Graduation and the Week After

I am now writing to you as a class of 2012 high school graduate. :)

I swear last Saturday could not come fast enough. But it finally did and the actual commencement ceremony passed in what I consider a blur. When they called my name, I was focusing too much on not tripping and just walking across the stage normally to pay attention to my family and friends cheering. While it was all grand and everything, I’m glad it’s over. Whew!

We had our graduation at an arena and not at our school. I would have preferred to have it at school, but they don’t ask my opinion on those things. :P When I exited the arena with the rest of my class and eventually found my mom, she immediately started complaining about how the rest of the family had already left and that she didn’t get the pictures she wanted and blah blah blah. I was so mad because it was my graduation and she couldn’t even say congrats?

She apologized later, but it pretty much killed my excitement and put me in a bad mood for a while.

Me and Becky. <3

Hi, it's me!

Red, white, and blue cord was for French Honor Society.
Yellow cord was for graduating with 4.0+ GPA.
Blue and yellow cord was for Math Honors Society.
Math medal was for being a math major (5.0+ credits of math).
Blue collar was for National Honor Society.
Small medal was for Best of Class in French Honor Society.

My parents and I. My mom made my dad change shorts so he looked a little grumpy. :P

My school sponsors an event called Operation Graduation and it’s a lock in for graduating seniors the night of graduation. My siblings had all been and talked it up a pretty good deal so I was really excited. It would be one of the last opportunities I would have to see some of my friends before the summer and college and I knew it would be fun. They had a bunch of blow ups ( an obstacle course and then a bunjee race – both really fun!), had the pool open, they hired caricaturists to come in for free, a magician, and more.

Besides the food (which OMG so much better than the normal cafeteria food), my favorite part of the night was the hypnotist. He came around 3:30 AM and selected ten students from the crowd and then proceeded to hypnotize them. He then would make the students do different hilarious things. He made one girl believe someone had stolen her belly button. She confronted someone in the crowd and she was so angry that I thought she was about to fight him! :P They then envisioned everyone naked, went to the “movies” and watched sad, scary, and funny movies, competed on a talent show. It was just overall extremely funny.

Needless to say I was exhausted by the time I got home. I went straight to bed (at 6:00 AM – a little bizarre just going to bed when the sun is coming up) but had to get back up around noon to get ready for work. x_x I know, work ruins everything. :P

For my graduation present, my dad took me to Best Buy on Monday (my only day off besides Saturday this week) to look at laptops for college. I was really excited because I’ve been wanting a laptop since I fell in love with computers (so uhm, twelve?). It took me a really long time to pick one out. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to begin with so my dad suggested a few. However, we could only find one of them at Best Buy, so that made it a little harder to compare.

We went to a few other stores and then home so I could do a little more research. I figure if my parents are going to fork out the money for a laptop, I want them to get the best bang for their buck, per se. Again, I was a little clueless, but I read a lot of reviews and finally settled on the new Toshiba Satellite. It was a decent price and seemed like it would be a good buy – plus I liked the design. :) I haven’t had a whole lot of time to really play with it yet, but so far I’m really liking it. I’m writing this post on it actually while lying in my bed. It’s the most amazing feeling. ;D

Speaking of my dad, he’s doing fairly well. He’s adjusting to his colostomy bag, despite not liking his restricted diet. But he’s doing well. He went to see his doctor today and he was real pleased with how he is healing so far. He’s starting work again tomorrow, so we’re all very happy that he’s doing so well.

Onto the week after graduation, it’s just been one of those weeks where I cannot wait until it’s over. Summer vacation officially started for me so I kept thinking of sunshine and swimming and sleeping in! Instead I had to babysit Tuesday and Wednesday morning, come home for enough time to grab a bite to eat, and then go to work for a seven or eight hour shift.I’ve been exhausted all week and really haven’t had that much time for myself yet.

I’m super behind on commenting and I was doing so well on working on my travel site. However, the last week I the servers have been down or something so I’ve had no access. And for whatever reason, I wasn’t getting emails with my backups so I think all that work is gone. GRRRRR. Needless to say, I’m switching hosts for that site. So I guess just another week in the busy life of little old me. :P

7 thoughts on “Graduation and the Week After”

  1. Congratulations on graduating as well :)! Now we both are high school graduates and alumni! We did it!

    You had your graduation at an arena? The only benefit that I could find about that is there’s more seating and you can invite more people from your family :)! I’m glad you didn’t trip on stage! But it’s a bummer that your mom didn’t say congratulations by then. I was probably on the same boat, my parents were pissed off because I didn’t get a golden cord (I had a silver one). Ridiculous….

    Congratulations on getting all of those cords! :)! The golden cords are reserved for 4.0’s? :X. In my school, it’s for students 3.5 and higher. But you deserved ’em all with your awesome accomplishments and hard work!

    You and your parents are just adorable togteher :)! Your school sponsored an event that sounds fun :)! With all of that, I could believe why you were exhausted by the time you went home!

    Congratulations once again (you’re probably used to hearing that word by now ;P) on getting a new laptop for college! Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the new laptop you’re getting! This summer, I’m hoping to get my hands on a MacBook Pro for college. I’m tired of blue screens, honestly since it always haunt me no matter what….

    I’m glat to hear that your dad is doing fine now! Hope you’ll have fun this summer! And come back to blogging regularly! :D! Good luck with working on that travel site!

    Take care and let’s all work on our site projects! Haha :P♥

  2. Hey there. Congrats on graduating with honors. Cords are the best.

    Don’t worry too much about your mom, I’m sure lots of parents are like that. My mom was too. Glad she apologized to you.

    Your pictures look great.

    I had a Toshiba and i ended up disliking it but hopefully yours is a million times better.

    Glad your dad is doing better. Take care!

    OH my graduation was at a stadium. :P

  3. Congratulations on graduating and also on the cords! I’m happy you had a good time and the hypnotist thing sounds funny. :D And I’m glad your father is doing well.

    I wanted to let you know that the host of my site (lunae lumen) closed, apparently, so I have to find a new one and go through all that, plus I’m going to be out of town AGAIN for like almost a month, but when I get back and stuff I’m going to be more regular with commenting and all that. By the way, I love your new layout. ^^

  4. Wow, I am so jealous of you. You managed to graduate with such great marks. Congrats of getting a new laptop. I am so in need for a new one. I had my laptop for almost 5 years. I really wonder how I managed it so well.

  5. Congratulations on graduating.

    When I graduated it went by in a blur as well – and I was so worried about tripping because my shoes were a half size too large.

    I’ve noticed a lot of schools having graduation outside of the school. Years before I graduated they would have it on the football field, but they didn’t the year I graduated. We were stuck inside the gym – oh and it was nearly 100 degrees with no AC.

    Congrats again for having all the honors.

  6. Congratulation on graduating High School. Especially with HONORS! that is an amazing feeling. I was the same way at my graduation, I was more concern with not falling on my face on stage, then I was about the actually ceremony.

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