Two Fridays ago on June 3rd, I experienced the last day of high school. Last Thursday on June 9th, I formally graduated. I have my graduation party on the 17th at my house. Tomorrow, June 13th, I will be attending a two-day orientation at the University of Minnesota where we learn about the campus and pick our classes.
I was taking what I like to call an Internet Vacation where I don’t really engage at all with the broader world out there. So that’s where I’ve been. That said, I was still participating the usual ravenous tech-news watching.
It all started with the Apple Keynote on OS 10.7, iOS 5 and iCloud. Then I watched the Sony and Microsoft briefing for the PS3, Move, and PSVita and Xbox 360, Halo and Kinect. On Tuesday, I was disappointed with the lackluster Nintendo announcement with their new HD Wii, the Wii U.
Wednesday was my last official day working for Saint Paul Public School Community Education this summer. Technically, I was never sent a new schedule and I could be working but at a different place. So we’ll just have to see how that turns out. The fall session usually has more classes than the summer session obviously because nobody wants to work or go to classes during these wonderful summer days.
The formal graduation ceremony was on Thursday. At Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 470 seniors successfully graduated with a grand attendance. I’m pretty sure I botched the moving of my tassel but I’d have to see the video recordings to verify. The graduation will be rebroadcast sometime in July. I’d like to get a true recording of it and hopefully get it online somewhere. We’ll see about that.
Directly after the graduation ceremony, the senior all night party was on. We had truck loads of food. First we had burritos, then pizza, then more pizza, then we had Jamba Juice and ice cream. In the gym, there were three inflatable games, there was of course the mandatory volleyball and basketball and finally the silent auction that had no worthwhile items. In the main hall, there were casino games, from black jack to poker, even roulette. In the side hall, there were arcade games, a couple of pool tables, a ping-pong table and of course the boring movie room. Finally, in the back, it all comes back to the food.
I slept through most of Friday afternoon and evening after getting to sleep around 8am. Since then, I was catching up on all the missed tech-news and other chores I’d been neglecting for the last week and a half. Of course, my vacation once again begins once I go off to university tomorrow, but only for two days.
That’s my weekly recap. Have a good one.