Master's Graduation and Party 2006

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http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06768.JPG Beginning of preperations for the party, Thursday before.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06773.JPG The colection of JUNK to go.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06781.JPG Almost everthing, including the yumi (Bow).

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06782.JPG The screen of death, pre-move.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06783.JPG He didn't really care I moved the couch, which is odd for his hyperness.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/res_DSC06443.JPG A whole group of weirdos, including 2 DSL employees... er well one is an ex- employee, but still. Most everyone there is INDH.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/res_DSC06460.JPG So Friday night, the real deal (photo credit my dad). This is me about to shake Dr. Howard's hand on the way to the stage. She was my toxicology teacher, as well as the Dean's Marshall.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06785.JPG Friday night (really saturday morning), removed my whole computer system.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06786.JPG Yeah, it didn't fit inside my truck with the chairs there.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06787.JPG Fairly full.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06788.JPG http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06789.JPG http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06790.JPG Pre-party, post mat flip.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06791.JPG Screen lighting system connected.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06793.JPG Most of my preperations complete.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06794.JPG My contribution, AME!!!!!!! Somehow just about everything was opened, and a number of things disappeared completely. I was amazed by the positive response.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06795.JPG My martial arts supplies.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06796.JPG Yep, live entertainment, the only way to go.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06798.JPG http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06799.JPG http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06800.JPG http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06801.JPG My preps complete.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/res_DSC06490.JPG My display table during the part (sadly people did touch it anyhow). (Photo dad).

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/res_DSC06487.JPG Most of the food... several cakes missing... hmm.. I wonder why I got so many cheesecakes... you would think it is my favorite type or something. :) ... still missing a few in this picture, as well as Tony's food offerings.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06802.JPG Doflie meet up at my party... why not, eh?

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06803.JPG My senpai's Pinky army.. early in the night.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/res_DSC06491.JPG Talking with Sensei, preparing to perform my embu.

http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/res_DSC06512.JPG Tatehiza ... about..hmm.. felt like an eternity.. but probably 10 or 11 minutes into my embu. I was fairly rusty, with nearly a month without serious practice. The horrible floor did not help at all.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/res_DSC06525.JPG My sensei showing me up.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06804.JPG My senpai's Pinky army, 5 hours later... a little bit too much alcohol consumption by the pinky arm, I think.


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06805.JPG Apples to Apples.... What is fuzzy?


http://www.whuckaba.com/party2006/small/DSC06806.JPG ~4am, my apartment.


More photos can see seen here

I don't think it has quite sunk in that it is over... probably because I still have a bit more to do on my research before it's over. Sadly it appears that, once again, something that was looking forward to happening at the end of this year (for about 3 years, but more specifically the last 7 months) has slipped through my fingers for one reason or another. I was afraid that such would be the case with the way things work lately. So no, as of the moment, I have no idea what to expect for 2007. As far as further education, as DSL/Beckman has not yet paid for any of my education at the Masters level, which is there fairly easy level, I doubt they will pay for a PhD or DPH, as those are very specific about requiring more approvals than I can imagine. Unfortantly, UT has changed their DPH admissions requirements, so I would have to get a second masters (MPH) to even qualify, luckily it would not have to be a complete 36 hour masters, as far as I understand. As far as DSL, because they are part of a public company, they can’t even tell me potential possible new openings, because of FCC requirements. I can understand, but a bit frustrating. One way or another I’ll have to be making more money in 3 or so months, otherwise I will not be able to live at all when Loan payments start becoming due. (Yes I’m just barely scratching by month to month, and it didn’t help that I spent a total of $3202.52 on the party, graduation, and the project in the last 2 months (not to mention my regular living expenses).