Today was my last day in the Graduate Medical Education Office at the Medical Center. What a strange feeling it is, leaving that place after two years.
Most of today has been filled with graduation preparation. And it’s the little things that you don’t really think about, like getting a haircut and running to Wegman’s at 9pm to get cheese and baguettes for snacks after the ceremony on Sunday. Also, I needed to buy a bottle of champagne. My mother means well, but she bought a bottle of Cook’s, which is notoriously some of the cheapest and worst sparkling wine you can buy. It’s what they served today at the Senior Toast. (On a side note: Thanks, U of R, for letting the champagne sit out in the sun, so that when we finally got around to the toast, it was all nice and warm for us. Champagne is supposed to be served warm, right?)
Speaking of which, I got a little mention in the Senior Toast. Sort of. They threw in something about “And who could forget Bring Your Shovel to School Day”. Some may remember that I created this Facebook event after the University sent out a e-letter right before a huge snowstorm informing people that they should take proper precaution when walking around campus, like bringing shovels, using handrails, etc. The event went viral and got thousands of attendees in just a few hours. It was nuts, but very cool. The power of the internet…and Facebook. We united over our bitterness towards the University for their poor sidewalk maintenance in the winter and their even worse habit of not canceling classes during dangerous weather. Thanks Senior Class Council!
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