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6.16.2006

Graduation day.

It was pretty great.

I got to school around 5:30 (after a day of reading and playing World of Warcraft), after which a lot of waiting ensued. Yearbooks were signed with literally minutes left of our high school career, songs were sung, dances were danced, pictures were taken, and all in all the pre-graduation mood was very (even surprisingly, considering this was our last real time together) upbeat.

Around 7:10, all 72 of us were seated in the auditorium and the speeches began. The one by the class president and the reflection were both awesome, though I doubt they meant anything to the parents and non-students in attendance. Lots of inside jokes about how cool we were, etc. Nostalgia by the bucket. Graduation video was great. I was up there for about 5 seconds, rockin' the shocker (note: my mom called it '[my] white boy gang sign'). Then our commencement speaker, Congressman Forbes, delivered a pretty great speech. One thing in particular he said that I would like to remember is to 'mind the waves'.

Once upon a time, Congressman Forbes was down in Nagshead or the Outerbanks or some beachy area like those. He saw two young children building a sand castle and arguing, hitting each other with shovels and throwing sand and the like. He also saw a wave, taller than the rest, heading towards shore. The wave washed over the castle, leaving the two kids speechless. So...mind the waves.

After walking, reversing tassles, flipping the ring, and throwing our hats, I went to the gym to say goodbye and mingle. I have been to a few hug-intensive events, but I don't think I have ever hugged/been hugged so much in such a short period of time. All my friends in my class, many acquantances from my class, friends in the junior class, acquantances in the junior class, friend's parents, my mom and sister, teachers...there was lots of hugging.

Then home, where I got lasagna and cake, and the book 'What The Bleep Do We Know!?' (about Quantum Mechanics) from my mom. Then hung out for a bit with my girlfriend, which is always awesome in its own right.


Yeah, today's been pretty great. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with myself for the rest of the summer.

1 Comments:

Blogger Jadewolff said...

Congrats!

10:46 AM

 

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