Archive for March, 2009

Jaywalking & Jane Goodall

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

“Hey Lady! Stop right there!” roared the capitol police officer. I had adapted to the D.C way of jaywalking, but apparently at the crosswalk next to Capitol South metro it’s unacceptable. I later found out this officer is notorious for yelling at jaywalking pedestrians. Still on Monday at 8:00 a.m., I was shocked and there [...]

Recap… Veterinary Student Legislative Days in DC

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Senior veterinary students, Cia Johnson and Melissa Austin, were selected to represent the MU-College of Veterinary Medicine at the first annual National Veterinary Student Legislative day sponsored by the AVMA Governmental Relations Division (AVMA-GRD) and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. From March 1-3, 2009, Johnson and Austin traveled to Washington DC and joined 40-50 veterinary student representatives [...]

Welcome to Washington, DC

Monday, March 9th, 2009

“Where are you from?” she asked…”San Diego,” I replied. “Oh you poor thing!” This came from one of the 15 people I have asked for directions from while navigating D.C. She took pity on me Monday morning as I walked, lost in the worst snow storm the city has seen this season. I have seen [...]

Last Week in Washington

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

“Are you in the Vetch-ri-narian School at Cornell?” asked the complete stranger. He had just tapped on my car window in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and it took a second for my city-boy guard to drop. I mean, do you expect good things when someone knocks on your window as you idle in a parking lot? “Yes,” [...]