This weekend will be the graduation of Jess’s brother and her cousin. As such, allow me to congratulate them both here. You may be wondering why I’m not actually up in New York for Jess’s brother’s graduation. The truth is that I’ve never been a big fan of graduation ceremonies (Screwing up at my high school graduation didn’t help things in that department). I know that graduation is an important event and all, but part of it is I just don’t like listening to all those “follow your dreams, don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do” speeches being read by people who probably didn’t follow that advice themselves, followed by the reading of what seems like over 9000 names (Note that in all the ceremonies I was/would have been involved in, it was really a couple hundred) before you can finally leave the ceremony.
In spite of that, congratulations to everyone else who’s graduating this year as well.
Lastly, consider this unrelated RANDOM FUN FACT since I just got done watching this year’s Jeopardy! College Tournament: Jeopardy! Uber-champ Ken Jennings missed more Final Jeopardies during his run than any other contestant in the history of the show has ever played. Of course, when you lock up about 6 out of 7 of your games prior to FJ!, you can afford to have a statistic like this and still take Trebek for every dollar he’s worth and then some (About 2 minutes in). Discuss.