Monday, May 17, 2010

Not Me Monday

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
  • I am not the proud sister of two graduates this year. One is not the valedictorian of his class and the other is not the first (real) college graduate in our family! Nope, not me!
  • I did not choose two pictures w/ the princess in them to share picutres of the graduates. I would never do that!
  • Josh, the high school valedictorian
    Mark, the LA Tech college of business graduate, who is now pursuing his MBA.
  • I did not decide it would be better to wait until the last minute to bring Avery to graduation.
  • I did not underestimate the huge crowd and the parking problems that could create. I did not catch a ride on a trolly w/ only a few minutes to spare before Josh led the graduates down the isle.
  • It was certainly not I (Avery in tow) that pushed my way through the hundreds of people waiting in the lobby who weren't allowed to enter, since no seats were left.
  • I did not push my way past the graduates into thousands of standing people who were expecting to see the young adults in cap and gowns. I did not get strange stares and "Hey, who is that?" or "What is she doing?" comments. I certainly was not on the large screen walking down the center isle just as graduation was supposed to begin. I'm sure I'm not on the video tape that all the parents will buy.
  • I certainly was not relieved to make it to the front row reserved seats just in time for Pomp and Circumstance . Had Josh not been #1, there is NO way Avery and I would've been able to watch!
  • I did not just use one story to create an entire Not Me Monday post, but it was just that embarrassing!


Penny said...

So much for "fashionably" late, huh? :)

Laura said...

Congrats to the graduates!! I know you and your mom are so proud!!

Too Many Hats said...

Congrats to both graduates! That is so funny about walking up the aisle - a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

Cristi said...

Oh that made me laugh this morning! Love you.

Mallory said...

at least you kept your cool though! i know i would've tripped or done something really embarrassing because that's just MY luck, lol.

and that crowd was crazy! we got there like an hour early and there was nowhere to sit even then. and then we had ALL kinds of drama on our row because me and two of my sisters and two nieces sat on a crazy lady's "reserved" row. then when she only had three seats left a big black lady sat down with her family in them. so they got into an argument and the black lady went off on her for trying to save seats, and even called security! i may have to put that story in my not me's later cause it was hilarious :)

Curran said...

Too funny!

Mallory said...

ps...(i just thought about this), regarding the first paragraph -- what happened to the beth moore seminar that said that women should be encouraged to have more self esteem??? lol. sometimes we're our own harshest critics. i know it didn't help MY self esteem any that everybody and their momma was asking me why i haven't finished school. oh well, sometimes God opens one door and closes another. we're definitely too blessed to have regrets :)))