I have become a cat person. The kind of person that has a whole album dedicated to their cat on Facebook. The kind of person that talks about their cat like it is a child. Luckily, almost all of my friends are also “cat people”. We sit around and compare stories of cute/annoying/funny/abnormal things that our cats do. This conversation always starts with one simple story and then, before we know it, we are an hour deep into cat lore. I worry about this. Before I owned a cat, my friends’ cat stories were boring and tedious to listen to. This all changed when I got my cat and had my own stories to contribute. The thing is, I know that this will happen again when my friends start having babies, and frankly I don’t think I could do another round of listening to stories without being able to contribute. It is just downright boring. I guess this will force me to a) have a baby, b) get better at steering the conversation towards something else, c) get new (childless) friends. At least I have a few options.