|I'm just so proud of that alligator.|
Anyhoo. Over the weekend, the family van drove out to Meadville, PA to see my big brother's graduation ceremony. The tiny little town was so packed full of grandparents and relatives and parents that my family had to stay at a hotel half an hour away. I opted to crash on Brother's couch for a couple days. My back still feels all wonky and crumpled up.
To simplify, here are some proportions of how I spent my time:
1/5 driving to Meadville1/4 wearing a skirt, saying "hello, how are you?", chatting politely with Grandma1/4 sitting through the commencement ceremony (feels like: 5/4. wrap your head around that fraction. It's a lot.)1/3 waiting for food in overcrowded restaurants for a salmon salad (salmon omitted due to technical difficulties)1/4 watching Dad try to uncork a bottle of champagne1/2 drinking various celebratory beverages with Brother and friends, giving high fives, laughing1/2 recovering from the previous activity1/16 running1/18 sleeping
But it was seriously a great weekend. I have photos to prove it.
This was commencement. It was so long and boring that I had nothing better to do than take pictures of chairs.
this so she could have something to contribute to the Interent, but it was disappointingly normal. But she was very thoughtful to get some Nut-Thins and vegetables that I could eat with reckless abandon.
*By the by, here's a warning to all the gluten-sensitive college students. Don't delude yourself into thinking that FourLOKO is gluten free. Even though you'll be having a whole heck of a lot of fun while you're drinking it, you will feel ill immediately after consuming a quarter of a can. In other words, just don't drink it. Unless you're seriously committed to fun.
Which I am.
And here's the last lovely view of Brooks Walk, the central avenue on campus. So collegiate-pretty.