2005 in Review
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2005 in Review

2005 in Review

One of my favorite mottos is a line from the show, RENT. It states,
” …There is no day, but today…” Although 2005 was a harder year for me, I’ve
made the promise to myself to concentrate on each day as a new beginning. Now,
the question remains, “why was the year hard?” Simply stated, this year (alone)
two of my best friends moved to two different states, a close friend passed away,
my car was a victim of a collision, a storage unit of mine was robbed, and on
different occasions, I had lost my wallet, camera, and cell phone. (None of them
were ever found). For every piece of bad news come ten pieces of good news. 2005
marked the year that my one-man show made its world premiere (surpassing Julia
Sweeney
‘s one-person show in internet ticket sales). This year alone saw me on
the TV Guide ChannelPBS, and meeting with Jerry Bruckheimer Prodcuctions
and ABC. Being 33 years old, I feel that I’ve done a lot. However, this year was a
year of “firsts” for me. The year ushered in my first time in a dunk tank, attending
a Tractor Festival in Kansas, using a bull horn, going to a Las Vegas bachelor party,
hiring a cleaning lady, getting kissed by an AVENUE Q puppet (and Frenchie Davis),
as well as flying Jet BLue. Other “firsts” for the year include designing the interior
of a loft, starting my own mini Madame Toussard exhibit, hosting a highly attended
outdoor festival by the Pacific Ocean, and going to the Liberace museum. 2006 was
also repetitive for me. I made it my mission to be a frequent diner at sushi
restaurants in three states. I also made it my mission to see more theatre, attend
multiple award shows, and comedy clubs. This year also marks the second time
that I’ve spent Halloween in New York; the second time that I’ve worked on a
television show pilot, and the second time that I hosted a nationally televised fashion
show. There are many other things that I’d like to share from 2005. They are random
things, but they all create a time capsule for my year. This past year, I was pursued
to host GIRLS GONE WILD. I was also able to get a new sofa, 1,000 Ebay feedback
points, and see Earth, Wind and Fire perform at the Emmy Awards. I was happy
dancing in the middle of a crowded dance floor (by myself) in San Diego and was
happy being offerred a job with DR. PHIL (which I declined). Sure, the past year
had many hard times; but it was mostly enjoyable. I CHOOSE to see it as a year
of joy. As each new day comes, I consider it a blessing…it’s the start of something
new….because there is “…no day but today….”