Aug 17, 2009

Weekend Recap: Funny One-Liners

This weekend I went into D.C. with a friend. We went to The National Museum of Natural History and The National Museum of American History. In the Natural History Museum we went to a few different exhibits - the dinosaurs, the ocean life, and the Hope Diamond. (It's the size of my fist!)
(Please excuse the crapiness of this picture, it was really crowded and I kept getting elbowed).

On our way into the Natural History Museum we passed a guy on the sidewalk juggling a bowling ball, a basketball, and a tennis racquet. He had a suitcase on the ground in front of him for people to put money into. As we passed him a guy in front of us told his kids the juggler was "impressive," and we heard the juggler mumble, "it's not that damn impressive because you're not tipping me." Ha! I would have felt bad for the guy but we couldn't even see the bottom of the suitcase because there were so many bills in there.

When we were leaving the dinosaur exhibit, we passed a mom and her two kids looking at one of the fossil displays in the shape of a dinosaur.

Mom: (Asking the kids) What kind of dinosaur do you think this is?
Son: A stegosaurus!
Mom: That's right! How did you know that?
Son: (mumbles) Because I'm a genius.

I couldn't stop laughing. Later, we passed a husband and wife, and the husband was carrying a baby in one of those front holders. As we walked by them I heard the wife say to the husband, "No one's sneezed on our baby yet today, I'm very grateful for that." I laughed pretty hard at that as well.

All in all, a good weekend! Also, for those of you in the area, or coming to D.C. anytime soon, you must go to American History Museum to see The Star-Spangled Banner. Literally - this was the flag that was hoisted above Fort McHenry, inspiring Frances Scott Key to write what is now our national anthem. There's no photography allowed in that exhibit (because the flag is almost 200 years old!), so you have to go see it for yourselves. It's amazing. I almost cried.

Random hilarity and great history - love it. How was your weekend?

2 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Too funny. I love over hearing funny conversations like that!

I have never been to DC - it is definitely on my list of places to visit!!

Becky said...

Oh, D.C. is awesome - if you're coming out this way anytime let me know and I can give you a list of great things to see/do!

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