Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I like to move it move it.

Alright. It’s 1:15.
In the afternoon.

What have I done today?
What have I done today?
Do you really want to go there??

Ha! I have done absolutely nothing today. I have 3 more exams this week I need to study for. I have hours upon hours of free time to study for them. And yet, I’m going to end up pulling all-nighters for all of them.

Why do I do this to myself, you ask? Well, I don’t know?Why do mice eat cheese even though it’s in a trap? Why do monkeys scratch their butts? Why do the gorillas at the zoo just sit there and refuse to put on a performance for the paying spectators?

No, seriously, why do gorillas at the zoo just sit there and refuse to put on a performance for the paying spectators?

My friend and I visited the zoo the other day for the first time in areally, long time. I don’t know if you know where the best zoo in America is, but it’s actually right here in Columbia, South Carolina. RiverBanksZoo <- check it out. It's amazing.

But look at this Gorilla and tell me he doesn't look like the most pitiful creature in the world.

He looks like he ain't got no frands! But then, if you'll notice in the top right corner, he, in fact, does have a friend. So I can't help but wonder, What is his deal??

Maybe he's a little disappointed about being locked up in a zoo.
Maybe he's missing his family he had to leave behind in Africa.
Or maybe, poor guy, he's just having one of those days.

I mean, how many times have I had one of those days and just wanted to sit there and do nothing but pout? Well, today, actually is one of those days. So was yesterday... and probably tomorrow will be too. Hey! give me a break, it's exam week.

Maybe he's sitting there contemplating his escape.

But you know what I think?
I think somebody needs to watch Madagascar with these animals. Show them just how good they've got it! I mean look at this kangaroo, all chill over there without a care in the world.

These animals get fed, watered, groomed, photographed; It's not a bad deal.
What I would give to be this kangaroo...
I mean look at my poor friend Kasci over here.
She would give anything to be in the zoo. Here she is trying to be like the animals behind her.
Can you guess, just what animal that is? Take a closer look to the background. That, my friend, is her impression of an elephant.

But I feel like these animals are just wasting their life away. They are focusing on the sadness of losing their families, getting locked up in a zoo, or only having one friend. They don't realize their importance. They don't realize their power.

They could wake up every morning, stand on two legs, do a little jig and make the whole world smile. But most of them just sit there, look sad, and sleep.
It's a shame.


Oh man. So maybe I'm being a little hypocritical here. I guess I'm more like the zoo animals than I thought: Focusing on the sadness of losing my family, getting locked up in a zoo [college], or only having one friend.
Not realizing my importance... Not realizing my power.
I mean, I actually have to feed and groom myself... unfortunately

but I too get photographed, and looked at, and could wake up every morning, do a little jig and make the whole world smile.
And yet, I just sit here, look sad, and sleep.
Maybe we all could learn a lesson from Madagascar, and move it move it a lil more.


JBUDD NEWS said...

SPEAKING of gorillas...

c.e.l.i.n.a said...

I hate it when the animals at the zoo just sit there.

In the zoo in Addis Ethiopia (where I lived until September) there is a lion cage. You can get REALLY close, like stick your hand through the bars close.

All the lions just LAY there except one.

but he routinely pees on people.

So I guess there is a trade off.

Just stopping by from 20somethings

- the MRS.

Marjorie said...

Now that's what I'm talking about, a lion who pees on people! THAT'S zoo material!

And JBUDD, thanks for sharing that link, it's terrible but at the same time had me busting out laughing!
"He was letting out these anguish cries, and banging his head against the wall and I just thought, We did it."

I hope that's not what's wrong with my little gorilla!

AmberLaShell said...

I have a picture of a gorilla almost exactly like that one, taken here in Dallas,,, crazy that is all they do.. Actually I think that most of the animals at the zoo were born there and don't know anything else. I think Gorillas are like kindergardeners, they pretend they don't like you when in fact they love you.. I mean hello they could totally go and hide in their little cave, but no they always come and sit right at the window... LOL Great blog, you just got a new follower!

check out my blog @ amberlashell.com

Not So Simply Single said...

I love the zoo. I wish we had one in Maui. That is one of the reasons I miss the mainland. Gorillas are very cool. All I have are cats.

I think butter is a cool name! Melt me like butter...smooth me like butter...oh butter! FUN!