Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The last 10 years...

 I think the last decade of my life may have been the most eventful ever. I mean, short of getting married and having kids, I can’t imagine doing more in 10 years than this.
So here’s a round-up:
    • Graduated from high school (2000)
    • Graduated from college (2004)
    • The transplant (duh!) (2005)
    • 1 ICU stint (hopefully the first and last)
    • Travel! Florida (2000), D.C., NYC (including New Year’s Eve in 2003), Chicago (2006), Duck, N.C. (2008), Houston/Galveston (2009), Rochester, NY; Wilkes-Barre, PA (King’s College debate tournament), Cleveland, Cincinnati, Wheeling (Oglebay resort), Muncie, IN (Ball State debate tournament), Michigan…
    • Worked on the 2000 and 2004 Presidential campaigns
    • My brother graduated from high school and college (OSU), my sister graduated from high school and started at Capital
    • Theater!
    • Reviewed in the Dispatch twice: Verdi Requiem in April of ’01, and Parade (see sidebar for that one)
    • Got my first acting paycheck
    • All-State Choir, Cleveland 2000
    • Sang the Christmas section of Messiah, as well as “Worthy Is the Lamb” and “Hallelujah!”
    • Christmas Festival singing at Cap
    • Initiated into Sigma Alpha Iota (and was a founding member of the chapter at Capital)
    • First serious relationship (college)
    • Engaged (for awhile…)
    • Moved out of my parents’ house
    • Got my first car (1995 Honda Civic EX)
    • My first real job—Swim Club concession stand in 2001.
    • First real real job—LSC intern, fall of 2004
    • Port put in
    • The Bionic Ear appears (May 2006)
    • My first Coach bag. J (Hey, had to include that)
    • Got on the Mac Wagon
    • Grandma and Pa celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
    • Mom and Dad celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary
    • Baghdad fell on my 21st birthday
    • 9/11
    • Solo trip to Pittsburgh with Mel
    • Accepted to Franciscan University’s MA Theology program
    • Joined St. Patrick
    • Started this blog! (2006 and counting…)
    • Got my driver’s license (2000, after high school graduation. Mom made me wait.)
    • Fell in love with Jane
    • Read many, many, many books
    • Saw Phantom on Broadway (and thus fulfilled a lifelong dream)
    • More theater? A smattering: Les Miz, Beauty and the Beast, Avenue Q, The Producers, Spamalot, Wicked (Columbus and Chicago), The Light in the Piazza, Chicago, The Lion King, Into the Woods, Street Scene, Macbeth, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Master Class, 12 Angry Men
    • Heard Itzhak Perlman play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Columbus Symphony. Brilliant.
    • Lots, lots, lots of ballet. Samples: Jewels, Dracula, The Great Gatsby, Aladdin, Nutcracker, Stars and Stripes, Night moves, 30x30, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet
    • I actually learned to like opera!
    • Saw La traviata, La boheme (Opera Columbus) and began collecting Renee Fleming CDs.
    • Worked with the Secret Service
    • Toured the White House
    • Went to the top of the Empire State Building
    • Heard Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral
    • Went shopping on the Miracle Mile
    • Rode the NYC subway (one word: Ugh)
    • Visited Ellis Island and found my great-grandfather!
    • Attended my first black tie dinner

1 comment:

Jane said...

Glad you like working in politics ... DEFINITELY not for me! I interned with a senator for 9 months and it was definitely not my favorite job ever. Pretty sure the only reason I got the job was because he is my parents neighbor! HA! :)