Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rainbows in Paradise

Chapter Four: Sunday
"I woke up this morning feeling just a bit homesick. There were many calls yesterday from friends and family checking up on our safety. I found out from Sully that Will has agreed to return to Sockland next week. He recently met Eva, a sock fairy, who has invited him to participate in a Sockathon next Thursday. Then Moxie got on the phone. I found out she and Roxy are planning a Hawaiian luau celebration for me when I return. But I really didn't have too much time to feel sad because today is my first real day of work.
Despite the day starting out with rain and very blustery trade winds something rather magical happened. As we were leaving mid-morning a rainbow appeared right before us. It was like it was stretched over the vast ocean. I was sure this was a sign of good things to come. And that it was! I am posting photos of all the day's events.
We were picked up by an associate from Davis & Sons. We drove north to a town called Lahaina, which means cruel sun. But I rather liked the town. It was still quite windy and I had to hold on to my hat for sure it would blow into the ocean which by now had huge whitecaps. At our first stop, Lahaina's Banyan Tree, they presented me with this shirt that fits me perfectly. I think it is so so much nicer than my red jacket. Now this tree is not just an ordinary tree, but about the best one I have ever climbed on. It is now the largest Banyan tree in the U.S. Can you believe the circumference of the tree measure 1/4 of a mile? And old... wow planted in 1873! I had some pictures of me taken in front of some well-known and popular restaurants. I really hoped we would have time to take the Sugar Cane train but the weather was not the best. I have had heard the 12 mile ride had great panoramic views of the ocean.
Several hours later on our drive back south to Kihei I suddenly screamed STOP! There right in front of us was the most unbelievable rainbow. It looked like it started over the mountain and the end seemed to drop right off in the water. Two rainbows in one day has got to mean double luck!
Back in Kihei we stopped for two more photos. One at the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. I am sitting on some lava rocks hoping not to get blown into the water. Still very windy. Mt. Hamilton is in the background. Our last stop I really liked because I saw humpback whales blowing out spouts of water.
Before wrapping up for the day, that's how filming people talk, I got the schedule for the next few days. It looks pretty exciting and full. The best part sounds fun but scary seeing a real volcano up close.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Trouble in Paradise

Chapter Three: Tsunami Warnings
"How can one the most beautiful places in the world turn so quickly into not such a fun place? What a stressful day and its only 2:00 PM as I write. It all began at 6:00 AM with sirens blaring. Now that got my attention and I might add out of bed!!! Lights from all the buildings came on in a flash. People stood on their balconies looking out into the early morning light got it by now the tsunami arrival. By 7:30 AM at least half of the buildings had been emptied as people fled for safety. And rightly so since the TV produced lots of evidence the worst was yet to come. Within three hours roads, public facilities, shopping areas, water system and beaches in low lying ares were evacuated. Truly a herculean effort by officials on all the islands to get people to safety. We had our bags packed ready to leave at moment's notice. But much to my distress my friend was glued to the TV for update coverage rather than heading for the hills. I knew my emotions were out of control when I put my little hands to my ears and screamed after six hours of TV coverage enough is enough!!! The coast has recently been declared clear and safe so I am out of here to enjoy what's left of the day. It was a huge relief nothing bad happened. As you can guess my first photo shoot was rescheduled for tomorrow.
P.S. Check out the newest sock monkey Kia Sorento ad in the current issue of bon appetit magazine. It shows me in the driver's seat of a 2011 model. Me and my friends are getting ready to make cupcake deliveries for a store called Sprinkles. What a sweet treat to have had that job.

