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.


With PhDs!


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.

18 comments:

Kate said...

As Paris Hilton would say: Loves it!

Evan said...

Don't you just love being called Master? And what have we mastered? ARTS!

Kate said...

Would it be technically correct if I introduced myself to people as Master Kate Wardwell, since those with Ph.D.'s can be addressed as Doctor?

Amanda said...

Yeah... I don't even know about the whole title thing. Are we expected to write our official names as Amanda, M.A.? Because... again... PhDs do it. :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I <3 the tag "general fierceness!"

kmari03 said...

haha...Congratulations, uh, Master Amanda!

I'm so very excited for you...and so verrrry jealous! I hope it was fun! Remember our early morning run to Dunkin Donuts to prepare for graduation from CNU? And the manner in which some people were not properly excited about their breakfast sandwich choices? :)

apparentlyjessy said...

Congratulations Master Amanda! :)

Elissa said...

Congratulations!! You look super cute and it's such an accomplishment!

thereddeer said...

Congratulations! Now you can rule the world with your leet english skillz :P

Me! said...

congratulations! i've never taken a not awkward picture in my life.

Kate said...

Did you get to keep your hood? I assume it's like at CNU where you did get to keep it. And now you have 2 white hoods kicking around with no real purpose in life. I for some reason brought mine to NY with me and will just be returning it to my house. Maybe I'll hang it around my diploma frame or something.

And I think you've achieved hotness, but it's a little hard to tell from the pictures. Perhaps a visit is in order. Maybe next time I come into the state...

LP said...

Congratulations Amanda!

Casey's Wifey said...

MASTER AMANDA! CONGRATS!!!

And you most definitely achieved hotness in that dress! PS: You look so skinny!

Amanda said...

Kate: The hood is mine for ever and ever. BUT this hood will become part of my regalia. If I ever get a job. And need regalia. :)

Ash said...

Congrat's Amanda!

Marilla @ Cupcake Rehab said...

Yay! Congrats! I'm always late on these things... :/ You rocked that mortarboard!

Hilary said...

Congratulations! You look hot AND cute in your convocation outfit!

No fair, I didn't get any sort of special hooding ceremony when I became Master Hilary (haha I giggle just writing that.) My MA program was such a joke, I'm not sure I deserve one, though!

Amanda said...

Thanks for all the congrats, you guys! :)

Hilary: At least you didn't have to sit through hours of other people's names? And a speaker who honestly said, "What is creativity?" in his talk.