Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Hello! For T. Rex Tuesday this week I'd like to share just a few of my favourite dinosaur themed Etsy finds.

 I love this print from Laura Peters. I've always wanted to do something like this with my pet (ahem.. toy) dinosaurs, but finding a background as beautiful as that Chicago skyline might be a bit hard.

 This linocut screenprint by Nick Morley is amazing! The amount of detail is just incredible, and I just love the colours.

 Speaking of colours I love, this purple T Rex planter by Annette is so perfect for me. I think I could actually have a good shot of keeping that plant alive as well!

 How cute is this bag by Polly? I normally prefer the carnivores, but this guy is pretty damn cool. Especially with that Star Trek lunchbox.

And finally, this vintage shirt from Vonlenska Vintage. This brought back so many childhood memories. I remember those dinosaur cartoons, but I have no idea from where! There was a huge range of them.. I had a huge collection of them, and I'd love to be able to find them somewhere. I think they were stickers (or maybe cards?) that came with gum. Maybe. I hate that I can't remember. I can't even remember the proper name for them so that I can google them. Somebody please help!

Happy dinosaur day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Weather With You

So I may or may not be watching The Notebook. It's only because it just happens to be the only thing on TV while I wait for QI to start. And I like looking at the clothes. And Ryan Gosling. 

I'm trying to pack for my trip to Sydney tomorrow. So far all I've packed is four cameras (yeah, they're all necessary). I'm still washing clothes, though. Fingers crossed that everything will be dry by the morning, although it's been raining heavily for days now, so I don't like my chances.

 It's starting to look a lot like this time last year.

 My gumboots are so uncomfortable, so the only shoes for this weather are big chunky stompy boots.

 It has been nice staying inside though, and making some stuff..

And the museum opened back up last weekend. It was a bit disappointing because there wasn't too much to see, but I got my dinosaur fix for the day, so it's all good.

Can't wait for tomorrow! Get to see my girls and do some baking before a big weekend of parties. Hooray for holidays!

Hold onto your butts

We'll get straight into it, shall we? Here's the final Jurassic Park post (read part one and part two first). Of course, being the finale, and containing all the raptors, this is the longest one. Be prepared for picture overload.

 So we've escaped the T. Rex and out-climbed a car. Must be time for bed? Pretty sure I'd be insisting we keep walking and get the hell out of that park. Are dinosaurs nocturnal? Who cares? We're not stopping. And I'm sorry, but I don't feel safe in a tree. Dinosaurs were pretty tall.

 I don't like that Grant threw away his raptor claw fossil. Can I have it? It'd go really good with my mug and glasses. Also, he should be able to see into the future in Jurassic Park 3 where he used the replica voice chamber thing to communicate with the raptors. If they respected that, I think they would respect a dude who's holding a part of their anatomy.

 So we're stopping to shop, yes?

 I'll take the Making of Jurassic Park book. And I can't say no to a stamp set.

 God bless you!

 Grant says sex at least twice while explaining how the dinosaurs are breeding. Those kids are super mature. If that was me and my brother we'd be giggling.

 Spielberg felt the need to slowly zoom in on this.

 I think we can all see why.

 You're welcome.

 Hold onto your butts.

 Uh.. galla.. galifianakis.

 They're uh.. flocking this way.
I feel sorry for Lex. Tim gets all the cool lines.

 So much blood...

 So Ellie and Shorts McGee are going to go see if they can turn the power back on. Colonel Sanders tells them that it's not going to be a walk in the park. They get guns. How come we're worried all of a sudden? We had no problem letting Samuel L. Jackson stroll over and turn the power on not too long ago.

 Derp! I think that leg's still a bit sore.

 We can discuss sexism in survival situations when I get back.
You go, Ellie!

 Now I understand the guns. Gotta protect those legs.


 We're being hunted.
I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the way his hat flaps up, maybe it's because he turns into Douchebag McHunterson, but I just don't like him here. Which is saying a lot, because I judge a person's character by their legs, and so far he was winning that game.

 Keeping the kids entertained in the face of danger. Word.

 When I watched this with my dad, he told me that if someone was electrocuted their hands would clamp onto the wire and they would fry, not get shot off the wire. Electrical stuff was never my strong area in science, and I still don't know who to believe, my dad or Steven Spielberg.
 Our first real look at those raptors. Still not as scary looking as dilophosaurus.

 Oh, Ray/John it's so good to see you.

 Blerg! Maybe not.

 Don't just sit there crying. You are not safe. You are now on the same side of the fence as the guy who just told you that you were being hunted.

 Clever girl.

 This was honestly the first time I ever saw the raptor in this shot. I was always focusing on the snake. See what you can find when you're constantly pausing.


 Why is there so much food? They only had a few guests. Is that for the staff? I want to work there now. I don't care if my face gets eaten off by a raptor.

 A still picture does not do justice to just how much wobble she gets on that jelly.

 This was a moment that I didn't understand as a kid. Everyone was freaking out but I couldn't see the dinosaur they were worried about. I guess I should have been taken to the optometrist earlier than age 14.

 Oh yeah, they can totes open doors now.

 This is the most terrifying scene ever. Go on, argue with me ;) I know every single second of this scene by heart and I still jump and get nervous.

 Probably because all I can think of is this.. a six inch retractable claw... slashing me.. spilling my intestines... being alive while they eat me.


 I would like a pet raptor, I think.

 Lex redeems herself here. I love my brothers, but there's no way I'm getting stuck in a kitchen cabinet while a dinosaur charges at me just to save them.

 People.. please don't grab anyone from behind! We don't need any unnecessary scares!

 It's a UNIX system! I know this! 
(I don't. But it looks like it works better than my laptop which is about 15 years younger)

 Tim, this is where I get mad at you. These guys are struggling to keep the door shut. They also really need that gun.

 Instead of walking over there and handing them the gun, you have to hang off the back of your sister's chair and annoy the crap out of her while she tries to save you all. Use your brain, dude.

 Mr. Hammond, the phones are working.


 Mr. Hammond, I've decided not to endorse your park.
So have I.

 Like a boss.

 Haha.. Ur ass park. 
It's late. I should go to bed.

Grant! What I have I said about sneaking up behind people? Not cool man, not cool. You'll give the poor guy a heart attack.

Well, that's it. Thanks for hanging in there. I hope I've inspired at least one person to go watch this and become as obsessed with it as I am.

Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend.