February 24, 2004

A Degree of Apathy

It shouldn't surprise any of you that I'm a little lazy. Case in point: my college diploma.

I graduated from college in 1997. I graduated mid-year because I was on the 4+ year plan, so I didn't wear the robe and the cool hat with the rest of the kids and my diploma was mailed to me. Did I have it framed immediately like my wife? No. Did I even take it out of the tube? No. Until a couple of weeks ago, it sat all comfy in its yellow mailing tube. Seven years later, its finally framed and on the wall with my wife's. So, yeah, I'm lazy.

Posted by Chris at February 24, 2004 05:19 PM

ooooh you have pretty red office walls like me! Twinsies!

Posted by: Lauren at February 24, 2004 05:28 PM

I walked, but the second I stepped off the stage my mother snatched my diplomas from my hand. I haven't seen them since, come to think of it. Should ask about that.

Posted by: Anne at February 24, 2004 05:31 PM

But you're still a graduate. ;-)

Posted by: Burnt Fuse at February 24, 2004 06:27 PM

wow... lovely looking room. Cor i'm such a girly girl ;)
I wish i had diplomas. One of my regrets... not going to Uni.
Bygones lol

Posted by: fluffy at February 24, 2004 06:34 PM

ohmigod, 1997 was 7 years ago? crap. that's when i graduated. but, but, but freshman year seems like it was only a couple of years ago...

oh, and my diploma and phi beta kappy thingy have been framed and on a wall ever since :)

Posted by: laura at February 24, 2004 07:12 PM

hrmph.. I don't have to worry about that for awhile! :-P

Posted by: Maureen at February 24, 2004 08:53 PM

Snazzy office! I painted mine earlier this year and the colour turned out pink, even though it didn't look pink in the tin. False paint advertising bastards.

Posted by: pie at February 24, 2004 09:16 PM

oh my god... does that diploma say 'Mary Washington College'? that's where i graduated from! what a small world...

Posted by: Judy at February 24, 2004 10:23 PM

ps: i graduated a year ago (almost) after 5 years and haven't gotten around to framing my diploma either... :)

Posted by: Judy at February 24, 2004 10:24 PM

Nice wall Chris.... really nice wall.

Posted by: zeno at February 25, 2004 07:55 AM

I know how you feel. I had my diploma rolled up in the mailing tube for 11 years after I graduated! I finally had it framed last year and now it's hanging on my wall. Oh, well, better late than never. Nice office :o)

Posted by: Missy at February 25, 2004 10:42 AM

18 years and counting here. Come to think of it, I'm not even sure where that useless thing is.

Posted by: Keith at February 25, 2004 12:39 PM

I think it's been about that long for my husband's diploma - mine was framed a few months after graduation.

Also, most of my office a pretty slate blue but I have one red wall same color as yours. :D

Posted by: cybertoad at February 25, 2004 02:18 PM

Very nice! I like the frames too :)

Posted by: Sweety at February 25, 2004 03:10 PM

Better late than never. I think it's lucky that you found it after all this time. Unless, of course, you are very well organized. And that doesn't sound lazy.


Posted by: cassie-b at February 25, 2004 04:18 PM

I took my last class in college pass/no pass. I learned I passed when my diploma was sent to me a few weeks after graduation. It wasn't rolled up in a tube, it was in a nice green folder. And there it has stayed. Since 1992.

I *think* I may even know where it is. Hrmmmm.

Posted by: Alicia at February 25, 2004 04:51 PM