Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Krista used the See, Speak, and Hear No Evil theme as a take off for the challenge this week that is TWIST.  It’s about a new twist on something old or something that is surprising.  So here’s Kongo’s take on twisting the avoidance of evil theme as he perches on the shoulders of these street monkeys in San Francisco.  See more twisted themes at the WordPress Photo Challenge. Advertisements

New Lens and Old Friends

Kongo got a new lens over the weekend and went to the zoo today to try it out.  It looks like a keeper!  The monkey never gets tired of going to the San Diego Zoo and hopes his gentle readers don’t get bored either.  Mrs. Kongo just rolls her eyes and says, “Zoo AGAIN?!”  Enjoy.

Introducing Kede

A week ago Kongo asked for help in naming the newest member of the monkey troop.  Many gentle readers provided some outstanding monkey name suggestions and the decision was difficult.  As Kongo scampered about the country this week between San Diego, Washington, Tampa, and Omaha he pondered all the nominations before settling on Kede (kay-day), suggested by Patrick, Kongo’s youngest who is finishing his doctorate in linguistics at MIT and has become somewhat of an authority on Kinande, one of the Bantu languages of Central Africa where there are indeed a lot of monkeys.  (I’m not making this up).  Read…

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: New

This week’s travel theme is “new” and what better way to start the New Year than with four new monkeys that joined Kongo’s troop Christmas Day?  From left to right are Bongo, Mooch, Caipora, and Jungle.  They actually came in wrapped in a big binder as a clever takeout on one of Kongo’s earlier blogs titled “Binders Full of Monkey,” which was a parody Kongo did on one of the presidential debates in October.