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Dreams can be inspiring in the hands of people like Martin Luther King Jr.

Dreams in my hands, not so much. Well, at least in my sleeping dreams.

We may never know if Dr. King literally dreamt of equality. I would be that much more in awe of him if that were the case. That man is a true saint if even his subconscious was fixing the world. Especially when my dreams consist of talking to animals or being back in high school and not remembering my locker combination. Sad.

Last night I was on the verge of greatness…

I was a spy and I broke into a top secret facility to expose the corruption that was taking place. I woke up to my alarm just as things were getting crazy…

who knows if I ever made it out of there.

My dreams are more exciting than anything Leonardo DiCaprio could dream up in Inception.

Still though, nothing life changing or inspiring coming out of this REM cycle. I hope you all have more impactful dreams and it leads you to real life greatness. As for me it usually just leads to a half awake state that makes me thankful I remembered to put pants on.

Dream On…


Everything is “Eatable”… or is it?


I know I have referenced the movie Alive previously but can we talk about it again? THAT MOVIE IS CRAZY. It is based on a true story and that makes it all the more insane. It really has me wondering what I would do to survive. I know I have admitted that if anything catastrophic happened I would be in the first group to die. But sometimes I wonder if I am a survivor and don’t even know it. We all have skills and strengths we aren’t even aware of. An arsenal of untapped resources just waiting for the sh** to hit the fan.

Could I survive a plane crash, maybe…

Could I withstand the freezing cold… sure, I would do some jumping jacks.

Could I handle being away from civilization… absolutely, I would prefer it.

Could I eat another human to survive… ummmmmmmmm….

I can barely stomach what most people consider delicacies.  I’m a cheese pizza kind of girl.  (don’t judge me)

While I know I don’t have much room to talk on this matter since I haven’t gone hungry a day in my life. That being said, I’m not entirely sure what I would resort to if I were literally starving to death.

I would hope that I would be one of the tough ones who would survive despite all odds, not likely, but I’m hopeful. 

The will to survive fascinates me. I’m in no way meaning to make light of any life or death situation…

I am just curious what and if others think about it. We live day to day and most of us never give a second thought to the worst happening. I don’t think of myself as overly morbid, but I do think about it. I daydream about insane scenarios.

My questions is this:  could you eat your best friend (previously deceased of natural causes, of course) if it meant you would live to see another day?

and here it is in bad form to lighten things up and not really stay with the topic, our poster of the day…Image


Going Crazy… it’s a side effect.

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I’m always a little jealous of people who know exactly what they want to say. People who know without a doubt how they feel, and are confident enough to speak up.

Slash that, those people are stupid. Really? You can never understand or know something with 100% confidence.

There are always two sides to the story and unknown information.

Sure, sugar isn’t great for you, so we switched to a healthier Splenda, then Truvia, then whatever. Now we have cancer from our daily cup of coffee. Great.

There is an endless list of foods, medicines, and products that are recalled. (On the bright side they allow for those very entertaining commercials about the insane side effects and how to take legal action. Thanks Greenberg & Bederman.)

Nothing is certain. It’s giving me a complex.

I was very concerned when my sister got engaged, I asked her a million times, “are you sure?” Maybe I’ve just watched too many crime shows (which isn’t hard, since there are WAY too many crime shows, get a new idea TV)
I told her you can never really know someone. I’m sure those people on Dateline thought they would be happily married forever too. Then 25 years in they find out their husband is really a woman, and kills people on the side. yea. it happens.

Smoking cigarettes used to be prescribed by the doctor to relieve stress (man, those were the days) now, BAM, you are the scum of the earth.

TV, iphones, video games, and basically anything involving a screen will give you ADD and kill you.

I can’t keep track.

So what am I suppose to do? Besides avoid processed foods, electronics, and marriage…

Nothing makes any sense anymore. No wonder I can barely get dressed in the morning.

You are probably waiting for me to give you the answer or some solution that will make you feel better in the end of this blog. But that would contradict everything I’ve written thus far now wouldn’t it.

