Oh yeah, I graduated

Like, a week and a half ago. Here are some pictures from the ceremony.

Mark, Tyra, and I found each other outside of the field house.
Mark, Tyra, and I before the ceremony

It was crowded, and the ceremony seemed to take forever. This is how close my parents got to the floor.
In Assembly Hall

Afterwards, what had been a beautiful sunny day was quickly turning cold, windy, and cloudy. It was also very crowded outside Assembly Hall.

Now I just have to finish one last class before going to Alaska!

Home: IU vs. Purdue

IU Football

IU FTW

My family and Julie’s family met up and went to the IU-Purdue football game today. We had a tailgate party before the game, got to watch a very close football game (IU won, 27-24 on a field goal with 30 seconds to go in the 4th quarter!), and then fired up the grill and ate again while waiting for traffic to die down. All in all, a good day!

Saturday Rugby

Julie and I went to see our friends Kim and Kristen play rugby this weekend. They both used to play for IU, and this was a reunion game of sorts. Usually the “old timers” play the current team, but this year they apparently mixed the teams. I don’t know anything about rugby, but it looked fun and it was fun to watch. I’m not sure which team won, though.

I borrowed a DSLR (Nikon D1X), and used two lenses: my Nikkor 500mm f8 Reflex, and a Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 D zoom lens.


That’s Kristen and Kim on the right. Kristen has a good snarl.


Everyone is going for the ball.


Run!


“Shhh, I have a SECRET!” Really, I have no idea what’s going on.
Update: John has informed me that this is a “scrum.” My brain just expanded!


I think that’s Kim’s sister in the helmet. Her name is “Tiny.”


Eyeing an open field.


Eyeing a not-so-open field.


Kim kicks the ball. Not very far, and not very straight, but it was a good try.


End of game huddle.

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Ugly IMU Sign

The Indiana Memorial Union has put up a new sign. It has a scrolling red marquee. It is incredibly ugly. I left the Journalism building late the other night, and was shocked to see how bright the marquee is at night. It lit up the entire length of the street! I could see the light reflected on the stop sign a block away!

Here are a couple of pictures that show how bright it is. I was able to get a somewhat clear picture, in the full darkness of night, mainly by the light of the sign.

Totally subtle and understated.