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My baccalaureate ceremony was today. That's the part of the graduation that you go up and shake people's hands as your name is called out; tomorrow is commencement, where you toss your hat up. As I understand it. In both you listen to lots of extremely long speeches.

Today was absurdly long, and mostly boring, though somehow very strange, between the "son of pigeon breeder" speech, the useless lecture on Confucius, and the "Both Kim Jong Il and Justin Bieber are morons - don't emulate either" speech - none of which were as good as they sound. And then they called up over 1,500 students by name. It took forever. My parents got so bored they started counting up how many people were in the program, how many were summa cum laude, how many were magna cum laude (I was one), and how many were cum laude, and then trying to figure out if it was determined by GPA or percentile. I mostly read news websites on my Blackberry.

Tomorrow, I graduate. Eeep. >_

Date: 2010-05-12 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations on graduating! :D \o/

You'd think that a speech that centered around "Both Kim Jong Il and Justin Bieber are morons - don't emulate either" would be funny at least. Squandered comedy, alas.

Date: 2010-05-12 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! ^_________^

And yes, you'd think so, no? It was okay level of funny (he went on to explain in excessive detail why humility was important, which was significantly less funny) but it went on too long. And then they called up all 1,500+ graduates of my particular school of my particular year. At least it wasn't the whole 6,000+, that's all I can say...>_>

Date: 2010-05-12 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Welcome to your "adult" life ^_^ Ok, things weren't so bad for me since we had Bill Nye as our speaker (not to mention the fact that I got called over by the dean of science on stage since I left a very lasting impression from a class he taught).

...anyway, before I start rambling on more GRATZ!!! =-)

Date: 2010-05-13 11:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That sounds painful to sit through, but congratulations. :D


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