End of Semester Barbecue

slash Dr. Mick Song Extravaganza!


After several failed attempts, rlab-and-friends finally managed to convene for our first in-person gathering in 2021! (Of course, all participants were fully vaccinated.) Despite a heat wave pushing temperatures into the mid 90s (F), a good time was had by all. In particular, we were all glad we weren’t in a some boring place, like Hawaiʻi.

Highlights included: an epic water melon contest between a traditional green watermelon, and some sort of yellow “watermelon”; a cuddly musteline; funny hats; impromptu bird watching; and something called cheerwine, which is basically just Dr. Pepper. Speaking of doctors, Carl also took this opportunity to induct Dr. Mick Song into official Doctorhood! Congrats Dr. Song!!

Also, Isaac and Sophie enjoyed the barbecue so much that they got married a few days later! Congrats Isaac and Sophie!!


Drs. Rothfels and Song presiding. Melons in foreground. Left to right: Priscilla, Ixchel, Mike, Isaac, David, Carl, Dr. Song, Marianne, Fern and Forrest (too cool for school). Musteline not depicted. Photo credit: Sophie and Carl’s iphone.