01 Jan 2003 in Review
I’m a very impressionable person. Lasting moments (good or bad) seem to
linger in my conscience. Once, I read a quote that stated, “Every thought
in any situation we encounter becomes a permanent part of our character.”
The experiences of 2003 have left impressions with me that will be
This is the year that I finally completed my hosting reel (a video resume)
of my on-camera work. This is the year that I launched my official
website, www.christianmoralde.com. This is the year that I became an
on-camera correspondent for the Fashion News Network and co-produced a
television show. I will remember 2003 for the good and bad.
In 2003, I became addicted to the over the counter drug, Xenadrine (I’m
clean now.) This is also the year that I watched a tow truck drive off
with my SAAB due to overheating (it’s fine now.)
I don’t think that I’ve ever seen so much theatre in one year! I got to
see my two favorite musicals again (RENT and MAMMA MIA!) and a new
favorite, WICKED….on Broadway! I attended about a dozen one-man shows in
hopes to “spy” on what others are doing in preparation for mine….most
were a waste of time.
2003 also brought a lot of traveling for me. I went to Phoenix about six
times (a record) to visit my parents new lakeside home. I took a cruise to
the Bahamas, visited Gianni Versace’s mansion in South Beach, built a
sandcastle in Malibu, watched ice skaters in New York’s Central Park and
visited the Pasadena Showcase House.
This past year was also very interesting for me culturally. I unveiled an
Audrey Hepburn Memorabilia exhibit for the city of Burbank during the month
of January and also attended a Titanic artifact exhibit. I was also
invited to four weddings and a lesbian wedding shower. I saw the movie,
CAMP and was invited to be an EBAY Power Seller. I had my 31st birthday
party at 31 Flavors and was invited to be a presenter for the Golden
Satellite Awards as well as requested to be a male model for a calendar.
My former co-stars are doing well. One past cast member is in a show that
received the 2003 Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Series (THE SHIELD) and
another one received a Tony Award as a cast member of a hit Broadway show
(DEF COMEDY JAM.) Meanwhile, I had meetings at VH-1 and MTV for future
projects. So you see, 2003 was quite busy for me. It’s a year of
impressionable circumstances. It’s a year that marks a steady climb up the
“Hollywood Ladder.” But, overall, this year is not the end. To me, it’s
just the beginning.