Monday, January 25, 2010

Send A Message

When I stretched out on the couch in the family room and fired up my laptop after work, I was going to quickly check my e-mail and log off. I wasn't planning on spending a lot of time on the computer. Pepper the cat had other plans, though. He jumped up on the couch, looked disdainfully at the computer taking up the prime lap real estate on my lap, and curled up on the bottom part of my legs. I interpreted that as a sign he was giving me permission to do some serious computer time wasting!

Monk-e-mail (sponsored by is a great Website that allows you to do just that. It allows you to send people funny e-mails from one of three primates--The Boss, The Coworker, or The Receptionist. You can personalize the monkey's headgear, clothes, and accessories, and choose a location backdrop.

After the primate is styled to your satisfaction, there are four different ways to add audio: using one of several pre-recorded messages, typing text (200 characters or less) which is translated to speech in one of the four available voice options, recording your voice by phone, or using the computer microphone to do the recording. The monkey's lips move as your message is "spoken"

When you're done, you can send it, or post it on Twitter but (strangely enough) none of the other social media sites.


  1. Love, love, love Monk-e-mail!

    I get on there at least once every few months and send out funny messages to people.

  2. That looks fun - must have a look :)

  3. a. eye, I think I'll probably be back there soon.

    CambridgeLady-glad you enjoyed it!