Friday, August 29, 2008
Good mornin Possum's,gems and jewels! Never fear Bubba's here to spread Friday mornin cheer! Doin the Sock Monkey cha-cha! I know there were bout 19 folks peekin in on my blogs this week! How cool is that? Why don't-cha stop in and comment? I promise to answer each and every one of ya'll. Don't be shy! I must apologize for my pic's bein cut off. I had them sized for My Space and they seem to be a little bit over sized some of them. I'll have to find a size that works for this blog. In the mean time just bare with me. This blog is a little bit different from My Space. I have yet to learn all it's workins. But I'm a smart Sock Monkey and I'll figure it all out in good time.
In the mean time,I'll just sit here and enjoy my watermelon! The summers comin to a close pretty fast. September will be here on Sunday. Labor day comin up this Monday. The last cookout of the year.
My Human has ordered himself an Ipod for the first time. He's pretty excited about it. Ya see Possum's,Mike is 49 years old and he's a little slow about keepin up with technology. I suppose I'll have ta polk him on the shoulder now just ta speak with him. He'll have those ear plugs in all the time.
Here I am sittin with this Raggedy Andy doll. Yes I know he looks a little different than your average Andy doll. Ya see,He came to us in bad shape. Mike is all about fixin them up when they come ta us. He decided to make him a patch work creation. The patches serve as his cloths. Not ta mention it also holds him together. Turned out really cool. Mike pretty much has magic hands when it comes ta sewin and art. Doll restoration one of his passions. And is quite good at it.
Here is a close up of the doll. What ya'll think? I certainly think ya'll should have a wonderful day and I'll be sittin here in my porch swing waitin for my next blog entry.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Good mornin Possum's! You've caught me playin with Charlie McCarthy's top hat! Glad to have brought a smile to ya'lls faces! Time ta party! The sun did come up today! Any other reason? It has rained the past two days here in Nashville. Good for my tomato plants!
Mike and I are tomato farmers this summer. They sure are good! Mighty tastey! Nothing like home grown tomatos! Saves us a bundle at the grocery store.
I have noticed that the gas prices have started ta come down! Road trip! Just kiddin. School is back in session,folks are back from their vacations. Gettin ready for the fall and winter seasons to commence. Four months Christmas will be here! Can ya'll believe the year has just flown by!
Close up! LOL! Ya'll weren't ready for that now were ya'll? I'm a ham in front of the camera in case ya'll haven't noticed! Sock Monkeys unite! If'fin ya'll see Mike and myself out and about town takin photos,stop and say hello! You might get your photo taken as well! Please don't ask for autographs.
These are our two Chihuahuas. Scooby and Joey. Joey is the little black one. He's about four years old now. He came to us at the age of two years. Why the previous owners named him Joey,I'll never know. Don't like it when folks give their dogs human names. Would have been cute to name him Shaggie. Scooby and shaggie! Joey was neglected,so we took him in. Gets lots of love now! And what a snuggler! He does love to snuggle. Although Scooby is very jealous. Mike and I have had him bout ten years now. Scooby came from and relationship gone bad. Our Scooby is a cross between a German sheppard and a Chihuahua! Don't ask me how that happened,cause I rightly don't know how that happened. Or that it was even possible for that matter. Apparently it is. Mike and I watched Scooby bein borned. Mike and he have been the best buds! Scooby has ta be where ever Mike goes in the house. And that's just fine. Those two are inseparable! They were meant ta be together by the hand of God Almighty! And what a wonderful blessin Scooby has been in our lives.
Okay! Don't laugh Possums! Mike thought it would be cool for me to have a cowboy hat and guitar just because we live in Nashville! Not funny in my book. The things I go through! Mike and I are totally rock and roll! No country here!
This is our favorite comedian! Kathy Griffin! We are always watchin "My Life On The D-List." Funny Lady.
Mike is kind of a thirft store junky. He collected all these silver plated coffee pots or teapots. I'm not really sure which they are. They look good sittin in the kitchen.
This is one he bought yesterday along with the China doll. That's all well and good clean fun.
I hope ya'll have enjoyed my Thursday Holler and shout out. Bubba
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Welcome to The Sock Drawer Possum's! Allow me to introduce myself. I'm none other than Bubba S. Monkey. I have had a celeb web status for bout ten years now. I have been lookin for a new blog home for quite some time now. My human and I moved here to Nashville,TN. bout two years ago. In from Atlanta. Love the Nashville area. Mike was born here,but left when he was a baby with his parents. Mike is my humans name. I do refer to him durin my blogs. Mike found me in a flea market. That was fifteen years ago and we've been together ever since. Best buds for life! Mike takes me where ever he travels and photographs me for our ever famous blogs.
This is me at Centennial Park. We have an exact replica of the Parthonon! No, ya'll's eye don't deceive ya. Your not in Greece. Eveyone that comes ta Nashville ta see the sites always say "What the F&%#?" Yeah, I know it's a bit harsh,but it never fails.
Mike is not here in Nashville ta become a country music star like everyone else. We came to see the city he were born in. Loved it ever since!
I'm a Sock Monkey with a purpose. I find various topics to discuss in my blogs. Mike and I collect old toys and dolls. We have quite the vast collection. Just today,Mike and I were walkin through the thrift store down the street and came across the most wonderful find! A China doll!
Isn't she lovely? I would say by the looks of the fabric and style of the dress,that she was made right around the 1950's. I'm guessin of course. But we are proud ta have her join the ranks of Mike's playhouse so ta speak. We love the old stuff and antiques.
Here is another example of our collection. Peteena made by Hasbro in 1966. She is in her original lime green swimsuit she came in. Complete with yellow sandles and bracelet.
Here's the thing. This is TV Jones made by Remco in 1966. Hasbro was competein with Remco when they made Peteena. TV Jones was always best in Mike's book. He received TV Jones for Christmas when he was 6 years old. Always has been Mike's pride and joy all his life. There are eight other characters in this toy line. But that's a blog for another time. I shall introduce them all in due time.
I have had my portrait comissioned. Folk art is the name of the game. I myself are considered folk art. It is amazin that Sock Monkeys have re-created themselves again in this day and time. We were invented back in the 50's. No one rightly knows who made the first one. I think several folks squabbled about it back in the day.
His name escapes me at present,but I met him at a comic book convention. He's kind of a b-list star back in his day. Mike and I have watched many movies with this gentleman in them.
John Saxton! That's his name. Oh,I hate it when that happens! I am a Sock Monkey afterall.
This photo was taken at the same Comic book convention. She worked at the Haunted House booth. Cool costume!
I hope ya'll have enjoyed the start to something wonderful! Bubba