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Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend
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I'm serious... I'm dreading this. I seriously wanted to skip it but my mom said in no uncertain terms, YOU ARE GOING TO GRADUATION.

College graduation is so impersonal - my HS graduation was awesome; I came from a small school so it was a really wonderful ceremony. In contrast, college graduation equals hundreds (if not like a thousand) of us, they don't even do the walk-across-the-stage-and-announce-your-name-and-give-you-a-diploma thing: we all stand up, in groups designated by college - I have NO idea who I am marching beside... I am excited to graduate; I am excited to finally have an ex. sci. degree; the ceremony, I could care less.

In addition: graduation means a whole bunch of other little obligatory things, like tomorrow is a brunch for Honors thesis writers. This is just about my worst nightmare: get really dressed up, stuck somewhere in the middle of a large room with a billion other people, most of whom I don't know, which is anxiety hell for me in the first place.

And then there's a luncheon thing on Saturday that I am fairly sure my presence is requested at.

I wish I could send my family to the brunch and I could disappear to the pool, where it is un-crowded and quiet.

and somehow I will have to eat at these things, and not throw it up... which is another challenge in a high-anxiety situation for me.

this probably sounds completely spoiled and selfish, but I am just absolutely dreading this weekend.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Firstly- congrats.

Secondly- Grow up! Get over it.

Sorry if that isn't what you want to hear,but you did ask.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Try changing your mindset, instead of dreading it, think of how great it is to finally be done with your undergrad and that your family wants to honor your accompishment.

Do you have any anti-anxiety drugs to take the edge off? Seriously, this should be a fun weekend for you, not anxiety producing.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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(1) Do it for your mom.

(2) Mine was 2mos after we finished exams. It was a great chance to blow off an ex-boyfriend who treated me like dirt at our graduation ball that winter. :) I knew it killed him because he wrote me an email a few days later.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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I understand your not wanting to go, but I think you have to make yourself go. Try just focusing on one event at a time and getting through that. It's the things that we fear and do anyway that give us strength and help us to grow into better people. I know what you are going through and if you can challenge yourself to attend and participate, you will make it easier for the next time you have to do something similar.
I bet if you don't go, you will still have angst for not participating fully in your achievement and that your family missed out on celebrating with you.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Q: What Would Brian Do?
A: He'd get drunk off his ass and stumble around to most of the things, with nary a care in the world aside from when his beer was empty.

If that doesn't work out for you, plan a swim "treat" after each session where you can go to blow off some steam.


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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [Khai] [ In reply to ]
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I *heart* Khai

I ran this morning and went to yoga; nice to melt into calm for at least a little while.

:P

looking forward to swim and or ride AFTER brunch.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [QRgirl] [ In reply to ]
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Dawn, I have an anti-anxiety med that I take daily but not anything 'extra' for this. Well, the only other thing I have is something if I have a panic attack, but that one knocks me out pretty much completely (hmmmm ;-)

I haven't been getting much sleep lately and am just truly tired (and obviously quite cranky). Some of these might be a bit enjoyable without the fatigue but I would like to fall into a deep, dreamless sleep for a good 9 hrs or so more than anything else. Now that school's out I am working; and working + training, is a lot. (I don't know how you all do it :P my college student life is so easy)

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Aylie,

Ok im not going to sugar coat it - college graduation blows. Its boring and long and in many ways a waste of your time. That being said. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SPECIAL DAYS FOR YOUR PARENTS. Mine were crying like crazy and just ate the whole thing up. I think it symbolizes to them the end of a lot of hard work and sacrifice that they have put in for you and its really their reward not yours. And the receptions are the same thing. My folks loved meeting profs I had and advisors and all that stuff. I think they feel a little disconnected with college since they are not really there and dont get the same exposure as they do in HS. I think it will be more laid back then you think. Everyone is in a great mood since they are graduated and the profs are happy b/c they are done for the year. Its just a big party at those receptions and I know you can get through it!

Cheers mate!

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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They will group you by college/major, but chances are, yes, you will walk across the stage and they will say your name. So there's that one.

