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Busy Weekend

This turned into a busy weekend, that actually started on Thursday. One of our goddaughters graduated from the university this weekend (with two degrees, one in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and one in Zoology) so there was a lot of partying.

I went to a graduation reception at the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection on Thursday afternoon, then we went out to dinner and the family came over. (To use our iron to decorate her mortar board hat for the graduation ceremony.) Then Friday a friend got off work early so we went to lunch and caught another showing of The Avengers, despite me getting the time and the theater wrong. We saw the 3D version this time, which was okay, but it does make me realize even more that I like the 2D format better.

There are multiple graduations for the university because there are so many graduates. We went to the one on Saturday morning which worked out really well because the son of two of our oldest friends in town was also graduating then. The whole thing was over three hours long, and that was without a speaker, since the speeches and all that were done at a ceremony on Thursday night that we didn't go to. The University president said he had already shaken 4000 hands, and alternative greetings like fist bumps and hugs were welcome. (And they still had one more graduation ceremony to do after that one.)

But it was very cool watching them graduate. (At one point Troyce commented about this being the only reason he'd sit in a cramped seat for over two hours for something that didn't involve Nick Fury.) The mortar board decorations were great. We saw ones with the Batman logo, a double helix, some blinking LEDs, and "please hire me" in glitter paint.

I also picked the first batch of green tomatoes from our garden last week, and made fried green tomatoes, and they were nummy.

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I like the initiative shown by the 'please hire me' sign ;o)

Attending a graduation is clear proof that you love the graduate dearly. :)

"The University president said he had already shaken 4000 hands, and alternative greetings like fist bumps and hugs were welcome. (And they still had one more graduation ceremony to do after that one.)"
LOL!

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