Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Day at the Natural History Museum

My son Thomas (age 10) said the Natural History Museum was like a "dead zoo."

At one point we were standing in front of a large bird exhibit and arguing over which birds looked the most dead. I know, I know. We are an odd family. But, boys will be boys. And some of the birds were really very old stuffed examples and just looked more moth-eaten than others. Plus, most birds were upright in natural-looking positions, but others were laying flat on their backs... and those looked rather more gruesome. More dead, somehow.

Not everyone would understand our conversation about the dead birds. Most certainly another patron did not. He walked by and we heard a most acerbic voice say, "They are all EQUALLY DEAD."

We got a good laugh over it, although I am sure that was not the intent of that grumpy speaker! :)


Summer said...

"They are equally dead." LOL.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

That is SO strange it really is funny!!!

Hi from Speedy :)

Chris said...

Speedy... did you really just use the word STRANGE with regards to MY blog? Really. How interesting.

I distinctly remember a certain HAT blog made by a certain person. Gee. That wasn't strange at ALL.

hee hee

Just kidding. The hat entry was FUNNY. :) You do find interesting ways to entertain yourself. :)

Chris said...

Hi Summer!

Yes, equally dead. I thought that comment was hilarious. OF COURSE we knew they were EQUALLY dead.

After traipsing all over the Natural History Museum for HOURS, the bird conversation was REALLY amusing. :)

And no, I don't really like the fact that all the birds are dead. I'm with the kids on that. I'd rather see them alive. But, these birds were stuffed long before most people felt that way. It was so sad. I think that is why we were looking for some comic relief. Just a way to deal.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

ps ... just a secret, my intent is to be the KING of strange on the internet.

So Thank You!!!

Chris said...

Hey Speedy...

Too bad! You are the King of FUNNY not the King of Strange.

So sorry to break the news to you. :)

Fuschia said...

Thanks for stopping by the Land of Pink! I agree with you 100% on the Tea Shop vs. Scrapbooking mysteries ;)
AND...<3 <3 <3 Joanne Fluke!