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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

Dino Dud October 28, 2015

So there’s this really pretty girl in my cast. And I mean really pretty in a good way that sometimes draws strange attention. Like the time she was in a grocery store and a random guy decided to hit on her with an opening line along the lines of, “I’m a dinosaur CEO.”

I’m sorry, what?

So she talked to him, and afterward he asked her to come to his van to pick up some dinosaur tickets, which obviously she didn’t do alone with the stranger since she’s a reasonable thinking human being. But in the end she had a handful of tickets to the Dinosaur Expo.

It was going to be a between-shows venture, so it only ended up being my husband and myself driving forty minutes to see the Dinasours. We had looked at the website, and it looked so amazing! There were tons of dinosaurs, and it seemed to neat!

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Until we pulled up at the BFE convention center. With the forty cars in the parking lot. Then the no refunds given was the next big giveaway. But we had free tickets, so in we went.

It was…. (more…)

 

Dreams of Dinos July 4, 2015

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I knocked a huge item off my Denali bucket list! The husband and I found the fabled dinosaur footprints!

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It was like fate had decided that we needed to visit the fossil.

For two years, I have heard about the fossil, but no one would tell me where it was! All the locals and guides would confirm that there was a footprint, but in an (understandable) attempt to preserve the integrity of the site, wouldn’t tell you where to go.

I was so afraid that I would never be able to find the secret location.

But then, at a bar last week, my luck changed. While my husband played with a jazz combo, I overheard two people talking about how they had found the prints, complete with what creek they had hiked up!

As soon as I knew the creek name, it was like knowing the secret handshake. By implying I already knew how to find the footprints, people told me how to do it! (more…)

 

My Dreams of Becoming a Crazy Cat Lady June 20, 2015

I have a deep-seeded desire to become a crazy cat lady. I like cats. In fact, I have even been known to love a few cats very much. But it’s not even so much my desire for a meowing ball of fur to cuddle that makes me want to be a crazy cat lady, as my curiosity of what I could get away with.

For example, what if I somehow manage to become a world famous author, but I had to bring my comfort cats with me to book signings?

I could keep my cats of leashes next to my signing table. Fans who could tell me the cats’ names could take pictures with the cats. If the store manager pissed me off, I could “accidentally” let the cats loose and watch the mayhem unfold. In this scenario, my cats have been trained to knock over new-smelling books.

Or what if I went to see a scary movie, and right in the most shocking moment, let the cats loose? (more…)