Monday, May 11, 2015

Graduation; Epic Fail Style

Nothing sums up my graduation experience better than this picture:
That's right, folks, this is all that is left after flash floods, torrential downpours, tornado warnings and power outages. The weather was so terrible that they actually canceled convocation a few minutes before it was scheduled to start, which left us no choice but to graduate ourselves.
Once all the deans of the graduate departments split (which took about 10 seconds) the students that were left decided to go up on the stage and just take care of it ourselves. Someone found the script with the list of award winners, another person pilfered through the certificates, someone else dug through the gift sacks and about ten minutes later we were done.

Graduate students are nothing if not resourceful. We have lived in survival mode for years. We know how to stir a pot on the stove while reading textbooks, we write papers in carpool lines, and for goodness sake, we don't let a little (or a lot) of life-threatening weather derail us.

So, yah, all that to say I'm done. Finished. Through. My only regret is not swiping one of those gold key necklace things.

Thankfully the weather and my graduation did not get in the way of Mia's theater performance.
I would rather watch this girl perform than just about anything in the world.


Wa Wa Waughs said...

Ha Ha! Sorry, I mean Congratulations! I'm with you, watching your own children perform is the best thing ever.

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