June 28, 2010

A Memory for Monday

I've been on this crazy cleaning frenzy since my mom left. I love cleaning sometimes because you never know what you're going to find. Case in point:

I made the local paper when I was in 8th grade! I was the lead in the local theatre's production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I never meant to make the lead; I didn't even try out for it. I tried out for some small part and the director gave me the lead. (I guess I was a drama queen even back then.)

(PS - I'm the one in the red Chucks, which I believe were knock-offs.)

I miss performing so much sometimes. I was very active in dance and drama while growing up, and they were both wonderful experiences. I don't really aspire to be a famous dancer or actor, but there really is nothing like being up on stage in front of a ton of people to get that adrenaline pumping. And when the standing ovation happens, wow.

I love this newspaper clipping; it really takes me back to a whole other life that I almost never think about. I love how pieces of a past life get buried and then resurrected at random.


phairhead said...

The sneakers are awesome!

sherthebear said...

How cool. What fun to go down memory lane. I was a drama, dance, and choir geek in HS. Fun times, I know what you mean about missing being able to perform and get on stage. I miss that from time to time.

Amanda said...

That's so cute, Leslie!

I just went down memory lane too and you know what I found? Emails between us from when we first started talking back in I-refuse-to-say-the-year. lol

amber said...

Love the glimpse of a younger Leslie. :)