Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What every 90's kid wants: a hot pink Triceratops

In my job we have partners who are usually more experienced than we are in our career field.  For me, I'm a deputy and my partner is a commander.  I am extremely lucky and blessed to have an outstanding commander who not only looks out for my best interests but encourages me to challenge myself.  She's awesome!

Anywho, we have certain sayings like #teamawesome and "you can't sit with us," a quote from the movie, Mean Girls.  We have a lot of fun together and I'm still learning a lot since I'm still very new to this.  One of our quirky isms is our love for dinosaurs.  It all started when during one of our tests, she pulled out a little orange Triceratops figurine and declared, "this is my lucky Stegosaurus."  We let her know it's a Triceratops but every since then we have loved dinosaurs and collecting them.  This past week, while I was hunting for anniversary dinner supplies, I came across this gem:


We're about to check out at Party America and there's this little shelf of doodads.  There are tons of these animals and I spot these Triceratops.  Of course my dinosaur senses start tingling and I pick one of these bright pink beauties up.  Well they're actually a case and inside:

My inner 90's child is squealing with glee!  Every good memory of Barney, the Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Giga pets, gel pens, and so much more fills my soul as I see these itty bitty dinosaurs.  A necklace that matches the awesomeness of this dinosaur?! Say it isn't so!

So of course, I bought two.  One for me and one for her. Clearly we're besties, just in case she didn't know :)

I am totally wearing this necklace on alerts.  I can already feel the good luck vibes radiating off of them.

I also made a pit stop to Tarjay and picked up a copy of Silver Linings Playbook.  I have been waiting to read this for f-o-r-e-v-er.  If you're looking for a great online, blogger-friendly book club, this read is the choice for the Literary Junkies and you can find more information at this post.  I liked the movie although I think I'm more excited about the book- hopefully it's good!
Now I leave you with this picture so that you too can let your 90's kid dreams come true.

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  1. That is such a great dinosaur find! I'm a big fan of these prehistoric beasts myself. In fact, my post today is dinosaur inspired, too! Well, kind of. ;)

  2. This is the cutest! So glad that you are enjoying Malmstrom and your commander :)

  3. Oh my, the 90ies..... dinosaurs were big I guess because of the Jurassic Park movie. Me and my sisters loved those troll puppets, do you know them? Mine had hot pink hair, my sisters´ had green hair I believe. They were ugly and kinda cute at the same time :)

    I just finished The Silver Linings Playbook and I loved it, didn´t watch the movie yet. Nina on the other hand watched the movie before and then read the book and wasn´t as crazy about it as me. I really love the cover though - I read the Kindle version - but book covers like this one make you want to own a tangible copy!

  4. Seriously, awesome! All I can think, looking at that, is "Not the Mama!!"