A Bizarre Kind of Recognition
As it turns out, I should have been paying attention. Even though TDA (par for the course) did not include the results of their survey online, it is available in the paper. Apparently I finished 3rd for "Most Liberal - The Al Franken Award." Actually, I only got 4% of the vote. The 2nd place winner, Ritu Pancholy, got 6%. My friend Ian Millhiser - who requires neither food nor air because he eats and breaths politics - won with 73% of the vote. That's actually about right.
Although I didn't rank in the "Nicest - Least Likely to Razor Blade Pages out of Library Books Award", I got honorable mention because I and one other guy - Chris Fulmer - were the closest any male came to getting in the top 3.
Also, in an article that actually did make it online, I am accused of being a gunner who raises his hand so many times his arm falls off. That, too, is about right. Although I'd like to note that I didn't even rank in the survey for "Biggest Gunner - The Rambo Award." No, the winner of that, with 55% of the vote, was my friend Ian Millhiser, who requires neither food nor...well, you get the idea.