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I had a fabulous graduation party last night. the ceremony was in the afternoon, it was adorable. part of me felt sort of silly, like i'm too old for this cap and gown, families cheering me on sort of thing, but I'm glad I did it. then a few hours later we had the gang over for festivities.

who was there (I think):
family - 7 (mom, dad, sister, bro-in-law, mom-in-law, dad-in-law, marc)
coworkers - 11 (mark, corrie, tom, amber, cat, joe, laura, tony, melanie, todd, mike, andrea)
neighbors - 7 (nate, dave, andrew, laura, pam, jason, adam)
other friends - 9 (patrick, solomon, matt, omar, becca, matt, matt, jayson, lee)
from school - 3 (debbie, josh, ted)

wow, 37. awesome. I told the caterer 40... can I estimate or what? I mean, that's based on the fact that I sent out invites, asked for RSVPs, and had THREE people actually do so. Two of which were my mom and dad. So I just guessed on the real number because I hate bugging people for RSVP.

We were in the apartment lobby for the early part with lots of food and people, then moved into the apartment later to play some card games and chat. there was also a venture out to go see the riverfest fireworks. my sister kept the margarita pitcher going, mom helped out a TON (she's like me, can't really sit still), we had jello shots. I got lots of cards. andrea made me a fantastic cake that we devoured... it was yellow, with a purple planet wearing a graduation hat, I'll have to post pictures later.

all in all it was fabulous, we were up until around 2. people were really nice and congratulatory and didn't force me to talk about school too much. I received some gifts... mostly alcohol! wine, vodka, tequila... I guess so I can kill all the brain cells storing the pain of the last few years? Or the knowledge.

I mean, I can get the knowledge back any time, because I tried to sell back my textbooks and failed. Dragged a huge pile of them into the bookstore, marc even helped me, probably $800 worth of literature there. Out of that they took three books and gave me $60. so I'm stuck with all this stuff.


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May. 18th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
You rock really hard!

May. 18th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)

sell the books online.
May. 18th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Try half.com since you can list them for free.

Also, congratulations!!!
May. 18th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Congrats! :)
May. 18th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
from your resident lurker...
Congratulations on the degree!

And because I know I'll forget...
Happy Birthday a couple days early! You certainly do have a lot of reason for celebration!
May. 18th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
May. 19th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)

If I call around and nicely ask people to come to a party in advance I might be able to get three people to attend. But that's still pretty unlikely.
May. 19th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
May. 19th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
Heh, I know what you mean about feeling too old for the cap and gown, that's how I felt.

Still though, Congrats!
May. 19th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)
Congrats on the degree!

And I wouldn't count out the books yet - what titles do you have left? I know engineers who need books.
May. 19th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
Yay! Congrats!

On a completely unrelated note:

Are you guys staying in the bunkhouse on the float trip? Brian is (again) unable to make the trip because of work and I'm trying to decide where I can squeeze myself in with some other people . . .
May. 21st, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
HEY!!! Maybe I'm mental but I thought I heard that the bunk houses were getting taken down and we had to stay at the new cabins.

May. 22nd, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)

The info I was forwarded says that the Bunkhouses have been "remodeled" to now have a layout similar to cabins. They still have bunks on the bottom(6) and two double beds in the loft. Call me crazy, but this sounds MUCH less space efficient than the old layout . . .

Yep, checked the website and that is what it says too.

Anyway, is that what you guys signed up for? I'm hoping to squeeze myself in with some people I know!
May. 22nd, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure...but remember....mental....lol
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