Star Tribune Your Voices editor Rhonda Prast issued this assignment: Describe your most memorable day from the last decade: 2000 through 2009.
My 21st birthday -- January 20, 2001 -- vaguely comes to mind, but the excessive vomiting, among other reasons, gave me symptoms of selective memory.
The "Flavor of Love" season one finale is slightly memorable, except it stands out no more than the season two or season three last episodes. I hope "Flavor" eventually finds what he's looking for.
Gone, but not forgotten is another birthday -- my 29th. After devoting my professional life to KFAN Radio for minimal pay, I was told my services were no longer needed. Why they made the decision to do so was not tough to figure out with the company not meeting expectations, but how they came upon the choice still has not been relayed. It's a day that is tough to forget.
I've always been taught to finish things that you start, so graduation day from the "U" will always have a special place in my heart. Having on-air opportunities this decade (Fox 9, WCCO TV, KSTP Radio, KFAN) to satisfy two of my passions -- sports and broadcasting -- makes me forever grateful to a select few.
There was my bachelor party in August, oh never mind, which led to my most memorable day of the aughts (do we have a name for this decade?).
I heard all the jokes. "Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other person has, you wish you had ordered that" or "Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering." My favorite: "I've sometimes thought about marrying ... and then I''ve thought again."
Laura Malat, now Laura Wolfson, is a wonderful wife and she'll make an ever better mother. Our wedding day, October 24, 2009, is my most memorable day of this decade ... and it is in a blowout.
Before he succumbed to cancer, former North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano delivered an incredible speech. In it, he said this: To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.
Laura brings out those emotions in me everyday. We have something special.