Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I think it's only a matter of time before I find myself in the position of ruler (Empress, perhaps?) of a small foreign country. The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that this country will be a tropical one, perhaps on an island. Perhaps on an island that travels through time and is home to smoke monsters and strange tribes of people who never age...but an island never the less.

I recently realized that I should probably be prepared for when this inevitable rulership occurs. So I've decided to make an edict so that people interested in residing in my country (and no, it won't have my name in it. I will worry about naming this country after I am crowned) know what they're getting into. A set of laws, if you will. A completely unreligious Ten Commandments. A Bill of Rights.

1. Everyone gets a puppy. This puppy may or may not come in a really fantastic outfit. It just depends. But everyone gets a puppy.
2. Debates will be solved with wit, emphatic finger pointing, and a hilarious joke contest.
3. Glitter. I hope you like it, because it will probably be everywhere.
4. There will be no Payless Shoe Stores in the country. Those who attempt to enter the country wearing shoes from Payless will be kindly asked to remove them.
5. There would be several new national holidays: Candy Day, Cupcake Day, Dress Up Day, and Hat Day. It would basically be like Spirit Week all the time.
6. There would be a really strict immigration code that would include a written exam, a photo shoot, a practical exam having to do with fashion sense, and a variety act of some kind. Like hula hooping or a vaudeville number.
7. You probably think I'm going to say that no one would have to work...but that would just be ridiculous. People still have to have jobs. However, the work day will always be broken up with a dance break, snack time, and a mandatory mid-day nap. Also the work week will be no more than 30 hours.
8. Your social standing in my country will be based on a points system. You get points for things like having a fun outfit on, interesting artistic abilities, and doing things that I find funny. You lose points for being a jerk.
9. There are many gyms, and they are open 24/7. Fitness is important in this country, because we will probably enter the Olympics eventually. However, there is a whole set of other gym rules...ones that include not being a gym creeper, and wearing clothes that fit.
10. Hugs are a viable form of currency.



Toby said...

Lose points for being a jerk? I'll probably be the homeless man on the totem pole of society. :P

Cadence said...

Well...but you'd also gain points for doing things that I think are funny, so you'd be okay.


xine said...

Your country sounds a lot like how I try to live in this country! Can I make a request? In your country can puppies stay puppies and not grow into adult dogs? Also, can the street signs all of Hello Kitty on them?

T. said...

I am moving there. I would also like to request admittance into the royal family for purposes of hobnobbing with the royal families of Europe--I could be the ambassador that wears glitter shoes! Okay...have to remember to!

Cadence said...

Christine, of COURSE there could be Hello Kitty street signs. I mean actually, if you want to rule over a certain sector, you can design it however you want.

Tara, DUH. Just duh. I can't think of anyone else I would trust in foreign relations like that.

Andy said...

Fitness and cupcakes. That'll be an interesting combination.