Saturday, May 3, 2008

GRADUATION DAY, WOO HOO . . .

The ceremony was bee-u-tee-full. The ceremony was about three hours long, and a little over two was dedicated to honoring people who were NOT participating in the ceremony. The President of FAU talked about the university for an hour and a half, pontificating of the beauty of FAU, the honor of being an alum, and a lot of other things I have forcibly blocked out. Then he proceeded to introduce other people important to FAU, who would NOT be participating in the ceremony, glorifying their credentials, among other things. Mmm.

Then back to the graduation participants, who were later introduced. They each added their own thoughts of the responsibilities of all FAU graduates, which of course is to join the Alumni and contribute generously to the university. Aah.

Then they wouldn't allow us to leave. There were people blocking all escape routes, how horrible . . . er, ingenious. So the students behind us went to sleep. The students beside us ripped some programs apart and made paper airplanes. I texted my brother and dad, who were in the audience. Another student in the other aisle surfed the net with his laptop.

The babies were crying, the adults were restless, and everyone was slightly resentful. The police escorted an audience member out of the building, he was using a bullhorn thingy-ma-jiggy, disturbing the peace.

All in all, my academic journey has been fun, stressful, fruitful, and rewarding. As boring as the ceremony was, I'm glad I walked. The ceremony marked the end of my academic career. The end of another chapter of my life. But also opened the door for me to more actively pursue the other chapters of my life.

So WOO HOO . . .

P.S. Without school, I'll have to find something else to bitch, moan and groan about, Ah Shucks. Oh wait, there's always the daily grind (work).

;-)

4 comments:

Amarinda Jones said...

Okay, see this is why I did not attend my graduation. Ceremonines are over blown and bum numbing. But congrats mate

Anika Hamilton said...

Thanks Amarinda :-)

Amarinda Jones said...

Ok - so I logged in to read some bitching and moaning - where is it?

Anika Hamilton said...

Hey! I'm still recuperating after my fiasco of a graduation.