And the winner is…
Got all dressed up – shaved my legs, French twist, sparkly dress, gold stilettos that could have been in a rap video. I headed downtown at 4, the construction on practically every street is enough to make me lose my mind. It took me a while to find the Gem, I drove around melting and dodging Tigers fans and homeless people. My car seemed exceptionally shitty next to my fancy outfit and of course was extra noisy once i pulled into the parking garage.
Once inside I met up with Seth and grabbed a gin and tonic to calm my nerves – driving around town and the thought of getting up on stage had me a little on edge. We settled at a table with a couple other people from the station and waited for the show to start. Our category was toward the beginning and just before it was announced my heart made multiple attempts to leap out of my chest. They announced the winners and Seth and I made our way on stage. I let him do the talking and held the statue. There was no way I’d be able to form a sentence with a room full of people and those blinding lights.
They sent us downstairs to pick up our Emmys and then took a graduation style photo of each of us. The rest of the award show was very long and I tried to pass the time by texting B. Jesus beat God with 3 thank yous to 2.
Mom was standing at the front door when I got home. She had already called all my relatives, my uncle said he was going to throw me a parade.
Now I’m watching TV with the rents and eating taco bell. The Emmy is on the mantle. I don’t think it will ever hit me that it’s mine. It’s the last thing I ever expected to win as a web designer, but now I want another!