- I graduated last weekend (almost). I don't finish classes until December, but I was allowed to participate in graduation. Note: The multicolored sash represents my two countries of lineage: Guatemala and the United States. The red and black cords represent the International English Honors Society. Too small to see are a small green ribbon representing the Graduation Pledge, and a small pin from the Hershey Foods Honors Program. The medallion also notes involvement in the honors program, though it will only be on my transcript once I complete the nonfiction project related to Philadelphia Fullerine.
- I upgraded to Tinderbox 2.4 today. I'm already feeling the love. I hope to explore its new features soon.
- My baccalaureate speech went very, very well. I will be posting the full text soon, hopefully with video.
- I was voted "best student" by the class of 2005. I was definitely not expecting that. My friend Benjamin Osterhout was voted "most likely to appear on The Apprentice," and my friend Kyle Kopko was voted "most likely to be a millionaire."
- My presentation proposal on "Nurturing Independent Scholarship in Honors" was accepted for the 2005 National Collegiate Honors Conference, in St. Louis, MI. I was placed in a double session, which gave me 15 more minutes than most presenters.
- In a few weeks, I will be giving a cameo presentation at the Floyd M. Riddick Practicum on Parliamentary Procedure, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg Virginia.
- My analysis of my hypertext sculpture project Philadelphia Fullerine has been accepted for presentation at the 16th ACM conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, in Salzburg, Austria. To be honest, I'm scared to death, but I'm also very enthusiastic, excited, and encouraged. I am very confident that I will do my best. I hope to learn much and also provide some good food for thought for others. I was made to feel very much at home during my time at WWW@10, and armed with tips for conference-attending, I know I'll be fine.
- I survived commencement with only one mishap! Yay! (I was unexpectedly hit on the back of the head with a beachball during the processional)
(I think this is the best photo taken of me during my college years. It is certainly a special one, since that's college president Theodore Long posing with me.)
- I'm playing the trumpet at a wedding in a few weeks!
- I'm playing the trumpet for Memorial day in my town park!
Sorry for the hodgepodge, but I had built up so much stuff, I couldn't keep it in. Don't worry, there's more where that came from.