Put Your Monkbot Presents Under the Christmas Tree



Are we ready for the first ever Monkbot eGift Exchange!?

Below is the list of who is “shopping” for whom. Put your message and “gift” in the comment section of this post.

And don’t forget to “buy” something for Taylor and Gray!

  1. NOLAgirl is buying for Squeebee
  2. Double D is buying for Claire
  3. Shelley is buying for Mind Doc
  4. Shrewspeaks is buying for Libby
  5. Squeebee is buying for Texan
  6. Claire is buying for Double D
  7. Holeigh is buying for Bamaborntxbred
  8. Mind Doc is buying for Holeigh
  9. Texan is buying for Ivoryhut
  10. Leejolem is buying for Baby Duck
  11. Bamaborntxbred is buying for Rowan
  12. Libby is buying for Quossum
  13. Ivoryhut is buying for NOLAgirl
  14. Jax is buying for Shelley
  15. Rowan is buying for Jax
  16. Quossum is buying for Leejolem
  17. Baby Duck is buying for Shrewspeaks

Merry Christmas!


83 Responses to “Put Your Monkbot Presents Under the Christmas Tree”

  1. shelley Says:

    Mind Doc…you touch so many lives, both professionally and online. When I hear this song…I think about what life must be like for you…helping those who need your counsel.

    Taylor…you are such a special…and very unique…guy, so I just had to get this for you for Christmas. Thank you for all you do and for making our lives so soulful.

    Gray…I know I gave you a special prize at your site…but I just had to add this little gift for you under the Monkbot Christmas tree.

    Finally, to all my little Monkbots. You are each so very special to me and to each other. I know a little 7-year-old girl named Molly who is about the cutest kid ever. She made up a great phrase to describe things that are better than great…she calls those things “taco special.” Well, I think all my Monkbots are very, very, very taco special. So, to y’all, I give to you a song that I wrote for little Molly back in March.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. leejolem Says:

    Ok, Baby Duck, be patient with me! Give me 24 hrs or so to figure this egifting thing out!!! But for now I leave you with a couple of my favorite Taylor quotes:
    “Humor is the sincerest form of flattery”
    “Give me a chance, give me a chance, give me a chance”
    Ya gotta love that man!

  3. nolagirl Says:


    Ok, I had to give you THIS right off the bat since they are brand spanking new, and cuz I luv ya like that.

    More to come ….

  4. nolagirl Says:

    Shit! I put the wrong page in the link Squee, so when you click it, just go back to Page 1. I am dumb. (and here I was so proud of my hotlinking skillzzzzzz)

  5. shelley Says:

    BWA HA HA HA!!!!!

    NOLA…those are GREAT.

    However, I’m truly put in a trace at Nelly Furtado’s bangs from beyond.

    Who told her to wear her hair like that?!The pics of Taylor are great.

    Lucky, Squeebee! πŸ˜‰

  6. leejolem Says:

    I’m going to try and send a pic gift to Baby Duck. I really don’t know what i’m doing so don’t laugh.

    cute gift for baby duck

  7. leejolem Says:

    Ok, that wasn’t what i intended to send. here’s my 2nd try:
    another try at a cute pic for baby duck

  8. Quossum Says:

    Okay, since I know I won’t be around until late evening tomorrow, I, too, am going to get a jump on things here.

    For Taylor, I know you like dogs but don’t have time to have one or enjoy them right now, so I give you this. Just imagine cuddling him and playing with him and letting him fall asleep in your lap.

    For Gray, don’t be afraid to resort to breaking out this gift if things get out of hand at your site.

    For leejolem, I know you’re an artsy-crafty person, like me, so I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. (BTW, it was taken from this if you’d like the whole thing.) I *do* like a fella who’s handy about the place.

    And for those times when the fangirliness threatens to get out of hand, I also offer this. Yes, I’ve had to use it, too, so don’t feel too bad.

    With happy holiday wishes and kisses for EVERYONE,


  9. leejolem Says:

    Woooo I kind of did it. One more try–

    fwb for baby duck

  10. Jan Says:

    Shelley: Sorry I missed the egift exchange. May I get an egift for Ash?

  11. Jan Says:

    Read the last post and missed the boat dang it. I’ll just have to think of an egift for all Monkbots everywhere.

