Wednesday, December 15, 2010

reverb 10 day 15: 5 minutes

Today’s reverb10 prompt comes from author Patti Digh:

Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.

Between work and dance class and Secret Santa shopping, I am glad for a prompt that DEMANDS I only spend five minutes on it (although, truth be told, I rarely spend more than 10 minutes on any post – and I sure it shows!). Looking at the clock….ready…..GO!

First family vacation – stayed at a cottage at the beach for a week with Jane and Greg. Hands-down favorite part of this year

Watching the performances of Chicago that I co-directed this summer. Supremely proud of this show – one of the best I’ve ever worked on

Celebrating my mom's 70th birthday and my sister's 50th birthday by throwing successful, super-fun surprise parties

Going to the Bronx Zoo with Greg, Jane and friends – it was as great as it was when I went there as a kid (thought it might have lost some of its magic, but no)

Seeing the following shows on Broadway: The Addams Family Musical, Hair, West Side Story and American Idiot (twice for that one, an a third time planned for January) I didn’t love all of these shows but I always love going to NYC!

Speaking of NYC, took a great trip there with two friends hat was awesome amounts of fun - already planning next year's trip

Jane’s third birthday party – it was pretty epic (that one's for you, Dwayne)

Eating the cake Greg made me for my birthday – it was the first cake he ever made for me! It was quite delicious, so I expect this to become a tradition

Attempting to (and so far completing) blog for two months in a row – two weeks left! Holy shit!

Watching the first four seasons of Mad Men in a little over a month – this is absolutely my new favorite show

All of my book club meetings – although I don’t often love the book, I always love seeing my friends

The weird-ass conversations I have at lunch with my work lunch posse

Going out trick-or-treating with Jane the first time, and having her love it – so awesome to be on the parent side of this now

And, just today, hearing the news that two good friends got engaged!

WHEW! When I think of 2010, I often think it wasn’t that great of a year – but it clearly had some high points!


Shannon said...

Sounds like a fantastic year - and you packed all that in in just 5 minutes? Nicely done!

wholly jeanne said...

great post for a great year! my children and i are theatre peeps, too. actors all, kids are musicians, daughter & i started a theatre troupe in 2005. enjoyed your post!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Ohhh, don't you love how focusing like this seems to bring out the best from the year? I loved recapping with you.

I am grateful I found you through Reverb10 this evening!

My Reverb Post for today.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for saying that I was thinking this has
Not been the greatest year.recalling the highlights
Has made it sparkle more.

Stereo said...

Watched 4 seasons of Mad Men in one month? *bows to your greatness*

Jess said...

Wow, you packed in a lot of punch in 5 minutes! Book club, Mad Men, Broadway...the highlight reel is amazing!;-)