Toga!My essay about planning and throwing a toga party is up on SFGate, the San Francisco Chronicle website.
Here's a taste just to get you started:
Getting a degree part time is like getting a root canal part time. Completing classes and homework while juggling a career and personal life, particularly a screwed up personal life, can be torment. And so, in the late 80s, after painfully chipping away at MS degree requirements for five years, when I finally donned the graduation gown with special orange regalia to represent the Stanford School of Computer Science (yes, it takes a real computer geek to pick orange), I was ready for a party. A big one.Read the rest here.