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Few Bumps in the Road

Chapter Two
"The Maui Way of Life embraces one of Benjamin Franklin's famous sayings...Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Yikes... I have never seen such a place spring into action as early as 7:30 AM. By 9:30, a steady caravan of people head out for a day at the beach. They carried what I thought looked like enough supplies to last several days. I was still on my cereal routine as I watched all this action from the balcony. Even though I worried I might be missing out on some fun, the dreaded fear of being sunburned told me I should pace myself. I knew I had all morning to get out and enjoy the sunny skies before my afternoon appointment with Davis & Sons. I am suppose to sign several documents at their office.
My traveling companions seemed to be moving at a snail's pace. I was antsy to get a jump start on the day before my appointment. It was at that point some of my troubles began. I thought I could get to the beach faster by hitching a ride on top of this car. I have posted a picture. Judging by the surfboards attached, I knew this car was headed in the right direction. But my plan was foiled. Instead of a ride all I got was a stern lecture on how I should be more careful and how dangerous hitchhiking can be.
I finally got to a beach and enjoyed one of Maui's favorite past times whale watching. Several times I saw spouts off water in the distance and knew humpback whales were at play.
Later in the day my next challenge was waiting for the bus to go to my appointment. All they have are these crazy colored benches to wait on with no backs and are not comfortable. Obviously they never seen our great covered bus shelters at home. Well as I was waiting patiently and the bus seemed like it was taking forever, the heat of the midday sun got to me. I had to lay down on the bench to rest. My friends thought it so funny they took a few pictures. Perhaps I am not used to this heat.
After my meeting the best part of the day was watching the sun set on the beach.
I am ready for my first day of shooting on Saturday. I plan to set my alarm since I am not quite used to the 4 hour time difference. I do not want to oversleep. One thing that surprised me was that the agency wanted me dressed in my famous trademark red jacket. I was so hoping for a Hawaiian type shirt. Maybe another day...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Paradise Found

Chapter One: Maui Adventures of Rocky Socky written by Rocky Socky
"I did not think life could get any better for me than doing one commercial. But having the chance to do another commercial and be in Maui is almost beyond words. I was not prepared for how long the flight was just to get here. Of course a three hour layover for the second flight did not help. But what did help was having my own seat, snacks to keep me happy and even a great movie. I could barely rest I was so excited to see a place I have only seen in pictures. When we got off the plane there was a young woman holding a sign that said: Aloha Mr. Rocky Socky and friends. A representative from Davis & Sons introduced herself and gave us all leis. They had such a fragrant smell. She beckoned us to follow her and after retrieving our luggage, which believe it or not one of the first ones down the carousel, we were whisked away to our hotel. She left us with our itinerary that begins Friday.
"Today I woke up to this picture of the courtyard with a side view of the ocean. I posted a picture. I couldn't get dressed fast enough to explore my new surroundings. I am posting a picture of me sitting on what looks like on black rocks. Actually it is black lava. Check out the ocean view with mountains in the back. This afternoon we will look at a few beaches and find where I need to be Friday morning. I am excited to see what wardrobe changes they have for in store for me and going to shoot at different tourist attractions. I see on my list there will be a place for whale watching. Can't wait!!!"
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 I come

Part Twenty Three
"I am off on an adventure that sounds really fun. Filming a second commercial is like a dream come true for me. My bags are packed and I just had to get a few new outfits!!! I even got sunglasses and have lots of sunscreen. I promise to write all of you as much as possible. I have never been so far from home and sure there will be a lot to say. One thing I really want to try is surfing and hang gliding. Perhaps these might be part of the commercial and I will have some experienced help to guide me along.
Check out the photo I posted. I think I look rather cool with shades and a lei.
ALOHA-means hello, goodbye, welcome, farewell
Hawaiian alphabet has only 13 letters and 5 regular vowels. I want to learn to speak like a native so as I learn new words will share with you."

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Big News

Part Twenty Two
Rocky Socky fished a piece of paper out of his pocket and began reading...

Dear Rocky Socky,
We enjoyed your performance for the Kia Sorrento commercial played on Super Bowl Sunday. Our agency has been commissioned by a hotel chain to make a commercial advertising Maui's tourist attractions to generate more business for them. We believe you would be great as a mascot for the commercial. It is evident from the Kia Sorrento commercial you are enthusiastic and have an adventurous spirit. We will be shooting on location in Maui for about two weeks. We will cover all your living expenses including travel. All wardrobe changes will be provided by our agency. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested. The job starts February 25th.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Bob Davis and Sons Communications Inc.
Marketing and Public Relations
Maui, HI 96790
"Rocky Socky, this is quite an opportunity for you," said Dr. Michaels in an excited voice. "Did you call them back?"
"Well, I first had to call the bus company to get their okay. I was not scheduled to return to work till March 10 but hoped they would be fine with me doing extra work while on sick leave. Then I called Sully and Moxie with my exciting news. They seemed happy for me but a bit sad. I just got home and they were looking forward to doing things with me. I assured them I would call a few times, take lots of photos and find some fun gifts to bring back."
"I need to warn you Rocky Socky," said Dr. Michaels. "You must be careful with that new cast and not bump it. Did you tell Mr. Davis you had a cast on?"
"I did and they have some ideas on how to work around it so wouldn't be too noticeable."
Rocky Socky left Dr. Michaels's office with a long list of things to do. #1 on his list...
beach clothes.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Visit to Dr. Michael's Office

