Friday, May 18, 2012

A New Adventure in New York

Dear Blog,

I've missed you these past few months; I've missed our chats about titi monkeys and adventures and far away places.  Maybe you're wondering, "Why have you ignored me so??"  Well, blog, I will tell you.  It turns out life in south Texas with your parents, three dogs, and a slightly-nomadic newlywedded older sister is much less exciting than all those Bolivian primate shenanigans.  So what have I been doing to pass the time? Rescuing opossums, running half marathons, hanging out with a paraplegic pig.  You know, typical stuff.

But there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon...and that glimmer is grad school.  Brand new adventures in a brand new place (with a brand new, and much colder, climate). Come June/July, Rosie and I are packing up and heading north and east to the great state of New York!  Once there, I will be pursuing my PhD in biology at Syracuse University. Can't wait!!

Rosie is very excited about our upcoming move.

Syracuse University, here I come!  Go Orange!!

Yay pretty campus!
That is A LOT of orange.

FUN SCIENCE FACT #28: The giant anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, walks on its knuckles to protect the long, curved claws on its forefeet.