Friday, June 05, 2009

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Universitartus Committiartum E Pluribus Unum, I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of ThD.

Gratz to #1Animefan who graduated from middle school last night and scored an amazing 550 out of 550 possible points on hor 8th grade project/ autobiography.

I'm a proud papa.

We had to brave a frikkin' thunderstorm with threat of tornado (TORNADO!) to get to the ceremony. This is Oregon not Kansas, right? Although we do have a little dog...

(On a side note- I've been to tons of graduations and promotions and last other than my daughter looking beautiful and getting her degree the ceremony itself was especially ponderous. An hour of listening to the "popular" girls in the glass sing off key karaoke is not exactly highlighting the school's cultural and artistic offerings.)


Randal Graves said...

They had an hour of singing? What happened to the boring speech by some school district admin and the passing out of empty diploma envelopes? Is nothing sacred? I apologize for all of the questions.

Lockwood said...

And how do you recall all these wonderfully apropos quotes?

Lockwood said...

Also, I have to comment that I loved, no LOVED!!!!, that storm. From what I see in my newsies though, it was much more damaging in the Portland area than down here in Cowvallis. [sic, he said]

ladybug said...

Oh Dean, I feel your pain - everybody is there for their child, but they make these damn things so unessarily BORING,and STUPID you never want to go again.

We had an over 2 hr Band award ceremony last year...the Band Director
so verbose, everyone complains...we decided never to go again (unless Beaniac really wanted us too...she really didn't care)

This year-3 hrs!

Don Snabulus said...

Good job #1Animefan!!! UR TEH R0XX0rZ!!!1!!

Sorry about the bad karaoke.

Glad you weathered the storm. Ours was mostly a very violent windstorm with moderate rain and just a couple thunderclap. The first 30 seconds did all the damage here with wind. I got pollen all over my BBQ.

Utah Savage said...

Oh the horror! And the storm too. That's freaky man. Oregon? WTF? I live in Utah where it's hot and dry from May to October and snows all damn winter. That's as it should be in this hell hole, but this Spring it's rained and been overly cool. Now it's June and it's still wet and cool. WTF? This is freaky. Sorry, I already said that. I could fix it, but since you're willing to sit through an hour of karaoke singing from a bunch of popular girls, you'll probably tollerate my misspelled and wordy comment just to say nothing in as many words as possible because I wasn't one of the popular girls and nobody sat and listened to me warble tunelessly for five eeeffing minutes. What/'s wrong weith this worl?

Aaron said...

Congratulations #1Animefan! Well done.

Dr. Zaius said...

Off key karaoke? That is a surprise!

Ubermilf said...

Was it the song from "Camp Rock?"

The things we do for our kids...

Arkonbey said...

rain on wedding day and tornado threats on graduation day, both mean good luck?


Woot, to No1AF.

Dean Wormer said...


Oh, we GOT the speech as well.


I just had Wizard of Oz in my head anyways because of the tornado and then recalled there was a graduation ceremony of sorts in that film. In short - IMDB.

The storm was exciting. I was driving through Gresham when it hit our area and the clouds scared me. They were dark black and low- not something we see around here. Also- radio went on emergency broadcast right at that time.


3 hours? Yeesh.


Thanks for #1animefan. Sorry to hear about your BBQ. Also- it was great seeing you, man!


I really believe the weirdness in weather in climate change/ global warming related. There are some talented kids in that class with violins, etc. It's bs that they turn the graduation into a showcase for the hick royality.


Call me man! We have to catch up.


Is there any other kind of karaoke?


Ha! One of the songs they sang was actually a Journey tune. My wife and I were like wtf?


Thanks for #1animefan!

Ricky Shambles said...

Journey? Lucky! We sat through a 2 hour band/strings/chorus that was outside and bug-filled about a month ago.

Congrats to your daughter. Mine just finished 7th grade and is frustratingly void of motivation. Brilliant but doesn't think she should have to work at it. At least we have one more year before high school. Good luck!

Swinebread said...

congrats to #1animefan and to the others for surviving another year

Dr. Zaius said...

Congratulations to #1Animefan, by the way. I should have said that.

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