I have been a dinosaur nerd for just about as long as I can remember. I’m pretty certain it’s not exactly what my parents had hoped for – a little girl in her best Sunday dress, up to her elbows in mud as she excavates the back yard for dinosaur bones, but it’s what they got. I have never actually considered myself a dinosaur nerd though. Sure, I’m a nerd by profession, but for me dinosaurs have always been fun, a break from reality. Yesterday however, I realized for the first time in the entire process of putting together DinoPit.com just what a dino nerd I really am.
I’ve been working with a designer to put together a pretty awesome looking infographic. Nothing you dinosaur fanatics won’t have known already but it’s cool and I paid someone to make it so you will like it whether you want to or not. Anyhoo, as I’m reviewing this infographic I look at the dino’s he used in detail. I gave him a list to go by and one by one I look down and check those dino’s off the list…and then I get to the Triceratops. Only this Triceratops isn’t a Triceratops at all, it’s an Einiosaurus. As I’m writing back to him with my requested edits it was then that it hit me – I am, in fact a complete dinosaur nerd. It’s not the fact that I knew it wasn’t a Triceratops because most people can recognize the three horned favorite anywhere. It’s more of the fact that I knew it was an Einiosaurus.
What can I say? I know my Ceratopsians!