I was just thinking about the past the other day, taking a little stroll down memory lane, remembering all the things I did back in the year 2017. Do you recall the year of which I speak?
I know what you’re thinking. “Ah, I see,” you’re saying to yourself. “She was too lazy to do a yearly recap post at the end of the year like a normal person, so now she’s doing it LATE.”
To that I say HA! And no. I am not writing a late recap post.
I am simply reminiscing about the dear old days gone by. That is all. I was just thinking about some of the things I did that far, distant year and thought I would share them with you.
Note: I am allergic to the whole concept of choosing a single favorite. My symptoms include increased heart rate, hyperventilating, running in the opposite direction, and strangled screaming. But here are SOME favorites PLURAL, in no particular order, that I read in 2017:
Conclusion? Everyone needs hugs.
By which I mean BROADWAY CAST RECORDINGS:
This was quite a good year for writing. I actually FINISHED the first draft of a book. A very short book, mind you, but a book nonetheless.
It’s about chess and sandwiches and Beach Boys and it needs severe editing, but I still manage to love it.
And then I wrote ANOTHER book. And a SECOND DRAFT.
In case you’re wondering what it’s about, I will tell you it is saved on my computer as “Untitled story about kid with issues (Ha ha. That is basically EVERY STORY I’VE EVER WRITTEN)”. So now I’m sure everything is clear to you.
At first I titled this section “Life,” but then I realized that was a silly thing to call it because books and music are writing are life and I’ve already covered those.
So what else did I do?
I went to NYC which was CRAZY. I got to see my sister’s choir sing at Carnegie hall AND I got to see BROADWAY SHOWS. My Playbills are my most prized possessions.
But was my theater-viewing over for the year? No indeed! After that I went to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and got to see Beauty and the Beast, which is not Shakespeare (as my sister keeps pointing out), but is one of my favorite musicals. I also got to see Henry IV part one, which is Shakespeare and which I thought was going to be incredibly boring. BUT IT WAS AMAZING. I had withdrawals for the next two weeks.
(I’m guessing you can tell which pictures are from which show)
Did I do anything else in 2017??
It’s so long ago I can’t even remember.
Thus I shall conclude my reminiscing.
Do you recall that long past year 2017, or is it beyond memory? Did you have a favorite book, or are you as allergic to picking a favorite as I am? Have you ever been to NYC or OSF? Are you shocked that I actually did other things besides reading and writing (because I am)?