A Doctor In the Family

This evening, Brother #2 received his PhD in Chemistry from Florida State University. Needless to say, we are all very proud.

Firstborn and I watched the entire 3-hour long ceremony (including the six thrilling seconds my brother was actually on the stage) via webcast. Here are some photos:

Photo stolen from courtesy of Sister #4, who was physically present for the festivities (and not sitting in freezing cold Manitoba just wishing she was).

And here he is being hooded. My overactive imagination half-expected the professor to fall backwards and accidentally strangle him, but everything went off without a hitch.

One of the best parts of watching this ceremony via webcast was that I could wear sneakers and jeans, crunch noisily on chips, and chit-chat with Firstborn while we waited for the main event. As always, Firstborn made some astute observations:

(While watching the Criminology grads walk across the stage) "Will these guys get jobs with the SWAT team?"

"Was your graduation this dull?"

"I bet he'll be a better doctor than Dr. Zoidberg."

One can certainly hope.


Huge congratulations to your brother! Quite an achievement!
Congrats to brother #2. Hope you have warmer weather real soon!!! Judy
Kim said…
Awesome post Wendy, you crack me up :)
Granny Bob said…
Congratulations to your brother! I agree with you watching from home would be better, rather dull waiting for your special graduate, the speeches and such, some get rather long winded. We need better weather that is for sure, some day soon! Have a great weekend and again congrats to the brother!
Tricky Nag said…
Yeh for your brother. and how cool you could watch by webcast!

Best part of a PhD has got to be the cap! Your brother's uni has a terrific one!!
That's a great milestone - well done him. And a doctor in the family is nearly as good as Doctor in the House! Jeans and chips sounds the perfect way to celebrate
Nezzy said…
Here's sendin' a big old CONGRATULATIONS to you wonderful brother. An achievement to be proud of for sure!!!

It's great ya got to see the ceremony via webcast.

God bless ya sweetie and have a great day!!! :o)
SG Angela said…
I almost didn't make it due to traffic. : )
SG Angela said…
oh congrats to your brother. x
Nezzy said…
Hey darlin', I just wanted to pop in and wish ya a very Happy Mother's Day!

God bless ya sweetie! :o)

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