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Friday, May 28, 2010

Pomp and Circumstance

K’s handsome, brand new gown arrived by courier today. It really is an impressive piece of craftsmanship, worthy of the years of academic slog it represents.

All the lads had to try it on. Some had to stand on stools - on account of being more vertically challenged than others! But all enjoyed the feeling of pomp and academic pride it exuded.

Somehow, when wearing the cloak, it served to make the wearer lift their head high, nose pointing to the clouds, chin jutting out. Kind of like Batman with a bad case of whiplash.


I will spare you the photos of the gown in consort with Spongebob Squarepants pyjamas! Pure blooded Academics may find such a sight too sacrilegious to contend with!

However, I do wonder whether some day, this beautifully crafted academic gown might be relegated to a nothing more than a magnificent superhero dressup….

Maybe next weekend?!


Anonymous said...

Congrats K,
do you get to wear a poofy hat as well? What's your title now (must be miles long : )
Enjoy your ceremony

Big Bear

Kerrie said...

Oh enjoy all you have achieved Kevin!, is it next weekend? It is a very colourful gown!

Southern Ange said...

Thanks guys! No poofy hat this time (might mess up my #2 haircut!) :) Capping next weekend down in Sydney. No doubt Ange will take more photos...Last time I was in Sydney, I sat and passed my exam there so it will be nice to go back for graduation. Cheers, K

blonDee said...

Whoo Hoo Congratulations Kev.
You truly deserve this achievement.
Love the Gown (almost like Josephs technicolour dreamcoat - but will you break out in song, I wonder LOL) Enjoy the ceremony & all the acolades. Wish we were there. But I'm sure Ange will take many photos/videos so it will like we were there.Ha ha
Love Denise & Chris

awiebe said...

I had no idea K wore Spongebob Squarepants PJs! The thought has now tainted forever my mental image of him... I'm now imagining him walking across the platform, amidst all the pompous academics, in his pyjamas. Whoa!
This message of congratulations has gone somewhat sideways... Enjoy the moment despite my ramblings! xox

domestophobe said...

In Australia Batman would have weeplash - quite poetic, really

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