Monday, November 10, 2008

Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It...

Hello Monkey hostesses! After an email conversation with Lisagh, in which she gave her blessing, I've decided to offer up Monkey's cousin, Carolina, to finish his journey for him. I'm not sure anyone would even be interested, but I have to admit, being a mother myself, the thought of the disappointed kids really bothered me. I know I'm kind of setting myself up for the same disappointment that Lisagh did, and the potential loss of my monkey. However, based on the comments over the last couple of months, you all seem like such nice people with so much enthusiasm about this little project of Lisagh's.

If you are one of the hostesses that is still waiting, and would like to host Carolina, please email me at dumelan @ yahoo (dot) com. (Trying to avoid major spam, I'm sure you gals can relate!) If I get enough affirmatives, I'll ask you for your contact info, and set up some ground rules. Like linking to the tracking number via UPS (or Fedex, whichever you prefer) so everyone involved can track Carolina's progress. I remember that from one of the comments and thought it was a great idea. The other rules, like letting everyone know that the monkey has arrived, at least one blog with pictures, three days maximum visit per hostess...all would apply. If this isn't something you feel you can comply with, then please don't volunteer. If this gets started again, I'd really hate to have it come to the same conclusion that Monkey's did.

Okay, let's see what happens...

Melanie :)

18 comments:

MMM said...

Melanie--what a wonderful and thoughtful idea. I have already had the pleasure of hosting Monkey, but I'm so happy that the adventures will continue.

ElleBee said...

Melanie, you are so thoughtful, and Carolina is so brave to take on this journey on behalf of her cousin! :) Like MMM, I've already hosted, but can't wait to see the rest of the journey!

JenWebb702 said...

I believe I was one of the last people on Monkey's journey and still would love to host a member of his family here in good ol' Las Vegas. I am at work and cannot access my personal email, so I will be sure to email you tonight from home with my information.
Thank you for this!!

Lauren (in PA) said...

I have already hosted Monkey but would LOVE to see Carolina's adventures!

Brie said...

It will be nice to see monkey's adventure continue via Carolina.

Vivian said...

I hate to admit this, but I didn't follow Monkey's adventures (sorry Lisagh) ... but if I understand correctly you are looking for a host for Melanie. You'd want us to keep everyone posted when she arrives, take pics for our blog, and then send her on her way with a tracking number to her next host. If so, Count me in!

Stephen Bonanno Sandals would love to take her in for the day, week, month whatever I'm supposed to do.
Let me know.

Vivian said...

Oops. I mean we'd be happy to take in Carolina.

Sorry.

The Chic Chauffeur said...

Carolina looks like a darling Monkey! What a sweet offer, Melanie. I will email you! And I am still praying for her cousin's release from captivity.

Heidi said...

Is that Carolina under the St. Louis Arch? I love her already!!

Mel said...

I've had a couple of emails coming in. Lisagh brought up a good point. If you are not one of the original hostesses, she will need your info to invite you to contribute to this blog. There is no way for me to know this, so please let me know if this is the case in your email to me. And Vivian, I'm sure Lisagh will be THRILLED that Bonnano Sandals wants to take part. I think we've all seen her display her collection on her blog a couple of times. Don't blame her, they are beautiful!!

Mel said...

Oh, and Heidi, yes that is the Gateway Arch. I grew up in Missouri before moving to South Carolina, and went back for a visit this summer. Pictures don't do it justice, do they?

Mona said...

Melanie I applaud you! Thank you for allowing us to continue to 'monkey around'!!

Carolina appears to be a preppy little party monkey ready for some adventure!! I'm looking forward to her seeing her travel logs!

five tomatoes said...

This is so awesome of you. I already had the privilege of showing Monkey around Minnesota, but I would love to show Carolina around Wisconsin once everyone else has had the opportunity if anybody would be interested in seeing my cheesy home state!

Ladybug's Picnic said...

Has Monkey been to Boston? If not, I'd be happy to host!

Cas said...

So so nice of you! I'm in still and will email you.

Cas said...

Oh yeah...I'd be happy to hand deliver Carolina to Vivian and perhaps do a lil shopping; )

indycitygirl said...

I am so there!!! Oh thank you so much and I am still so very game to host.I shall send you my contact info ASAP!!! I cannot wait to tell my daughter in the morning as she was in tears Monkey wasnt coming and now I can tell her that Monkeys cousin is taking his place!!I will contact you first thing in the morning and thanks for your sharing,Kelly

a. said...

I've already hosted as well but I think it's a great idea for Melanie via Carolina to step up to the plate and continue the journey.

I still cannot believe that someone with a conscience would do what she did and keep Lisagh's monkey!