And the Emmy goes to . . .

No, I'm not goofing off. I'm working diligently and have been all weekend. (Now I know why I was such a washout at trying to write full time . . . I'd honestly rather be curled up with a good book right about now. Even doing some ironing has its appeal after being planted in front of a laptop or a desktop for eight hours a day.) I took one break, last night, to watch American Gangster on HBO with my husband. If it weren't for the deck I'da been inside the house from the time I got in Friday afternoon. And if it weren't for Bernard cooking breakfast and tonight's and Friday's dinner (I took over last night,) we would have starved. What a prize. I think I'll keep him.

One more day to go!

I do have the TV on while I'm working, watching the Emmys, and I've noticed something that's always bothered me about the Emmys and the Oscars as well. Why do they always give out awards to the male actors before the females? Have they ever heard of the expression, "Ladies first?"

Any ideas?


2 comments:

Patricia W. said...

It's always been my impression that the female awards were first. I know at Oscar time, best actor is always after best actress and right before best picture.

But who cares? You finished!!!! Step right up and receive your award...

bettye griffin said...

I don't know, Patricia. I think the first award on Oscar night goes to the Best Supporting Actor (the first Emmy the other night went to Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy). Guess I'll have to pay special attention next March!

Actually, at the time I wrote this column I was still hard at work (probably should have used a different graphic to eliminate confusion). The finished manuscript came it at just over 100K words. I'm ready for my award now . . . .