I'm a Graduate!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


sterling dress found here. and it's only $12 now!

I keep telling myself as soon as things slow down I'll jump back into my normal blogging routine. The routine where I get to sit and ponder thoughts for a good hour or two and really relax into my post where I get to ramble on about trips to Ikea or Target. But life doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. I am running on fumes right now. I don't even know what that means, but I heard someone say it once and it just felt right. There are definitely fumes surging through me.

Last night I had my graduation party at the Second City. After our final shows the directors brought out pitchers of beer and pizza and we danced on the stage like the crazy group that we are. So yes, I am officially a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program. I'm a professional improviser if you will. We shall add this lofty degree next to my English and Creative Writing degree...

I remember last year when I found out that I had gotten into the program, I was as excited as a little comedian could be. I think I read the email over and over about fifty times. And suddenly one year later I'm already finished with it. I'm hoping that by the time I finish this post someone from my class will have shared photos I can grab, but given the fact that when I left the party last night around 1:30 a.m. and was the first to go, I think my fellow students will be sleeping for awhile. Those kids sure do like to party.

As soon as the Cool Ranch Doritos were gone I took it as my cue to go. I snuck out the back door ever so quietly like I do. You know that friend you have who likes to just leave places without telling anyone? That's me. I Houdini all the time. It's a terrible habit to get into, but I just hate good-byes. Especially last night, the good-byes might have been a little too sad for me. I've been collaborating and creating with these people for more than a year now and suddenly we're not going to be seeing each other every single Monday for five hours at a time. How will we all complain to each other about how tired we are and how much we hate our jobs and how scared we are about our future and when will we really make it... Or will we make it?

It always kinda sucks when that happens, when people come in and out of your life. I guess the ones that stay are there for a reason. But I have a feeling I'll be working with quite a few of these talented people very soon. They're just too funny not to keep around.

At one point I looked around the room and kind of had this silly realization that I was living my Rent dream. I know it sounds weird, but I've always had this obsession with the musical, Rent. (I mean besides the whole HIV and drugs part.) Ever since I saw the musical on stage, and then the movie (which I also loved) I've always secretly wanted to have my own group of eclectic creative friends. You know, where we all go out to dinner at 3 a.m. and are loud and annoying and just start singing La Vie Boheme out of nowhere. I mean they'd sing and I'd just watch because I'm not that fun, but still.

Still, it's been a wonderful two years at Second City.  Like anything in my life, I have no idea what will come from this or what my next step is. But hey, at least I met a ton of new awesome people. I mean look at us, one of these mugs is gonna make it.
Connor and Ashley, if you're reading this you were greatly missed. But we can do it all over again when you get back! Sketch Fest 2015 here we come! White Cougar Passion for ever!!!


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20 comments:

  1. Congrats!!! What a fun adventure! I'm sure this will prove to be a HUGE memory in your life!

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  2. Congratulations! I think it's so awesome that you're pursuing this passion an that you made it through such a cool program!

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  3. Awesome! Congrats! It's so inspiring that you have followed your passion and met such great people!

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  4. Congratulations! (I like leaving without saying goodbye and I'll let myself in if the door's unlocked. Sneaking in and out is best.)

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  5. Congratulations!!! I expect to being seeing you on SNL one day soon while Tina Fey guest stars and you'll make that show funny again. And then I could be like hey! I know her! Kinda . . . I mean . . . I stalk her blog. So . . . that means I know her, right? And then after you become big and famous and star in a couple comedies then you can write your own book and it will be just as hilarious as your blog.

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  6. I recently started a blog, and I just can't believe I found somebody who grew up in Nebraska! I was born and raised here as well, and I'm currently going to UNL :) If you could respond, it would be really cool to hear back from you!

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  7. Congrats! Yeah, saying goodbye sucks! I get super attached to people, so I get really sad when we have to go our separate ways!

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  8. Congrats! I love that you called it a Houdini, yes I can't stand those friends - I want a proper good bye ;) Can't wait to see what brings you next. xoxo, ganeeban

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    1. On behalf of all the Houdinis out there, I apologize :)

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  9. I remember last year when you were first talking about this! crazy. you are killing it and will continue to do amazing things. that's just facts.

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  10. Yay! Congratulations…girl you are rockin it!!

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  11. Awww congrats! Will there be more classes soon?

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  12. I went through your archives a while ago and remember when you first started throwing out the idea of comedy school (yeah, I'm a creep. And also have a really boring job). But so cool and inspiring that you're out there chasing your dreams, girl! Congrats!!

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  13. Congratulations, that really is amazing. I think Mindy Kaling called that an "irish exit" in her book, but you're supposed to be very drunk apparently. Sometimes it's just easier that way, also goodbyes take a really long time.

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  14. Congrats!!!! I also tend to just leave and then people call me out on it when they see me again and I get all awkward about it.

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  15. Congrats!!

    I'll be in Chicago the week of the 5th and Second City is on my bucket list. Is there a best night to go?!

    Tiffancy

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  16. You know that friend you have who likes to just leave places without telling anyone? That's ALSO me. And I'm obsessed with Rent and ecclectic, none-of-these-people-match friends. Looking fwd to your NYC visit. We can hang out and then NOT say goodbye to each other. LOL! Congrats!

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