Not At All Dorky

Here is the thing about graduation ceremonies– it is very hard to wear academic regalia and not have at least one of the following three things happen:

1. Getting really, really, really hot. A velvet neck shawl thingy+4000 people in a confined space= sweaty monkey.

2. Looking really, really, really shapeless

3. Looking like the world’s most enthusiastic Harry Potter movie extra. Case in point:


7 thoughts on “Not At All Dorky

  1. Mr. Monkey says:

    Regarding outcome #3, the grin and thumbs up signs don’t help. It looks like an imitation of Buddy Jesus from the movie “Dogma.”

  2. Gayle says:

    But I do notice, grown-up shoes and pants underneath! We have to wear ours to the high school graduation next week…when did that happen??

    • Wendy says:

      Grown up shoes and dress pants are how I roll now that I’m boss lady. I miss the flip flops sometimes though, not gonna lie.

  3. Tracy says:

    At least you still have the wings on your robe. You can stash your keys and snacks and your phone which means distractions throughout the long ceremony. The whole bar thing on the Ph.D. robe is over-rated. Every graduation/honors convocation/fall conovocation I miss my wings because all of my stuff doesnt’ fit in my pockets. 🙂 On the plus side, we are not the only ones who look like dorks. Every single person graduating also looks ridiculous…of course, just imagine having to wear your robes every day to work!! I’ll take the 3 or 4 times a year any day!

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