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Wow...where to begin.

I graduated from college a week ago tommorrow. Conincidently, I have a job interview tomorrow. More on that later.

Graduation, was, well, all in all, it was fine. I have to admit the day started out as a dissapointment, as many of you may have gathered from my angry post the moring of the ceremony. It rained, so we could not hold commencment on the Lawn in front of Lee Chapel, instead, we had it indoors, at Cameron Hall, the large basketball arena at VMI. Very annoying. Had a good laugh though, looking at the banners hanging from the rafters. Poor little VMI is still claiming bragging rights to making the Sweet 16 in the early 70's. I guess they haven't had much luch since then. Graduation speaker was Tom Wolfe, a WLU alumni. He was hysterically funny. Made fun of Paris Hilton, that was cool. Got my diploma, real sheepskin!

After the ceremony it was time to finish up the packing. We managed to get everthing in the two vehicles, and trundled home to NH on Friday, getting in very late. Saturday was spent unpacking. Most of my stuff still isn't unpacked, as I'm trying to clean my room, and start packing to move out all at the same time. Not working really well, in fact, my computer isn't even unpacked yet. I'm updating from my Dad's.

That doesn't stop me from working on Fanfiction! The Prolouge to DTR is back from the beta, as of today. I'm going to go have a look at that next.

I've been working at the golf course. I'm now nicely sunburned to deep lobster red, but that's okay, because once that peels, I'll brown up to a nice farmers tan. Sara's crazy about that. She also think's that I look sexy driving a tractor, so it's all good. We've been areoating,(sp?) this week. On Tuesday, the small areoater blew a spring, and was down most of the day, so we were behind, but Bob, the mechanic, managed to fix it. Today, worse, the big areoater blew a drive shaft. Glenn, my boss, the course super, had ordered a spare, because he knew it was wearing out. That was two month ago, the part's been backordered. Bob took the broken one to a machine shop to see if they can create a new one. That's won't be cheap.

Job interview tomorrow at John Stark Regional High School. It's a temp position, one year only, and it's the school furtherst away from where I want to be, so I may not take it, even if they offer it to me. But it's a place to start, we'll see.

Anyway, time to go do some editing, catch ya on the flip side.
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****ing weather!

I get to graduatate indoors, at someone else's school

****!

This is like paying out to rent a caddy, and then when you get to the car rental place, they're all broke down and they give you a Yugo, and no refund.

*more unintelligable cursing*
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I'm packing...which means my apartment resembles something out of a war zone, like London during the Blitz. My walls are now bare, which is really depressing, and boxes and bags are stacked everywhere. This is really depressing.

I'm excited about graduation, though. Praying hard for sunshine on Thursday...hope everybody will pitch in on that. I would much prefer to graduation outside, on my campus, rather than INSIDE, at SOMEONE ELSE'S campus. (Our fieldhouse isn't big enough).

Saying goodbye to Lexington is going to be hard/easy at the same time. I'm going to miss some people, and as for the rest, I just want to blow this popsicle stand.

The reality of the real world is pressing in, though. When I get home, it's time to start the wedding plans in earnest, as well as get serious about getting employed. I do have an interview lined up, and my resume is off to about six differant schools now, so we'll see.

The end of an era, the closing of a book, the twilight of the gods...that reminds me of another comparison to my room...Berlin, '45. How very Wagnarian.

I must be playing too much Panzer General 2 lately. For anyone who cares, I've swept across France, routed the British in North Africa, and I'm currently closing on Moscow. Wunderbar! Rommel? He's a piker compared to me...Gureidian? I ate his book for breakfast.
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Well, Sara's back in town here in Lex Vegas. We're having a wonderful time so far. I'm into my last week of class, and it's going by quickly. Hard to beleive I'll graduate in only a week or so. I'm meeting up with an old prof this week for lunch, which will be fun. And there are all kinds of senior activities this week too. I'm looking foward to the end really.

This year has been a series of countdowns, actually. First was the end of Student Teaching, then the Sara's graduation, then the Star Wars movie, now my graduation, and then HBP, and eventually my wedding day. The year seems to be flying by.

Speaking of flying by, I've got a job interview set up for early June. Hopefully something will pan out.

Anyway, now that I'm posting, I have my Arthur/Molly ficlet for [livejournal.com profile] kelleypen. It's total fluff, but then that's what she asked for. Hope you're having a good day my friend!

