Here we are. Summer is upon us. Memorial Day is over and we're
headlong into the throes of the tri and Florida summer. I'm sure it
didn't get below 85º during the day here this weekend. More than a
few times I thought to myself, "Man, this is going to be a hot and
miserable summer." And yet, I always make it through (hydration is
Friday night was the Tri Mixer! We had a great turnout at Ten
Pin bowling. Strikes and spares were made, gutter balls were
thrown, and a good time was had by all. It's always great to see
students from other tris--especially now that my tri is in the
Annex all the time. I miss many of the students that we used to
have classes with/around. It's also great to see those tris ahead
of us that are now in clinic, including those that are just about
to graduate. It was just good to see everybody! Drew organized a
fantastic event. I wonder what next tri's mixer will be like.
On Saturday, I participated in the March against Monsanto
through downtown St. Pete. The controversial topic of GMOs
(genetically modified organisms) has been near and dear to my heart
since I was in high school, and I felt strongly about voicing my
opinion. About 500 people--young, young at heart, and everywhere in
between--descended on downtown St. Pete on Saturday afternoon to
express their concerns about the growing threat of genetically
modified organisms in our food supply.
Several different organizations participated--Seeds of Change,
Good Earth Market, We Are Change, and several others. People had
great signs, and while rather vocal, the march was peaceful and
with the support of onlookers and drivers-by. My good friend,
Jacqlyn participated in the March in Sarasota, where they had a bit
fewer people, but their presence was just as strong.
For more information about GMOs:
Have a great week, everybody!