Sunday, May 3, 2009

Graduation



Geezer Graduate



I rule.

As for the video, I didn't want to walk into the auditorium brandishing my camera at everyone. So, I just let it hang from my wrist. It's mostly feet, floor, and a jumbled crowd. However, if you play it with the sound on, you can hear the "perp walk" music.

Interestingly enough, we weren't to shake hands with the president of the college, due to the threat of swine flu. I thought about coughing when I met her, but I couldn't quite muster the nerve to do it.




going in...

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tying a Tie




In preparation for doing my "perp walk" tomorrow, I had to buy some clothes. Under my robe, they want me to wear dark colored slacks, black shoes, a white shirt, and a tie. I ended up spending about $130 on everything.

Though I already own some ties, the one I found in my closet was suspiciously short, as if it were a child's. So, I bought a new one. It's the first tie I've ever bought.

I ended up having to go onto youtube to learn how to tie it. I'm just going to leave it tied for right now, as I'm not entirely sure I could re-tie it for tomorrow.

I can't imagine having to put one of these on every day.

Friday, May 1, 2009

New York Times Again Ignores G.I. Bill




Once again, I have to ask: why does the New York Times ignore the military as a source of financial aid? In addition, you can learn things in the military, particularly if you go into a good field. And that training can help you in college.

It wasn't college that taught me about IFF. And knowing about that came in handy for my RFID paper.

And then there's the money. I don't know what the G.I. Bill pays now, but it has to be more than what this kid is pulling in from scholarships. I know it helped a lot back when I started going to community college. Though I couldn't go to school full-time, those benefits did help pay my rent.



NYT Hippy Liberals Avoiding Even Discussing the Military