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Saturday Morning: CSE Departmental Graduation. Lots of CSE friends in attendance. I won an unexpected “Undergraduate Service Award” for volunteering a lot for CSE events. Jacob Nelson won a well-deserved Bob Bandes TA award for his excellent work as a TA in CSE 467 — the 3D video card class. The presenter read one of my quotes during the presentation of the award. Christine talked to me during the reception afterwards (she was attending for/with someone else) and my mom broke her shoe, so I had to fix it. Thats the way things go sometimes.

Saturday Afternoon: UW Graduation. Quincy Jones spoke, I thought it was mostly good with a few odd places, but overall a good speech. Listening to all of the Ph.D.’s names was painfully long, but it was nice and sunny (I have the burn to prove it) and I was seated with friends so life was good. We finally got to walk and received nice diploma holders with (of course) fake diplomas in them. The ceremony lasted a little over 4.5 hours; we began queuing an hour before that. So it was a long day already.

Saturday evening: Graduation party. Lots of friends and family showed up. We had great food and I had a great time.

Now I have one week off before I start up at Amazon.com for a summer internship!

2 Responses to “Recently”

  1. Jim McElroy Says:

    Actually, Christine broke her shoe while she was standing there talking to us (the high-heel of her shoe breaking partially loose from the body of the shoe) and then Julie, trying to fix it, broke it the rest of the way off the shoe!

    Ryan, with his pocket tool kit, was able to straighten some nails and cause the heel to be more-or-less attached again. But some serious epoxy work is needed to make it good again.

    Jim McElroy

  2. Bernie Zimmermann Says:

    Congratulations on graduating and receiving the award, Ryan. I’m looking forward to hearing how things go at Amazon.com.

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