20 Things in 2015

This post is absurdly delayed but there’s a hedgehog asleep in my lap so please accept this visual as my peace offering. It’s 2016 – Where did the time go?

I can hardly believe it’s time for another 20 Things round-up (2014 and 2013 found here), reflecting back on another year of failures and successes, told my social media.

  1. Theater! Met Dee Snider, saw his Christmas musical and had one too many with the cast, watched Book of Mormon with my mom and saw an opera for the first time.  
  2. Filmed a sketch with some of my favorite improvisers (and a roommate cameo) and landed on ABC’s Windy City Live. 
  3. Series wrap on Bad News!  
  4. Started at The Chicago Improv Den and was welcomed onto a House Ensemble called TRISH.
  5. Traveled to Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Kentucky, California, Wisconsin (x2),
  6. Met comedy idol Paul Feig, internet geniuses Mamrie Hart, Hannah Hart and Glozell, the Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo and Kristen Wiig. Bonus points: Went to Billy Joel and Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence danced on stage.
  7. Was very Chicago: Rode a Divvy for the first time, checked out the Skydeck at Willis Tower, enjoyed the Pride parade (in a crop top, naturally) and got this mug on the Bears jumbotron.
  8. Made homemade apple crumble and cooked the most delicious salmon I’ve ever had.
  9. Ran yet another Tough Mudder alongside friends and family.  
  10. Moved into a new apartment in a new neighborhood with a new roommate.
  11. Took my kayak on her maiden voyage on the Fox River.
  12. Tried clams. Learned I don’t like clams. Reaffirmed my love for butter.
  13. Hosted not one, but two successful Harry Potter-themed parties.
  14. – 20. Covered lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of conservation and animal care stories for the zoo and got quoted on the front page of the Chicago Tribune. Also got face to face with red panda cubs.

Cheers to 2016 which has already brought a lot of challenges and opportunities. Here goes nothin’.

2 Responses to 20 Things in 2015
  1. ETQB Reply

    I LOVE your recap! But since when does Galena=Kentucky? Love you!

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