Your parents want to see their 22 years of blood, sweat, and tears paid off. Go for them.

Go for YOU. You've worked hard for years. People are recognizing that. They are giving you a gift of recognition--it may not be the present you'd pick out for yourself, but just like you do when you get an ugly ass sweater for christmas, remember it's the thought that counts, and that people are proud of you. You shoudl be proud of yourself.

For the panic and anxiety: when you feel it coming on, practice your breathing, do any exercises you may have, and if all else fails, snap a rubber band on your wrist. (If you AREN'T seeing someone for panic, do it. CBT is one of the best things I've ever done. It saved my life. Really.)

As for the food...well, no one can fix yoru food issues but you.

Long story short: Go. Enjoy it. Or, if you have to, fake enjoying it...you may suprise yoruself. You may think you're too mature or beyond all the college "junk", but trust me, you're not, and 10 years form now, you'll be like...ah, man, I wish I woudl have let go and enjoyed a bit of it. Seriously. Yes, that sounds like something lame some smelly old peep would say. But it's true. And just becuase I'm a smelly old peep, doesn't mean I'm too old to remember the attitudes I had when I was 22 (and, of course, didn't think I had then).


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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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I'm not really crazy about going to mine either (Med School). It's ALL DAY Sunday. Breakfast at 7:30, All University Convocation at 9:30, Med school graduation at 11:30 then off to a catered lunch until 2:30. (This is in addition to 2 previous days of festivities). That being said, my parents are overwhelmingly proud of me and they are really going to enjoy the day. They've put up with my broke ass the past 30 years and this is the big event to show for it. And since I'm moving away to start my new job in a month, this is one of the few weekends we will get to spend together for the next several years. So just do what I'm going to do. Suck it up, enjoy the weekend as an opportunity to spend with the people that are the most supportive of you, and try to take a minute to reflect on what your achievements mean to YOU. It's a very special thing to be educated. Just be thankful for how fortunate you are.

:-)

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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I didn't go to mine as I was off with the track team at the Big 8 championships. My mother was not happy but she got over it. And that led to a graduate assistant position at Arizona State, so it all worked out.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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but that one knocks me out pretty much completely

Bingo! The solution to your problem! :)

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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There are so many people that would love to be in your situation, so many that could not even dream of affording college. So get over it and do it for your parents at least, even if you don't appreciate it.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [Khai] [ In reply to ]
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Q: What Would Brian Do?
A: He'd get drunk off his ass and stumble around to most of the things, with nary a care in the world aside from when his beer was empty.
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I only had 2 bottles of champagne during my graduation ceremony, no way was I drunk off my ass, I was lucky at that point to be almost to a buzz.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [desert dude] [ In reply to ]
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I survived Honors Thesis Writers Brunch.

My advisor has been very ill for the past month and couldn't come to this ceremony, so I invited my favorite committee member instead - really nice guy with a really nice British accent who is also terribly interested in my training and racing. He said, only half jokingly, "they inconveniently scheduled this during your usual swim time, huh?"

That put me at ease a little bit.

I clung to Ian the whole time, managed to swallow and keep down a couple pieces of fruit salad, and bolted to the pool as soon as it was over. Ohmygod it felt good to walk out on the deck, peace and quiet and familiar.

anyway they gave us what looks like a big coffee cup but I am told is a beer stein? but it is pottery and has the Honors college logo on it. I am all confused. I thought steins were glass.

maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine
If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [Jodi] [ In reply to ]
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try to take a minute to reflect on what your achievements mean to YOU

It is cool to finally actually HAVE an exercise science degree, rather than be "studying for an exercise science degree."

The only thing I can find for *me* about tomorrow is it will maybe be a tangible thing to help the transition from undergrad to grad school; since I am staying at the same place for grad school and I DIDN'T go - then next year I would probably still feel like an undergrad; maybe this way I will actually feel like the graduate student I will be at that point.

Which probably sounds lame but I'm pretty awful with transitions of nearly any nature so any little thing can help.

maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine
If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Glass? plastic? who cares?