Before you hear the tale of Rocky Socky's visit to the doctor's office please note that on yesterday's blog regarding brunch recipes there were some errors. Corrections have been made to the blog.
Part Twenty One:
"Rocky Socky, I have been following your travel adventures on your blog. While it does seem like you had a lot of fun you certainly did not do too much resting," said Dr. Michaels in rather a stern voice. "Let's look at these new x-rays and see how your arm is doing."
"But Dr. Michaels, I really did have some long car rides to rest up. I know I shouldn't have climbed so many trees and rocks, but I just wanted to see more. It's not easy being small. And about the Vegas part... it was sooooooo fun! Did you know that the day after the Super Bowl they rated the 10 best commercials and the one I was in got voted Best Road Trip?"
But all I could hear from Dr. Michaels was "hmmm-ohh-hmmm."
I was getting nervous waiting to see what he had to say.
"Well Rocky Socky this certainly is a surprise. Your arm is healing quite nicely. Looks like we can put on a new lighter weight cast. But you have to keep your arm elevated for a few days while the cast fully dries so be very careful not to bump anything. It will need to be on for at least two to three weeks."
Rocky Socky quickly calculated the dates and began to fidget in his seat. He blurted out, "I have exciting news. I got this letter from...."
And he began telling Dr. Michaels all about his new temporary job.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Brunch Ideas

We enjoyed the following recipes on our trip
from Jenna Kennedy, Innkeeper at the Shady Oaks Country Inn, St. Helena, CA
Stuffed French Toast for 10
  • Combine 1- 8 0z. cream cheese with 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Using a loaf of French bread, slice the bread lengthwise
  • Stuff bread with cream cheese mixture keeping mixture an inch from either end
  • Make batter with 7 eggs, 1/2 milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Heat electric skillet on high
  • Dip French toast in batter and fry

Sauce to serve over French Toast

  • Combine one package frozen mixed berries with 1/2 sugar
  • Let come to room temperature on medium heat, so the berries combine with sugar
  • Add 1/2 cup wine
  • Add 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Bring to boil, simmer 20 minutes to create sauce


Warmed Grapefruit

  • On a cookie sheet place grapefruit halves fruit side up
  • Mix in small bowl brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Sprinkle brown sugar mixture on the grapefruit halves and dot with a little butter
  • Bake 350 uncovered 20 minutes, serve warm


This recipe comes from a family member and could be used for supper or brunch

Cheesy Hashbrowns


  • 1- 2 lb bag frozen shredded hashbrowns thawed
  • 1 tsp. salt, dash of pepper
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1- 10 1/2 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped onions (green onions work well)
  • 1- 12 oz. carton sour cream
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes plus 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 Tb. parsley flakes


  • In a large mixing bowl mix thawed potatoes, 1/2 melted butter, salt, pepper, onions, soup mixture, sour cream and cheese
  • Pour into a well greased 13 x 9 glass baking dish
  • Top with crumbled cornflakes that have been mixed with 1/4 butter and 1 1/2 TB parsley flakes
  • Bake uncovered 1 hour till browned on the top

Note: What is great about these recipes is the fact can be made ahead which gives you more time to enjoy your company

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Part Twenty
I did not waste a minute when I got home to call my friends. It was still early and I was hopeful we could get together in the evening. Sully and Moxie were delighted I had made it home safely and were excited to hear more about my trip. I just hope they like the gifts I brought for them.
That evening...
"Moxie, I really missed you and I'm sorry we could not be together on Valentine's Day. The candy box came from the winery I told you about that was a huge castle. I hope you like the rose."
"Rocky Socky, I love the rose and candy, but best I am so happy to have you home," sighed Moxie.
"Sully, I thought you'd like this book on the three different deserts we went to on our trip. There are many cool plants in the desert that we just don't have here. And the cactus bookmark will help keep your place when reading. But what I really want to know is did anything interesting happen on The Sockland Express Bus runs?"
"Rocky Socky, everything went well except the time Will caused such a commotion in the Sock Bank and he had to stay overnight at the sock security building. He did go back to the bank a few days later and was able to find a matching pair. He followed the rules and patiently waited in line rather than running out the door with his match. He showed the teller his sock match and was able to get a gold coin. But the real exciting thing is he met Ella, a sock fairy while in line. Even though fairies generally shy away from humans she seemed to like talking to him. As a matter of fact Will was quite surprised when she suggested they should meet again."
"Sully and Moxie, I wish I could stay longer to visit but I need to get home; it has been a long day traveling. There is a lot of mail to look through plus I am so excited to finally sleep in my own bed!"
Rocky Socky gave them each of them a hug and left for home. He promised to let them both know the results from his doctor's appointment on Friday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Homeward Bound

