Our Pumpkin Carving party was super fun. (Even though we didn't have as many people show up as I had hoped.) We had lots of yummy treats, including my family's fall favorite caramel brownies.
I made my pumpkin very non-traditional, and it's not because I am offended by Jack-o-lanterns or anything like that. I just wanted to do something different.

Our good friends Maegan, Elyette and Luke Millar all came.

Look at how cute Elyette is!

Good thing Elyette was here to help!

Oh. Yum!

Costume Success!

My idea worked out pretty good for our ward Halloween party, but I am supposed to dress up for a work party tomorrow. I don't know what to do... It's gotta be something that will keep me warm, and won't make me look crazy.

Anyway, here's Matt and I as Clark Kent and Lois Lane:


Lemurs are different than both monkeys and apes. Something that's particularly cool about them is that they are ONLY found in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands which are between mainland Africa and Madagascar, but they are still pretty diverse within those regions.
Lemurs tend to have a longer rostrum (snout) than other primates.
This is a ring-tailed lemur.
Most lemurs have a very distinct look that distinguishes them from other animals. Almost all lemurs have very long tails, often longer than their body. They have both opposable thumbs and big-toes. Unlike other primates they have a very sensitive nose. They are the least closely related to humans of all of the primates. Their tail is not prehensile (they can't hang from it or grab things with it) like many monkey tails are.

Hope that helps!

I didn't get to post about my monkey last week. So I'll give it to you this week. (Which is good because we don't have to present an animal tomorrow.)

This is the Black and White Colobus Monkey:
The Colobus is mainly awesome because it looks so cool. I like the white tuft of hair at the end of its tail and its cute nose (it is an old world monkey and all of the old world monkeys have a similar shaped nose). They don't have thumbs, this is to help them be really speedy when climbing around in trees.
The Colobus has two stomach regions. The first has a neutral pH and is used to ferment all of the leaves and planty material they eat with the help of bacteria. This means that they are able to get out way more nutrients from the food they eat than we can. This also allows them to live in environments were not many other monkeys can live because they can still get lots nutrients out of poor food resources.

Okay, I don't really know what to update on, but I feel like I haven't written on here in a while.
  1. I'm still graduating in December.
  2. I am currently looking for a job for after I graduate.
  3. I have applied/am applying to a wide variety of places... Private School Biology teacher to Old Navy Manager, so everything's still up in the air right now.
  4. I am really enjoying my choir class, and I found out today that the concert at the end of the semester is free and my professor said the more the merrier, so everyone's invited.
  5. Our choir actually sounds pretty good even though we're just a Univeristy Chorale, non-audition choir.
  6. This is the rainiest fall I have ever encountered, I don't really like it. Being wet all the time is kind of dumb, and I'm pretty sure I'd never survive in a place like Seattle (sorry Matt, I think we'll have to cross that off the list--I'm sure mom and dad will be happy though, Seattle's too far away from home).
  7. We are having a pumpkin carving party at our house this Friday. This is to keep up with the tradition that my family had. We had a pumpkin carving party every year, and I always loved it growing up. We have a pretty small apartment though, so we're going to take down our table and cover our living and dining room area floor with newspaper and just let everyone go at it. (Margs if you guys happen to be coming down this weekend bring some pumpkins and come over Friday night.)
  8. I've decided I want a cute pumpkin this year. Maybe I'll do something boring like spots or squares, something not very traditional.
  9. Our ward is having a Halloween costume party and dance this year. I am so clever and thought up an awesome costume for Matt. He has a Superman t-shirt, so I told him to go as Clark Kent with a suit on and have his dress shirt partly unbuttoned so you can see the Superman logo underneath.
  10. I don't know what I should wear then... Maybe I could be Louis Lane, but I wouldn't really know what to do to be Louis Lane, and nobody would know who I was unless I was standing next to Matt.

Okay, that's all!


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