I leave tomorrow for a brief trip to College Station, Texas located near … well … it’s in Texas somewhere. My third son, Tyler, will defend his doctoral work and should end the day with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.
The practice there is for parents and friends to show up to watch the proceeding as professors grill the potential graduate before friends and family with intimidating questions — which has to be more entertaining than watching a graduation ceremony.
So I’m grateful for the opportunity to hear professors talk about enthalpy and such like. (I have no idea what it means either. But chem E people talk about it like it matters. I majored in math and stopped being able to understand Tyler’s discussion of his field about his junior year in college. I just respond with something like, “De miminis non curat lex.” We lawyers can talk in foreign languages, too.)
College Station is always a good trip — although I do have to question why such a ceremony is not on scheduled to match the Alabama vs. A&M game. That would have been nice.
I’ll be back Wednesday. Late. Might or might not comment while gone. But posts will continue per usual.
Oh, and “Roll Tide!!”