A monkey and an update

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!


  1. Bryant said...

    Is he a monkey because he has a tail? What makes primates and monkeys and apes different?  

  2. Heather said...

    Monkeys and apes are all primates. And yes, monkeys have tails while apes do not (placing monkeys and apes in separate families, humans would then be considered as apes). Lemurs are also primates. They have tails, but they are not monkeys.  

  3. Bryant said...

    And what makes lemurs different from monkeys and apes?  

  4. Heather said...

    I'll make another post and show a few pictures... and write a little about them.  

  5. Anonymous said...

    I was actually thinking about coming down on Friday! Dan wouldn't be coming with me though because I have to stop at Cabella's and purchase his Christmas present and I don't want him with me. (PS. Don't let him know I just told the whole internet that.) Also I don't think I'd stay late enough to enjoy the festivities. I was thinking maybe we could go to lunch or just hang out whenever you don't have work or school. Let me know.  

  6. Anonymous said...

    Also I forgot to write down when your concert was and now I've forgotten.  

  7. Dan's Mom said...

    I'm pretty sure you meant to say "LOIS" Lane - Louis Lane paints an entirely different picture of Superman!
    Think dark hair,& suits, style depending on the 50's Lois or the Terry htcher Lois.  


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