August 2000                                                                                                                                                                      A story from the Defining Moments Universe: 1,430 Words

August 2000 )

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May. 16th, 2005 04:25 pm
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Oooookay...one down, one to do.

Sara's graduation went off without a hitch. Mostly. I spent a good chunk of the weekend playing chauffer for my future in-laws. Which was fine. My only regret about the weekend was not having enough time to spend with Sara, and Sara's freinds, because we had so much family to take care of.

I will miss everyone at William and Mary. I'm not sure I can put it all into words right this present moment. But I might give it a try later.

I'm back in Lex Vegas, alone, for the moment. Sara's coming down later in the week after she gets everything unpacked at home in NH. For me, it's back to work, back to class.

Later all.
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So here I am, week 4 of Spring Term, with two to go after this. I'm rapidly losing motivation to do work in my class, but I'm pushing it through anyway, mainly because I love Doc Merchant and don't want to dissapoint him.

Sistwerp is in town for the week, and she's enjoying her vacation in Lex Vegas. She's off poking around the downtown shops right now and having a grand old time, while I do my laundry. *ugh*. I hate doing laundry. Mainly because it's three flights from here to the washing machine. Laundry won't be nearly so bad when I have an apartment with laundry INSIDE the apartment. I hope.

Not much going on here. Got the pictures back from Paparazzi night a few days ago, and I must say they came out well.

Chapter 8 of Defining Moments is into the final stages of Pre-betaing. So, hopefully, it'll go up in a couple of weeks. I have an outtake that should be going up shortly. And another one in the works, but there's going to be some administrative changes before that all comes together.

I should really, really, be doing some reading. Esp. b/c I have Chapter tonight, and the House, M.D. at 9, but the motivation just isn't there. I'm going to try and force it a little bit later on.

Campbell Out.
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Whoohoo! Saw Fever Pitch today. Holy cow, it was wicked awesome. Sara and I pretty much had the theater to ourselves, too, so we sang along to all the songs, like Dirty Water and Sweet Caroline. If you even remotely consider yourself a member of Red Sox Nation, you need to see this film.

Weekend was good, yet sad. I had to say goodbye to a lot of folks at William and Mary who I won't see again until I get married in December. I'm not going out there next weekend, and graduation is the week after that, and I won't see anybody but the seniors then, everyone else will have gone home. Saying goodbye is tough.

My sister's coming down to visit next week, so that should be interesting. Looking forward to it.

Class is going well, but I need to go do some reading.

"It's a comebacker to the mound, Foulke stabs it, steps towards first, flips it to Mientkiewicz..."
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The good news is I got my grades in from student teaching finally. A-! Which puts my cumulative GPA at 3.255. Pretty damn remakable when you consider I had a 2.001 after my first term freshman year. Dug myself out of nice little hole, and will probably graduate cum laude.

Other good news...they've received my resume at the schools I sent them to, and nobody's told me that the job's been filled yet, so I'm hopeful.

And the bad news...

Regular readers will remember a few weeks ago when some vandals did some damage at the Golf Course. Just got a call from home today. They were back last night, and managed to damage about 12 golf carts before they were noticed and someone called the police. I don't know how badly they were damaged, or what kind of damage they did to the turf, but still, this is a pain in the ass. Probably kids with not enough supervision....out to be taken out and hung by their toes, where we can throw rotten fruit at them.

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Here it is, Wednesday, and I'm already pining for Friday. It's been a long week. I'm tired, and whiney right now. I miss Sara, who has been more than a little incommunicado this week, with the thesis and all. I'm not really upset, because I know how important this is to her, but I'm feeling a bit alone over here.

Class is going well. Doc is piling on the praise in class, which is highly embarassing. Don't know what's gotten into him lately. The senior history majors have been invited out to dinner at his house next Tuesday, I can't wait.

Finished my first paper (of six) for the class today. Had to write a speech defining freedom. Could either be from the point of view of a northern conservative, northern radical, white southern, or southern freedman. I chose northern radical. Go figure.

I'm dissapointed I won't make it out for Sara's thesis defense, but participation is 50% of my grade in my class, and I'm stockpiling absences for the off chance I get a job interview. ::crosses fingers::

Doc did a great job with my letter of recomendation, but messed up a little, I discovered. He put Parry McClure High School, instead of Rockbridge County High School, when he was talking about my student teaching. An honest mistake. County has two schools.

