Monday, April 21, 2008

Graduation Week

I am well aware of the fact that I have been tooting my own horn for some time now. I refused to be ashamed, but I admit that sometimes I overdo it. However, this week I am dedicating to my graduation. After 21 years of trying to get this monkey off my back it is time for me to celebrate. This week I will be posting my activities, big and small, to commemorate my big day.

First off: Today I have my final finals. I finished one this morning and I am going to take my last final today around 3 p.m. I have a study session with Dane and Andrew, after which I am off to the JSB to take the test. I am a little sad that I cannot take the test in the actual testing center. Now that would be a fitting end to my auspicious beginnings. The testing center is a horrible place. Someone said the testing center was like the Dementors on Harry Potter, it sucks all the happiness out of you.

After selling my books and receiving a VERY small percentage of my hard-earned money back I purchased three things from the bookstore.

1. Chocolate-covered cinnamon bears, appr. 10 of them.
2. Chocolate-covered malted milk balls, appr. 20 of them.
3. A t-shirt that says Alum '08 on it.

I spent about $7 on my loot. (I got a 20% discount on my goods, but only after the little girl at the counter had me identify that I was indeed a student and not faculty.)

I will take a pic of me in the shirt for later blog material. Then you can see how the shirt looks on me, as well as the chocolate!

P.S. This past weekend Brice, Judy and kids came for a visit and a pre-graduation celebration. We had a lot of fun. We went bowling, went to the Kennecott Copper Mine, ate some great food, the kids swam and we had a great time. Thanks to B&J, we are so glad you came to help us celebrate.


mom/Janet said...

I love cinnamon bears but not chocolate covered, I love malted milk balls- - both two of my favorite sweets. I'm not privileged to get a '08' t-shirt but I have two kids this week that are. I heard that good food and a good time was had at dinner Saturday night with my cousins and my kids. Gee I almost feel like I'm right in the middle of the celebrations but so far away. Even heard that Ella behaved herself. She's trying really hard to be a good girl. I just know it. Good luck with you final this afternoon. Rub a little magic on Dane for his final also. I'm looking forward to this weeks posts. See you at graduation.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Brag and Brag a lot! Looking forward to more horn tootin' Can't wait to see all the pictures.

Collette said...

Have fun! Can't wait to hear about all the celebratin'!

Power2L said...

Congrats! By the way, I appreciate you including my link on your blog but you'll probably want to delete it. I'm officially "off the air" - I'm just not motivated to write regularly...

Thanks, Power2L

Katie and Gary said...

Can't wait to see the t-shirt pic! Congrats once again on your accomplishment! You go girl! You deserve to celebrate for quite a while now. :)

hyker said...

Wa-hoo! Congrats. Now we can be alum buddies!

Anonymous said...

Jeanna--Do they have
Emeritus Alum '08 T-shirts at the BYU Bookstore? I just got a letter that began...

"Dear BYU Graduate of the class of 1968. This year you will be put on Emeritus Alumuni status for your 40-year graduation anniversary..."

Wow! We are only 40 years--and a whole world--apart!

Your Nichols mother-in-law

Matthew Johnson said...

That's awesome Jeanna!!! Toot your horn until every one goes deaf!!! You deserve to relish!!!!

Juliew8 said...

Welcome to our Alum club. I don't know if that means much, you can get a really cool card and get discounts on bowling at the wilk.

Seriously Jeanna I am sooo proud of you, I have never met a person who regretted getting their degree wether they use it or not. You are a great example to us all.

Anonymous said...


If we were making the kind of doe that Brice was making, we would have been out there for a pre-graduation celebration, as well as a pre-pre-graduation BBQ, as well as a pre-pre-pre graduation need to visit Hill Air Force Base party, all the way up to a pre-pre-pre-pre-pre-pre-pre-graduation you didn't even know you were going to go back to school and graduate party.

How's that for improvement.