As this year draws to a close, let's give some thought to our Bests and Worsts.
I'm taking reader nominations for a host of local "awards" (such as they are). Check out the categories and e-mail me your entries ASAP!
Oh, one more thing: You'll fare better if you follow these simple guidelines.
No. 1: Don't just give me a list. Include the reasons for your nominations.
No. 2: Along that same line, wit counts A LOT. The less seriously you take this exercise, the better off we'll all be.
No. 3: No shameless plugs, please. I'm glad your great aunt's second cousin just opened a restaurant, but odds are good that I'll never deem this The Most Important Metro Toledo Occurrence of 2004.
Most Influential Metro Toledoan of 2004.
Give this some thought, and you might be surprised by coming up with someone who isn't an obvious first choice.
Metro Toledoan Who Most Deserved To Be Exiled To Southeast Michigan in 2004.
Hard to pick just one, maybe, but try.
Most Under-Appreciated Metro Toledoan of 2004.
Who flew under the radar, and why?
Most Important Metro Toledo Occurrence of 2004.
Was it the opening of Levis Commons? The closing of the Brazil Market? It all depends on your perspective.
Toledoan Who Should Run Against Mayor Jack Ford.
Hint: Someone already nominated a bottle of No-Doz, so you'll have to keep ruminating over this one.
Political Match-Up You'd Most Like to See.
Go crazy - you can pit any of our local politicians against zoo animals, for all we care!
And finally ... don't neglect submissions for the Toledo In/Out list.