I have no answers. Good luck.RenderingLayout

…when you are a stranger?

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They say people are strange, when you are a stranger. Well at least Jim Morrison says that.

Well Jim, I have news for you….

People are strange ALL THE TIME. I am not saying this is always a bad thing. It certainly keeps things interesting.

Some people get a little carried away with trying to push the weirdness factor. “Look at me, I’m different and don’t care what you think”…. please. stop.

I had no shortage of images that would prove my point. Most were not very tasteful and I had a hard time even getting through them so I will not subject others to that.

Here is your daily dose of weird…

I applaud her commitment and decision making skills and a bit jealous she never has to buy or apply makeup…ever…


It is refreshing to finally see an awkward photo featuring a dog and not a cat…


This guy actually looks super sweet and cuddley…


Understandable, who hasn’t been so in love that they wear matching denim and make out for their annual glamour shot?…


That is a lot of effort for something so pointless…


Just doing a little sightseeing… thanks for sharing the view with us…



What Do You See?


This world is CRAY CRAY. There is so much going on it’s easy to miss the little things.

Staying away from yet another blog post about life and how we all need to live it and love blah blah blah…

I’m just going to show you awesome pictures…

These people are loving life, and she has a full beard, way to overcome girl!


This guy is going places…


In addition to his mad skills, this guy has the spirit of a child… awesome.


This clever man can levitate using only dirty concrete…


If only we all saw things through the eyes of children… maybe then we would finally admit aliens exist…


Stop carrying around the weight of others… This guy knows what to do with them…


Okay, this lady isn’t having the best day but it makes for a good picture…


That’s one hell of a profile dude…


These ain’t movin…. or are they???…


Okay Okay these don’t exactly prove my point. I’m just sayin’ it’s up to you what you see in the world around you. So we might as well have some fun with it.


Lighten Up

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There are so many things each day that threaten to push us over the edge of sanity. It is hard to keep things in perspective at times. Hence… Happy Hour.

Yet, as adults we … s l o w l y … learn to control our anger, sadness, disappointment, frustration, and all that fun stuff. We learn to overcome the challenges of everyday life without flailing on the ground and crying…

Well, most of us.

Some have a harder time learning that bad things will happen no matter what you do. It is only our attitudes and decision that will change our circumstances, or at least how we view them.

Today’s post (and poster) are really dedicated to those with the underdeveloped adult skills. It is also for Charlie Sheen since I Googled anger and his picture seems to be the most popular image. I suppose that is some kind of achievement..

Congrats Charlie.

Honestly though, getting angry is in our nature, we can’t always control how we feel but we can take a moment and realize:

That this is a computer, it doesn’t know any better…


That we could’ve just as easily made a mistake…


People can just hang up on you…


You really don’t want to look like this…


or be compared to…


You aren’t this cute so this won’t work for you…


and most importantly…

Let us try to remember we are all in this together…




Nothing is Impossible…

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Stop lying to yourself and future generations. A LOT of things are impossible. We are all about keeping an open mind and pushing the limits of reality but come on people. Movies that show girls being in love with vampires and then werewolves and then vampires again need to be controlled.

There are millions of young girls out there becoming completely weird.

Not to mention getting the entirely wrong idea of how REAL life works and a horrible example of a functional relationship. I don’t have the time or the energy to talk about all the things wrong with Twilight right now.

Just as a general rule anything Kristen Stewart does:  we go the other direction. yuk.

All I am saying is let’s be real peeps…RenderingLayout

Holy Crap, It’s Friday the 13th.


It’s no secret that Friday the 13th holds special meaning to any and all horror movie buffs.  It’s like an exciting mini-Halloween, which is another special day for those of us that not only love scary movies, but haunted houses, trails, hayrides and really anything of the haunted nature and the acceptableness* to scare unsuspecting friends and small children.  This Friday the 13th just happens to be a very convenient prelude to Halloween itself, which is only a mere 48 days away.  I’m so excited I could pee.

