October 16, 2004

And the award goes to…

Every so often I come across a great idea and I want to find a way to incorporate it into my life. A few weeks ago the morning DJ I listen to mentioned that his family holds an annual awards night – complete with trophies. Awards include “cleanest room,” “biggest accomplishment” and, my favorite, “best house cat.” They dress up and have acceptance speeches too. I think the reason this appeals to me so much is that in my family, a wild night was watching M*A*S*H while eating boiled hot dogs. (There were wilder nights but they involved a lot of adults milling around, drinking large amounts of alcohol – aaah, those were the days!)

Now, I don’t have a large enough family yet to fully implement this idea (although it’s hard to imagine any cat beating out Nutmeg for best cat) but someday…

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