get_results($sql); if (count($rs)<1) // not yet added { $sql="insert into island_like (user_id, post_id, date_added) values (\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\", \"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\", NOW());"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } } elseif (!empty($_REQUEST['remove_like']) && !empty( $uid)) { // unset here $sql="delete from island_like where user_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\" and post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\";"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } /* $sql="select U.display_name, U.user_nicename, U.id as uid, if(U.id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\",1,0) as is_current, if (U.id=19, 1,0) as is_allee ". "from island_like as L, wp_users as U ". "where L.post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\" ". "and U.ID=L.user_id ". "order by is_current DESC, is_allee DESC, date_added DESC;"; $jealous_rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); $user_is_jealous=0; if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { if ($jealous_rs[0]->uid==$uid) { $user_is_jealous=1; } }*/ ?>

Dinosaurs are Great for Rings and Things!

Submitted by Mod Betty RetroRoadmap.com January 26th, 2012
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Send Classique d' Camembert Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_liith="
Send Love Is In The Hair Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; } echo "
"; if ($is_award) { echo ''; echo 'Certifikitsch Winner'.$admin_email_pop_coa; } if ($is_gold_award) { echo ''; echo 'Classique d Camembert'.$admin_email_pop_cdc; } if ($is_hair) { echo ''; echo 'Love Is In The Hair'.$admin_email_pop_liith; } /* if (empty($uid)) { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!
(You must be logged in to be Jealous.)"; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { $str="You are Jealous of this Kitsch!"; } else { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!"; } if (empty($uid)) { echo 'Jealous'; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { echo 'Jealous'; } else { echo 'Jealous'; } if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { echo "(".count($jealous_rs).")"; } */ echo "
\n\n"; } ?>

Ask and ye shall receive!

I’ve been using this Moldarama dinosaur to hold my rings when I do the dishes ever since we got married (coming up on 10 years!)

He’s a wonderful alternative to the fancy crystal ring keepers I used to see when I worked in home furnishings retail. Crystal & me? Hardly! More like Melamine – or Fiestaware in this case :-)

I was so excited to get this dinosaur, as we made him from a Moldarama machine at the Field Museum in Chicago, and I had not seen one of these machines since a school field trip visit to a science musuem outside of Worcester MA back in the 1970’s.

At that time I didn’t have enough money to make a dinosaur of my own, and making this guy years later helped mend that sad hole in my personal history. Also it’s a fond remembrance of the roadtrip I took with “Retro Roadhusband” less than a month before we got married- we drove all the way from the Delaware beaches to Chicago, and had a great time in the windy city!

Moldaramas are usually pretty pliable when you first make them, but since this guy is almost 10 he’s a bit brittle and I was so sad when he hopped off his perch above the sink recently and his base cracked into pieces. I did manage to glue him together, but now I see he needs a bit of a “prehistoric pedicure” to get the extra glue out from between his dino-toes!

8 Responses to “Dinosaurs are Great for Rings and Things!”

    • Mod Betty RetroRoadmap.com

      Oh I’ve got total Mold-A-Rama Envy/Fever now! Was just thinking today that someone should make a “MAR” map so we know where to look for ’em. Perhaps that will be a new category on RetroRoadmap.com!

      In other interesting news, I was organizing my Kitschenette photos over at my Flickr site and notice I had taken almost the EXACT same photo of my dino, almost exactly a year ago today, with rings around his neck and everything. Too funny!

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/modbetty/5398550519/

      I can now narrow it down that he fell to his damage in 2011.

  1. Douglas Wood

    Your post brought back pleasant memories of my youth. I was born and raised in Chicago and had many field trips (no pun intended) to the Field Museum. I had one of these dinos at one time.

    • Mod Betty RetroRoadmap.com

      That’s so cool that it brings back memories for you – it does for me too! Not only does it remind me of the way cool visit we had to Chicago, but it totally reminds me of the Sinclair gas station dinosaur. I actually never remember seeing the stations themselves, but I have a memory of my grandfather giving me a plastic bank almost just like this green guy, and also the childrens section of the public library in the town where I grew up had a big glittery dinosaur from them on top of the book cases in the kids section. I always wondered what happened to that. Isn’t it neat how a little something can bring back a flood of memories! I think that’s why I love souvenirs so much!