In case you were wondering about the monkey…
I studied primate behavior for years and eventually burnt out. The plan was to be the next Jane Goodall or Dian Fossey, instead I went into advertising. That may sound like a major shift, but both cover behavior and I enjoy SEO because it allows me to do both behavioral research and testing. The only difference is instead of environmental enrichment devices (EEDs), I get to play with expensive ad campaigns and click-through rate (CTR).
For more on my primate background, check out my interview with Search Marketing Gurus.
By the way, I just found the site, Monkey Girl Graphics, which also uses the barrel full of monkeys figure and favicon. I made my site before I stumbled upon hers, so creative monkeys do strike twice! In a world of 6 billion home sapiens, apparently I have a marketing monkey soulmate.