  12. leejolem Says:

    Q–I would like the man by the eucalyptus garland wrapped up and under my tree 12/25! Thank you so much–the Martha show was one of my favorite interviews and makes me love the dorky Monkbot even more.
    **Breaking out the hose now***

  13. Holeigh Says:

    Merry Christmas, Bama! After reading your thoughts on Just to Feel That Way (that I couldn’t agree more with), I knew exactly what I would get you, should it work out the way it did. I don’t know if you’re a John Hiatt fan, but this wonderful song was the first thing that sprang to mind as soon as I heard Just to Feel That Way for the first time. The piano intro is very similar and I think the sentiments echo nicely. I hope you don’t already have this and that you enjoy it! (As well as everyone else, hehe.)

    To continue the picture tradition for a group present…one of my favorites that I haven’t seen in awhile. Love you all!

  14. claire Says:

    eeek, it’s 6.30am here and I’m running out the door to work, but I’ll be back later double d with a litle gifty poo for you!! Mwah…..

    er no. NOT a “gift of poo”…. πŸ™‚

  15. shelley Says:

    Go for it, Jan! And if Ash wants to return the exchange…she’s welcome! πŸ˜‰

  16. shelley Says:

    Holeigh…love the song. Great gift! πŸ™‚

  17. ivoryhut Says:

    Ack! Am on my way out too, but will spend my day thinking of what to get nolagirl. Hmm …

  18. Mind Doc Says:

    Hmmm — Holeigh I am cogitating like mad. Give me a moment …

  19. Shrewspeaks Says:

    Dear Libby:

    I thought long and hard about what would make the perfect gift for the Lady who thought so hard about a cafe recommendation for Paris.

    I thought of all things french and then changed my mind and want to give you this soulful little ditty I hope you enjoy it!

    For Taylor, a bit of Christmas Whomp

    For Gray, a little New Year’s Wishing

    And for all my MonkBot brothers and Sisters… I leave under the tree the following:

    John Legend

    The Staple Singers

    Clarence Carter

    James HEH Brown

    Bill Withers

    Carla Thomas

    And last but not least…Joan Osbrone asks a question that has been burning in my mind

    Merry MonkBot to all, and to all a good MonkBot!

  20. baby duck Says:

    Shrewspeaks, may all your Christmas wishes come true!

  21. Shrewspeaks Says:

    Baby Duck! EXACTLY what I wanted!!!! Thank you!!!!

    In the words of Oscar “Too Soon”


    Karen needs to go…Pam and Jim know when to step back…Karen has a mean bone.

    OOOOOOOHHH and how about Jim’s speach to Michael?

  22. shelley Says:

    Baby Duck…I may have to post that on the home page of Monkbot.

    GREAT GIFT!!!!

    Jim is sooo hawt.

  23. bamaborntxbred Says:

    Rowan: Dear Lady, I haven’t seen you ’round theses parts lately. I miss your quirky stories! The point of view you bring from “across the pond” is priceless! You also add a level of intelligence that I, personally, really admire!

    I’m giving you this gift because it reminds me of you. I hope you enjoy it!! Happy Christmas!

    Gray: Oh Uncle Monkbot. I hope you like your gift! I would have loved to made it an actual music file, but I’m stoopid and don’t know how. I hope you appreciate the tonque-in-cheek absurdity of the idea, but if you heard it, I think you’d be rather impressed. There are many, many more artists that have been “picked on”. It’s a great series. Merry Holidays!

    Taylor- I’m still working on your gift. Feliz Navidad!

    Holeigh- I can’t wait to listen to my present!! You are so sweet to get me something so special….you shouldn’t have!

    And to all my merry Monkbots: Ring the bells! Tidings of comfort and joy to you all!

  24. baby duck Says:

    leejolem, you nailed it! PTFM is my fav AI performance. “I want to take you high-ah”!!

    Shrew, When Jim tells Michael about what happens after the rebound, he should know. ::Sniff::

  25. shrewspeaks Says:

    Baby Duck…You are killing me! Love the office stuff!

  26. Holeigh Says:

    Mind doc: Not a problem, getting gifts for people is something I find to be very difficult usually, haha.

    Bama: I hope you liiiike it! πŸ™‚

    Shell: I had a feeling you would like that too.

  27. Texan Says:


    I have your gift all nice and ready to be wrapped in HTML. Coming soon …I hope and I pray!

