|Monday, May 31st, 2004|
12:09a - Grad Weekend
Lets see here, some of you know that this weekend was my grad weekend and a lot of stuff happened, good and bad, a good number of both but for the most part it was a good weekend all in all. I'll give you the rundown from the very beginning because it just wouldn't be a very good story unless I did. (Notice: I redid this in a more efficient fashion to make it easier read).
So lets see here, all the students were let out of school early at 12:35 as if it were a regular half school day so that the grads could possibly go home get something to eat and make it to the McArthur Island sports center by 1:30. I had a friend of mine named Marcin come over to my house because he lives so far away and it wouldn't be practical for him to go home and then go all the way back. We spent some time on my computer and ate lunch after we ate my mom gave us a ride to the school and not to the sports center as we didn't know we were supposed to go to the sports center. Marcin and I ran the 1 minute run there found out where we were supposed to be (because we were late getting there) and got to where we were supposed to be. There were two practice runs and then we all went to the gym at the school to get our cap, gown, and lapel, took some pictures in the gym. The first went well but then the guys flash on the expensive camera gave out and he had to go get another camera... Yay. Went home, showered, and got ready for the commencements.
Arrived at the sports center at 6:30, met all my friends and put my cap and gown on, got my bootiner thingy put on by one of the assistants (like I know how to do that kinda stuff, I would've ended up stabbing myself). I talked to a friend of mine, Andrea, I tried to convice her to go to the dinner, but she said she hadn't paid all of her fees and wouldn't be going, I was like alright but you HAVE to go to the dance so that I can at least dance with you once , she didn't show up at all *cries* its not fair, I like her too. Anyways, we did the march, there was a standing ovation for a guy named Charles Davis because his mom and dad died during his high school career. Went through all the people till we finally got to me, nothing special there a few people cheered and I got down. The last guy, Willy Ye, got a standing ovation from the whole grad crowd but it wasn't for any particular reason besides the fact that everybody likes Willy and he's the only male Asian person in our grade. Next there was a slideshow that I made and didn't get any recognition for which took like 30 minutes to run through because once I had handed it in to Mr. Aziz's our Vice Principal he decided to add some special effects and such extending the slide length by 25 minutes! Pictures were taken of grads, friends and such and I made sure I got lots with my friends and Stephanie.
Just before I was about to head to the dinner Stephany called me and told me that she bought me a bootiner (I was just planning on using the one I had from the night before) and would be bringing me it in a few minutes. She showed up and her mom and my mom made her put it onto my tux, a couple pictures were taken and off to the dinner I went. Just as we were getting there my mom realized that my bootiner was falling off and so she re-pinned it to get it to stay better.
Got to my table, found out that I was sitting with some of my friends, a lot of the people who were seated at my table didn't show up, whatever. I was going to bring my date Stephanie but by the time I realized that you had to buy an extra ticket for your date they were all already sold out, great! The dinner went on pretty smoothly, first we had some speeches which were boring, then each table was called randomly by number so that we could get our food (my table was fifth I think, I was sitting at table one), I had one plateful and some desserts because I wasn't particularly hungry. After dinner Some awards were given out (most likely to bungee jump naked, couple most likely to get married, etc) I didn't get one, thank god! More speeches were made and then that was the end of the dinner, nothing special happened at the dinner.
As we were waiting for our turn to get into the grand hall for our grand march I ended up having to get some pictures taken of Stephanie, Tia, and I, I got several pictures where I have both women on my arms *smirks* lol, don't ask. More pictures with friends and family, blah blah, boring stuff. Grand march starts here.
My mom insisted that she walk with me, whatever. We did that and as we were coming up into the dance room the line stopped for like 5 minutes we've no idea why, after the line started again a friend's sister took a picture of me and my mom coming up the steps and managed to get a picture of my mom and I where I was one step above her so my mom looks like a midget! Its great, I love that picture! Some pictures of me and my mom during the pre-dance and pictures of me and Stephanie during the pre-dance.
Grad Dance (Prom)
This was horrible it was super packed with guests, parents, grads, and grad dates. It wasn't a dance it was a freaking mosh pit, we were trying to get everybody who didn't need to be on the floor off the floor but they wouldn't leave. After about 10 minutes everybody left and they played the grad song (Time of your Life by Greenday) I had to dance with Stephanie because its 'our song' long story I might tell you about it later. There was a big fight between Steph's friends Laura and Kayla I was like whatever you guys aren't ruining my night so you can fight all you want and Steph if you want to do damage control go ahead I'll be over getting a drink or something (cheese, coke, watermelon, and grapes to be exact). After the drama was over we danced some, I inhaled some helium balloons and did some of my impressions and then we left over to Step's friends house Tia's...
Post Grad Dance (Prom)
Well, there is a lot to tell here and I don't think I want to tell it all so basically I'll boil it down while trying to keep all the interesting points intact. We got over to Tia's house it was just the three of us. After about 30 minutes Tia invited two of her male friends from across the road over and things got weird, (generic dumb stuff, smoking, bantering, blah) after the boring stuff the girls went to get the VCR and put it in Tia's room which was really small and had a small TV so I was like whatever and I stayed in the living room. Somewhere during all that the people who we got a ride with to Steph's house (we had to get a ride from there to Tia's house) showed up and made things even weirder. Near to 12 o'clock my friend Mike and his date went home then at around 12:30ish I decided that I was going to walk home in my tux (its about an hour long walk), I was soo mad at being ignored by my date that I left without saying anything to her.
The Walk Home
Man, all I can remember was that I was really mad and I was making pretty good distance because I was so irritated. I was about two-fifths of the way home when I heard someone call my name, I didn't really think about it at first and kept walking but after a few seconds I realized that I should probably at least check to see if the person was infact calling me and not someone else, to my surprise it was Stephanie! I walked some of the way back to her and after about a half an hour of her pestering me I finally told her some of my feelings for her, I wanted to tell her in the first place I just couldn't find the words.
Back at Tia's
We walked back to Tia's place, four people who'd showed up were left: the two guys, my other friend zane and his date, after zane and his date left it was just me, Steph, Tia, and the two guys. They left about an hour later and Tia went to sleep. After about 20 minutes of Steph and I talking she fell asleep on me and I didn't want to move so I let her sleep and was forced to watch some horrific shows on YTV, I won't tell you what just that they were bad. During Steph's sleep she mumbled something about safe and I thought she was awake but she really wasn't I was kinda confused. Steph finally woke up at around 6:30 and decided to go sleep in Tia's room and I figured now would be the perfect time to go home, so we said our good-byes and I left.
The Walk Home (Part 2)
I don't know why but the walk home seemed to talk like 4 hours even though I was home by 7 am, which means I was walking fast because like I said (and if I didn't too bad) it only takes about an hour to walk home. Got home, read my emails, played a game for about 20 minutes and went to bed at 8ish. That was about that.
current mood: drained
current music: Seether - Broken
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