*I would like to officially apologize for having the blog post so late into the day. I had a meeting about my financial future, then I went to go see a movie. *
Thanks to Disney for that mini history lesson about this traditional song. This is the first Monday of being a graduate of THE Florida State University. My heart and mind has pretty much went on vacation from all of the “events” of the past 2 weeks. Here’s what you might have missed since last week:
- I got caught up and disappointed in College Hill all over again
- I provided links for everyone to watch the Saturday Graduations.
The rest of the week was filled with me studying and taking finals. Hopefully, I did well enough to NOT take classes over the summer !!! Graduation itself was quite the event, and it wasn’t without it’s blog worthy moments. I intentionally planned on giving graduation it’s own special post… but then I decided to give everyone a lot to read today !!!
My parents came into town for this big event. The first big event was my mom’s discovery of my new potential merger (kudos to everyone who figured it out, and “better luck next time” for those who didn’t ). That in itself took a good 15 minutes; but when Mom found out… she was mappy (mad + happy after a Fusion Dance) and she didn’t want to speak to anyone because of the secrecy… Dad knew also, and said nothing, but that’s besides the point. Saturday Morning, we attempted to show them the new Blogmaster lair, but unfortunately, there were no available models. We then went to the Graduation Ceremony; if you weren’t there, or didn’t see it here, let me summarize it for you 🙂
As I sat in my chair and waited for the Doctoral students to march in, I started to notice it was an unbearably long line. Personally, I’m all for success and accolades of fellow students, but can we move this along please??? I also noticed that T.K Wetherall was unable to speak this afternoon. for some reason… his words didn’t quite come out correctly. You can tell my family was from the Caribbean since they didn’t laugh at ANY of the Florida State Jokes. I can tell they weren’t laughing because I was able to see them from my sit… they were right in front of me. Do you KNOW what it’s like to have the family NOT laughing at the school jokes? I think I’m going to have Bobby drop by and visit them…
I know my parents were happy that I was finally graduating, but I’m sure they would have liked if I stood during the announcements of degrees with distinction, but B’s & C’s get degrees is all I have to say about that !!! This was supposed to be filed under graduation mobile moments, but I was really unhappy with my cap not fitting me. Somehow they gave me the wrong size !!! I was able to switch a really good friend, and although some relief was provided, the cap was STILL too small.
My eye was constantly attacked by the tassel. Even after I switched the tassel to the other side… the tassel was relentless !!!
Coolest part of the ceremony? the speaker timed himself. He promised he wouldn’t take more than 15 minutes, and as a man of his word; he did.
Quote to take home: “Love will not buy your son the GI Joe with the Kung-Fu grip.”
The Swine flu scare has made it’s way to Town: there are hand sanitizers on the way up to shaking the hands of the dean and president. ( FAMU had an even bigger scare; they were handing out masks, and pretty much no one shook hands as they crossed the stage)
After watching this whole ceremony I have decided that if and when I go back for another Degree, I shall have them call me D. Blogmaster. As I cross the stage, I shall do what ever dance is out at that time. I think they owe me for BUTCHERING my name . (p.s. ma’am… GET YOUR CHILD)