Tuesday, June 29, 2010

boy/girl quiz!


[] you love hoodies
[x] you love jeans
[ ] dogs are better than cats
[ ] it's hilarious when people get hurt and fall
[x] you've played with/against boys on a team
[ ] shopping is torture
[ ] sad movies suck
[x] you own a XBOX.
[ ] you played with Hot Wheels as a little kid
[ ] at some point in life you wanted to be a firefighter
[ ] you owned a DS PS2 or Sega
[ ] you used to be obsessed with Power Rangers
[x] you watch sports on TV
[ ] gory movies are cool
[ ] you used to go to your dad for advice
[ ] you have at least 1 trophy of a sport
[ ] You used to play Yu-Gi-Oh
[x] baggy sweat pants are nice to wear (but p.j. pants are better
[ ] it's kind of weird to have sleepovers with a bunch of people
[x] green, black, red, blue, or silver are one of your favorite colors
[x] you love to go crazy and not care what other people think
[x] sports are fun
[x] you sometimes talk with food in your mouth
[ ] you sleep at night with your socks on (what does this have to do with anything?)
[ ] you have fished at least once (Love to!)



[x] you like to shop
[ ] you wear eyeliner
[x] you wear the color pink
[x] you go to your mom for advice
[ ] you consider cheerleading a sport
[x] you hate wearing all black
[ ] you like going to the mall
[ ] you like getting manicures and/or pedicures
[x] you like wearing jewelry
[x] you cried watching The Notebook (Toy Story 3 is close enough, right?)
[ ] skirts are a big parts of your wardrobe
[ ] shopping is one of your favorite hobbies
[ ] you don't like the movie Star Wars
[ ] you are/were in gymnastics
[x] it takes you around one hour to shower and get dressed
[ ] you smile a lot more than you should
[x] you have more than 10 pairs of shoes
[x] you care about what you look like majority of the time
[x] you like wearing dresses
[x] you like wearing body spray/deodorant (yes please, I like to smell purty)
[x] you like high heel shoes
[x] you used to play with dolls as a kid
[x] you like putting makeup on others
[ ] you like being the star of almost everything

Total= 13


Sunday, June 20, 2010

The many faces of Wallby...

... needs his own TV show.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blast from the Past: Prehistoric Forest

Remember this?

What about this one?

There's no way you could have forgotten this touching scene.

See, look how nice-- the predator is protecting the prey while they sleep! Awww...

In case you lived a sheltered life, all these pictures are from the now-defunct Prehistoric Forest in the picturesque Irish Hills (also known as Creepyville USA). This was my absolute favorite place on the planet (besides Disney World) as a child, because it made me feel smart to point out what the name of every dinosaur was, as well as the sculptural mistakes.

Originally built in 1963, Prehistoric Forest was basically a train tour through 8 acres of plaster cast dinosaurs, dodo birds and saber toothed tigers. And, or course, there was a gift shop.
I was probably 4 or 5 when I made my first- and only- visit to the Forest, well after its heyday. I remember the dinosaurs' paint peeling, overgrown bushes, and a general air of tackiness. But I loved it anyway.

Let's take a look-see at how far the park has fallen from grace:

This is a wooly mammoth at Prehistoric Forest, circa 1970 something. Note the oh-so-realistic chain link fence. Overall, however, he's looking pretty good.

The same wooly mammoth, 30-ish years later. I believe this was taken after the park closing, which may account for some of the wear and tear; but you can't see evidence of any of the fancy landscaping in this photo, or even the other dinosaur.

Such a shame.