Wednesday, January 30, 2008

stealing a quiet moment with sue

Field Museum event tonight. Buffet was a disappointment. Regrettably: no dessert.

But the lecture was a sweet meditation on East African pottery. Blog post to follow soon.

In the meantime wanted to post this shot of Sue -- the largest complete Tyrannosaurus Rex in captivity -- for my Aunt Sue the geologist, who keeps assuring me that she'll make the trek from Truckee, CA to Chicago before too long to see this magnificent creature.

Tonight, given that the event took place after the museum had closed, we had her all to ourselves.

Posting by cameraphone from the Field Museum, Chicago, IL


Anonymous said...

You know the guy that actually found Sue actually did hard time for selling the fossil. He also recieved none of the money.
Sue is named after his significant other.


suttonhoo said...

I knew there was trouble; I didn't know he went to jail.


Lolabola said...

It's the weirdest thing....I was at the Field museum in April 1998 and I swear there was a huge ordeal about Sue and a huge metallic sculpture of her in the main hall (I think I must have a pile of photos in one of those photo boxes) but when I read the timeline on her, it doesn't make sense. will have to hunt those photos down.

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