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Time To Graduate

Last week the senior class had three events that led up to yesterday’s graduation. 

The first night was at a club in providence called the complex.  The club consists of 4 rooms, that all play different types of music.  Although I wasn’t there to witness it, the final few songs were a melody of boy band hits from the 90s, a perfect ending to a perfect evening.  I just have one tip for you, if you don’t know how to dance…no big deal, not everyone is JT….but don’t step on your partner’s feet!

The second day was at the casino, Twin River.  I saw a comic who made fun of everyone, saying we’ll all be unemployed in a week.  We also saw a hypnotist, but I that’s not real, so there’s no reason to dwell on it.  The night’s finale was a concert by the grammy awarding winning artist: Coolio.  Other than gangstas paradise, the concert was so horrible that it was humorous.  One song was called “I like girls”…it was a little repetitive and went a little something like this: “I like girls, I like girls, oooo weeee I like girls.”  And at the end of the concert he plugged his cooking show, Cookin’ with Coolio…aka the gansta gourmet.  He also has a new cd coming out called “Steal Hear.”  But the best was when he announced his age, 44!  Oh and he came back to campus and partied with some students….seems reasonable huh?

The last night was a formal up in Boston at the Park Plaza.  The dj was horrible and totally killed the mood with songs like the electric slide and the chicken dance.  But we got dressed up and looked cute one last time.

The saddest part was knowing that once it was over, it was time to graduate; and that’s what happened yesterday.  It wasn’t depressing to get my diploma, it was just sad to think that I will never see most of those people ever again, most of which is fine, but there’s those others.  The other people that you’re not quite good enough friends with to go see, but good enough that you want to.  It amazing to think how many wonderful people I was able to meet over the four years at college.  I would hate for that to go to waste.

death ain’t nothing but a heartbeat away,
i’m living life, do or die, what can I say
i’m 23 now, but will I live to see 24
the way things are going I don’t know


May 19, 2008 at 8:44 am Leave a comment

Growing Up…Is It Necessary?


After graduation, many people “grow up.”  They feel like they can’t act like they did in college: go to college bars, eat pizza at 3 am, or have a roommate (in the same room).  I, myself a college senior, have matured much over the past few years.  But what I really admire are those who are able to still be living the college lifestyle after graduation.  It was funny when I heard about my brother going to a college bar and exciting those around him by yelling, “yay college, no parents!”  But at what point has it gone too far?  Do we ever really have to grow up?

I think they’ll always be a little child inside of us all.  But we still have to face responsibilities like making money to pay the bills, making family and friends a priority, and enjoying our lives.  And I guess my conclusion is that for some, the responsibility of enjoying life is not growing up and forever being a child.  Who’s up for a game of hide and seek?

January 26, 2008 at 1:26 pm 1 comment