June 4th, 2002

you think you know...

This is not a GIP [Gratuitous Icon Post].

It is a fairly long update post, though. Is there an acronym for that? FLU [fucking long update] or something?

Anyway, Saturday was a lazy day. I had been up until 3 chatting with Sharon, whom i hadn’t talked in too many weeks, so then i slept for ever and hung around the house reading Christopher Durang’s complete full-length plays while my dad filed the CSS. I have to say that i love Christopher Durang’s Laughing Wild. I will also be getting his one-acts through interlibrary loan this week. So then of course i couldn’t fall asleep that night since i had stayed in bed so long that morning, so i read The Virgin Suicides. I will be getting the movie through interlibrary loan this week, as well. I had meant to go to church this Sunday (still haven’t been since i got home) but i woke up 5 minutes after the service had started. And here i thought once i was home i would sleep on a normal schedule. Sigh. I really will go next Sunday, though, for Children’s Sunday. And hopefully next Saturday i really will get down to the Food Pantry. (I volunteered there on Saturday mornings for 5 or 6 years, and the people who work there really like me and like to hear how i’m doing. “We expect great things from you,” Barbara said when i saw her at the library recently. Yeah, no pressure or anything. I kinda like the fact that so many people expect great things from me. It reminds me that i should expect great things from myself.)

Graduation was at 2:00 on Sunday. It was a beautiful day out, and i know a fair amount of this year’s seniors, so i went. As my dad and i headed up the hill, rain began to sprinkle. My dad was annoyed because he had laundry out on the line, and of course it would suck for the graduation ceremony. It stopped and then started again, getting really hard for a while as we stood in the parking lot and watched the graduates file onto the field. Then it stopped again. It rained a bit once more early in the ceremony. About half the families there put up umbrellas. How did they know it was going to rain? All the weather i’d been hearing since like Wednesday said a front was gonna come through on Friday and it was going to be a beautiful weekend. (Sidenote: When i graduated last June, rain was threatened, so they had graduation indoors. I turned out to be a gorgeous sunny day.) Anyway, it was a nice ceremony. I couldn’t find too many people afterward, but that’s okay. I remember that from graduation last year. One person i did see was Dan Saltzberg. (Class of 1999. His sister Stephanie graduated this year.) Still the cutest boy ever. He remembered me and hugged me, numerous times. That was nice. He is proof that i really can get over hardcore crushes.

I finally visited the high school yesterday. I spent four and a half hours there and really only spent time with four, six if you stretch it, teachers. I have to go back and visit again next week. Especially because one of the teachers i really wanted to see is in Nebraska grading AP exams this week.

Got mail from the Smith Office of the Registrar yesterday. Included good stuff like a calendar of dates for next year and information about fall check-in. Also included my grades. Hey, i passed Milton.
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