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5.24.08 MSU Graduation pics from yesterday

Yesterday was my graduation ceremony for MSU. No more graduations for me for a while!


Me


Me leaving the ceremony


Afterwards with Dave and his mother


AIX!! Lauren, Kathy, Chrystal, Jessica, me, Amanda, Nicole
Lots of AIX'ers graduating!


Aunt Betty and I out to lunch afterwards

My mom, dad, Alyson, Jim, Dave's mom, Dave and Aunt Betty were able to come to this ceremony. This location wasn't as good for photo opportunities since the venue was under major construction. Very frustrating. I was happy to see all of my AIX girls and we took lots of pictures together.

One of the speakers was Mikhail Baryshnikov. He had performed at the opening of the Kasser theatre on campus in 2004 and I was able to meet him then. He is still associated with the university, and was an honorary degree recipient at graduation. I had FRONT ROW seats because my School (of the Arts) and major were the beginning of the entire procession, which was really neat. I also thought it was fun that as I stood up for the conferment of my degree, I looked behind me, and a few rows back, directly behind me was Nicole from AIX for her BS in Chemistry.

Baryshnikov was wonderful and had a nice, sweet speech.

After the ceremony, we went out to eat. Dave didn't come along with us - he wanted to go out on his boat for the afternoon. I don't blame him - he has been to all 3 graduation ceremonies for me and had to take off 2 days of work to do so. He wanted to get a boat trip in there, and it worked well. After he returned, I went to his house in the evening and we made ourselves a light dinner (his mom and I weren't really hungry since we had a huge lunch after the ceremony at the restaurant, Dave had soup, I made myself half a grilled cheese)

So, no more graduations for me for a while. I still have to decide if I want to get a PhD. I probably will at some point, but not immediately.

I'm using Shutterfly to create invitations for a graduation party in June. I want the weather to be warm so we can use Aunt Betty's new pool. I also need more time to plan, since I've been so crazy with homework and papers!


I finished a site in the early evening last night for a performer. Check it out here.

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lilsurferbaby
May. 24th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!!!!!! It's all over now and you can now relax and enjoy summer.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.
aping
May. 26th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
congratulations alex! you look great!
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