Friday, May 29, 2009

I did not do these things during the convocation ceremony today

1. stand up, raise my arms to the heavens, shake my booty for the lord, and exclaim "that's my baby!" (even though Mika's mom set precedence for this at the junior high grad)

2. stay unmisted when the vice principal referred to the graduating class as "my babies".

3. control my eyeball rolling when one of the valedictorians gushed about how "the prime minister lives in our very own community".

remain uncharmed by one of the kids, from the class in which the RO works as a teaching assistant, waving and giving thumbs up and grooving to the marching band.

6. refrain from speculating that those kids who received the loudest cheers from their parents were those who likely peaked in high school.


Wandering Coyote said...

You missed #4!

I love #6 - that cracked me up.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

haha! Evidently I cannot count, Wandering Coyote. Not in order anyway.

Toccata said...

Oh God I can just see your eyes during number three! That one made me laugh out loud.

Todd said...

#6. haha, aww...

And as an avid eye roller myself, I encourage you not to hold back when you feel the need --- nay, the duty to roll your eyes. How else are people to know that they've said something stupid? :P

mister anchovy said...

counting is over-rated anyway

justacoolcat said...

It seems to me that maybe #1 and #6 are better left uncompared. (g)

"one of the valedictorians" Multiples? Redonk. Being the smartest is like Highlander, there can be only one, and the head chopping.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Eye rolling is a highly effective social commentary, Toccata, I am nothing with my eye rolls.

It's so true, Todd! It's our civic duty to point out stupidity with a well placed eye roll. We risk retinal detachment for the greater good.

That makes me feel less like someone who needs a good eye roll directed at them, Mr Anchovy. Thank you.

Apparently this school has room for two Highlanders, JustA. Sadly, no relative increase in head chopping.

Deb said...

Oh my God, the last one was priceless.

I needed to come back just wasn't fun when I was away. Thanks for that.

Gifted Typist said...

wish I was there with you to hear the under-breath commentary
Formal ceremonies bring that out in me too