Friday, May 11, 2007

I be educated

Graduation was great fun, except for the fact that it was crazy hot and I ended up with 4 blisters. It seems that cheap shoes and walking across campus don't work too well together. But I have pictures!

This is at the main campus graduation. Everyone started out over here (if you wanted to go), then the grad students were dismissed to their own diploma ceremonies elsewhere. The flags at the front represent each of the colleges. Peabody is the light blue one third from the left. The light blue represents education, and is the same color that was on my hood. While we were there, each school and degree was announced. The med school whipped out the beach balls and silly string when they were called to stand. Everyone laughed, and it wouldn't surprise me if this is a med school tradition. I can only imagine how excited they must be to be finished with med school.

There's me, all fancied up in my regalia. I have a picture from the back as well, because you can't get the full effect of the hood. The back picture is on my dad's camera, so I'll post that one later.

Me and my parents. If anyone was wondering how I ended up as short as I am, now you know. =)

Me and my mom, with my diploma.

These two are me and my friend Crystal. The one on the right was a self-portrait that was taken at our banquet the other night. The was one on the left was at graduation, obviously.

It was a good day. My parents and I went to eat at Cheesecake Factory afterwards, then I had TCBY ice cream. Then I went home and took a long nap. Graduation was outside, and sitting in the sun makes me really tired. I'm probably going to spend a lot of time this weekend laying around, watching TV, and trying to come to terms with the fact that I really don't have any papers due. Of course, I should work on cover sheets for resumes, but that's different. I should set aside time to work on that though, considering it would be nice to have a job sometime in the near future.

That's all for now! I'll probably have more pics later this weekend. Thanks to everyone for all the well-wishes!


knitting2relax said...


Had to laugh when I pulled up your blog and the graduation countdown was gone and the Harry Potter countdown was up.

Grandma Barb said...

You look so happy to be done!! Congratulations again - hope to see you at the knitting get togethers really soon.

Sula said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! And happy birthday Riley! ;) Thanks for posting all the pictures! I expect your knitting productivity to skyrocket now, hee hee! Oh, and thanks for the new countdown...

Don't you love the strange little flippy things on the master's robe?