For those of you who follow this blog, you already know that me and my fiance are in Costa Rica for a couple weeks. For those of you who don’t follow the blog, well, now you know…

Costa Rica is a brautiful country. It’s very green, even though it is currently the dry season. Animals here are nothing you are familiar with if like me, you live in the States. The most common animal in Costa Rica is the iguana. They are everywhere. Another animal that you see less often than you hear is the howling monkey.

Howling monkeys are little monkeys that kinda look cute when you see them laying down on the branch of a tree but God knows how annoying they are at night.

So Tina and I are staying in nice little cabins in Manuel Antonio. The cabins are pretty much on the beach, a few trees surrounding us. In brief, it’s a paradisiac place.

The problem comes at night when the monkeys start howling. It is such a lound noise that it will wake you up. Howler monkeys are actually considered the loudest land animal. Tina is a real positive person. She always see the good side of things. So when the monkeys started howling in the middle of the night, she said to me I should embrace the howling instead of just going nuts as I was.

Freaking out on things is just the way I operate. I am working on it but I still have much progress to make… So it’s about 3am and the monkeys are howling like crazy. I am in the room, looking throught the window trying to figure out where they are. It’s dark out so I can’t see anything. I am so freaking pissed at these monkeys that prevent me from having a good night sleep after such an exhausting surfing day.

Then all the sudden, I have a brilliant idea. I grab my iPhone and launch the most annoying app known to man: Sound Grenade. It annoys everyone I know in less than 10 seconds, so maybe it’s gonna work on these monkeys.

Right on!!! I started the annoying sound right in the middle of a howl and the monkey stopped right away. I then opened the door to get closer to them and I heard 2 or 3 of them moving from tree to tree. Mission accomplished! The monkeys moved to another area. I could still hear them but they were very far away and the sound was much more bearable. I went back to sleep and had a peaceful night.

It’s a very stupid story but I am so glad I had this the Sound Grenade app with me.

Do you have any story about how an iPhone app saved your butt? If so, share it with us in the comments 🙂