" I have had such a wonderful time exploring a new part of the country. But it is time to leave and hopefully I can get back to work soon. I suppose Dr. Michaels when he sees all my pictures will say I did not rest much. But truly I did with some very long car rides. My friends took this photo right before I left. They even got me some animal crackers in case I get hungry in between flights. I forgot to mention all these new recipes I collected along the way. So be sure to check the blog later in the week. I really enjoyed sharing my adventures with all of you."
Rock Socky

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Last Leg of the Journey

Part Seventeen
"Dear Foodies, I soooooooooooooo wanted to eat at the French Laundry. But all I got was a picture. My traveling companions reminded me that eating out at this restaurant would definitely be a budget buster. Plus we would have had to make our reservations almost a year in advance. We even had a hard time finding the restaurant and drove by it twice. It is smaller than I thought it would be and quite unassuming looking for such a well known place. I have heard many stories of their fine cuisine. I even heard a story about a couple who spent over $700.00 for a 5 course plus lunch. And that included only three glasses of wine! Well at least I know we saved a bit of money by not dining there though I was quite disappointed not to even get inside.
It was a perfect sunny day for our trip into Yosemite Park. Can you believe it takes about an hour and a half just to reach the visitors center! Driving up some 6,000 feet was scary with all the winding up and around the mountains. Looking back down from where we had been put my stomach in knots. As we drove up I got a bit homesick seeing snow. Perhaps people in CA do not see much snow because there were a lot of people (big people) playing in the snow and throwing snowballs. Remember the Super Bowl ad I did for Kia and the part when I was making a snow angel? Today I was lucky and got to make one again!
I hope you enjoy the pictures I posted.
I should make it home in a few days. What an adventure we have had out West. We did so many fun things. But I have to say that I missed my friends and family. I can't wait to sleep in my own bed. I have a doctor's appointment and am hoping I can get back to work soon."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Among The Vineyards

Part Sixteen
Lucky for me Moxie answered on the second ring.
"What a great surprise getting a valentine from you Moxie! I wish you were here to see this amazing place."
I could hear Moxie sigh on the other end of the line.
"Rocky Socky it seems like you have been gone so long. When will you be home?"
"Only three more days left on my trip. My arm feels so much better. When I get home I will be able to get a shorter cast on my arm. My forehead stitches have healed quite well. I do not have much of a scar. But I always seem to be in some kind of trouble with my traveling companions. I get these long lectures on why I shouldn't be climbing up on things. I have tried explaining to them I just want better views! They just think I am not careful. Speaking of views here...WOW. I can see for miles when I am on top of the hills. They are so green. All the vines are arranged in neat rows down the hillside. I did wonder what were all the yellow plants growing along side the road and in between the vines. Later I found out they are mustard plants."
"Mustard plants...yuck do they smell?"
"Nope and they just look like pretty yellow wildflowers. They even have a mustard festival in March with food, wine, entertainment and lots of concerts. Too bad we will miss it all. But the biggest surprise were all the fancy and huge winery buildings. There was even one that was a castle with a moat, drawbridge, wine cellar and 107 rooms! Another winery was so high up on the hill we had to take a tram to reach it."
"Wow, Rocky Socky I wish I could have seen that! I hope you got pictures of all of this"
"I did so check out the ones I posted."
"Even though I am having so much fun I wish we could be together today. You know how much I like to celebrate Valentine's Day with you."
"Yeah, I know but hopefully the next three days will go fast. We all miss you and home does not seem the same without you."
"Moxie, we have one more big stop on our trip before we head home. We are going to a national park I have read a lot about. I am sure I will have lots of pictures from there."
"Rocky Socky, you know I love you. Have a nice Valentine's day."
"Moxie, love you too and see you soon!"

