Dynasty Day -- Thailand

Drowsy Driver Awareness Day

Jump Over Things Day

National Caramel Popcorn Day

National Day of Hope -- for child abuse prevention

National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

National Tartan Day (Scottish-American)

Plan Your Epitaph Day -- figure out how you want to be remembered, and then live that way!

Sorry Charlie Day (Honors those who have been rejected and lived through it.)

Sorting-Out of the Doggets Day -- Fairy Calendar

Birthdays Today:

Candace Cameron, 1976
Zach Braff, 1975
Ari Meyers, 1969
Paul Rudd, 1969
Marilu Henner, 1952
John Razenberger, 1947
Philip Austin, 1941
Merle Haggard, 1937
Billy Dee Williams, 1937
Andre Previn, 1929
Lowell Thomas, 1892
Butch Cassidy, 1866
Raphael, 1483

Today in History:

Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus, BC46
The Roman army under the command of Stilicho stymies the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia, 402
Charlemagne confirms his father Pepin the Short's "Donation of Pepin," which had established the Papal States, 774
King Richard I, The Lionheart, of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder, 1199
The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320
The Italian poet Petrarch first sees his beloved Laura, 1327
At the Cape of Good Hope, Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp that eventually becomes Cape Town , 1652
An earthquake devastates Dubrovnik, then an independent city-state, 1667
Peter the Great of Russia ends the tax on men with beards in that country, 1722
Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'├ętat, 1782
The Committee of Public Safety becomes the executive organ of the republic in France, and the period known as the Reign of Terror begins, 1793
John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, 1808
Celluloid, the first plastic, is patented, 1869
The city of Vancouver, BC, is incorporated, 1886
The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City is dedicated, 1893
In Athens, the first modern Olympic Games are opened, 1,500 years after being banned by Emperor Theodosius I; James Connoly of the US becomes the first gold medalist of the modern games, 1896
The Kishinev pogrom forces thousands of Jews to seek refuge in Israel and the West, 1903
Robert Peary and Matthew Henson allegedly reach the North Pole, 1909
Governor Huey P. Long is impeached by the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1929
Mohandas Gandhi raises a lump of mud and salt and declares, "With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire." Thus he starts the Salt Satyagraha, 1930
Launch of Early Bird, the first communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit, 1965
The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter, 1973
Pakistan tests medium-range missiles capable of reaching India, 1998
Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from office by impeachment, 2004


  1. Mimi, So sorry to hear about Ravenpaw. It always hurts to lose one - I know. Hope the others will thrive in your good care. That storm was something! We made out okay, too. Love the Boudreaux jokes... =)
    Take care!

  2. PonyGirl, i know if it passes me going east, you get it next, so it's good to know you are okay.

    Yes, sometimes we lose one, or even more. They only have about a 10% chance if they are younger than 10 days, and a 50-75% chance from eyes opened to about 4 weeks. So it goes with the territory, but it's never easy or fun.