Sunday, May 23, 2010

Graduation part. one... Mission accomplished.

Seminary graduation was today and although it is much shorter and less painful than high school graduation, I think it would be helpful if they had a rehearsal like the one I have to go to for Timpview. Granted, I probably would have known what was going on if I had come on time, but when you go to any kind of gathering in Utah one would automatically assume that the clocks were running on Mormon standard time. This apparently is not the case with seminary graduation. I walk in probably 4.5 minutes late and I go to sit next to Kristina's family in the back. I misunderstand her questioning looks as "why are you late?" as I walk up to her I find out that I am supposed to be sitting in the front two rows with the rest of my graduating class. Great. Well it's no big deal I'll just go sit in that space on the far right on the second row, no problem. But no. I am in the fourth ward which is on the far left of the very front row which I find out after having a semi loud whispered conversation with the woman in charge of seating.

So given the kind of stressful beginning seminary graduation was pretty nice. I wish Timpview Graduation was as simple and short as seminary's. It was an hour and a fifteen minutes long at the very most (and that is including the time it took to eat refreshments--BYU brownies, what else), I was sitting on a relatively soft seat, and I was sitting by my friends. Timpview graduation on the other hand I will be sitting on a hard folding chair, sitting next to two people who I have never met (Michelle Paulson and Jacob Partidge?), wearing a cap and gown that are practically made of plastic, sitting listening to speeches and watching people walk across a stage for two+ hours. I truly believe that everyone who comes of their own free will to high school graduation is a genuine saint.

But I would rather suffer through high school graduation than the alternative, which is being a super senior. School is almost out and I am SOOOOOOOO excited that I would almost gladly walk through fire to be done. So even though it seems like I'm complaining, I'm really not I'm just running my mouth which everyone knows is an everyday occurrence for me.

4 days, 17 hours, 25 minutes, and 52 seconds until graduation!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Crazy! I can't believe you are graduating. Funny post. I laughed out loud at several parts, especially after "a semi loud whispered conversation." I can totally see that happening.