the green fields beyond


Location: Charles City, Virginia, United States

Saturday, June 23, 2007

a few graduation pics

Hi all,
I'm not yet finished collecting graduation pictures for your viewing pleasure, but here are three that we did have...

1. My brother Travis and I wondering why Ph.D. dissertations have such incomprehensible titles. Note: We're in the church where graduation was held, sitting in the large coffee shop (?!) which is located between their massive, bigger-than-the-one-at-McDonald's indoor playground (!?) and their internet-access stations. Ummm...

2. Westminster alumna and dear friend Liz Hager was overcome by jealousy at my splendid regalia, and tried to steal it. But after i reminded her that she's already got an identical getup in her closet, we overcame our differences and enjoyed the ceremony.

3. Fellow graduate Joe Troutman, now beginning a pastoral internship in New Jersey, poses with his daughter, Elizabeth of the Wild Hair.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

On Not Being Asked to the Prom...

Long-time readers of this blog may remember my progress through the various levels of Jeopardy! auditions last spring. After the 2nd level (the Philadelphia audition), we hopefuls were told that either we would be called sometime in the next 12 months (to be asked out to LA for an actual show) or we would not receive a call, in which case we should "try again in the next audition cycle."
Well, it's been just over a year, and guess what? No call. I didn't make it.
It was always a long shot, but it's disappointing nonetheless. I hope that they didn't pick the defense attorney who auditioned with me; he said that if he won money he'd spend it on "booze and hookers." As long as it wasn't that guy, I won't be too down.
So it's back to the day jobs for me! I'll be paying off my college debt the slow way, after all.

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