  28. bamaborntxbred Says:

    Holeigh! I loved my gift! It was beautiful. I have heard that song before…just not that version. I loved, loved, loved it!

  29. Holeigh Says:

    Yaaay! I know the song is quite familiar, but John Hiatt really makes it soar…it’s one of my two favorite songs; I have versions by Joe Cocker, Jewel, Mandy Moore, Chaka Khan, and Ilse DeLange if anyone is interested. πŸ™‚

  30. Rowan Says:

    Jax, as a fellow techtard, I am thinking this video clip will strike as much of a chord with you as it did with me. I love the idea of becoming a Computer Whisperer. if only that worked! I need to get the fixit man out! Have a great Christmas.

    Taylor…I am sharing my vision of you in full Highand dress, and recommend the dress kilt and casual kilt outfits. I would also suggest you take a peek at the range of sporrans,as these might go just as well well with jeans, and you could start a trend…just sayin. Guys keep their loose change in their sporrans over here..but you could use yours as a useful place to stash phone numbers. Here’s tae ye, Tay! May the New year bring you as much joy as you’ve brought to us.

    Gray…I thought you might like to have these clips from the present series of Monsieur Cowell’s flagship show in the UK, the “X-Factor”. Two of Taylor’s great song successes on AI have made an appearance! Hmmm…Simon, you have been listening, dearie, haven’t you? Heh heh. 0–{;8)}

    Gray and Taylor…you can swap presents if you like…stops me lookin too fangirly, and the kilt looks just as good worn with ironic jauntiness. Christmas Blessings to all!

  31. Gray Charles Says:

    For me (blushes)?

    Here’s what I’m getting for you. A discussion forum to organize the TH tour. I know, i know, probably a bad idea. Users cannot create new topics.

    If you want to help try it out go to


    If you do register – please use the name you would like to keep, it seems like its difficult to “get rid” of pesky users.


  32. Rowan Says:

    Awww, Bama, thank you!Just in time for dinner, and the cupboard was bare! Hooray!

    BTW, the cupboard is mostly bare, because it is dark now, and I have missed going to the supermarket, sitting here trying to get the hotlinking thang right for about two hours. My eyes are jumping, copying down all the wee letters from the link addresses (you can’t cut and paste, can you? I tried it) but whoo and hey…it has finally worked, and with just a wee bit of computer whispering/cajoling/threatening with a Dr Marten. Off to munch my Ketchup crisps. Bama, you’re a star!

  33. double d Says:

    Claire – my dear, Irish friend.

    I lift a pint of Guiness to you and give you a Special Gift along with my favorite Irish toast:

    “May your glass be ever full.
    May the roof over your head be always strong.
    And may you be in heaven a half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.”

    For Gray, here is Monkey vs. Robot – Part Deux Post that on your site and watch the deck clear…HA!

    For Taylor…get your ass back to Alabama and see your Grandma.

    For all my precious Monkbot friends, I share a

    cherished possession.

    Joyeaux Noel and Bon Annee’ to you all!

  34. bamaborntxbred Says:

    Yay! Rowan likes her present! I figured it was one stop shopping. Ketchup flavored potato “crisps”. I saves money too…You know, ketchup is sooo expensive and all…

    I’m really trying to incorporate “wee” into my vernacular. Hmmm….my once wee ass is now so large that it’s currently tipping the world off it’s axis b/c I live in the northern hemisphere. Yeah, that works. (We are having our “bring all yer Christmas goodies to work and stuff yer face day” today. I’m sick already!)

  35. bamaborntxbred Says:

    DD- that video is DA B-I-Bizzle-BOMB!!!!

  36. Rowan Says:

    Jax, I am sorry – your link isn’t working! I am trying again! : )


    Hope this works!

  37. Squeebee Says:

    NOLA…thanks for the pics…..Muuuuuwaaahhhh! Oh wait…that was me kissing the monitor while looking at the pictures.

    Ok this one is for you NOLA…..muuwaaaaaaaaaah! And some (((((hugs)))))) to boot. Those are for you and you alone.

    Texy…I am still thinking on yours…..give me a bit of time to marinate!

    Such a fun idea, this monkbot gift exchange!

