|No, we ain't right.|
My buddy Michelle, her son, Caleb, and her
grandmother, Sue threw me a little pre-birthday celebration complete with cupcakes, ice cream, and presents. My presents were a fluorescent green/yellow T-shirt (so I can be seen on the bike trial from Piedmont) and some.... err.... ah.... unmentionables that will make my riding experience more enjoyable (and less chaffing).
It was a little early Christmas crafting in Auntie's Workshop today. Had a customer who wanted a couple of my stuffed gingerbread men. That got me to thinking that maybe I need to get together a "Christmas in July" sale. Do people still buy like that?
|No, my feet aren't ashy.|
That's a tan line.
Anyway, I had a great time at the ceremony. It was short and to the point. There were several unique things I liked about it.
- The parents had balloons they released when their child's name was called. I'd never seen that before. I don't know if the balloons contained messages or not, but it was still a loving gesture.
- There was nothing in the program that said, "hold all applause until all names have been called." I've been to many different types of graduations, and never saw this stupid rule followed anyway. Now a kindergarten graduation, yes, but high school or college, no way. Besides, who wants to be the kid no one applauds for? It's not a good feeling.
- Along with the usual "Pomp and Circumstance" and the singing of the Alma Mater, the school's choir did a very upbeat, non traditional song called "Happy." I'd never heard it before and thought is was great. Sorry, but I've played or sat through the music of several ceremonies that leave me wondering who died? This is a celebration! They should have marched out to this: