If you're friends with me on Facebook, you may already be familiar with Stan, Rex, and Oscar, three stuffed animals we bring with us on trips, photograph in unusual locations, and give funny lines. Oscar, the orca, is the oldest; we got him on our honeymoon when we started this tradition. Stan (the green T-rex) and Rex (the brachiosaurus) were adopted from the Field Museum for Alex. The three stuffed animals got to come with us to Members' Night at the Field Museum, and they had a blast (or should I say we had a blast with them.) Here are a few highlights:
Stan: "I am Stan, the God of carnivores! Hear me roar."
Rex: "Should we bow?"
Oscar: "Are you kidding? He's got a big enough head as it is!"
Stan: "What? How could it go on without us?"
Rex: "It probably wasn't as fun."
Oscar: "Yes, I am a prime example!"
Stan: "NOT funny!"
Rex: "Not funny at all!"
Rex: Wrong meteorites, Stan.
Stan: Recognize anyone?
Stan "Hey! This wasn't on the agenda today!"
Oscar & Rex (laughter off screen)