Monday, June 9, 2008

So, this is what it's like

So, my graduation was last Thursday night, and then the all- night party at the High School after that. The whole graduation ceremony was kind of boring, honestly. I didn't feel relieved, or happy, or sad; I was just like "so this is it, huh?" The day of graduation was really crappy. It was raining and there was a tornado warning, but we still pressed on. All of my pictures are taken at my house or in the parking garage under Northrop where we got organized. My parents dropped me off a couple blocks from the auditorium because the rain had let up a bit, only to start up even harder when I got out of the car. Oh, what fun. The ceremony itself wasn't too bad. It was like two hours, but sitting in a robe for two hours seemed like nine.

Real fast, I'll go over the all- night party. The theme of the party this year was "school of rock" which isn't a a real theme in my humble opinion. We got back to the High School at 10:00 or 11:00 at night, and they had a Casino set up in the HS cafeteria which I played until 1:00 or 1:30 in the morning. The way it worked was you got $50,000 worth in chips (hypothetical money, of course) and another fifty thousand at midnight. They had blackjack, poker and all that stuff; I ended up with like $600,000 plus at the end of the night. Anyways, you cashed your chips in at the end of the night and got tickets that you put in drawings to win stuff. Then they did an American Idol type deal which was pretty funny. Some of them were, others were just sad because some of the people took this thing really seriously. To cap the night off, they had Comedy Sportz in the auditorium which is usually pretty funny, but at 3:00 in the morning? Not so much.