Last minute decision: I am going to participate in the graduation parade. Thank you Pia and Sean for letting me tag along with you.
I was walking along Lambton Quay today and heard the call of the bagpipes. I didn’t realise what was happening (don’t they usually play bagpipes along Lambton Quay!?) until I rounded the corner and was met with a sea of black. Tonnes of students walking along in their hoods and gowns and looking quite fancy.
I hadn’t planned to parade as I couldn’t think of any of my friends that would be graduating and it seemed a bit sad to be parading by myself. But I felt pangs! I wanted to be involved!
When I got back to the office, fate had pulled through for me and I had an email from Pia asking if I was graduating and parading. I had a friend! So now I have decided to head along… and I am excited.
So tonight I am heading along to pick up my academic dress along with 700 other people (oh yay.) and I will be walking from Rutherford House to the Michael Fowler centre at lunchtime tomorrow. Proudly too damnit.
P.S. My hood is meant to be ‘teal and fuschia stripe’ which sounded quite funky when I first read it. I saw the hood of what I assume is meant to be ‘teal and fuschia stripe’ today and holy shit it is hideous. The hood is divided in half, one half bright frigging pink and the other half a bright tealy blue. Grosssss.