Last weekend Carol and I went to the Museum of Natural History. I haven't been back since I was a kid, and Carol has never been there. When I found out this last piece of information, I was kinda shocked, since she grew up less than an hour away from the city. What prompted us to visit the museum was the indie flick, "The Squid and the Whale", with Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, and Anna Paquin. The movie's title is based on an exhibit at MNH. Unfortunately we couldn't see the squid and the whale up close because the room was closed for a special event. But we got up close and personal with several dinosaurs. That was a lot of fun for us, and it was interesting reading about all the different nuances for each saurus.
I just had a flashback to a moment in my childhood. I forgot exactly what grade I was in or how old I was, but my teacher told us to buy a copy of "Thesaurus" at the bookstore. When I show up at the bookstore, I asked a man there if they have "The Saurus". He looked it up and said that they didn't have it. I remember asking him to double-check. I also remember being confused because my teacher told me that the bookstore should definitely have it. Funny times. Stupid kid.