Yesterday was David's graduation from Stanford. He looked super awesome in his special outfit.
You might think there is a degree certificate inside of that thing he is holding. But, no. Instead he has a certificate that says, Congratulations, You're Almost Done! (David won't actually defend his dissertation until early August.)
My parents and David's mother came to the ceremony. It was great! The commencement speaker put in all sorts of economics jokes which I even thought were funny. I guess I've been living with an economist for three years now:)
Another perk was that they gave us food. As a response, David said, "Economists know that hungry people don't donate as much money." Right. Economists are smart.
You can watch a recording of his "hooding" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_bJa3Wr13I