Zoe loves the monkey!

Two years ago at Dales' family Christmas someone bought several flying monkeys. We took one home and Zoe really liked it. She had it for quite a while until she completely demoished it like everything else in our house. Well, Lindsay found one at Half Price Books one day. Zoe was in heaven! The 2nd monkey didn't last as long because Zoe had grown up and learned to destroy things in mere days. I went to HPB yesterday and saw the flying monkey! I decided to get one.
Here is the real thing:


Zoe was in love again! Here is a pic with her monkey:


Her is a video (kind of hard to see because it was dark):

video

bOO

So I was really hyped up about the Grammys this year for some reason. Usually I don't make an advanced plan to watch some awards shows but I did this year. Now I remember why I don't. I was really disappointed in the first three performances:
  1. Lady GaGa's opening act was bleh. I especially did not like the guy that was announcing during the singing ?? although I did enjoy the Elton John collaboration.
  2. Beyonce's performance had to be great I had though. "Boy" was that a letdown...love the pun! Of her last five songs or so "If I Were a Boy" is the only one I really dislike. So of course that is what she sang...not to mention the most random mashup of Alanis. wtf? Not to mention that she totally almost fell down the stairs! bahaha
  3. Pink and her strappy outfit spinning uncontrollably and then dipped in some water. I get that she was trying to be artsy or something? but the outfit was so hideous that's all I could think of. I actually liked the song though and I thought she was really pretty from the neck up and ankles down (the shoes).
Thankfully, the B.E.P. got me back into the mood! Although Fergie's visor was ridiculous, I thought they were really good!Other thoughts:
  1. The Green Day things was meh. I am not really a big fan of them but it was ok.
  2. Taylor Swift is so goofy when she collaborates with these 80's singers/bands. She is over the top with head-bobbin! I am tired of hearing her teeny bop songs too.
  3. I really like Jamie Foxx's song "Blame It" and I loved TPain as the orchestra leader, but the performance by Foxx was :P he was so lip synching it was ridiculous!
  4. The MJ song was kind of cool...I totally wish Lindsay and I would have grabbed the 3d glasses we tried on at Target a few hours earlier! I also really like Carrie Underwood.
  5. Lady Antebellum was good...but their style is nothing crazy or different, which is kind of why I like them.
  6. I liked the May J Blige song with the opera guy even though I kind of don't like her anymore because of how she was on American Idol...kind of rude and mean.
  7. I am glad that the opening host wasn't on much because he was annoying and not funny.

I stopped watching about 10 but the rest is on DVR so I may finish it later this week.