  38. claire Says:

    Well, double to da d, thank you so much for your present. I had never heard that song before, it’s beautiful. )))))hugs((((( I will raise a pint in your name tomorrow night, at our choir’s Christmas Par-tay. πŸ™‚

    In return, I have neatly wrapped for you a little ditty that I had Taylor throw together in your honour. ‘Cos we’ve certainly come to the right place..

    Taylor: – this is a favourite of mine. Always makes me feel good. May it do the same for you.

    And Gray – this is just for you. Enjoy πŸ™‚

    And for DD, Shelley, and MonkBots all: Nollaig Shona dhiabh go leir, agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhiabh. Go mberimid beo ar an am seo aris. (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. May we all be here this time next year….)

  39. double d Says:

    Oh, Claire, I am truly honored. Can’t wait to see that LIVE in Mobile, AL…February 27th!

    Thanks so much for my VERY special present.

  40. leejolem Says:

    Gray, here are your gifts from me (you probably don’t know who the hell I am, but I’m a new recruit to the Monkbot faction.
    Enjoy my favorite Monkey and Robot:

    monk gift for GC

    bot gift for GC

  41. leejolem Says:

    Gray, Ok, that didn’t work, so disregard!!!!! When you try to tag an image how do you get the specific image you want and not just the whole web site? This html stuff is too complicated for my simple brain. Someone please give me some tips!

  42. Squeebee Says:

    Ok….Tex….this is a bit of a gag gift, but I just had to give you this.

    Your real gifts are this and this.

    I hope you enjoy them! All the best to you over this festive season, my friend!

    To Gray, I give you this in honor of the many “puzzles” on your blog that I never understood no matter how hard I tried. I had fun trying, though! Thanks for bringing such a varied and interesting group of people together.

    For Taylor: I give you this to help you on tour (or any other public apperance) to not “miss” any buttons.

    Merry Christmas to all my fellow Monkbots…I really do appreciate every one of you!

  43. shelley Says:

    I haven’t gotten a chance to watch all the clips…but I have clicked on a lot of links.

    Squee…your gifts to GC and Taylor totally cracked me up.

    Good job.

  44. Holeigh Says:

    I am so excited, I can’t help myself…

    I passed Chemistry!!

    Yayayayayay…hehehe, sorry, this has been plaguing my mind for weeks now, but I got my final grade this afternoon.

  45. ivoryhut Says:

    Nolababe, I first thought of getting you this for your uncommon valor in admitting that you liked them. But, instead, I went with this instead because I remember that you like the song, and because there’s more of the sexy guitar solo in here. (Oh, and I threw in little something for Bella, too.)

    For Taylor, I couldn’t figure out what he might want. Something for his new camera? A few more hours in the day for sleep? Not food, because he’s heading back home for the holidays and will be well-fed with his favorite grub. So I got him this to match his jacket. If he’d rather not wear it, he can always cut it up and recycle it as throw pillow covers for his couch.

    And for Gray, because he no doubt gets asked this a lot.

    Oh, and let me not forget our hostess. I thought about sending you this, but without the real thing to break into, that might just be cruel. So I instead will leave this for you under the tree because you so graciously shared your “secret” with us.

  46. nolagirl Says:

    Sorry to be so late on this! I am getting slammed at work!

    OK, Squee to the Bee…

    First you will be whisked away to the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC for Some Luxurious Pampering

    If that little mini-vacation wasn’t enough, I’d like for you and your hubby to Fly Anywhere in the World Your Little Hearts Desire for some relaxation and alone time.

    And, for good measure, please enjoy a little piece of my heart, some Some King Cake

  47. shelley Says:

    Bwa ha ha ha….Ivory…I LURVE David Caruso’s admonishment of his cat. What a great gift…even better than garlic!

    And to Holeigh…I’m so proud of you passing Chemistry.

    For all your hard work and bravery in balancing equations…you get

    The Monkbot Medal of Honor

    sniff…our little girl is all growns up and she’s all growns up and she’s all growns up.

  48. Rowan Says:

    Bama, I give you the gift of “wee”. I am chuffed that you like it so much.(I dub thee an honourary Scot – taps Bama on each shoulder with a red Ikea spatula (closest thing I have to the Queen’s fancy sword for knighting people.) Yay!

