Thursday, May 14, 2009
The View from My Tassel
I usually don't bore you with pictures of myself doing things other than baking, but my header clearly includes "Teaching" and "Other (Mis)Adventures in Maine" and I do believe that graduation falls into both of those categories. Loosely.
So suck it up and enjoy my (mostly phone picture) slideshow.
Last week I graduated with a Master of Arts in English. In order to recognize masters candidates, my school has a hooding ceremony in which we all get... hooded. And... if you'll remember, my roommate and I have been working diligently towards hotness for hooding. This is us before we got ready for the shindig.
No... we don't usually match. But most times.
I think I achieved hotness:
And then promptly covered the hotness with a formless robe and a hood. Here I am licking my lips and getting ready to be "draped". I had to make the picture awkward, of course.
This post-hood picture reminds me of one taken of me at my kindergarten graduation. Exact. Same. Face.
And now I want to give you a couple of pictures that just prove that I carry on intelligent conversations. With adults.
And mostly because he'll hate it, here is a shot of me with Evan and his wife Kim.
So there you have it: the view from my tassel.
Forthwith, you may now call me Master Amanda. I think it's appropriate. And it reminds me of David Copperfield in the best androgynous way.