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November 28, 2011

My First Knitted Dinosaur

In my office this morning I have a new friend– the first knitted dinosaur I made from Jean Greenhowe’s dinosaur knitting patterns. I mostly knitted this dinosaur on Thanksgiving Day, and I just fnished him up last night. I’m quite proud– I’m really a novice knitter, but I think the dinosaur turned out quite well despite a few mistakes here and there. I’m not exactly sure of the dinosaur species. …


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November 20, 2011

Knitted Dinosaurs

For the past few years, I’ve been teaching myself how to knit. I don’t have too much time for knitting in the midst of travel and writing and working on my PhD, but I usually have a knitting project or two that I work on while watching a movie on the weekend. I’m not a very advanced knitter– I pretty much just knit scarves and hats. A few months ago …


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June 21, 2011

Sorry, Folks, but Callan was Attacked by a T-Rex

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting up with Callan Bentley of Mountain Beltway. After several months of interacting on the internet, it was great to meet up in real life! I hope to meet some more of my fellow geobloggers over the next year or so. Unfortunately, shortly after we met up, Callan was attacked by a T-Rex in the University of Wyoming Geology Museum: A T-Rex attacks …


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January 4, 2011

Geology Word of the Week: J is for Jurassic

An artist’s vision of Sauropods and Iguanodons during the late Jurassic. Image taken from Wikipedia Commons here. def. Jurassic:  1. A geologic period spanning from approximately 200 to 145 million years ago.  2. A cool adjective to use in everyday life to describe something or someone ancient and/or gargantuan. For example, “My Jurassic professor doesn’t even know how to use a computer. He does all of his lectures in chalk …


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