    Btw…I have recently sampled “Flaming Hot Cheetos”, courtesy of a fellow monkbot sistah. Oooorgh..you Americans are tough and edgy. I thought I could handle spicy, but these things are dynamite! Admit reluctantly, that FHC are the boss of me, and I am genetically attuned to my mildly festive tomato ketchup crisps! Boy, are those Cheetos palate-blistering!

  49. Holeigh Says:

    Hehehe, thanks so much, Shell. πŸ™‚

  50. bamaborntxbred Says:

    Rowan- Ever since I was a wee lass I wanted to become an honorary Scot. I have achieved a dream today! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Yer funny with the FHC thing. I’m a Texan. I eat raw jalapenos like candy. It ain’t no big thang…

  51. Squeebee Says:

    NOLA…thanks so much! You really know how to make a gal feel special. I wonder if my husband would mind if we flew to Jacksonville, Florida on, say, the 20th of February?

    The King Cake is going to take some ‘splainin though. What is a King Cake??

  52. Mind Doc Says:

    Holeigh, I finally know what you are getting. I have to go hard drive hunting. (fearfully examining the steps to hotlink — straightens shoulders and lifts chin)

    Bama, Rowan kept insisting that she was tough — gosh golly, she eats CURRY!!

    (rolls eyes)

  53. baby duck Says:

    A gift for Gray Charles:

    Because you managed, designed, and supported your site singlehandledly before anything was official; and because you brought so much info, joy, and laughter to so many; and because you went without sleep to do so; and because you did this while keeping your day job and caring for Thing1 and Thing2; and because you’ve insisted on doing so without a thank-you or a Wayne Newton: Merry Christmas, baby.

  54. Texan Says:

    Squee…I LOVE IT!!!!!! Hope I don’t get beet juice on my white t-shirt! πŸ˜‰ Love love love ya!

    IvoryHut…sorry your gift is still in HTML giftwrap! soon soon….soon as I get these kids on their way to snow ski…I will wrap it up and send it on! πŸ˜‰

  55. Quossum Says:

    Rowan–I *love* Flaming Hot Cheetos! The tears that spring to one’s eyes! The numbing of the taste buds! The gradual coloring of one’s fingers to a shade of red that looks as painful as the Cheetos taste!

    In fact, the only cool thing my Secret Santa gave me this year was a bag of them.


  56. ivoryhut Says:

    Texan, don’t worry about it! I can be patient. Besides, I won’t be back online until much later, so take your time. Tying them HTML bows in a rush can be such a pain, what with all the paper, er, cyber cuts and all.

    Hope the kids have fun!

  57. ivoryhut Says:

    Oh, and I want to give Taylor these too. We found this back in the (AI) day, and wanted to get it for him so he wouldn’t miss Ray and Lamont too much. I don’t know if he ever got it, so this is just in case he didn’t.

  58. leejolem Says:

    Baby Duck, I am so sorry I can’t figure out how to send your egifts, so I will tell you what I would have sent if I could have:
    1. Pictures of Santa and Smokey Bear wishing you a Merry Christmas.
    2. June Cleaver in the kitchen making a festive fruitcake.
    3.A really beautiful quilt (wrapped around the even beatifull-er body of the Supreme MonkBot.

    My gift for Gray–a picture of my favorite simian–Cornelius from Planet of the Apes and a picture of my favorite robot–Rosie from the Jetsons.

    My gift for Taylor–a Bible, so he can stay on the straight and narrow while on tour w/all these crazy soul patrol groupies throwing their panties at him. (and I want to make sure he knows JC’s love in his life).

    Ok, I think that’s it. Sorry they aren’t ewrapped. I will have to practice more later.
    Love to all the Monkbots.

  59. Texan Says:

    for IvoryHut…

    I,too share your fond memories of the early days at Gray’s place. I so loved your analogy of the early days ‘o Gray to a small college class. Things change and change can be a good thing, too! Classes seem to somehow take on a personality! So dear Ivory, I have planned a Christmas Dinner Reunion just for you! You can send your new monkbot transportation module
    fully equipped with rocking seats, sound systems and funkadelic lighting to round up all the monkbots, and those we have not seen for awhile like Omphalos, Jean, Dave White, SoulTrain,Manders, Hope,True North, War Eagle, Blue Scooter, StrangeLight, Ted, Timbo, Rena and whoever else I failed to mention!

