Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Triceratops is Sean's Favorite Dinosaur. Now you Know.

Meh.  Tim has my camera.  The pictures I  take are usually the inspiration for my blog so I'm feeling in a bit of a rut.  Sure, I could just pull something off the internet but where's the fun in that?  Where's the creativity?  I mean, I'm not scrapbooking over here!  I think I can muster up a little creative energy of my own without the help of a Google search.  Okay, I'll just find something funny on the internet, like a video of a hedgehog playing the piano.  I just made that up, but hold on, let me see if I can find one . . .

Okay, I'm back.  No luck.  Come on!  This is the INTERNET.  I thought you could find anything.  "Hamster on a Piano" was closest/cutest thing I found, plus a lot of videos of nerdy teenagers playing the Sonic the Hedgehog theme song.  I also found this print from boygirlparty  I knew other people shared my interest in spiny mammals performing for the amusement of their friends.

This week my friend Sean is going away, very far away.  Not to jail or heaven or anything, just to Alaska.  Still, that's pretty far and I'm pretty sure they've never heard of things like cell phones and email up in Palin country so who knows when I'll talk to him again.  By then he might have gone from being a vegetarian to shooting wolves from helicopters while fighting off Russian spies.

Sean is having a dinosaur themed going away party this weekend so I thought I'd kick things off a little early with an exhibition of some of the finest dinosaur-themed wares the internet has to offer . . .

First, a robot riding a triceratops, which happens to be Sean's favorite dinosaur.  Get it in t-shirt form from Happy Family.  They have a lot of non-dinosaur-related awesome-ness as well.  Wow, that's a lot of hyphens.

Okay, now imagine that you're back in prehistoric times and dinosaurs are roaming the earth, but instead of actually roaming, they're ROLLING because now they have wheels for legs.  The creator of these toys imagined this scenario and then MADE IT HAPPEN!  Now that's positive thinking.  You can find these guys at Happy Squash Toys.

Sean, I hope you ordered enough Chocolate Dinosaurs for the party.  If not, you can find these here.  Maybe you can get her to overnight them to you.  Kentucky's not that far away.

And check out these dinosaur buttons!  They're, well, you know, cute and colorful and stuff.

And last but maybe the best, a freakin' dinosaur chair!  I might buy this for myself if it weren't for the fact that it's sized for a child, and you know my butt isn't fitting into that.  Maybe I can just find the fabric somewhere and reupholster a thrift store chair.

You can find this chair in a bunch of places online, including here.  Let me know if you buy it so I can come over and try it out/probably break it.

Good luck in Alaska, Sean!  May all your dinosaur dreams come true!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Back from the Brink

So, yeah, ok.  I haven't posted in a while.  Sorry about that.  My excuse is that I've been in bed trying to breath through 6 inches of mucus in my lungs which caused me to miss work for a week.  I know, being in bed for a week sounds like the perfect opportunity for me to blog about my slightly creepy obsession with having a zoo full of miniature animals.  But listen, I was completely focused on trying not to swallow my own lungs so give me a break.  Anyway, here's what's been going on . . .

A couple of weekends ago, before Influenza 2010© Tim and I headed up to the north Georgia mountains with a bunch of folks to celebrate our friend Blake's birthday.  It was a great weekend, but I have to say my favorite part was exploring the abandoned grounds of an old cabin resort which we discovered tucked away off the highway.  I don't know, maybe I just want to be Nancy Drew, but when I see this I kind of thing I freak out.  I mean, there was an old piano.  A PIANO.  I feel like I'm in an alternate version of "The Shining".  There was a piano in that movie, right?

And then, THEN came the bamboo forest.  So, here's what I figured happened to this place.  The owners decided to add a little exotic flavor by bringing in some bamboo.  But then, slowly, the bamboo started to take over.  Then the owners mysteriously disappeared.  No doubt the bamboo took over their bodies as evidenced by these partially disintegrated shoes I found.  That's my theory anyway.

We also found this old oven.  At least, I think it's an oven.  Maybe they made pizzas in it.  Or maybe there's a much creepier explanation for it which I'll let you use your imaginations for.  Hint:  psychopathic owners, unsuspecting tourists.

We made our way through the bamboo and came across the only cabin remaining on the grounds.  Whoever was living there must have really loved Texas Pete because we found four bottles of it.  As we walked the grounds we came full circle to the other side of the main building and realized that the bamboo was so dense that without realizing it we had been standing about five feet from the pool.  I'm guessing this was the source of the bamboo, the owner's wanting to creating a "tropical" atmosphere with tiki torches and the like. 

We left soon after.  I think everyone had a bit of the creeps.  The whole trip was a lot of fun but I can shake the feel that someone was watching us.  OOOOOOOOOOO!

Monday, April 5, 2010

And the Winner is . . .


Tina Ann Merriweather
Brunswick, GA
Hair Stylist and (recently promoted to) Colorist at the LA Hairport of Hwy 163.

 I loved it, especially the "LA Hairport" part.  Is that a real place?

Mickensey, I can either mail you the cards or just give them to you next time I see you.  Trivia night, maybe?

Thanks to everyone for commenting.  I love having these contests so you'll definitely see them popping up in my blog periodically.  Tune in next blog in which I explore an abandoned cabin retreat with friends and head up to the mountains,