I did apparently graduate, judging by the diploma I got in the mail yesterday. It also said "summa cum laude" on it somewhere. I had to look it up. I thought it might be like cheap Chinese magna cum laude from Wal-Mart. Turns out "summa cum laude" is "magna cum laude, aces high." I have to keep in mind that I am a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at a Catholic liberal arts college, lest I no longer be able to wear one-size-fits-all baseball caps, but I was pleased nonetheless--pleased to have finished it and pleased to have finished it as well as it could be finished.
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And I got paid Tuesday. I guess it's actually happening. God, I actually planned something and did it. How did that happen?