Things I've Won in My Life
1977 The pet guinea pig-naming contest in Mrs. Murphy's third grade class. Carter and Mondale were initially deemed the winning names, but upon further reflection, a re-vote was demanded and better monikers prevailed. Fuzzy Buzzy and Bootsy provided excellent companionship for the rest of the school year.
1982 Big jar of candy and assorted crap in a high school fundraising raffle.
1984 Hula hoop contest at 1950's-themed sockhop at the Westchester County Center. My friends and I went thinking it would be fun to dress up in polka-dotted skirts and do the twist. We never expected it was going to be a dance for old single people. Some of them were, like, thirty.
1997 The GLAAD media award for creating the first national tv commercial featuring a lesbian couple. There's something bizzaro about the cast of Spin City coming up to my table to meet me.
2006 $1500 from the Jeopardy slot machine at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas. Rest assured I gave most of it back.
2006 The Crazy Hip Blog Mamas Member of the Week. It's not quite an I'm a Tumbling Nut T-shirt, but at least no crackhead with a slim jim can wrench this one away from me.
Seriously? Thanks to all who voted. It's nice to be acknowledged for something I really love doing anyway. And a special thanks to my cousin Ryan who tried to vote but was turned away for 1) not being a member of the ring 2) not having a blog 3) not having children.
As I mentioned here once before, this feels a little to me like the new girl in school being elected prom queen. But as long as you don't plan on dumping pig's blood over my head when I accept, I happily and humbly do so.
You can read my interview thingie for the CHBM here.