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day 78: ain't no party like a liz lemon party

April 20, 2011

I think I just might be Tina Fey‘s biggest fan.  Not in a creepy, bidding-on-locks-of-her-hair-on-Ebay kind of way, but in an anxiously-awaiting-the-release-of-her-new-memoir kind of way.  Her incisive, self-deprecating humor resonates with me.  While I don’t watch much television, I am faithful to Liz Lemon and “30 Rock.”  Whether dancing in the doctor’s office, dressing up as Princess Leia to avoid jury duty, or hallucinating about Oprah Winfrey on an airplane, Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon makes super-dorky look incredibly cool.

Did I mention I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of her new memoir?

Here’s the thing:  on Day 78, on the exact opposite side of the country, one of my dearest friends gave birth to her fourth child (“a gift a day” has had a population explosion of late, it seems).  In thinking about what gift to send in recognition of the little one’s birth, I immediately rejected clothing (with three older siblings, there are plenty of hand-me-downs to go around) and toys (as it turns out, babies don’t actually care about toys).  When I asked myself what a mother of four very young children might actually need, I thought: 1) help, 2) patience, and 3) humor.  During those late night rocking chair nursing sessions, I hope Tina can fulfill item #3.

I’ll put myself on the library waiting list for Bossypants.  As Tina’s biggest fan, I’m willing to wait.  While I do, I promise to engage in a little self-deprecation.

Today, I hope you have all the help, patience, and humor you can stand.  Thank you so much for showing up.

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