Many of those reading this have already heard the Kirsten pumpkin contest saga, so I'll just hit the lowpoints. Kirsten was part of the team that came up with the idea for the contest, and was super excited to win on her first try here in the new job. Well, turns out there is a lot of talent in her office (and maybe some other stuff). After Mike spent ~6hrs perfecting the pumpkins the night before, we ended up taking 8th place out of 8 entries. No joke!! Our pumpkin shows the US Forest Service logo on one side, then a complete map of the Fremont-Winema Nat. Forest (which they manage at Kirsten's office) on the other side. Moreover, Kirsten is a mapmaker for the office, and her pumpkin was a map!! You be the judge! Wait, did I mention that one of the pumpkins that beat us was ceramic, and two were just painted (not carved for the pumpkin carving contest)?