Vabs’ Weekend Wisdom: Monkeys

I’ve always wanted to have a pet monkey.  Maybe I wanted to be The Man in the Yellow Hat and have Curious George as my friend.  So, several years ago, I adopted a monkey from the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Below is the e-mail interaction with a person  from the zoo.  Diane never did get back to me and answer my questions.  I just hope my monkey is OK…

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—–Original Message—–

To: Brian Vabulas

From: Michelle <xxxxxx@lpzoo.org>

Subject: ADOPT ORDER

1 Happy “Howler” Days A. D. O. P. T. with t-shirt (A6) (Adult X L) at

43.95

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—– Original Message —–

From: Michelle <xxxxxx@lpzoo.org>

To: Brian Vabulas

Subject: RE: ADOPT ORDER

Thank you for your a.d.o.p.t order.  Please allow at least eight to ten days for processing.  If you have any questions please contact Diane XXXX at (312) XXX-XXXX.

—–Original Message—–

From: Brian Vabulas

To: Michelle <xxxxxx@lpzoo.org>

Subject: Re: ADOPT ORDER

Michelle,

I had a few questions regarding the Howler Monkey I have recently adopted.

Firstly, what does the monkey’s diet primarily consist of; such as bananas, carrots, celery, and various meats?   Second, what is the monkey’s average life expectancy?  The reason I ask is because one of my co-workers adopted a monkey and it died of old age, his name was Jolly Bo Bo.  This being a point of concern, I was wondering what is the age of my monkey?  Next, what types of shots are administered to howler monkeys?  Any type of information you can provide me will assist in the care given to my monkey.  Also, approximately how large of a habitat is necessary to house my monkey (e.g..what is his/her height, weight, can he/she chew through wood, etc.)?

Finally, what time and date will I be able to pick up my monkey?  Please address these questions and provide me with any additional information.

Thanks in advance for all your help, and I look forward to providing a loving and healthy home for my howler monkey!

Sincerely,

Brian Vabulas

—–Original Message—–

From: Michelle <xxxxxx@lpzoo.org>

To:  Brian Vabulas

Subject: RE: ADOPT ORDER

Brian,

I have passed your questions on to the a.d.o.p.t. program coordinator, Diane XXXX.  She will research and respond within a couple of days.

She can be reached at  (312) XXX-XXXX for additional questions.  You are aware Brian that your money goes toward the feeding and care of the animal at Lincoln Park Zoo.  You are welcome to visit our Primate House to see the Howler Monkeys on display. I always find it interesting that some a.d.o.p.t. parents think that they will be able to take the animals home and care for them.  This is not possible and not in the best interest of our animals.

Thanks.

Michelle

Picture Perfect? Performance

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us over the course of our run at Second Stage!  Here’s one of the performances from that run.

Enjoy!

 

 

Vabs’ Weekend Wisdom: Support

Hugs and Pullups wrapped up our six week run at the Second Stage Theater this past Friday (3/25). Thank You to all the teams that performed with us during this run; it was our pleasure to perform with you.

Also,  I want to send out a huge Thank You to everyone that came out, supported us, and enjoyed our comedy over the past six weeks.  It was wonderful performing for everyone!  We appreciate your support!

We  looking forward to seeing you all in the future!  Have a wonderful spring!

Closing Night: Where in the world is Hugs and Pullups this week?

Closing night! Hugs and Pullups is performing Picture Perfect?  Friday 3/25 at the Second Stage Theater (3408 N. Sheffield, Chicago IL) $5.00.  We have two glorious groups that will be performing with us tonight – Clusterschmuck and Moses.

Seriously, what are you doing at 11:00 PM on Friday.  Come on – it’s our last night you know it will make you laugh so hard you’ll crap your pants!

Get 20% off your ticket for the show, if you can tell us where Hugs and Pullups is standing in this picture (below):

PS – We’re excited for baseball season…

Polar Bears

Talk a look at what happens when Polar Bears and humans meet…
Click the link to view:
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvhkiWquO8s
Come see more of ‘Picture Perfect?’ Friday night at 11:00 PM, at the Second Stage Theater (3408 N. Sheffield, Chicago IL) only $5.00. See you there!

 

It’s So Hot In Tucson!

Talk a look at what happens when it’s so hot in Tucson, AZ…
Click below to view:
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eqBy97ibAA
Come see more of ‘Picture Perfect?’ Friday night at 11:00 PM, at the Second Stage Theater (3408 N. Sheffield, Chicago IL) only $5.00. See you there!

The Real Disney?

Talk a look at what happens when we Hugs and Pullups explores behind the scenes at Disney.
Click below to view:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSqnxgfcvwo
Come see more of ‘Picture Perfect?’ Friday night at 11:00 PM, at the Second Stage Theater (3408 N. Sheffield, Chicago IL) only $5.00. See you there!

Guess where in the world is Hugs and Pullups this week?


Hugs and Pullups is performing Picture Perfect?  Friday 3/18 at the Second Stage Theater (3408 N. Sheffield, Chicago IL) $5.00.  We have two Rock’em Sock’em groups that will be performing with us Friday- Roscoe Village People and Three Caskets.

Seriously, what are you doing at 11:00 PM, come have a blast!

Get 20% off your ticket for Friday’s show, if you can tell us where Hugs and Pullups is standing in this picture (below):


PS – That was some good beer…


Vabs’ Weekend Wisdom: Addicted…

Hi my name is Brian Vabulas and I’m an addict.  No, not to drugs or alcohol, but to a mobile word game called “Words with Friends”.  (iTunes / Andriod) I know that this is not as serious as other addictions, but nonetheless I can’t help my love for it.

It’s like Scrabble, and you can play whomever you want – online.  I play with Friends – hence the name.  Each word is scored.   The best part is that you can play when you have time – if you have a busy Saturday – no moves need to be made.  If you have a lazy Saturday, make a move as quickly as you and your friends can play.  You may just have to make time, to make your moves and beat your friends.

 

Who doesn’t like healthy competition at your leisure.   I love this game.  I play it before work, I play it at lunch, I play it on the way home, I play it during dinner, I play it when I’m sleeping.  When I walk around I see the game board the way Neo sees the Matrix.  I may have to get help soon….

Hey if you want to play just let me know, I’m game.

Guess where Hugs and Pullups is…


Hugs and Pullups is performing Picture Perfect?  tonight at the Second Stage Theater (3408 N. Sheffield, Chicago IL) $5.00.  We have two lovable groups that will be performing with us tonight – Who the Hell’s Kyle? and Honor Student Breakfast.

Come out and see some festive prov tonight – what are you doing at 11:00 PM?

Get 20% off your ticket for tonight’s show, if you can tell us where Hugs and Pullups is standing in this picture (below):

PS – The chili was tasty…