HAPPY 22ND OF 

DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS EVE AT BAMBOOZLE HQ

Once upon a time there was a girl named Serena. While decorating the Christmas tree at Bamboozle HQ, a Rockin' Red Drummer Monkey jumped out from behind a Double Bass and tackled Serena to the ground. But just when she was about to let out a scream for help, Serena realised that the Rockin' Red Monkey was only licking her face, not trying to bite it off. At that moment, Serena decided to keep the Rockin' Red Monkey as a pet. Since it was Christmas Eve she decided to name her pet Rockin' Red Drummer Monkey ''Les.'' 

 

Then she heard a noise from the front porch. That's right, it was Serena's manager, Meredith, and boy was she surprised to see a Rockin' Red Monkey next to Serena by the Christmas Tree! ''What in world is that?'' shouted Meredith. ''It's a Rockin' Red Monkey,'' answered Serena. ''Dah, I can see that, Serena, but what on earth is it doing here?'' said Meredith. ''It's my new pet!'' answered Serena. ''Oh you think so do you?'' remarked Meredith. ''I wouldn't get your hopes up. You know how Jim hates Rockin' Red Monkeys. But, well, I suppose it can stay until he comes back.’’ And with that Serena grabbed Les by the scruff of the neck and led her new pet into the rehearsal room—even though she knew Jim was probably going to disapprove. 

 

Once in the rehearsal room, Serena and Les played and played, that is until Serena's favourite film, ‘’King Creole,’’ came on the TV. At that point Serena forgot all about Les having unsupervised run of the place, until Elvis started singing “Trouble”, and Serena was brought back to reality when she heard a shout. ''Grrrr!! Serena! Get your butt in the Studio…NOW!!'' 

 

With that Serena rushed into the Music Room to see what all the fuss was about. When she entered the Music Room, there stood Jim, pointing toward the Guitar Stands. ''Will someone please explain that?'' 

 

As Serena followed Jim’s finger to where it was pointing, she instantly knew what he was so upset about. There, smack dab in the middle of his guitar collection, was the biggest pile of Monkey poo she had ever seen! 

 

''I don't EVEN want to know how that got there,'' said Jim. ''But you had better get it cleaned up now! And you had better get rid of whatever it is that did it!’’ 

 

Well, knowing Jim as well as she did, Serena knew there was no sense even asking him if she could keep Les for a pet. So Serena set out to find where he was hiding. 

 

After a few minutes of searching, Serena discovered Les crouched beneath the mixing desk. ''Come on, Les, it's time to find you a new home. And hey, don't look at me that way, I'm not the one who poo’d on Jim’s guitars!’’ scolded Serena. ''Thanks to you, I'll never get to have my own pet Monkey!! 

 

Serena led Les out of the house and down to the local pet store, Serena knew the owner would find Les a good home. So after saying good-bye to Les, and thanking the owner, Serena walked backed home and attempted to drown her sorrows with a nice bottle of red wine. But Serena's little moment came to an abrupt end when Jim reminded her about the mess she had neglected to clean up, which make Serena a little thankful that someone else was going to have to do it from now on!

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