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Off to summer adventures!

Graduation was Saturday, and it was wonderful. It's definitely one of my favorite days of the year because everyone's happy, and I get to meet students' parents (which often cracks me up with how much they resemble each other), and it's a nice, small ceremony for only 3-4 departments, so everyone gets to walk across the stage and shake the Dean's hand. Astonishingly, I didn't cry, though I did come close.

Also! Congrats to everyone on my f'list who graduated this year; I know there's quite a few of you. I'm going to miss the college updates, but I'm also proud of you. :)

It's weird to think that I've been here long enough now that these undergrads came in as freshmen when I was already here. It's like I've always been here, as far as they know. Even some of our Ph.D students have now come and gone since I've been here. Five years this fall, and yet it feels like I just arrived.

Which means it's time to take off to foreign lands! Mr. Z is currently at a conference in Marseille, and since I've never been to France, I'm flying out to meet him. Then on Saturday we'll transfer to Barcelona, where I have been before, and where I'm going to be doing some of the groundwork for a study abroad course next summer. (For which purpose I will be taking Spanish this fall, turning back into a student for a few hours a week. Eep.) After a week there, we have a couple of days in Madrid before flying back on the 30th.

In other words, I'll be around even less than I have been, but with good reason. :) PM or e-mail me if you want a postcard, and I'll be happy to oblige!

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wendy
May. 14th, 2012 11:13 am (UTC)
Safe travels!!
zubeneschamali
May. 20th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
cherie_morte
May. 14th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Oooohhh! Your upcoming travels sound amazing, I am very jealous! I hope you have a really fantastic time!
zubeneschamali
May. 20th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll post pics when I'm back. :)
big_heart_june
May. 14th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
France and Spain are lovely, enjoy BB!
zubeneschamali
May. 20th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! :D
harrigan
May. 14th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
Bon voyage!
zubeneschamali
May. 20th, 2012 05:08 am (UTC)
Merci!
mistyzeo
May. 14th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Graduation! Whee! Have a safe and wonderful trip!
zubeneschamali
May. 20th, 2012 05:08 am (UTC)
You would be one of those people I was talking about. ;) Congrats!!!
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zubeneschamali
May. 20th, 2012 05:09 am (UTC)
Thanks!

(Wouldn't you rather come do it yourself?)

Enjoy the U.S.!
3rdgal12
May. 27th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
*waves*

Enjoy your break! I know you've earned it. :)
zubeneschamali
Aug. 11th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon! I do feel like I have. :)
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