I love it when a plan comes together

I was only kind of talking out of my ass when I said I’d try to make it back for Amy‘s graduation party when I saw her last in Portland.  Yeah, I got the invitation the week following, but it wasn’t until her very gorgeous (y’all know me and paper, particularly the kind that you mail,) very formal graduation announcement came that I realized how truly big a deal this all is and how much I really want to be there with my friend to celebrate.  I promptly embraced the challenge of getting myself from her to Portland in the middle of my work week.  It would involve juggling my shifts, landing a great flight at very limited times and the unanticipated cost of taking off for another few days, to name just the top three hurdles to overcome.  Now, I’m normally not one to rely too heavily on fate, but I’ll cop to being a big believer that when you’re in the place you are meant to be, things run very smoothly.   This came together seamlessly.  I fly in, I hit the party, I fly out.  I even landed myself a special spot at her ceremony. 

Now, the only trouble is figuring out what I’m going to wear just in case Maurice Lucas shows up to hand Amy her diploma.  It is at The Rose Garden, home of the Blazers, you know.

Oh, and what the hell do you buy somebody for a graduation present?  Any ideas?


11 Responses to “I love it when a plan comes together”

  1. Sarah Says:


  2. kelly Says:

    Why, you wear a mini skirt, of course!

  3. Lael Says:

    Oh that’s going to be fun!
    I have no idea what you should bring..I like the idea of booze though,hee.

  4. Dex Says:

    Of course, you do not have to bring me, buy me, get me anything. I think it’s uber-cool that you are even able to come and that you would actually spend your time and dollars to do it!
    This is truly great friend qualities~!

  5. toast Says:

    you either get them something very studenty to remind them of what they are leaving or something very grown up so they are suitably dreading the real world, so an indian throw or a briefcase. 😉
    Traditionally getting a friend drunk for their graduation is the way to go.

  6. Kristin Says:

    Alcohol or something engraved. That is traditional. The engraved thing generally collects dust. The alcohol usually goes down in a blaze of glory.

  7. Evey Says:

    Alcohol is always a great thing. Some nice fancy bottle of something yummy. You cant go wrong with that

  8. Dex Says:

    Damn..I’m beginning to sound like a f’n alcoholic. Do these people know that I am not 21, 22, or even 23?

  9. Vegas Princess Says:

    My favorite gift from my college graduation was the locket my grandparents gave me with my grad date engraved on the back and a picture of me on the first day of college and one of me in my cap and gown earlier that day (still don’t know how she got that one in there so quickly) since I was the first one in my family to graduate from college. Great momento.

  10. Vegas Princess Says:

    But alcohol is great too!

  11. flap Says:

    Wow. Apparently alcohol is the majority vote. Who knew?
    Rest up Amy.
    I think it really is great that you can make it down for her graduation celebration. Good friend effort indeed. Congrats Amy! Cheers to all of your hard work. And by “cheers”, I really do mean cheers. Klink. Klink.

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