Ready for Jurassic World!

Some friends and I, including husband Steve and sister-in-mischief Beth and “adopted” kid Zach, got together to do some Jurassic costuming at Dragon Con a few years ago.
Jimmy made a great Mr. DNA you can see here, while he and Beth are lab techs. Steve and I are vets, Zach is a pink-shirted Jeep driver, and Merald is a park ranger.

332927_274806282531277_1396542831_oJurassic group

Advertisements

My Weird Life: The Dumbbell Monster

My dreams are often quite vivid and I remember almost all of them. On top of that, I dream in both color and black and white, and in cartoons. My dreams often have some killer special effects, too. They are often hilarious, but some are definitely terrifying. Either of these scenarios can mean a dream populated with monsters.

Many years ago—I think I was still a teen— I had a dream that I was pregnant, and in the middle of  a miscarriage. I don’t know how old the baby was or who the father was or anything. All I can remember is delivering a baby that I knew was dead, and there was this awful beast at my bedside, screaming, “YOUR TIME IS UP! YOUR TIME IS UP!”

What did this beast look like? Well,I have drawn it pretty much crystal-clear from memory:
Dumbell monster.jpg

Because of its shape I have always called it “The Dumbbell Monster”. In Continue reading