...and between getting my grades posted, graduation banquets, and post-hooding parties with the neighbors, I am exhausted. With any luck, though, I'll be able to get some shut-eye today during commencement (those floppy hats we wear with our academic frippery hide a lot of sins).
My only concern is that I might wake up with an Elgar earworm.
And then look out: it's Garden Time, people! Don't try to get in my way!
UPDATE: I actually love the ceremony of commencement, and so I thought I'd share a few pics of the morning and say "Well done" to the Class of 2009.
(BTW: Texas Tech alum and 60 Minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley gave the best commencement address I've ever heard. It was so good I even paid attention to it.)
On our way to the festivities (notice my new Keen commuter sandals--I am Bike Commuter Awesomeness!):
Lining up backstage with the handsomest faculty member in the Department of Philosophy:
One of my students was the Honors College banner bearer:
The reason I do it:
I always love this view, with the faculty and students walking out of the coliseum together after the big show, and the parents lining the fences, waiting for their newly-minted grads:
What we really wear under all the fancy-schmancy regalia: