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2011 By the Bullets

Looking back at 2011 as it can be quantified into neat little bulleted lists…

Cities visited:

  • Boulder, CO (first time)
  • Las Vegas
  • Atlanta, GA (first time)
  • Burbank, CA (twice)
  • Orlando, FL
  • New York City
  • Yardley, PA (twice)

Conferences/Conventions:

  • Interaction ’11 (first-time speaker)
  • Seattle Festival of Improv Theatre 2011 (Thursday emcee)
  • Emerald City ComicCon (NERDprov performer)
  • Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (product research)
  • TechEd 2011 (panel moderator)
  • PAX Prime (JoCo volunteer)
  • GeekGirlCon (speaker)

Live Theatre Projects:

Video and Print Projects:

  • Dragon Shout parody commercial with the Cheezburger Network/Laughpong
  • Misc Microsoft industrials (Readiness Edge series)
  • PGA Tour 2012 commercial (extra)
  • Night Zero Volume 6 (photographic novel)

Muppets met IN PERSON: TWO! (Elmo/Kevin Clash, Red Fraggle/Karen Prell) !!!

Theme Parks Visited:

  • WDW: Magic Kingdom
  • WDW: Epcot (Food and Wine Festival!)
  • WDW: Hollywood Studios
  • WDW: Animal Kingdom
  • Universal Studios Florida (Hollywood Horror Nights)
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  • Sesame Place (A Very Furry Christmas)

Shows seen (highlights):

  • Book of Mormon (Broadway)
  • Anything Goes (Broadway)
  • Jersey Boys (National Tour/Philly)
  • Next to Normal (National Tour/5th Ave Theatre)
  • Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, Aladdin the Musical (5th Ave)
  • Double Indemnity (ACT)
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Balagan/ACT)
  • Misc Live Theatre: Sweeney Todd & Noises Off (Microsoft Theatre Troupe), Nunsense (Redwood Theatre), O Lovely Glowworm (New Century Theatre), Joseph and blah blah Dreamcoat (SecondStory Rep), The Mousetrap, misc improv shows

The inherent problem with a busy acting life is that I only get time to see the big productions since they have weird performance times like Sundays or Tuesdays. Thu/Fri/Sat more often than not I’m already booked. Too many of my friends’ shows conflict entirely with my own.

Other live events:

  • Late Show with David Letterman live taping (airdate: Nov 21 2011)
  • America’s Got Talent live taping (LA; Wild Card round)
  • America’s Got Talent prelim taping (Seattle)
  • Richard Cheese (concert)
  • Mini-W00tstock Seattle (concert)

Medical Procedures of note:

  • Arthroscopic knee surgery (screw removal)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Phlebotomies (as always)
  • Emergency room visit & ambulance ride for car accident-induced whiplash in NYC

Looking forward to 2012, I’m already booked with “Where No Man Has Gone Before” for the Seattle Festival of Improv Theatre 2012 and for a May run with a new format. Beyond that, who knows?

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