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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

a little pomp and circumstance...

I have SO much to blog about, I am very much behind. I decided I will catch up on old posts in between telling you all about the road trip Bff Jil and I just took. If you are not aware of this trip click here and play along in a lovely game I created for you all.

In May something kind of epic happened, I became a college graduate. I was not down with participating in the commencement ceremony at all. Why? Well because I am going to grad school and I feel like I am not even done with school yet...but I gave in and walked to please the family. I was SUCH a picture failure on this momentous occasion...so epic of a failure that I have not ONE picture with my mom from graduation. I am still bitter about that fact. So here is a picture explosion from graduation and the party that commenced that same afternoon. Enjoy...

Sometimes...my school has a cheesy slogan around the stage. "Today Decides Tomorrow." Wow. Brilliant. I totally wonder who came up with that little gem...


Sometimes...I leave graduation early and book it home to take pictures in my cap and gown instead of fighting the crowds in the stadium. Sometimes I also change out of my pretty graduation dress into jeans without thinking they could be seen in this picture with the grandparents, one of which is apparently coughing up a lung...


Sometimes my niece is the cutest thing on the planet (okay she is ALWAYS the cutest thing on the planet)...

Sometimes my mom's friend Julie sets up a bar in the backyard...where Bff Jil, Connie, and I proceed to make (and drink) mango margaritas. Yum...

Sometimes Julie is a terrible example...such as letting Bug be her bartending assistant for the afternoon. *facepalm*...

Sometimes I almost die of shock when I find a picture of my brother Jon-than, and he is actually smiling AND looking at the camera. He is probably smiling in this picture because Lisa is being inappropriate and making him uncomfortable...

Sometimes the calm adults sit around the patio table and shoot the breeze....

Sometimes the wild & crazy adults stand around the 'bar' and do straight shots of tequila...

Sometimes those same wild & crazy adults do more shots of tequila...and more...and more...and then a few more...just for fun...

Sometimes the calm adults and the wild & crazy adults come together for just a quick moment to eat some delicious cake. Seriously, it may look like a cheeseball cake but Costco makes THE best cakes ever. Don't hate...

Sometimes Bff Jil and I take a picture, and sometimes that picture is our 'signature pose'. If you look at every picture of me and Jily it looks just like this one. Faces smashed together and booty's out...we also seem to be wastey faced in a lot of the pictures we have together...

Sometimes my mother's friends attack me when I am taking a nap (aka passed out) in the chaise lounge. Yes, they are crazy. Yes, I grew up with these two around me. Yes, I will need years of therapy because of Julie and Lisa...

Sometimes Jon-than and Bastina hang out and just witness all the crazy that is going on around them (okay I am not going to lie...Bastina joined in on one or two of the rounds of tequila shots)...

Sometimes I feel as though I have to break down a picture for you all. What exactly was going on in this photograph? Well there is a word Bff Jil hates. I mean she screams when she hears it and I am 99.9% certain that it makes her ears bleed as well. What word? Well I like to keep this here blog PG-13...let's just say it starts with a 'p' and is a sicknast word for female genitalia (are y'all picking up what I am putting down?) Everyone decided to start using said 'p' word just to drive Jil crazy...including her dad and her mom...which is who Bff Jil is yelling at in this picture. As for what I am doing in above photo, well I am minding my own bidness drunk texting in the background...

Sometimes I am ridiculous and do dumb things. Sometimes I am responsible and slightly uptight. Sometimes I make my mother proud by getting wasted and then passing out on a lawn chair at my graduation party...in front of all of her friends. Sometimes I get a SUPER bad hangover that lasts for THREE days. Yep. THREE whole freaking days. Sometimes I know I am never drinking again...

So there you all have it. I am a college graduate. I am done with school for the next year. I am a real life grown up now. No more passing out on lawn chairs for this gal. It is time for me to pull on my big girl panties and face the real world. Wish me luck...

xoxo

14 comments:

amanda leeann said...

awww, good luck!

i'm glad you had such an awesome party :)

& i know you are going to ROCK at this whole adulthood thing!

Lauren said...

I think I teared up, so proud you are now in the big girl world! I wish I could have been there! I ♥ taking shots with you and Bastina (and I'm sure bff Jil would be fun too). Sometimes I know you are in fact drinking again because you will be reunited with me and Ash, duh.

The real world can be lame, but it's not so bad. So proud of you!

Kimberly said...

Yay for graduating! Looks like you had fun hanging out and celebrating. You're niece is a cutie pie!

Ashton Dene' said...

Yay for graduation! & awesome graduation parties!!

Love you. Welcome to the big girl world. It kinda sucks, but at least your at the party now :)

xo

Bitten Usagi said...

First of all: CONGRATS.

Second?
Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional.

xoxo ^w^

KatOfDiamonds said...

Yay! Gotta love being a grad! (I still have 2 classes this summer but) GO US!

Also, WE need to do tequlia shots together someday! #bestideaever

xoxo

Vanessa said...

You=wasty face=adorable. I'm so excited that you graduated & are now entering the big girl world. YAY!! & hi, 1 year away from psychology school work is a DREAM!

Love you.

Jilian said...

Dude, you totally left out the part where the po-po showed up and breathalized us all!! bahahaha

That was a fun....COLD..but fun day! Ewww, minus the P talk. Sickos!

Yea for graduating!!!

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

I quite enjoyed those drunk texts, if I do say so myself. ;)

Kate said...

Congratulations on graduating, ibff! You're making that rob look hot. ;)

Can't wait to hear more updates--I've missed your blog posts.

Kell said...

Wooo! Congrats on graduating!

And I'm glad you had fun.. even if the aftereffects weren't so great haha.

Jayde said...

Congrats, lovey!!!
And your lil backyard party looks like SO much fun! Srsly.

The I's have it--Ivy said...

you were wasted! great send off :-)

Congrats!!!!!

XO

Sam said...

haha, hopefully i'll get pics of my party so i can do a similar post! my dad will be drunk before me so i'm not worried about him. my mom doesn't drink so that's what i'm nervous about! lol I'm glad you told me to come read this post!