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Graduating ...

Graduating ...

Thu, 10/02/2008 - 17:20 by Ananth in response to sage advice

I graduated in 2005, and I did it all wrong. 

I only walked for my college ceremony, and I showed up in a polo and jeans, which was a mistake. Row upon row of guys in dress shirts and girls in slender dresses made me nervous, so I threw on the graduation gown and pulled the neck up as high as I could. I'd never graduated from college before, what the hell did I know?

What I didn't remember until I was walking up to the stage were my brand new Adidas shelltoes, classic sneakers in their own right, but ultimately brand new, white, and shining like a beacon under the hem of my graduation robe. So I grinned and crossed the stage, shaking the hands of my professors, until I got to the Dean of the college, who takes my hand and then pulls me in to say something into my ear. Here we go. 

Those shoes are awesome, man ... are they Adidas? Where'd you get them?

You're a pretty regular guy, College. Take it easy. 


Ananth, if that story is

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 07/28/2008 - 22:00

Ananth, if that story is true you just gained like 20 cool points.

My older brother went to his

Comment by Mike (not verified) Thu, 08/07/2008 - 09:55

My older brother went to his business school graduation with sunglasses and tennis shoes.

He knew what he was doing.

Hahaha oh man that's great.

Comment by Jaki (not verified) Thu, 08/07/2008 - 16:29

Hahaha oh man that's great.

I wore a dirty smock and a

Comment by JohnKelly (not verified) Fri, 08/08/2008 - 11:32

I wore a dirty smock and a pair of kleenex-box shoes to my graduation. Did I say graduation? I meant every day.


Comment by George Rohac (not verified) Sun, 08/17/2008 - 11:42

In typical Ananth faire, the writing is sub par, and in typical Yuko fashion, we never see updates. Bravo on making the lamest duo evvvaaarrr.

Oh god, you both know where I live and I know you both have knives, please just make it quick. .

Congrats on the site launch,

Comment by Kim (not verified) Tue, 10/07/2008 - 07:46

Congrats on the site launch, guys! Everything looks great~

Hahahaha... that's awesome.

Comment by Elizabeth B (not verified) Tue, 10/07/2008 - 22:24

Hahahaha... that's awesome. Dean of Win, srsly.

Yay for Aido&AnanthComicness!

Late to reply, I know

Comment by JB (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 05:23

Your Dean's great question reminds me:

The reader at my graduation accidentally skipped my name, then went back and corrected the mistake.

So the College's president leans over as she shakes my hand, giving me the diploma case, and says with a huge grin: "Are you receiving this degree incognito?"


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 04/09/2009 - 18:20

ananth is hot. :)


Comment by Mary (not verified) Wed, 04/29/2009 - 11:28

I attended my college graduation in bright red, glitter-encrusted, six inch high platform heels. They were awesome. I still have them.


Comment by AdotJdot (not verified) Wed, 09/29/2010 - 21:07

This is way late compared to the rest of the comments, but I wore two different colors of Converse hi-top Chuck Taylors. Showed them!

I just had to read this and

Comment by Future Graduate of 2012 (not verified) Fri, 05/27/2011 - 09:11

I just had to read this and show some of friends. It's my last day of school until next year when I'm a senior.


Comment by nalem (not verified) Fri, 07/08/2011 - 15:10

That's a really awesome moment. I thought he'd complain. :D I bet that made your day.

out of curiosity

Comment by HarleyQuinn (not verified) Sat, 08/11/2012 - 22:49

Are Yuko and Ananth like bf-gf?

impressed with your presentation

Comment by AimIT (not verified) Wed, 07/17/2013 - 04:52

I am impressed with your writing style and presentation of viewpoints. Thanks for sharing it. This is truly amazingly great article writing!