This week, David graduated with his BS in Latin American Studies and my cousin, Heather, graduated with her MA in TESOL. I technically graduated with my BA in Linguistics. I, however, walked August of 2005 and then just stuck around waiting for Andrew. I kept delaying graduation--I'm not sure why since I didn't really accomplish anything...
Although I didn't walk this week, I would like to point out that I was in the program 3 times. That's how important I am. Twice with my maiden name and once with my married name. I'm not really sure how that happened, but since I wasn't in the program when I walked in 2005, I like to think that they were just trying to make up for it.
David's convocation was really neat. They had Polynesian music and really good speakers, and...it was short. The humanities' ceremony is just so long (which is why I didn't go again this year) making the Kennedy Center convocation seem a whole lot shorter. I decided that when Andrew graduates, we'll go to his Kennedy Center convocation and not the humanities one. That way we only have to sit through 20 minutes of names, instead of 2 hours...which, in my opinion, is a lot more doable.
We had a lot of family come out, especially since Heather graduated as well. It's always helpful when more than one cousin graduates at a time. That way you're guaranteed that at least someone will come. It was funny because we had so many cameras going: Patrick, Andrew, Auntie Judy, Auntie Colleen, and I all had cameras. That was probably a little excessive considering we all got similar shots. I actually have a shot of our family sitting in our row with all cameras out and snapping. It's a pretty funny picture.
Congratulations, David! Now you get to decide what to do for real! Oh, wait, you're going back to school so you can delay deciding what to do for real. Good plan...that's our plan, too!