October 18, 2006: College Graduation

This afternoon it became official – after twelve and a half years (June, 1994 – November, 2006) – I have graduated from college. A Bachelour of Science in Computer Information Systems from the State University of New York, Empire State College. Officially my graduation date is November 7.

Boy, now what do I do? Finally out of college. I started college just two weeks out of high school. I have almost never taken time off from college. I went solid from 1994 – 1998. Then I took off some time from 1999 – 2001 and went solid again from 2001 – 2006 (but the last two years have just been paperwork in the attempt to get the degree to come to fruition.) That is a very long time. I have no idea what to do with myself now. I have pretty much always had school, in one form or another – even if just running in the background, for twenty-five years.

After my two very early days today was early but not nearly as early as things have been. I have early morning and continuing almost all day conference calls today. Five hours of calls.

I managed to get a number of pictures of Oreo at daycare and posted them to the Flickr feed. He is such a cutie. He had another birthday party at daycare this week so he is all excited and going crazy playing with all of the dogs there. He spent a bunch of the day with his birthday hat around his neck. What a goof. His daycare providers are convinced that he can’t be over four years old which would be such an incredible blessing for us. We were told that when we got him he was six and that would make him seven now. Quite old for a dog. But if he was four or less would give us many additional years with him. He really does look and act like a very young dog.

Tonight was a very relaxing night. I did some work on my SUN Blade 100 workstation but didn’t get anywhere significant. Dominica finished watching The Gilmore Girls on DVD and watched two episodes off of YouTube (which, by the way is now owned by Google.) It was a slow night but tomorrow we are going to see our first Broadway show since being in Newark.

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