    And for cryin’ out loud, don’t forget to pick up Gray’s “Anatomy” on the way! Then, ask them to join us at this groovy hangout for dinner, conversation, deep thoughts that will often interrupted by impolite belly laughing! Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

    ps. e-paper cut healing nicely!

  60. nolagirl Says:

    Y’all are so creative!

    Ivoryhut – THANK YOU for my gifts! I blush that you remember the Hanson comment I made (damn! I shoulda kept my trap shut!) but laughed my ass off nonetheless. And that you thought of my bad little black girl made me smile. πŸ™‚

    And also, the purple velvet pants *nearly* made me pee my own pants. Seriously.


    Shell – Loved the Taco Special song! Really really cute.


    Squee my dear – king cake! It is what we eat around Mardi Gras time. It is one of my very favorite things.

    Here’s a brief run-down:

    Squee my dear!

  61. shelley Says:

    NOLA…whether we meet in N.O. or Mobile…since my birthday is in February…we need to bring a King Cake!


    I prefer Paul’s King Cakes. πŸ˜‰

  62. shelley Says:

    OH…and I think I ought to clarify to everyone what NOLA means by her “bad little black girl.”

    She’s talking about her puppy…Bella.

    I swear, I read that and was like WTF is NOLA talking about???

    It took me a full minute to realize you meant Bella.

  63. nolagirl Says:

    Yeah, I don’t like Haydel’s King Cakes but they have the best short history on their site which is why I posted that one in particular. My fave is from a little whole in the hall out by the N.O. Airport called Party Palace. It is DRIPPING in icing, which of course, I love.


    And yes, my little black girl DOES happen to be furry and have a tail … and bark. πŸ™‚

  64. shelley Says:

    NOLA…do you prefer icing or the colored sugar concoction?

    I love that sugar topping.

    For those who don’t know what I’m talking about…it’s kind of like a wet sugar mixture. You actually get the sugar granules to crunch on….but the topping is moist.

    It’s crazy…but yummy.

  65. Squeebee Says:

    NOLA….thanks for the background on the King Cake. What a cool tradition! And now my present is that much more special. You spoil me, girl!

  66. Mind Doc Says:

    First things first…

    Shelley, thank you so much for my song. I loooovve that song!! I made my psychopharm class watch it. The furtive glances and and/or glazed looks that came my way were almost as good as the song. However, it has almost ruined my ability to give the Rorschach — which is shaky at best.

    (it’s a lip, it’s a lip, it’s a lip, lip, lip … Usta!)

    Second, I think I must be a moron — I cannot figure out how to post my picture. Will try sendspace …

  67. Mind Doc Says:

    Okay, (I feel like Rocky watching Bullwinkle trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat — aGAIN??) but here goes …

    For you, Holeigh, now that you are done with Chemistry, you need to unwind with a bit of Gray’s Anatomy.

    However, I also gift you with a lovely bubbly bath. You probably can use a nice long soak. Merry Christmas!

    For Taylor – hmm … A toughie to be sure. I wondered if you needed a new Harp Microphone, but I also offer my boots in case you need a little nudge now and then. I have a nice pair that make a lovely holiday clomping sound.

    For dear Gray, here is something that you sorely need, a little getaway. Or maybe just a nice movie with a holiday message.

    And for all Monkbots far and wide,

    Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!
    Welcome Christmas, bring your light!
    Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!
    Welcome in the cold dark night!
    Welcome, Christmas! Fah who rahmus!
    Welcome, Christmas! Dah who dahmus!
    Welcome Christmas while we stand!
    Heart to heart and hand in hand!

  68. shelley Says:

    Mind Doc…I almost choked, I laughed so hard at the Gray’s Anatomy pic.


    What a great gift!

  69. Mind Doc Says:

    (hee hee) My fave WorkPlay picture.

  70. Libby Says:

    To: Quossum

    You have shown us your creativity, writing talent and giving spirit this year. Whether you are painstakenly making a quilt for Taylor or writing an entertaining rendition like ” The Night Before The Twelfth” — you are sharing your gifts with all of us. And we are so much the better for it.

