Well 2012 is almost over, and since the world didn’t end, I’ve decided to do a recap of my favourite, worst, craziest memories from the past year.
Where I was on Jan 1rst, 2012?
In Castilla, Medellin, Colombia with Diego, unwillingly listening to a wall of loud Colombian dance party music from the street while dodging citywide fireworks and watching people blow up life size dummies. Pyro is awesome.
Favourite part of 2012?
Finding out my boyfriend is secretly gay for me.
(Diego happens to use Facebook in English. Turns out, “In a civil union” gets translated into “In a homosexual union” , when you put Facebook into Spanish. Also, Danielle, is a boy’s name in Spanish. It was 4 months before we found out Diego was gay for me!)
Least Favourite part of 2012?
Having to come back to the USA. Damn lack of money and visas.
Most embarrassing thing?
Getting a bot fly in my back. This also ties for grossest thing. Stupid gringa should listen to the local workers and wear long clothes. But I probably won’t next time I’m in the countryside either. Because I don’t learn well.
Stupidest thing I did?
Became illegal in Colombia. By accident. But I got to go back to see friends in Ecuador for a weekend, and eat encebollado again because of it, so that was awesome!
Craziest thing I did?
Flew a helicopter. With no doors. I SO need to go skydiving now!
Most awesome thing I did?
Got my photo taken with The Muppets! (the other girl is my friend and co-worker Bubbles, aka Jessica). I have officially reached the pinnacle of my stagehand career. I am now retiring and moving to Colombia. Cheers!
Hardest Thing I did?
Migrant working. Damn that shit is way harder than being a rigger!
Most Fun Thing I Did?
Going to the waterpark in Itagui, Medellin, Colombia was awesome. I’ve never been to a real waterpark, or down one of the giant slides before!
Place I Will End 2012:
In Las Vegas running spot light for a casino show. Yea, I’ll be working on New Years Eve. I need money to go back to Colombia in less than 2 months!