I graduate today. I don't even know if my mind realizes it yet. All I know is that I woke up this morning kind of dreading today. These past few weeks have been so much fun, I don't want graduating to change that...
On to a happier subject, I had my graduation party yesterday! It was actually a lot of fun - exclusively family, which was a good idea so that no one would be left out in terms of friends. My dad made a slide show which I was completely unaware of until yesterday. It was really sweet, and my dad told me that he was glad that no one came downstairs two nights ago when he was finishing it because he was bawling his eyes out. I know, right? My dad...crying? Well, it just goes to show that I'm Daddy's Little Girl. I'm doing my best not to change that. He's my hero, after all.
Rebecca didn't get to come because her mom was really really sick. So that bummed me out.
My dad also made chocolate bar wrappers. They had my picture on it, the college that I'm going to, my awards on the back, as well as the logo for the show "Survivor" which cracked everyone up.
Of course he also did one of his famous lobster bakes, piled up sausage, crabs, clams, lobster, corn, etc onto a huge metal rack and over the fire. Traditional style!
My mom read out loud the Dr. Seuss book "All The Places You Will Go" which was basically about making the right decisions and going far and not taking the wrong roads. She had everyone sign it, too, like a yearbook.
Kim, my aunt, read out loud a radio talk show "episode" that are basically a bunch of tips to the '08 class. The last one, which was really ironic, said: "You know that band you've been endlessly listening to? The Beatles? Yeah. WE discovered them." My mom yelled out: "That's so ironic! HAHAHAHHAA. Kelsey and her friends are forming a band and singing Beatles songs!"
My mom made her famous Bark, bought a cake and cupcakes, and Kim made her famous woopie pies! They're so good, so I put mine in the freezer and ate it cold before bed.
Gift time - I sat at the table, embarrassed because I don't like to be the center of attention and opened all of the gifts. I got a RED SOX BLANKET! (I'm so bringing that to project grad) As well as a red sox hoodie. A total of over $300 from family, a gift certificate to Bed Bath & Beyond, a huge jar of change from my grandmother, a bad of LEMONHEADS from Ally (haha, she saw me eye-ing those at the store!) A duffel bag that I'm packing my stuff in for camping. And an EASY BUTTON!
My dad came up to me and gave me a wad of papers. Confused, I opened it. It was a receipt for a lap top that he said will be coming Tuesday. It's an AMAZING LAP TOP! I looked at all of the speicifications: 320gig hard drive, midnight blue color, 15.4 inch screen TRUE LIFE SCREEN!, dvd drive & burner, vista, roxio creator 10, adobe photoshop elements 6, adobe premier elements 4, sound blaster, finger print reader, camera software, wireless internet card, bluetooth, datasafe 20gig(?) and a few more pages of stuff I don't really know what it is...
I'm so excited for it! When it comes in the mail, that's when I'll buy Photoshop CS3 extended. I promised Jess the first download!
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