My dad graduated from college this weekend. I was able to be in New Orleans for the ceremony and I am so so glad I was! It was very moving, as the graduating class had their freshman orientation two days before Hurricane Katrina hit. The speakers at the ceremony applauded them for coming back to Tulane and credited them for a large part of the New Orleans revival. I cried a lot.
Ellen DeGeneres spoke at the graduation and it was one of the funniest and most moving speeches I have ever heard. And yes, she danced.
The best part, though, was seeing my dad walk across the stage. He’s always been my hero and now at his age he has a college degree and it looks like he’ll be more successful than ever. If he can do it, it’s certainly not too late for me to make something out of my life. I was already determined to go back to school, but this has made me even more excited about finishing my degree.
Also, my mom gave me a bunch of plants and I’m completely dorking out over gardening. I’m on my way out the door to plant some cucumbers.
That’s what’s up with me. What’s up with you?