Friday, December 29, 2006

Goodbye 2006

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the most bizarre of times. I can't imagine any year in the future being as fraught with varied emotions as 2006. I could not have predicted the immeasurable highs and the crummy lows, the shocking announcements, life changes, surprises, disappointments and successes. It was a challenging year, and I thank God for all the good he gave me to balance out the crazy. Each year, before the ball drops, I write a rundown of the past year's events in my journal… so here's a pared-down and PG version:

January…ring in 2006 in NYC...arrests, trees on fire, snow, dancing, raucous parties and interesting rendezvous…

February…drama drama drama…back in NYC for business…karaoke & more snow...

March… Priscilla's wedding...Apprentice auditions in Atlanta and subsequent interviews…NCAA Sweet 16 with Meesh...

April…Apprentice interviews...

May… Apprentice finals in L.A… interview with "the Donald"… 7th Annual Ginnie Springs Mother's Day Camping Trip…

June… RaeRae visits Atlanta… 6/6/06: the end of an era…I'm moving to NYC!…CRASH! car accident & concussion...

July…Concussion recovery…back to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, for Mission Trip 2… building walls, making friends...Ms. Gail goes to heaven… plead "no contest" in court for accident...

August… food poisoning… goodbye, Atlanta… hello, Manhattan…interviews…Chicago, the Producers

September… begin job at Weber Shandwick…new faces, new job, new salary, new friends, new church…mice!

October…Poconos excursion…

November… fabulous birthday party in NYC… balmy Caribbean cruise…Alex's Thanksgiving trip…Les Miserables, Lion King

December… Home to Florida for Christmas… and back in NYC for New Year's Eve…Annie, The Grinch

Even as I write this, I realize it only skims the surface of the craziness of the year and it seems like I'm forgetting so much. I just know that I'm so blessed to have God on my side… I could not do this crazy life without Him!

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Anonymous said...

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The Great American Think-Off, sponsored by the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, is a national philosophy competition designed to provide ordinary people a chance to voice their opinions on some of life's more perplexing questions.

The winner gets to claim bragging rights as "America's Greatest Thinker."

Would-be deep thinkers can enter by submitting an essay of 750 words or less by April 1. Essays can be mailed to the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, P.O. Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567; or submitted via the contest's Web site, http://www.think-off.org.

Four finalists will be selected by a panel of judges to travel to New York Mills to debate June 9 before a live audience that will decide the winner. The finalists will be announced May 1 and will each receive $500 plus travel, food and lodging expenses.

Last year's Think-Off posed the question, "Which is more valuable to society: safety or freedom?"



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