Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Wrap-Up

Hello, blog. It's been quite a while. I've neglected you in 2012, but I've been doing lots in that time. Here are some of the best of the best of 2012:

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee had an amazing three show run to sold out performances, receptive audiences, and huge laughs. It's a show I'm incredibly proud to say I was a part of.
  • I read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green which actually changed my life. Not to mention I met John and Hank (as well as a few other awesome nerdfighters) in what would be one of the best nights of my life.
  • I spent an evening in West Hollywood with four of my best friends laughing, eating, and being ridiculous.
  • I said goodbye to one of the best teachers I've ever had, who now lives in Brazil with her husband and her new baby.
  • I found where Santa hides his cottage when it isn't Christmas time.
  • I took the SAT for the first and last time.
  • Bonded with all the Comedy Sportz newbies in a million and one ways- but mostly watching Star Wars, eating In-N-Out, and jamming in the One Direction party car.
  • I saw The Hunger Games at midnight with all of my amazing friends, and about three hours later left for a weekend at the California State Thespian Festival, which was somehow simultaneously horrible and amazing.
  • I got my driver's license. Needless to say that changed my life for the better.
  • I was in Little Shop of Horrors, and although the show itself was... interesting... the cast was amazing and I bonded with so many people because of that ridiculous experience.
  • I traveled independently to Cincinnati to visit my best friend since I was an infant and had an amazing weekend with her followed by a trip to Georgia to attend a phenomenal performing arts leadership conference.
  • I cut off most of my hair. I still haven't really decided if I like my hair cut, and this was seven months ago.
  • I spent my first ever summer at Ramah, and I had such an amazing experience that I'm glad to say I'm going back this summer.
  • I had that weird last first day of school experience that all seniors must have.
  • I saw a lot of amazing theatre- including but not limited to Mary Poppins and The Book of Mormon, two of the best musicals I've ever seen.
  • I turned seventeen. I still tell people I'm sixteen because I forget that it happened.
  • I got pied onto varsity of Comedy Sportz with two of my best friends and favorite people.
  • I went to DTASC- which like ITS was both amazing and horrible. However, I got to act in an AMAZING scene with one of my favorite people and written by an amazing person.
  • I directed a musical, which is still kind of weird to say.
  • I got an iPhone, which is way more important and less trivial than it sounds.
  • I got to be a part of two amazing drama boards that have changed our theatre department for the better.
  • I saw Les Miserables twice, and was blown away both times.
  • I participated in Friendship Circle winter camp, which is always an amazing experience.
And, like always, the best part of 2012 was becoming closer to old friends, making new ones, and spending time with the people I love.