But, (now I’m gonna’ drop a little history on you…)

The origins of the date (and by origins, I mean the first known mention of it in writing according to my quasi-research on the interwebs) go back about 200 years when it was decided to be an unlucky day.

Why, you ask?

Well, in Italian culture, Friday has always been thought of as an unlucky day.  It’s also specifically noted in The Canterbury Tales** as being an unlucky day to take trips to Niagara Falls or balance your checkbook (people still do this, yes?).

And, we all know, no matter what culture you’ve derived from, the number 13 is just evil, evil, evil.  All you triskaidekaphobians out there know what I’m talkin’ about…

That being said, Friday the 13th???  Holy Schnikes***, people!  Stay inside.  Don’t go anywhere today and most certainly not tonight.  It’s just too dangerous.

But we all know that luck and unluck only effect the superstitious, right?


Well, I’m here to say that I’ve walked underneath ladders way too many times to count and not only am I still standing, but my luck is just as crappy as it was before.  I hope that makes you feel better, it sure works for me.

Happy Friday the 13th, folks!  Bring on the black cats, broken mirrors and a baker’s dozen of anything delicious.


Crude excuses for footnotes:

*Real word?  Absolutely.  **Written in the 14th Century aka a really freakin’ long time ago…  ***If you don’t know what movie this is from, please stop reading, find out what movie it is, watch it, and come back after you’ve done so.

Here is a poster that is mildly related to this:


Dun Dun Dun…

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Man, we really missed the boat on shark week. (pun intended.)

After many years of self reflection I have come to the conclusion that Jaws is to blame for my fear of the ocean. Fear is an understatement, TERROR of the ocean.

I am not bashing the movie by any means, I think the movie is a great white of a film. (ha! I did it again)

People seem to just enjoy movies and move on with their lives, not me. I may be a little sensitive to things, but movies really get to me.

Some examples:

I didn’t speak for a week after seeing Titanic.

I jump from my bed instead of just putting my feet down by the edge and I NEVER look under my bed! I can thank Poltergeist for that one.

I won’t go into water I can’t see the bottom of, and while I want to see the world I will leave places like the Amazon off my bucket list. Thanks Anaconda

I will never live out my dream of meeting a handsome, charming foreigner at the airport and having him sweep me off my feet and showing me some exotic city… TAKEN. No.

The desert and back woods are both things I avoid at all costs. The Hills Have Eyes and Wrong Turn.

While I’m fairly confident I would be the first person to die if there was ever a natural disaster, zombie apocalypse, pandemic, fire, plane crash or anything to do with being stranded (or in the ocean), these movies aren’t helping matters;

– The Impossible, Twister, Dante’s Peak, Deep Impact, The Day After Tomorrow…

– 28 Days Later, World War Z, I Am Legend….

– Contagion, Breakout, Children of Men…

– Backdraft, Ladder 49…

– Alive, The Grey, The Perfect Storm, White Squall, Life of Pi…

There are really too many to name. I don’t know why I keep subjecting myself to things that will only make more paranoid. Honestly, I’m only one scary movie away from needing a padded room as it is.

I hope you are reading this and saying “wow, this person is such a wuss”.

But if you are reading this thinking “I FEEL THE SAME WAY!” Well, let’s start a group then.

This blog has drifted to a completely different topic. What was I talking about again? Oh yea…

SHARK WEEK!!  Sharks are real, and scary. I want nothing to do with them. They are majestic and fascinating but they will bite your limbs off, no thanks sharks.

So my advice is to stay out of the ocean, and…

cars, planes, buses, boats, beaches, tall buildings, subways, wooded areas, deserts, rivers… oh screw it we are all doomed.




We are normally posting something completely absurd around this time. Today, however, we wanted to dedicate the blog to the anniversary of September 11th.

We can all be grateful for simply being alive today.

Our hearts are with those who perished, those left behind, and the heroes made that day.

God Bless America.

-Team Monkey House