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Sunday Salon: So Proud

May 10, 2009

The Sunday Salon.comHappy Mother’s Day to everyone out there who is a mother, may be a mother at some point in the future, has a mother, or knows someone who has a mother! To everyone else (heh), Happy Sunday!

(Also, Hi Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!)

Okay, enough of that. Mothers might think they’re all important this weekend, but what’s really important is this:

My baby brother graduated from college yesterday!!

Now, he’s never going to read this, because he’s about as likely to read a book blog as he is to read an actual book (i.e. chances are slim-to-none; if we didn’t look so much alike sometimes I’d wonder if he got switched at birth), but I am so very, very proud of him. Somewhere along the line he turned from an twerpy little pain-in-my-butt to a very cool and interesting real person (albeit with a stopover at sullen teenager), and I have no doubt that he’s going to kick ass at whatever comes next.

Even if a) I now feel like the world’s oldest grad student, since my brother started and finished college while my academic standing changed not at all… and b) I had to spend all of yesterday in heels (blech!).

Of course, this means that I have gotten to spend very little (read: almost none) of this weekend reading, but so it goes. It’s worth it.

What about you, readers? Big plans this weekend? Attend any ceremonies lately that required dressing up and a lot of clapping?

14 Comments leave one →
  1. May 10, 2009 9:39 am

    Congratulations to your baby brother! When we went out to dinner last night, we saw lots of people who had come from graduation ceremonies.

  2. May 10, 2009 9:49 am

    Congratulations to your brother!

    If I go, I’m planning on grad school in the UK solely so it won’t become an endless limbo. If you don’t finish your PhD in 3 years, your funding is cut off and they start to get annoyed with you! There were plenty of grad students at my undergrad university that were there all 4 years, so don’t feel bad. =)

  3. May 10, 2009 10:34 am

    My baby sister graduated yesterday, too, but she didn’t want to walk. Georgia State is so huge, they just have the different departments stand up to be acknowledged, rather than calling everyone’s name and having them get their diploma individually. Congrats to your little bro! :)

  4. May 10, 2009 11:28 am

    Congrats to your brother! He must be so excited.

  5. May 10, 2009 12:27 pm

    Congratulations to your brother! It’s a happy day, even if it requires heels.

  6. May 10, 2009 2:12 pm

    How fun! I haven’t gone to a graduation ceremony in a long time (like 8 years). My nephew graduated from high school last year but it was impossible for us to be there.

  7. May 10, 2009 2:51 pm

    Congratulations to your little brother!

  8. May 10, 2009 4:03 pm

    Congratulations to your brother! I completely agree about the heels:)

  9. May 10, 2009 10:27 pm

    Congrats on your bro’s graduation!

    No ceremonies with heels for me today. I did wake up to yummy buttermilk pancakes with fresh strawberries & blueberries, with a little peach syrup on the side. Mmm.

    Then I got my Mother’s Day card & chocolate…with 2 tickets to Wicked in August. Yay! The hubs and I have been on exactly TWO dates since my daughter was born 15 months ago, so this is muchly needed.

    Now I’m off to help wash the girl’s hair before bedtime. :-)

  10. Shanra permalink
    May 11, 2009 8:47 am

    Congratulations to your brother! Albeit slightly belated ones. ^-~

  11. Liz (aka Conan) permalink
    May 11, 2009 9:53 am

    Read ‘The rag and bone shop’ / Cormier the twist at the end … gut wrenching! ‘The absolutely true diary of a part-time indian’ / Alexie … amazing book, both quick reads … then I had to clean a bathroom and paint the dinning room (mothers day the day mom gets to work!) Congradulations to your brother, … and heels never a good idea!

  12. May 11, 2009 12:59 pm

    Thanks, all! Well wishes have been duly passed along, and as proud as I am of him, I think he’s equally proud of himself, which is the important thing.

    bermudaonion – Around here, you have to have a reservation weeks-to-months in advance if you want to eat on graduation night. :)

    Meghan – Yeah, I’m in danger of having my funding cut off, but I’m trying not to think about that too hard…

    Jessi – My brother didn’t get his name read at the big ceremony either – only the Ph.D. recipients get that.

    Gautami – I think I hugged him enough this weekend to equal one from each of you, and then some. :) *sniff!*

    Kelly – Sounds lovely! Enjoy Wicked – it’s a fantastic show!

  13. May 12, 2009 12:36 pm

    Oh congratulations to your brother! I love the photo :)

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