I picked up my ticket to walk with the other doc students in the commencement parade. Michael Dell will give the welcome to the real world speech. I got my student loan deferred for another year and met with the credit union yesterday to get all the little loans consolidated. I'll still be paying this off on my deathbed, but fortunately it will not transfer to anyone else. It's all my debt and I really can't believed they loaned me so much money. It's pay back time, almost. A nice advisor in the grad school suggested that I set up a meeting with Jesse H and Linda H in the art dept to work out my elevator speech and introduce myself to them as a fellow professional. Very good advice.