A great meal, some nightlife, the worst hotel ever, and a diploma

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Here it is!

(even though this took place on the 3rd and 4th, I'm setting the "official blog date" as the 4th to simplify matters.) 

Upon arriving in Bowling Green, we went straight to our illustrious hotel (you'll just have to read the review - ick).  We then went out to eat at EasyStreet Cafe (again, see review).  Easystreet was my favorite place to eat in town during my undergrad, and although the menu has changed, the food was just as good and I FINALLY got to sit on the upper platform looking out over Main Street.  Dinner here always takes a little time, but that's okay.

That's me, all hooded up.
  I forgot how friendly bartenders could be in college towns.

After dinner, we walked uptown a bit, noting all the changes and reminiscing.  We popped into Finders Music (review), always an old favorite.  I looked through the used CD's but didn't find any I needed.  I think this was the first time I walked out of Finders with nothing.  I guess I've turned completely digital with my music.

It was a beautiful night, so we kept strolling and ended up at bar #1 - BW3.  While the bartender was initially a bit cold, we chatted with him and he quickly gained more personality.  BW3 is always a great place to sit, drink, and people watch.  I didn't write a review because it's a major chain restaurant that seems to have consistent food and service where ever we go.

Dan and I
  That and we had only one beer.

We went to Meijer's quickly so I could buy a t-shirt.  I was wearing a tank top.  While the tank was appropriate for strolling outside, the bars had their a/c's cranked up big time and I needed to cover my shoulders.

Off to Downtown.  (review)  I think that if I had classes on campus instead of being in a satellite cohort for my grad school, this would still have been my favorite bar.  It's over 21 only and has great atmosphere.  I had my first Harvey Wallbanger (find out if I liked it in my review!)  Well, as 2 almost-30 year olds, we felt it was getting late (11:00 p.m. - HAHAHAHAHA!) and it was time to head back to the hotel.  Well, that and I had to be up at 6:00 a.m. to get ready for graduation.

I'm not going to type much about the night from hotel hell here.

Walking across stage with my diploma and the technology flag in the background!
  Because it's all going in the review.  It's quite a story.

I was up around 6:15 and we were off for graduation at 7:30.  I met up with the rest of my cohorts and college.  We adjusted each other's hoods, caps, and gowns.  There was plenty of time to mill around and talk.  Usually BGSU's summer graduation is at 9:30, but due to heat they moved it up to 9:00.  I don't know if it helped.  My parents found a nice place in the shade with the rest of the guests.  The guests and presenters were in the shade where it was a beautiful day.  The graduates were in the sun wearing black robes where it was SWELTERING.  Someone texted me "Is it hot up there?"  I sent a message back saying "Must be, Lucifer is graduating two rows ahead of me."  Luckily, as a master’s graduate, we had these goofy looking wings on our sleeves that doubled as pockets.

The stage and the seats where I baked.
  I saw everything from sunblock and bottles of water to little fans and LOTS of cell phones being pulled out of the pockets.  The speaker was very good.  And there's nothing quite like walking across that stage, shaking the hands of the president of the university, and holding your diploma up for everyone to see.  Well, okay, not exactly my diploma, but a piece of paper promising that my real one will be mailed in 6 - 8 weeks.  Ah well...

Overall, despite the fact I melted, the ceremony was VERY nice.  Mom and Dad had a party for me when we got back home, which was nice.  I love spending time with my family.

Thanks to Mom (and Dan) for taking such great pictures. 

diisha392 says:
Congratulations on the degree :)
Posted on: Aug 11, 2007
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Here it is!
Here it is!
Thats me, all hooded up.
That's me, all hooded up.
Dan and I
Dan and I
Walking across stage with my diplo…
Walking across stage with my dipl…
The stage and the seats where I ba…
The stage and the seats where I b…
Setting up chairs for the outdoor …
Setting up chairs for the outdoor…
The flag (Im behind it...)
The flag (I'm behind it...)
President of BGSU
President of BGSU
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