Friday, February 12, 2010

Monkey Queen of Switzerland

A long time ago I got a rather bizarre nickname... The Monkey Queen of Switzerland.

I was watching my small cousins, and reading a book... "The Sweet Potato Queens" something or another... and my little cousin came running up to me and asked "What does the book say, what does it say?!"

Well, at that exact second, the sentence I was reading said "Every Woman Should Be The Queen Of Something"... so I told my little cousin this, and she promptly asked, "What are you the Queen of?"

Without thinking, I replied, "Oh, I don't know, I'm The Monkey Queen of Switzerland"... the kids LOVED that... and a nickname was born.

I have to admit, I never cared much for monkey stuff before the nickname... but ever since I've had it (going on probably 7 years or so now), I've kept my eye out for monkey stuff.

Life is just strange that way.

Here is a picture of a Littlest Petshop Monkey that lives on my desk, I repainted it to be The Monkey Queen of Switzerland's mascot :)


  1. It looks so much better repainted! Thanks for the idea, if you don't mind, I'll borrow that from you :)

  2. Sometimes the best stories happen by accident. I enjoyed reading yours!

  3. Hi Heather,

    Love how you got the nickname ~ Monkey Queen of Switzerland is a fun name.