Posted on May 22nd 2006, 1:20 am
So...I had to return the keg of root beer that we got for the last TV station event of the year. As I was waiting to get my deposit back, the title of this post was called over the speaker system. Read it out loud and you'll see why I was laughing inwardly. Totally a true story too. Classic.
So commencement was yesterday. I didn't trip. I got lots of hugs and farewells. All in all it was a good day, albeit a bit sad. I will miss my school. I've spent so much time here that I've yet to admit to myself that it's over. Though...technically I'm waiting for two grades to get posted. I know pretty much what they are though. I'll post them as soon as they are up, which is likely going to be Tuesday, the deadline for professors to post them.
My family came up for the ceremony. That includes Mom, Dad, my older sister, and my aunt and uncle. We all went out to eat afterwards. I invited my best friend, who also graduated, his parents, and two professors. It was a great time. It's sad that it was just a one time thing because everyone got along so well. We wanted to continue chatting and such, but it started to get late. My professor and close friend Audrey gave me a very unexpected and expensive gift: Pearls. Normally I don't like them, but for some reason these I do like. She also told me the symbolism behind them in that her grandmother gave her a set of pearls when she got her undergraduate degree. I was so touched by that. Events like this happen, and I never expect presents. But there I was getting some of the most meaningful and touching presents I've ever received.
Today the exhaustion of the past few weeks finally hit me. I've been running on empty for a while now, and now I can relax. I've been napping and just doing nothing all day. I can't get the energy up to even do something fun, like read or play a video game. I have just been sitting around a lot. I need to do nothing though. However, it is quite the contrast for me. I'm going from 14 to 16 hour days to no responsibilities. Weird.
My plans for the next week....not much. Lots of relaxing, or chillaxing as my friend Dani says. I will probably start reading my research at some point. My only plan yet is to buy a new bookcase for my apartment. I have too many books and DVDs. I need places for them. Anyway, I'm going to go do some more nothing. I'll talk later.