The key is that it doesn't tip over easily and it holds copious amounts of liquid. Fill it up with beer, wine, tequila drink and repeat.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [desert dude] [ In reply to ]
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Knowing TC it will be water. We need to teach that girl how to paartay!

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [JenHS] [ In reply to ]
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I think you missed the point, that this is something I just plain don't want to celebrate.

This morning I wrapped birthday gifts for my brother - he's leaving tonight with a friend and driving to Wyoming to climb Devil's Tower (and in other places along the way). He'll be back in three weeks, and gone on his birthday, so at least this way he'll have a stack of presents to open, even if he is away.

I am going to master's practice, where no one knows it is graduation day, and I will have two precious hours of quiet without any mention of school.

I really don't know exactly why I am all upset today, but I just feel unhappy. I wrote in my journal for like an hour last night and can't pinpoint what it is, exactly. There's a whole bunch of little things and maybe they're just adding up.

maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine
If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Tigerchick - You might not enjoy it - but your parents will. Part of growing up is doing things for other people - even when you don't really want to do them yourself. You make your parents very proud and this is probably more important to them than watching you finish a race. Think of it as a huge mother's day present!

I sort of know how you feel - I'm graduating from my master's program next weekend and my parents are coming (yes, I am almost 45 and they still want to see me graduate again). I'm dreading a long ceremony, but can't wait to hear that it is over!!!

Good luck - be proud of yourself!!!!
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Hey Tigerchik,

Congrats on making it through the first phase. I would concur with the other postings on basically just puttin' one foot in front of the other and just .doing. it. I would probably not be the toughlove type, as I have seen posted here. But at the sme time. You have two choices.
1) don't do it, make a big dramatic scene , disappoint people and live the rest of everyone's life with that memory
2) do it, plod through, and I bet as life goes on the bad memories will fade and it will be a relief to you that you made it through.

As for today's luncheon, can you eat before you go and just pick at the lunch? I also have a little trouble eating in an uncomfortable environment. It seems like you are pressing for two tough goals: making it thru the luncheon AND eating....is there any way you can take the pressure off with the eating? Just do what you can and love yourself for it.

And after the whole hoohah is done, treat yourself to a new swimsuit :-)
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [Ironmom1] [ In reply to ]
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My swim felt good and I was happy for a little bit, now I'm right back into melancholy. I hope I snap out of it when this is over.

They gave me my graduation gift last night, as my brother leaves today and wouldn't be here to see me open it. Mom made a beautiful quilt for me - she loves to sew - the design quilted into it is a wave pattern and the rest of it is squares, made out of smaller rectangles that she said reminded her of lane lines. It is beautiful.

I walked in the door from swimming and there were fresh flowers on the table for me. They're all very nice but I am just not wanting to celebrate this :(

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If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Could it be that you don't feel like celebrating b/c it doesn't seem like anything is changing? (As in, you're still going to be in school, and you're at the same school?)

Or...could your melancholy come from the fact that you don't really WANT to be done, or are afraid for what may come next? Even if on the surface you feel like "good riddance", leaving college (undergrad) is a big step...and you're saying goodbye to a long, strange, but familiar period of your life (i.e. adolescence and childhood) that won't ever come around again.


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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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You parents paid and supported your through College. This is the least you can do for them. Time to change your focus and understand how your actions affect others. This is a key discipline to growing up and functioning successful in the real world, that I mean after college. We cannot always do what we want to do and have to appease others at times for the big picture. One day, one lunch, surely you have suffered more at other times.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [idropoboys] [ In reply to ]
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I actually had a full academic scholarship. They did support me through it .

We compromised. I have to go to graduation but we're skipping the luncheon.

maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine
If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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We compromised. I have to go to graduation but we're skipping the luncheon.

I just wanted to add that all this talk of "luncheon" is making me hungry. :p

Hope you get your appetite back soon...


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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Glad you worked it out. I had a full college scholarship but without my parents support in flying me home, giving me a place to live over the summer, buying me clothes etc it would have been much tougher. Make the best of it!

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [Khai] [ In reply to ]
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survived.

