Friday, May 05, 2006

pomp and circumstance

I'm Feeling: anticipation!
Background Noise: Uptown Girl by Billy Joel

Campus is currently being invaded by moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents - armed with flowers and cameras, dragging their MSU graduates to Sparty, the Stadium, and other picturesque locations, trying to capture this momentous occasion on film. It's graduation time!!

Graduation is a fabulous time on campus (while the actual ceremonies are themselves fairly dull occurrences... ) - people are excited, nervous, proud... it's a snapshot of human emotion. And I am lucky enough to witness that snapshot, beginning at 8am tomorrow morning... at the College of Social Science commencement ceremony. It should be cool - one of my students is the student speaker, and I know a lot more people this year than I did last year. But it's awfully stinking early on a Saturday morning.

Then it's home to Bolingbrook to celebrate Mom and Dad's 50th birthdays - out to eat, and then dessert and presents. I'm excited/nervous - I think they'll really like their presents, but you never know.

Enjoy your weekend - and congrats to all the new grads!!

4 thoughts:

Julie said...

Are you in that picture somewhere?

Have a fun weekend with the fam. By the way, what did you get for your parents?

MOOGAGOOOG said...

8D

HEY KATIE GUESS WHAT I HAD AN INTERVIEW AT STARBUCKS TODAY AND I'M LIKE 95% SURE I HAVE A JOB NOW OK AWESOME

Julie said...

Did you make it back yet? Or, is there just nothing to blog about? I'm worried... where are you?

Katie said...

No, I'm nowhere in that picture... it's just general happy graduates.

Thanks for being worried - although I don't want you to worry. Took the day off Monday, then was too busy in the office to post yesterday. We're here, and we're doing fine! :D