‎"...a little 'trouty', but quite good" ~ Eve Kendall, North By Northwest

Sunday, December 25, 2011

12 explanations of how we ended up on the Nice List

One
We found the missing library book and returned it. Bonus points: It's been gone so long it increased significantly in value and now can go in the Rare Book collection

Two
We relocated several field mice from our house to the church down the street instead of smashing them to smithereens (the mice, not the parishioners).

Three
We did not release “Holiday Favorites on Solo Cello,” by me. You're welcome.

Four
We taught our children to say please and thank you and to not kick the seats in front of them at symphony. (If you need any tips for your own children, we used bribery, threats and an electric collar.)

Five
I did not change my mom's cell phone to Smells Like Teen Spirit, despite many opportunities.

Six
We support the arts, the plumber, and the auto body shop. Some more generously than others.

Seven
Chris didn't get any tickets for speeding or reckless endangerment this year.

Eight
We cleaned our house for company that one time.

Nine
Coming up with 12 things is harder than I thought

Eleven
We have nice friends and are banking on guilt by association.

Twelve
I've noticed that Santa has taken to cloud sourcing. It seems everyone has turned into Santa Claus. There's the fake ones, of course, who are just in it for the (cookie) dough, but I've noticed a growing number of real ones mingling in polite society. As the Bible says, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained elves unawares.” (Hebrews 13:2, New Trout Translation)

I think this means you must have made the Nice list, too.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fourteen, my daughter of five saw Santa (in the Netherlands, mind you), shook his hand and noticed he wasn´t the real Santa, but decided not to say anything due to the other kids standing around.

Still there were no presents under our Christmas tree... (we do thing differently in NL).

George

Lemon Gloria said...

I knew you were on the Nice list before I read this. Also, when we moved to CA almost 15 years ago, my friend Maude owed so much rent on her library books that she probably cannot move back to DC ever. Since you don't seem to be moving, good that you found yours.

Rose Brier Studio said...

13. Your blog writing inspires me. That definitely puts you on the nice list!