Why I *Heart* Liz Lemon

I think I’m developing an unnatural crush on Liz Lemon from 30 Rock.

PLEASE tell me you watch the show. Possibly the best comedy writing ever, right up there with Seinfeld, and even though I love The Office, 30 Rock is just downright better.

I’m figuring out that the reason Tina Fey’s character appeals to me so much is that I can so relate to her. I mean, she’s a smart, successful girl, but she’s definitely not perfect. She’s got her issues. She’s socially awkward, clumsy, often says the wrong thing at the definitely wrong time, and unashamedly loves her food. She’s never quite there when it comes to trendiness, and deep down is pretty much a big nerd. But she’s who she is and doesn’t apologize for it, which I love. I often feel like because I’m not the perfect mom or the perfect wife or the perfect employee, I need to somehow pretend that I am—or at least pretend that I’m at least striving for perfection. But the truth is, I’ve got my share of flaws, and that’s what makes me who I am. Like Liz, I want to learn to own my quirks. Not be afraid to say, “What you see is what you get. Take it or leave it…But not before you bring me a sandwich.”

Case in point: One of my favorite Liz quotes.

“Once in college, I pooped my pants a little bit at a Country Steaks All-You-Can-Eat Buffet…and I didn’t leave until I finished my second plate of shrimp.”

I really think I could be the “married-with-kids” version of Liz Lemon…

A girl’s gotta have dreams.

5 thoughts on “Why I *Heart* Liz Lemon”

  1. I, too, love Liz Lemon. I, too, have my own little issues. She’s a beacon on the hill to all of us that are doing our best, but fall short of from perfection….all of us that would like to think we are just like Kenneth…but really are not.
    Must be genetic!!

  2. Guess I’ll just comment on my own comment and say that the episode in which Liz “meets” Oprah was my my very favorite.

  3. I soooo have a girl crush on Tina Fey! Yet another reason that you and I are long-lost sistahs!

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