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too much good stuff

By Tara Zandra | September 28, 2007

I must ask, how does one get the song “Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang” stuck in their head? I haven’t seen the movie in at least 20 years.

Aside from that, there is way too much going on for me to even entertain the idea of sitting down and blogging. Even now, this is just a stolen moment. Oh it sounds romantic, but I’m just taking a break from turbo cleaning because I also haven’t had time to do any housework in days. We had two classes on Monday, one on Tuesday, a field trip to the La Brea Tar Pits on Wednesday, three classes on Thursday and one this morning which leaves only this exact moment to do any work. And that’s only because we are foregoing lessons today.

We went to the Tar Pits because Tabitha has expressed an interest in pursuing paleontology as a future career. Every summer, one of the tar pits is on display so we can watch college students dig ancient wolf teeth out of tar. Not the most exciting finds, but Tabitha was thrilled. The museum itself left a little bit to be desired. I’ve lived in SoCal my entire life and I have been on my share of field trips to the Tar Pits. But I do not remember how tiny and rather uninteresting the museum is. I also go to be embarassed by my youngest who kept exclaiming [loudly] that she just wanted to see dinosaurs. There aren’t any here, these are all ice age animals though Los Angeles didn’t experience the frozen landscape. But there are signs all over the museum that force it down your throat that you will not see a dinosaur here. Thankfully the museum staff was rather scarce and the only other patrons were senior citizens on a field trip of their own from their rest home. Anyway, all told we were home 3 hours after we left and that includes taking well over an hour to get there. But again, Tabitha said she loved it so I’m still glad I took her. Daisy, like me, was a bit underwhelmed.

Now, back to work. Forgive me if it takes another couple days before I blog again.

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One Response to “too much good stuff”

  1. Vanessa Says:
    September 28th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    We went to the tar pits 2-3 years ago, and I thought the same thing about the museum. Gillian (also a budding paleontologist) wants to go again soon, though. She also wants to go to Montana or South Dakota to excavate a skeleton, which might be a little more difficult to manage. :)

    Has Tabitha seen “Prehistoric Park?” We have the box set and G *loves* it. You can rent it from Netflix, too.