Day 10: My Touching EGOT

For the final 30 days of my twenties, I am writing one personal narrative a day that has impacted my life until now.  To read more about my challenge, feel free to check out the first post.  

Also, this 30 Day challenge is also to support a wonderful charity, Zara Aina.  Please check out my fundraiser here and if you’re able, please consider throwing a few dollars toward this amazing cause.  It would mean the world!

I’m low on energy and time today, so I’m going to keep it short and sweet.  Also, maybe someone reading can help me out with this.

They say that someone who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony has what’s known as an EGOT.  Quite an impressive status. Well, just as impressive, is my nearly complete “touching EGOT.”

I have touched or held an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony, BUT, my friends, I am having issues getting my hands on an Oscar–literally.

I first touched (and got to hold/spin) a Tony when I was interning at the Broadway Green Alliance.  It is quite heavy, and very pretty.

I got to touch a Grammy when I babysitting the children of a couple who wrote the music to several Disney films.  I remember walking in one evening and saying, “Hey!  You won a Grammy!  Look at you!”  They said they liked to put it out when their son’s friends’ families visited (since he went to a very fancy private school) and they were worried they wouldn’t look fancy enough for them.  They had a good sense of humor, I was a big fan.  Nevertheless, that’s how I touched a Grammy.

I secretly touched an Emmy when I was temping at a very negative hedge fund.  The non-profit portion of the company (which was later sued for a bunch of shady things) included an Emmy-award winning reporter.  She was never particularly nice to me, and I had to drop off her mail in the morning.  One day, when she wasn’t in yet, I quickly touched her Emmy to check that one off my EGOT list.  Even though they were all a bunch of grumpy gusses, I walked out that day like this strutting cat.


So friends, if you have access to an Oscar and would be okay with me holding it, just for a moment, I would greatly appreciate it.

Happy Thursday, all.  More tomorrow.

3 responses to “Day 10: My Touching EGOT”

  1. Haha. This is a great post … I recently touched a Tony for the first time. It was cool but my theater-obsessed friend was exhilarated about it, lol. If it was an Oscar I think that would have been my reaction, as a movie blogger :).


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