Getting a buzz on in the museum ….SERIOUSLY.

Okay, so I know that I have been kind of slack in the blogging lately, and the honest truth is that I really haven’t done anything that interesting lately. That’s the problem with “settling” down somewhere….or settling down as much as I settle somewhere. I wake up every morning and go to work, at work I teach people English, I come home- BOOOOORRRRIIINGGGG!!!  Occasionally  I go out with friends but that is hardly noteworthy stuff, I refuse to write a blog post about going to the pub, unless something really interesting happened.

BUT!!! I finally did something worth blogging about. On Tuesday I went to the Jurassic Lounge with my friend. The Jurassic Lounge is a weekly event put on at the Australian Museum where each night has a different theme and corresponding activities. I guess natural history museums don’t really draw in the big crowds these days which is actually a shame because there are usually really interesting  things in them.

This weeks theme was “Cowboys” so the activities included a mechanical bull, a shooting range and a Mexicana canteen in addition to the regular exhibits in the museum. OH!!  Did I mention that they were also selling alcohol?! Yes, beer in the museum. I am a self confessed history nerd; I  studied history at university, I read history books in my free time and I have spent time in my fair share of museums but drinking beer while perusing the exhibits definitely enhances the experience and honestly, if more museums served alcohol, I am pretty sure that attendance would be WAAAAYY UPP!!

There was a photo exhibit of prize winning wildlife photos, either I don’t have the “artistic eye” or my tastes are very different than those of the judges of the competition because I thought most of the ‘commended’ photos were much better than the winners. My personal favourites were the picture of a tree growing out of a rock in a lake in Port Renfrew, B.C (about 2 hours outside of Victoria) and a bear that had just killed a moose (unsurprisingly also taken in Canada). Maybe this is telling me something…….????

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The rest of the museum was pretty cool too, well apart from the insects section. That was completely unnecessary. Favourite section, hands down, was the dinosaurs section. I freaking love dinosaurs….well I love Jurassic Park and by proxy must love dinosaurs….that makes sense right?

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This is an ongoing event so maybe expect more of these posts.

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