Guess what I have now? A bachelor's in exercise science :-)

kind of Hogwartsian, with the gowns (like robes)

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Congratulations on your graduation Alyie. I'm glad you made it through the day. Was it fun?

What are you plans now?
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [QRgirl] [ In reply to ]
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Was it fun?

There were a couple fun moments (for the most part it was long, boring, and HOT).

One of them was marching into the hockey arena (the biggest area on campus so that's where graduation was held - ice taken out, of course). I've never actually been in there, so coming out like you were skating onto the ice like a hockey player was kinda fun.


Other sort of fun stuff: we brought in a couple beach balls and were playing 'volleyball' with them while they awarded everyone's diplomas, and the civil engineering grads all had U Maine hard hats on instead of caps. Those were pretty sweet.

Plans now - grad school next year for a masters in teaching secondary education in mathematics. But right NOW, training as much as I can in the month off I have before I start my summer job (asst director of a summer camp) and substitute teaching when I can.

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If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [Khai] [ In reply to ]
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thanks to all of you for the support... getting to 'talk' helped me get through the weekend.

maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine
If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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TC,I really try to feel for you as I believe you have some real issues going on in that young head of yours but you should have shown the Honours Dean the same respect that he showed you.Clearly you two don't get on, but he rose above that to recognise your achievments and respect the traditions of the school.He showed maturity and class,you didn't and your actions have done you a disservice.

Time to grow up young lady.

Feel free to throw a tantrum my way.My little sister used to do it all the time. ;-)


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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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As an athlete you know very well that one needs to focus on the areas that you might be weak in. The same goes for things you encounter in life. You will often encounter social situations that your comfort zone tells you not to deal with. You obviously have difficulties with large social events. So, how do you turn this around so that it becomes a positive event for you, and that you can prove to yourself that you can handle anything, especially things that may not appeal to you or put you out of your comfort zone. If you avoid things that may cause anxiety, you will never get over them.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [cervelo-van] [ In reply to ]
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Sorry TC, but I'm with the last 2 posters on this one. That was disrespectful of you. You don't like him- he probably doesn't like you either. That's fine- you are both entitled to your opinions, and we don't have to like everyone in life. We do however have to be able to co exist with them, and behaving in an adult and respectful manner- even while disagreeing- is the beginning of that.

I'm glad it made you happy to avoid shaking his hand- but was it really worth it? What did you gain?

Congrats again on graduation, and enjoy your time off.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [triFP] [ In reply to ]
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You are both right... it was disrespectful of me. (You're also right that he doesn't like me either).

I'll apologize - will probably have to be an email though since I'm not on campus and not going back until fall.

sigh. I learned a BUNCH this weekend.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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an email apology is pretty weak. it should be your last resort. can you make an effort to go by campus? guaranteed you will feel better if you did it in person.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Learning is important. Don't beat yourself up about it - the only way any of us feel entitled to give you any sort of advice is because A)we've either been there before or been in similar situations, B)we want to make it easier on you than it was on us. Don't stress too much about it, if we do everything perfectly the first time it isn't as much to look back on and laugh about.

I agree, if you can speak with him in person it would speak VOLUMES about you as a person to him and others. I have some heavy hitters (locally in my industry) in my corner because early in my career I was able to stand up and take one on the chin by being the bigger person, admitting I was an idiot and thanking someone (that I really despised and that really despised me and had said some very nasty things about me) for their time and efforts on my behalf. Those same folks have been able to step up and help me get jobs when I've needed them and serve as great mentors.

And as someone else said - you've got to face the things that make you nervous and try to gain strength by getting through them. Staying nice and cozy in your comfort zone all the time won't get you very far. You're an over-achiever by nature, take the discomfort and use it to grow and become stronger. You don't get to be a faster runner or swimmer without putting some pain into speed, right? (When I was in college I was panicked to speak in front of people at all - even a class of 10 - 15...my senior year of college I started working someplace where I had to speak in front of many strangers at a time....I now routinely have to speak in front of massive groups of people about things they don't want to hear about - insurance and benefits. By going through it once or twice you get better and it gets easier. Eventually you may come to enjoy the things that now make you nervous and put you in a bad spot.)

