Ones I've won.
- •A certificate for coming runner up in a playwriting contestThere were two playwrights in my grad school program: you do the math.
- •A ribbon for winning the DARE drawing contest when I was in the first gradeI drew some dinosaurs in crayon and had the slogan "don't become extinct. Don't do drugs!" The teachers thought I was a genius because I correctly spelt extinct.
- •A plaque and a year's supply of cheese for coming runner up in the cheesiest couple contest at the National Buffalo Wing festival in 2010The best part was that by all accounts we were not a cheesy couple; we didn't do anything overtly cute or cuddly. Friends even openly doubted us-- wait, actually the free cheese was the best part. Obviously.
- •A sculpture of my cat for winning a pet costume contestThat's right, my most cherished award was actually won by my cat. She still hates me for putting her in the hat.