A cure for the Christmas blues…

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The holiday season is over. While the end of such a crazy time can bring feelings of peace and personal space that have been missing for at least the past three weeks, it can be hard to get back to normal. There is that twinge of sadness when the house becomes empty and all that’s left of presents is the paper they were wrapped in. There are no surprises left to give or receive.

Going from one extreme to another always requires some transitional time. And withdrawal from good hearty food, wine, gifts, family, more wine, can be dangerous when done so abruptly. So don’t let yourself or your loved ones suffer. Ease into it by giving more gifts!

Don’t let the post-holiday blues get you down. Treat – yo – self (or a friend) to something unexpected and fun.

Remember, winter can be an amazing time or it can be as depressing as jumping into a pile of yellow snow. So take it slow and buy stuff. 


Go to http://www.le-monkeyhouse.com and cure your loved ones of their sorrows today!

The future is here

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I don’t believe you get a fresh start just because the date changes and people dress up to watch a sparkly ball drop. However, being a little OCD, I suppose starting at one is as good a time as any to begin doing smart and healthy things.

Since the world runs according to a calendar, the new year does bring about many exciting things. Many large companies wait to release new products, new lines of cars roll out, new fashions hit the runway,  and every year people get excited for the new iphone. Like, seriously, every year, how is that still such a big deal?

Don’t get me wrong I’m definitely a fan of gadgets and while I wouldn’t call myself a techie (based on my lack of knowledge) I do love technology.

Here are some of the things that may just make their debut in 2014…

1. Google Glasses…Developer-Maximiliano-Firtman-wears-Google-glasses-before-a-news-conference-2676242

…so you can look like a nerd, while actually being a nerd.

2. Technology bracelets…

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…call me when these are snap bracelets and I will buy them all.

3. Apple TV (no, like an actual television)


…I’m sure if it happens it will be awesome, but what is the point of a touch screen on the telly? Why did we go to the trouble to invent and spend years fighting over the remote?

4. Smart appliances…


…Yes please. need all the help I can get in this department.

5. Electric cars….


… with more charging stations going up, and big name car manufacturers joining the game, we may actually get decent looking fuel alternative cars  (so you can look awesome for a whopping 50 miles.)

6. 4K Television…


…do you have trouble seeing that 50 inch TV you spent all that money on? You won’t have to suffer much longer! This 110 inch ultra HD (or 4K) television should be available soon enough. I think at some point we will just go full circle and have live actors in our living rooms shooting those zombies,  performing open heart surgery, or whipping up some meth.

So there are a few things to look forward to, or make fun of in 2014! It’s gonna be a great year.