Monkey Business

Smash! Crash! Bang! Howls of laughter erupted from the room next door, following the most incredible cacophony to ever reach my ears. After such destructive sounds, I could only imagine some macabre scene lay on the other side of the wall, desks and dressers splintered into irretrievable shards, much better suited as tooth picks than furniture. Eyes darting about in the darkness, I wondered if perhaps the whole building might in fact be collapsing, or maybe some bomb had just gone off in the hall. Slamming doors and merry shrieks continued to fill the air, well into the wee hours of the AM. Tossing and turning, jamming my head into the depths of my pillow, nothing would muffle the noise. Should a lull drift in and quiet the conversation, music would shortly follow, the bass pumping and making all the windows vibrate. My head spun, heart raced, and I could scarcely believe my feet would be met with the ground anymore should I venture out of bed.

The night broke and morning came, and yet the racket still carried on. Sun filtered in through the cracks in the window shade, prompting me to give up the fight; The day was here, and it was time to go meet it. Staring blankly out into the courtyard, I saw that one of my neighbors had relocated and was still partying away outdoors…

That crazy guy, monkeying about high up in a brittle tree branch. Still in a drunken stupor no doubt, he carried on with joyous shouting and slurred songs. The lack of sleep didn’t seem to bother him one bit, but then again, you probably could have cut off his arm and that wouldn’t even register in his addled mind.

So many classes await me now… And I am so utterly exhausted. It’s going to be a long day.

15 thoughts on “Monkey Business

  1. Hang in there, Hannah! Tough out those classes. You can do it!!!! (Also, earplugs at night to drown out the party animals are helpful too!). ;) Your monkey is adorable – love his outfit!

  2. you poor thing!! I agree with Teeni. Ear plugs are your friends! I love that monkey! I dont think I am good enough to make one, but he sure is cute!

  3. Hannah!
    I just finally got a copy of your book! It just arrived on my doorstep…. ooooooh! What fun! Lucky for me, I am in charge of vegan dessert for a baby shower this weekend (this life phase comes about 10 years after college) – so I have an excuse to get baking right away. I *love* that you included a doggie cake! My doggies will be so psyched.

    I’m sorry about the crazy jungle ruckus that drunken monkey caused. I lived downstairs from some lunatics addicted to ONE rap song with a thumping bass for an entire school year. Ooooh, it was not the happiest of times!

    Good luck! and thanks for the super cool book!

  4. Hi Hannah, I love all the crochet stuffs you made. You are so ingenious!! You make me feel like taking up crochet too. Hee… anyway, you look sweet in that photo you posted on your 2nd blog anniversary entry. =) Great knowing ya!

  5. How did I ever miss this post? The most adorable monkey ever! This pattern is one I’ve had on my “to do” list forever!! Your crochets are perfectly done, the entertaining stories just send them right over the top!

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