    While I cannot give you a written note from Taylor thanking you for the precious quilt. I can give you some small gifts to bring a smile to your face as you always give to us, your Monkbot family.

    an interim salutation until his personal note arrives

    a gift suitable for framing

    To: Taylor
    Congratulations on a stellar year. Thank you for the joy you give in your music and the inspiration you have given to many of us — to leave our home to hear live music again. Continue to be true to yourself and write the songs that we know are in your heart and soul.

    to capture the lyrics of your heart and soul

    words of inspiration

    To: Gray
    Thank you for all of the time and effort you have given to the GC website. It is like no other. You have challenged us to learn more about music and be more articulate. You have also — pursued a passion through GC. You have initiated a new journey based upon your strengths and interests. We hope you continue to pursue the changes and your passion for music and family.
    a second act of inspiration for Gray

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for A Blessed New Year to the entire Monkbot family and especially to Shelley — who makes it all possible for us !!!

    Love to All, Libby

  71. baby duck Says:

    leejolem, thanks for the wonderful thoughts. They count! That, and the groovy picture of the funky white boy. In the paisley shirt. heh heh.

  72. Libby Says:

    Dearest Shrew,

    Thanks you for the lovely “ditty” –
    Christmas songs like that one always warm my heart.

    Merry Christmas to you and Beau !! Hope all your Christmas wishes come true.


  73. Quossum Says:

    Thanks, Libby! I love my gifts–and even more so, your kind words. *blushes, rubs toe on the ground*

    Did y’all notice on the poster Libby gave me, it says, “Includes the powerhouse #1 hit ‘Do I Make You Proud'”? At some point they must have thought they were going to include that on the album. I’m glad they didn’t!

    MindDoc, Gray’s Anatomy had me in stitches, too!

    Holiday Love to All!


  74. Jax Says:


    ROTFLMBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO snort snort ROTFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLll wiping tears…. snort snort That Was hystericallllllllllllllllllllllllll !!!!!!!!

    Thank You Thank You

    Shelley—— OK I go away for ONE day… overslept.. got home late… JUST read this… I drew the MONKBOT MAMA??????????? The pressureeeeeeeeeeeee…. Be patient ……. I will be back………….. I promise — however… it prolly won’t come wrpped in one of those pretty blue thingys that everyone else had …

    Rowan —– ROTFLMBOOOOOOOOO That will be me putting together the MonkBot Mama’s gift!!!

  75. shelley Says:

    Whew…Jax! I’m so glad you commented.

    I thought you had forgotten about me! πŸ˜‰

    I’m sure you’ll do well with your hyperlinks….remember…instructions on how to link can be accessed from the right-hand column. Under “html codes for comments”

  76. Jax Says:

    WAY TO GO HOLEIGH!!!! Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. Jax Says:

    Shelley?? Forget about you??

    Oh & by the way… Mr Jax walked in while I was listening to you & “Oh Holy Night”… his reaction? Hey who is that?????? That’s really good… my answer?? That’s my friend Shelley!

  78. shelley Says:



    tell mr. jax i appreciate it! πŸ˜‰

  79. Jax Says:

    Testing for Shelley .. to give her something to do while I am out shopping for the real one!


    Rowan… only you can appreciate the pressure here!! lolol

    ok did that work right?

  80. shelley Says:

    ROFL….Jax, what a great gift!!!

    I LURVE Shaun Cassidy…and I LURVE that the site is called “Shaunshine”.


    Thanks, Jax. πŸ˜‰

  81. ivoryhut Says:

    Texan, thank you for my jet! Woohoo! Everyone, hop on board! Our venue looks sooo chic. I could really use a break like that right about now.

    Oh, and I do have a copy of Gray’s Anatomy. But it’s the actual book, from way back when I was in med school. πŸ™‚

    Nola, glad ya liked the presents! And of course, I knew instantly that you meant Bella, but Shelley’s WTF cracked me up!

    Okay, off to download/view all the other presents. A fun way to end a looooong day out.

    Great idea, Tex!

  82. Mind Doc Says:

    Rowan, I just saw the F and S bit. Really very funny. Thanks — it was great! Hits a little too close to home, tho.

  83. Rowan Says:

    Awww, thanks Jax! Really most pleased you liked the clip. And you too, MD. Yay!

    I wrote this post from my mobile phone, and I was feeling all warmly techy and in-the-know, but couldn’t get it so send. Sigh. I need to call in a computer whisperer. My fixit man came today, and says I need another part. Now I will have to go to the computer superstore and look like I know what I’m talking about, but they will know……

    Thanks again. yay! Glad you liked it!

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