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Red Letter Day

Part Fifteen
"The ride from Santa Cruz to the Napa wine country was quite scenic. I have never seen such lush green hills as we drove to our destination. It must be from all the rain they have had here. As we entered our hotel room I spied a red envelope on the table next to the bed. Much to my surprise it was addressed to me. I was quick to rip open the envelope. Inside was the most beautiful valentine. All around the edges were x's and o's. In the center was a pretty black and pink ribbon tied in a bow. The message My Heart Belongs To You. Inside the words Missing You, Love Moxie was enough to make my heart race! I sighed happy that I had not been forgotten. A valentine from Moxie was enough to cheer me up. Now I did not not feel so homesick. I hoped she had gotten the valentine I sent her. I raced to the phone to place a call."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

As Far West As I Can Go

Part Fourteen
"After my huge disappointment of having to return the rental bike, a promised trip to the ocean certainly lifted my spirits. I was so excited to finally see an ocean and play on the beach. Even though the temperatures were not so warm for swimming I still had a lot of fun. I am posting some of my pictures. After leaving the Santa Cruz wharf we went to Natural Bridges State Park. It is a place where thousands of Monarch butterflies cluster on eucalyptus trees for the winter. But we were too late since they had already left for their spring homes. We drove up the coast and stopped at a beach where a lot elephant seals make their homes. I kept my distance due to their huge size. After that we walked in the redwood forest. It was here that I had my meltdown. One of my traveling companions noticed my sad face and teary eyes. In between sobs, I told her that I was homesick, missed my job and friends. The forest with huge patches of clover, moss covered branches and fairy tunnels at the tree base reminded me of fairyland. When I saw the fairy ring that is when I lost it! I told her that I pass by a place just like this when I drive the Sockland Express Bus. I even pointed out to her the sparkles on the trail ahead of us. That was a sure sign fairies were about with their pixie dust. My traveling companion suggested I should make a few calls home and that would cheer me up. We are on our way to buy some postcards for my friends. I am sure a good nights sleep will make me feel better. Tomorrow's trip will be shorter and I promise to take pictures to post on this blog."
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Bad News

Part Thirteen
"What was I thinking!" screamed one of my traveling companions.
It seems my motorcycle rental was discovered this morning. Sadly, I had to return the bike before I even had a chance to use it. I kept hearing words like: unsafe, you will have another accident, you are suppose to be resting more etc. etc. etc.
Looks like my cycling days are over before they even started. And I was soooooooooooooooo looking forward to riding it around the city today."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What A Day!

Part Twelve:
"Finally I was lucky to rent a vehicle that is more my size to get around the city. Unfortunately, I could not use this motorcycle for my ride up the hill to visit the Lick Observatory. It is a very scary trip going up 19 miles to the top of Mount Hamilton with over 300 turns and many of them switchbacks. I felt quite faint and dizzy when I got to the top. My traveling friends know someone who works there and we were lucky to get a private tour of the place. The best part was in the evening looking out this huge telescope at the stars.
When I returned from the observatory I found out that it was a very lucky day for Will. Inside the Sock Bank he found a match in the recycling bin. He was careful to follow the rules and he did not run out the door. He stood in line with his match to get his gold coin from the sock teller. But what I did not find out if this match was his soccer sock. I will have to make another call tomorrow."

On The Road

Part Eleven:
"I have been singing all the way here in the car...Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
The car ride from Palm Springs to here was rather eventful. The 437 mile ride produced more weather changes in one day then I have ever seen at home. There was rain, snow, dense fog and sunshine. The sheer terror of driving with people (who know what they are doing) and caravans of trucks sharing the lanes through the mountain passes took my breath away. It was nothing like the Sockland Bus Express runs. We passed by soggy fields, vineyards, orchards and cattle ranches. The mountain vista views with deep colored green valleys were spectacular. I screamed Stop to my driver when I saw a Denny's Restaurant sign. I knew it was the big Grand Slam day! I laughed when I saw the waitresses wearing really funny shirts that said A Great Day To Be An American and A Tough Day to Be A Chicken? Sully called me on his break to let me know that Will had been on his 10:00 run. He just entered the Sock Bank and hoped this would be a good day to find his sock. He promised Sully to follow the rules. I am starting to miss my friends. I hope they get the valentines I sent."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Picture Updates

"Each day is a new adventure for me. I am having a great time and wanted to share some of my pictures"

