On December 16th, 2006, I am going to be graduating with honors from the St. Petersburg College.
The degree is only an Associate of the Arts. No major. Nothing “special” about it. Just a plain old A.A.
But you know what? I’m proud of it. I’m proud of the fact that even though I’ve got a good career I stuck it out to get it. I’m proud that despite some major fuck ups I’m graduating with honors. I’m proud of the fact that I’ll be the first person in my immediate family to hold a college degree of any kind.
So, yes, I’m going to march. I’m going to put on the stupid gown and go through the pomp and circumstance of the ceremony and I’m going to have my picture taken in it and that night I’m going to throw a party.
More details will come out as the date approaches, but suffice it to say that most of you will be invited.
And yes, if ya wanna give me goofy graduation related presents and cards they will be well received…because I’m going to revel in the celebration that should have happened a long time ago.