Yesterday I officially graduated from (as a fellow blogger/ friend would say) Hippie U! The years had their ups and down but as a whole, they were the best years of my life. Amazing Friends. Amazing Campus. A town that eventually grows on you... I really couldn't have asked for anything more.
On to yesterday... Commencement at Hippie U is outside. Now everyone says "what? outside" but if you have seen my campus, you wouldn't want it anywhere else! It's truly picture-esque! When we arrived (after a good breaky at Timmy's) it was sort of over cast and pretty gross. I got my green gown and proceeded to be lined up with all the other grads. After organizing us, and reorganizing us we finally made our way to the Podium where the ceremony was taking place.
I waited the hours and a half in the rain (and boy did it rain!) to hear my name and it was wonderful. I watched my dad (aka. Bruce Willis) make his way to the front and get pictures of me with Roberta Bondar (first Canadian Women in Space!). It was a great feeling to be up there, far more strange than I thought.
2 hours in total passed and I am now an official Alum of Hippie U! yay!
Both of my parents went with my to this wonderful restaurant for lunch... so delicious. Ptown has some of the most wonderful food! Anyway, after that my dad needed to get back home so my mum and I drove back to campus because I wanted to see if I could see D.I (my old housemate) cross the stage! I got there just in time-- took some picture and went back into town!
Flash forward 4 hours and me, my mum, JB and her mum went to this tavern that we basically spent all of our time at. We walked in and John, the owner had been at commencement taking photos of us and then he printed them all and put them on the wall in the bar! It was so incredibly sweet! We met up with some friends and friends of friends (some things never change) and then went and got our second degree. We officially graduated from Piggy University. I'm thinking that one might be framed first :)
After that we went to this new restaurant in Ptown that me, DI and co. had planned on going during the school year but for some reason it never happened. We walked in and who was sitting there? I'm sure you could hear the squeal from where you are! I haven't seen him since we left last month and it was such a great (random) surprise! Dinner was delicious and we then (at 9am) had to make the 4 hours drive home. It was sad to say good-bye as JB lives in Africa, so it's not as easy to meet us as say, all my TO friends! It was heaps of fun and great to see everyone!
Tomorrow I head to TO for 2 Graduation parties with the C.C Family (official family of Hippie U)... should be amazing! Will update you on that come next week!--- sooo very excited!
and OH, how could I not mention this, I bought the CUTEST dress, and got a cute pink top for work! Love them!!
Yours in shoes, clothes and other pretty things,