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Star is Born

"I hope you all were able to see the commercial I filmed for the Kia Sorrento Super Bowl ad in Vegas on TV tonight. What a blast I had filming this ad! I have already had calls and hope some of this attention will lead to more work for me.
My ride from Las Vegas to Palm Springs went really fast. There was so much to look at and driving by huge mountains really caught my attention. I finally got to see a desert up close. Remember I had to miss the trip to Red Rock Canyon a few days ago. I thought deserts were suppose to be dry, but there has been a lot of rain around here. I have been told by people who live here that in early March the desert will be quite colorful with blooms because of all the rain. I wish that I could see this but will be off on other adventures.
Palm Springs is quite the place with huge palm trees and flowers. It is surrounded by mountains with snow covered tops. Snow made me think of home and I just had to call Sully. He was so excited to see me on TV and he loved watching the game with all the funny ads. He hoped I was having fun and taking lots of pictures. I assured him I already had a lot pictures, but was having some computer problems and would not be able to post them till Tuesday. I told him all about the Joshua Tree Park and the different kinds of cactuses I have seen. I even got a very funny picture of myself sitting on a Harley Davidson motorcycle that was parked next to our car. Sully said Will is planning to return to the Sock Bank this week. He hoped the Sock Security would not give him anymore trouble."
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Left Behind

"I did not feel well yesterday and was left behind. I guess I should have been resting more since my arm hurt a lot. The cast even makes my arm feel itchy especially with this dry air. My traveling companions felt it best if I took a day off from sightseeing to rest so I can enjoy the rest of the trip. They went on a hike to the Red Rock Canyon in the Mojave Desert. The elevation ranges from 3,000-6,000 feet. They even saw some snow in the desert which is rather unusual. They took some great pictures I thought I'd share with you. The rock formations were very cool looking. I know I would have liked seeing all of this. That evening I also had to miss a night out on the town. I felt very sad to be left behind. But I spent most of the afternoon by the pool enjoying the sun. I got another call from Sully who assured me things were going well and there were no new problems.
Today we are leaving for California. Sounds like a long car ride. But I am looking forward to new adventures especially since I am well rested!"
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

This Town Rocks

The following blog has been posted by Rocky Socky.
Take note that on my first day in Las Vegas I was lucky to get my sling off. Now I have a cast which makes life so much easier. Also my forehead stitches are healing quite nicely. The doctor did scold me a bit when he heard about the recent photo I posted of me hanging out in an orange tree. He kept saying how this could cause an accident. But I was just having fun outside enjoying the sun with no snow or ice to be seen. I have posted pictures of my fun day out on the town. I did have some trouble in the casinos. I found it difficult due to my small size to reach the keys. I was lucky my traveling companions were able to help me out. But I was unlucky since I never won once!
I got some really good news from Sully. He called to tell me that my friend Will was doing much better. After a stern lecture from the Captain of the Sock Security about the need to follow the rules he was released. But the bad news is he would not give Will his sock back. Now this means another trip to the Sock Bank for Will.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Commotion at the Sock Bank

Part Nine:
Rocky Socky had a bit of wait at the airport for his departing flight. He decided to call Sully to see if there were any problems with The Sockland Express. He was lucky to catch Sully who was on his break. "Hey Sully, how is everything going?"
"Great now after the disaster on Friday!"
"What... what happened?" he stammered in a very worried voice.
"It all started when I took over for you on the return trip from the Sock Bank. I parked outside the bank waiting for the passengers to finish up inside. All of a sudden I see Will burst out the door waving something in his hand, running toward the bus with the sock security close behind."
"Then what happened?" asked Rocky Socky.
"Seems like Will caused quite the commotion inside. As he was searching the recycling bin looking for a matched pair, he spied his missing soccer sock. But it was at the very same time another man had just grabbed the sock for himself. The two of them began a real tug of war. Will being determined and I might add stronger, snatched the sock from his hand and ran out the door. The man's yelling caught the attention of the sock security. And then the chase began. The sock security grabbed Will by the arms and dragged him to the Sock Security building near the bank."
"But couldn't you do something? asked Rocky Socky in an alarmed voice."
"I tried, but they kept saying over and over rules are rules. He did not follow them. And then came the worst part... they arrested Will!"
A loud voice came over the loudspeaker All passengers for flight #528 boarding at gate 47G.
"I gotta go Sully, call you later," yelled Rocky Socky in a loud voice over the noise.
The thought of Will being arrested was quite troubling to Rocky Socky as he boarded the plane.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Reveal

Part Eight:
As you can see from the photo Rocky Socky has made a vacation decision. After a brief stop in Las Vegas he will be traveling to California. His travels will be updated on this blog as well as Sully’s adventures with The Sockland Express.

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