Stuff Sneaks Up on You.
So, during the build up to the 2009 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon, something surprising happens. President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Of course, I was busy working on the marathon and didn't watch the news, which left me totally in the dark about WHY. I'm not getting into politics here--maybe it was totally deserved, maybe it wasn't. There are people who figure out that stuff. I'm not one of them. (I did see a pretty interesting theory though.)
So, I'm thinking a couple days ago, I'll never win a Nobel prize. Even in my most testerone-inspired delusional visions of grandeur, I wouldn't imagine such a thing. Then yesterday I checked my email.
Subject: Your Nobel Prize NominationHi Don!
Thought you'd be interested in seeing this!
Yeah, I know. It's all baloney anyway, but I think I love this girl. I'm honored, humbled, and thankful.