Official … Dr. Jump

UT Official Regalia
UT Official Regalia

Well … it has been a long road.  One that began even before I joined the University of Texas but today, after 8 1/2 years, I completed my degree requirements.  As many of you know, back in October I had my oral exam and was thrilled to get all my signatures.  It has taken some more work but today I walked across campus with my paperwork and made it all official.  It took about 20 minutes and I only forgot one form (fortunately they had extras).  Got the email confirmation.  Now … let’s see how long it will take to sink in.

So graduation is in May.  I will definitely be doing the walk.  Graduation weekend is May 21-24, with the University-wide graduation on the Saturday.   Further details are not yet know.  The picture shows UT’s official regalia … we’ll have to see if I want to buy the regalia or rent (rentals are black).

Does anybody know what the staff is for?

p.s. … no that’s not me in the picture 😉

New Digs

Apartment View
Apartment View

Adjusting to change can be difficult but sometimes it’s just good.  I say this because we are starting to get settled into our new digs and are enjoying the view.  I thought I would share with you the view I had on Friday.  This picture was taken around lunchtime.

Happy New Year!!

I can’t believe that 2009 is here already.  While it didn’t start with a bang, it’s going to be interesting none-the-less.  I wanted to start the new year with a new entry that wishes everybody a Happy New Year!  Hope your year is as amazing as I expect ours to be.