The Countdown is on! As I mentioned yesterday, we’ll be spending the week uncovering ancient relics…from my childhood closet. Marks for participation will be awarded during this trip down memory lane, so be sure to leave your comments here and on Facebook! Items will be revealed in order of least-to-most-embarrassing, so if you think this is bad, wait until next week.
Our first item on the Countdown is…
A (very) well worn copy of Much Ado About Nothing
I signed my name with a peace sign on the inside cover and made all sorts of notes in the margins, only some of which I can read today. They mostly consist of arrows and numbers with circles drawn around them, because this was our Senior School play when I was in grade 10 and I was the stage manager.
Yes, I wore all black clothes and a headset and said things like,
“Benedict to stage left in 5, cue scene change. Where’s my Don Pedro? I need Don Pedro onstage, STAT”
And I loved every second of it.
In fact, I continued working behind the scenes in the theatre for the rest of my time in high school and into university as well. I even did an internship with a professional theatre company! Yes, dear readers, in addition to being a bookworm, I was, and continue to be, a giant theatre geek.
For today’s contest entry: what were your favourite extra-curricular activities in high school or university? Are you still involved in any of those activities today?