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You can never go wrong with more dinosaurs.

Dinosaur day is the Saturday closest to July 17th and it is celebrated by learning about dinosaurs, making dinosaur things, eating dinosaur shaped food items and watching dinosaur movies. I know, I know, it is definitely the best holiday.

I spent Dinosaur Day 2011 with my dinosaur-loving buddy Mallory Jan. We found some toy dinosaurs at the thrift store and it is kind of an unwritten rule that if you find toy dinosaurs on dinosaur day you have to take a picture of it. With your face. You get to chose the mood of the photograph.

Mallory nailed adorable.

I attempted ferocious.

Dinosaurs make people hella craftsy. It is pretty much inexplicable but true. You can go look it up in a book. Mallory made me a super sweet cross-stitch that has probably given her arthritis for the rest of her life.

I made a wooden puzzle because that is all I know to do. I made it like the puzzle from Dinosaur Day 2010 but with the dinosaurs much more densely packed and the pieces cut more finely and precisely. (I fancy I’ve gotten much better at puzzle making since last year.) I even put in a secret message.

Mallory and I also spent some time on Dinosaur Day proper designing and sewing matching stegosaurus crew-necks. Well, I mean, we didn’t actually sew the crew-necks so much as we sewed things onto the crew-necks. Like, for example, super colorful stegosauruses. We drew them and got fabric and cut it and then pieced everything together using a zig-zag stitch and some iron-on.

Probably right now you are wishing that you had participated in Dinosaur Day 2011. Well, too bad. That ship has sailed and there is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Seriously stop it, ya big baby. Sheesh! Besides, you can totally take heart because Dinosaur Day 2012 is practically here already! Get ready because I am pretty sure I read something about how the Mayans predicted it will be AWESOME.

8 Comments

  1. Heather Lutes wrote:

    Remind me and I will totally celebrate this awesome day. Where do you purchase dinosaur meat to grill for the dinner?

    Friday, August 26, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
  2. Mallory wrote:

    Dinosaur Day is the best day! Heather, didn’t you know that dinosaur meat comes breaded and in the shape of dinosaur nuggets? They are pretty tasty.

    Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink
  3. Heather Lutes wrote:

    Oh Yeah!!!! Dinosaur nuggets!!

    Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Permalink
  4. Elizabeth wrote:

    So I pretty much think your girlie rocks and I have never met her..ever. Why is that? Are you really that ashamed of me and my family? so kinda sad.

    So the past couple of weeks you have popped up in my head so many times. I think about things that are happening or that we are doing and then I think oh Joshua was here last year to do this with us. It makes me missing you oh so much. Will you come visit me soon..please. And bring Mallory because she will love me and want to be with you even more after knowing me. I will be the deal sealer!

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Permalink
  5. Nicole wrote:

    I am so in love with that cross-stitched dinosaur! Any idea where Mallory found the pattern? I want arthritis for the rest of my life too! :0)

    Monday, September 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Permalink
  6. Joshua wrote:

    Mallory got it from here. Also, Nicole, my friend, who are you?

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  7. Breana wrote:

    Josh, can you please do another post? Also, I really want you to make me a puzzle, so if you have my name for Christmas… *wink* *wink*

    Monday, September 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Permalink
  8. Joshua wrote:

    FINE. I never have anything interesting to say though so you’ll have to deal with that.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

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