Two long stories to say you can get there...just breathe and punch through it.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Don't wear anything under your gown. Of course same rule as always applies; pics or it didn't happen.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [AndyPants] [ In reply to ]
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I didn't want to wait until fall and I won't be at school until fall... I wrote a real snail-mail note rather than email. He emailed me this morning and said "it's okay. What are your plans for the summer?"

lesson learned... :P

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Excellent, a hand written letter is a very worthy substitute. But don't you feel better now that you've addressed that? ;-)

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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High school was meh. College was horrible because my entire family was in town. It was a nightmare trying to get them together in a city of 4 million people when they come from a town of 30k. My dad got lost early in the day and then got in a wreck later in the day. My sister was suppose to find stuff to do because she likes doing that stuff but didn't so I had to come up with stuff to do on the spot. It was miserable trying to get people to go anywhere because whenever I thought we were ready to leave, someone had to go outside and smoke a cigarette or someone went to the bathroom or someone is on the phone with someone. Ridiculous! Herding cats is way easier. When I get another degree, no family is allowed at all. I may or may not go to the graduation ceremony itself.

Long story short is that I don't blame you for not wanting to go. If I have any advice at all, keep it as low key as possible.

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Dr. Jan- I'm watching Scrubs right now...





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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [LovePugs] [ In reply to ]
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I get a giggle out of it every time I think about the first time I saw Dr. Jan Itor and I had to change my username for awhile.

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You could always switch to Dr. Acula for a while....

haha... can't get enough Scrubs!





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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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Its interesting how you always post attention seeking threads...that along with your look-at-me tag line...Not Cool. You didnt want to go to graduation? boohoo. Didnt want to wear a medallion? wtf?
grow the hell up. take your 'issues' elsewhere. Isnt this a TRIATHLON forum????? WHY have the moderators let this go on? this is LR at best. Its not a Womens Issue or Triathlon issue. Lots of posts here got pulled and why should your thread be ok..because you are a woman? this has NOTHING to do with anything....and the reason it got so many page views is we tune in to see how fd up you are lately.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [dyl] [ In reply to ]
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easy Tonto...

why so much anger?


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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [dyl] [ In reply to ]
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Wow!!! That's pretty f**ked up, going after her like that. Who the hell are you and why are you so fd up that you felt like this was necessary?

Maybe you need to do some looking in the mirror princess. Are you just jealous because Tchick gets a lot of love on this Board and you can't handle that?

Here's an idea: If you don't like her threads or posts, just don't read them. Nobody is forcing you to click that mouse and it's not like she's squeezing out the threads you want to see.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [dyl] [ In reply to ]
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Wow! And I was thinking all the nut jobs were busy posting in the LR. (looks like one escaped).

Tigerchik, I think you may be a little odd for having to be talked into enjoying graduation weekend. Most of us would kill to be in your shoes. Keep posting and training. What ever happened to the old roommate?
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [mccannathon] [ In reply to ]
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I'm a little odd for a lot of reasons :P

Old roommate: well, she moved out, and I had a room to myself for a good month or so. I didn't find her name in the graduation program so I am not sure what happened to her, actually. She was very, very hostile to me when she left, and I don't feel emotionally safe around her... so I never had any contact with her after that.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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I think I figured out what happened to your roommate.

She quit school to spend more time with the BF. Then they broke up. She had become distant from all her friends, she now has a lot of time on her hands, so she started posting to Slowtwitch forums as dyl.

It now all makes sense. Will you guys make up and go get a frozen yogurt or something. And don't skimp on the jimmies.
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [Sluglas] [ In reply to ]
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dyl has a habit of opening its mouth and spewing stupid shit. Ignore it, it isn't worth your time.

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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [dyl] [ In reply to ]
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I like your style. And so does the TF blog. Great stuff!
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Re: Please convince me I am going to enjoy graduation weekend [dyl] [ In reply to ]
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Douchiest. Post. Ever.



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Amen, bitches!
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