If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself. ~
HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Walden
These aren’t mine. I borrowed them. They are real. These are two out of three 2013 Emmys that the award-winning documentary “PHILADELPHIA: The Great Experiment” won. Executive Produced by Sam Katz, History Making Productions won these. He let me touch them. I plan to manifest either the same awards, Emmys plural, for my own work of course, or my ultimate, an OSCAR! I believe people and things come into your life for a reason. This is a sign. Yea, I choose to believe, especially when it’s in my favor. Time will tell. I’ll keep you posted. Here is the real deal. It is FANTASTIC! That’s why it won three Emmys. http://www.historyofphilly.com/
Now that it is 2014, I’d like to share with my fans an honor that was bestowed upon me last year in 2013. I have been biding my time in doing so because I was raised not to ‘toot your own horn’, that is, I shouldn’t be a braggart. It is not polite to brag. It’s a very fine line between Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom, “ As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same,” and the Bible that states in Proverbs 27:1 – Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. That’s why I waited to share my light now, there have been a lot of tomorrows since I received my prestigious award.
What award is that you ask? On October 6, 2013 I was informed that “1Real Girl Writer, (ME), has been selected for the 2013 Best of Philadelphia Award in the Writers category by the Philadelphia Award Program”. As my father would say… “how do you like them apples?”
Well I was so excited! Exactly how did this happen? I read on and this is what I read. “Each year, the Philadelphia Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Philadelphia area a great place to live, work and play”. I’M A GOOD PERSON!
I was to be awarded a hand-polished crystal trophy! It was beautiful! My ego was ecstatic! Here is a picture of it.
I know, beautiful right? All my hard work writing humorous “slice of life” articles was being recognized. I hadn’t received a trophy since I won my Oscar’s last year in my head. You might of read that in the Local last year but in case you missed it, you can read it on my blog here: http://1realgirlwriter.com/2012/01/20/blog-its-the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year-award-season/#sthash.eGW9f2pT.dpbs. PLEASE LIKE ME ON MY BLOG. I have no followers, I look like a loser and yet I’m the best writer in Philly. I don’t get it? You don’t have to read me just like me, thanks. You can find me on Facebook, twitter, Digg, Tumblir and all the many self promoting desperate sites there are to brag about oneself. I also nominate myself for awards. I learned that in a business class. However, I didn’t nominate myself for this one, I swear.
Anyway back to my trophy. Personally I think it is grander than an Emmy or Oscar because I was nominated by my people, the people of Philadelphia! I say humbly, THANK YOU!
Immediately my first thought was the when, where and what am I going to wear to the awards ceremony? Oh I had a hot flash. I needed more information so I looked up the company. Once again a saw my trophy, light blue crystal with engraving. It sparkled, it glimmered it shinned. Then I saw I HAD TO BUY IT! Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right. Do the Academy Award winners have to pay for their Oscar statuettes? What about the Emmys and the Tony Awards? I thought not and immediately my keen instincts told me what my ego didn’t want to acknowledge. This was a scam! I immediately went into a depression for five whole minutes until I remembered the saying “any press is good press”. I won!
I thought about buying my award, it was pretty, it WAS engraved with “1Real Girl Writer – Best of 2013 Philadelphia Writer” and I do very well living in my fantasy world but it was $180. Sadly it was to expensive for this up and comer. I decided to take a photo shot and display it on my website and laptop. I’m considering taking the photo to Kinko’s and having a poster made. I’m sure I could afford that depending on the size and if it’s glossy or matte finish. I’m not picky.
For now, I will continue to write my up and coming Oscar-winning screenplay and save my money for better things like ink for my printer. My day will come, I don’t doubt. I’m manifesting it because I believe.