Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Vacation Wrap-up

Now that my short vacation to Arizona is past, it’s time for some obviouservations.

People without class find it extremely easy to display this fact at a graduation. I love it when the parents, family and friends of a graduates cheer and clap for the accomplishment of their loved-one. They deserve it. They don’t deserve some ass who thinks they are funny and intent on calling attention to themselves. One even let loose with a blast from an airhorn (most of the graduates were audiologists - idiot). I was quite embarrassed for some of my wife’s classmates. Let’s just put it this way, if I noticed their lack of class and decorum then there is a real problem.

Arizona has lots of trees. Before this past weekend, the only parts of Arizona I had seen were Phoenix and the Hoover Dam. Both of these areas are very desert-like (in the same way that the ocean is very water-like). I really like the forests up around Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Who knew?

Sedona is unbelievable. The scenery is absolutely awesome. Their airport is about 1000’ above the town up on a plateau. The light was not good for the few hours that we were there. I’m sure I missed many good ‘postcard’ shots.

My wife and I get along great on trips. It is a testament to her patience and easy-going nature. I don’t think her family would believe she has an easy-going nature. My family wouldn't believe that I am considered quiet by my poker buddies. Is that funny or sad?

All of my brothers and their wives have at least a Masters-level degree. I think Dr. K is the first to that level. Did I say that I’m proud of her?

Does anyone know for sure how we should be addressed? Is it “Mr. and Dr. K”?

We had a celebrity on the trip back to Charlotte today. She was a nice looking middle aged blond. She was very chatty with the flight attendant and was very nice about posing for pictures. I have no idea who it was. That’s probably a good thing considering the run-ins I’ve had with celebrities like Tobey Maguire and Cameron Diaz.

1 comment:

Tcsparky said...

The lack of class and decorum is illustrated very vividly at every high school graduation. There are always dozons of people who relaize that thsi is the highest accompishment their little darling will earn,and areintent on displying to the world that they have no class and little judgement. It compeltely ruins the day for many other families forced to sit near them. I have grown used to this, and wearily accepted the reality of working in public school. I am stunned that people would behave that way at a doctoral graduation. That is beyond belief. To go all that way to see someone complete that high of a program, and to show your a$$....I guess it just goes to show that you can't pick your relatives...you can only endure them.....but I think I'd have to consider not inviting them to attend events like that one.

Beautiful pictures! Even without phoshop, they were lovely.