Between Sara's issues with her roomie, and her issues with MY roomie (who invited his girlfreind to out wedding without checking first) and my issues with my roomie (how hard is it to do dishes once in a while), I'm thinking the time has come to graduate and move on. Only a few weeks now. May 15th, for Sara. You need tickets to get into that one. June 2nd for me, and if you're in the Lexington area, come on down.

Speaking of graduation, ran into Cash Koeniger today. He's a VMI prof who graduated from W&L and was a visiting professor for a year at W&L while Barry Machado was on sabbatical. He and I took an immediate liking to one another when I had him for Populism, Progressisim and the New Deal, and I've kept in touch now that he's back over at the Prison...I mean VMI. He told me we should do lunch sometime before I head back to NH. Have to take him up on that. Rule #1 of College Students. Never turn down free food.

Anyway, I'm going to go get ready to hit the rack. Although I might play the interview game first...we'll see.

Campbell Out.
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Okay, here for the last six weeks.

Doc Merchant paid me some nice compliments this morning in class, mentioning my papers as examples to emulate to the rest of my seminar. Talk about embarassing. Still, nice to know he likes them.

The seminar is on Reconstruction. By and large, it is a depressing topic, filled with racism, violence and misplaced dreams. On the other hand, it is a period of American History that I know relativly little about. Which is why I decided to take the course.

Sara's still plugging away at the dreaded thesis. A week from today, and it will all be over, one way or another. Personally, I'm looking forward to that moment.

Back to my old tricks at the radio station, WLUR 91.5 FM. Had a decent show today. Got tired toward the end, need to get more sleep. Note to self: SLEEP.

Killed the afternoon by reading for class and playing Halo. Tomorrow, I work on Job apps. (Doc Merchant finished my letter of rec today). And do the next round of edits on Defining Moments, Chapter 7: A Very Wedding Episode.

Anyway. Back to Eric Foner's Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution.

The Governor out.
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So, I'm just about all packed to go. This will be my last 12 hour trek to Virginia, with only one more return trip to go. I'm leaving bright and early tomorrow moring, and I'm going to try to use up all the daylight I can. Really and truly not looking forward to the drive itself. It's a pain in the neck to drive 12 hours, all alone.

But what's waiting at the end will be worth it. I get to see Sara, which is good. I'm also thinking about stopping in Philedelphia to see my sister, who's at school at St. Joseph's.

The last term starts Monday - seminar on Reconstruction, with Dr. Merchant, my favorite prof. He's pretty funny.

Anyway, I'm planning on being up early tomorrow, so I'll wrap this up.

Rogue Leader out.
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It's snowing out side my window right now. Yes, it's April. It is however, New Hampshire, so anything goes. Not very much snow, granted, but a few stray flakes. Enough to count as snow anyway.

It was a busy day. I spent most of it edging sand traps at the golf course. Pain in the neck, let me tell you. It was cold, and the wind was bitter. Blew right through you. You'd get all hot and sweaty loading up the cart, and then when you started driving away to dump the load, the cold would slice right through you. I'm off tomorrow, and then I'm back to Virginia for the last six weeks of my college career. Hard to believe that four years have gone by so quickly.

So now I'm sitting here on my parent's couch in a blanket (the heat was turned off for the summer a month ago) and just killing time before NCIS and House come on TV. Sara's off at the William and Mary spring awards ceremony, and will be back later. She's pretty stressed out about her thesis, and she's tired. I'm looking forward to when that gets done. It's time for us all to graduate. I think we've all had about as much of college as we can take.

THat's not to say I won't miss all my freinds, though. There's a handful at both schools that I'll miss, and wish I could hang onto for a while, but all good things must come to an end, right?

Long list of errands for tomorrow. Gotta get the oil changed in the Cherokee, check the coolant and all that. Go grocery shopping so I can stock the larder for the last six weeks of school. Stop by Wal-mart and look for a CD. Sara and I think we might have picked out a song we might dance to at the wedding. We'll see. Do a couple other errands. Maybe swing by the High School and do some last minute visiting.

Anyway, it's almost time for NCIS, so I'll wrap this up. Later all.

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