Friday, March 12, 2010
I used the husbeast's GPS unit and found the museum this morning. There was a great deal of squealing and yelling "LOOK A STEGOSAURUS!" and running from dino to dino. Pretty much everyone in the place was giggling.
Then we found the kid's exhibit, and, well. We were there for a while.
I'm never getting the clay out of my shoes.
I took this photo for all my fellow geeks out there; obviously, that's the main dinosaur room down there. The windows to the left? THAT IS THE LIBRARY IN THERE. I want to freaking LIVE in that library.
After I got there and started reading information, I found out that the Carnegie has the third largest display of mounted dinosaurs IN THE WORLD, after two different branches of the Smithsonian. So the Goob's gonna get spoiled. That T-Rex the Goober's in front of, in the first photo? That's not a cast replica. It's THE REAL DEAL. If you're a museum nut like I am, you're impressed. I was. (Apparently they've got their own fossil bed in Utah that Andrew Carnegie bought them, or something insane like that. Those gilded era robber baron scumbags never did anything by half.)
So, we got home, and I found Sekhmet chewing the stickers off the Goober's box.
The final act of the day (other than laying in bed, playing Emperor) was to run out to Barnes and Noble and buy a Vogue Knitting. Yeah, yeah, I know. I got so many e-mails and comments from so many of you, asking me to keep up the good work... well. All of you told me you found the reviews educational, and I started this blog to help share what I've learned with less experienced knitters. So it seemed stupid to stop something educational. The emphasis on the reviews is going to shift a bit, with that in mind (I think we've pretty firmly established that VK isn't high fashion). But, I bought a damn copy. Because when I get "How dare you?" my reply has always been "I paid for the motherfucker, I can review it."
Interestingly, a lot of the stuff is wearable. But their summer issues are historically their better work.
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