Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I heart Tina Fey

Yesterday I checked my mail and among junk mail offering up produce sales and our auto insurance was a familiar face-

It's no secret to those that know me that I'm obsessed with Tina Fey. I grew up watching SNL, begging my parents to let me stay up late to catch it at the age of six. When I was thirteen or so I wanted to be a writer or actor for the show and I wrote a letter to Lorne Michaels explaining my aspirations and plans on getting there. I joined my high school drama class and worked on improvs. But reality is a bitch. Moving to New York would be expensive and I didn't believe I had what it took to make it that far, so I remained a fan instead of a performer and tossed the NYU performance art newsletters that came in the mail periodically.
When Tina Fey came on the scene she was such a breath of fresh air for somebody like me. A girl who wanted to be perceived as smart and witty BEFORE being perceived as sexy. A girl who relied on humor to get her through a lot. She's probably one of my top role models, and not only for myself, but for young women on a whole.
Anyway, as I eagerly devoured the article I came across a quote from her that turned my day around (I was having a shitty one prior to checking my mail)-

(On who's the boss of her)
"My Daughter- Kids are definitely the boss of you. Anyone who will barge into the room while you're on the commode is the boss of you. And when you explain to them that you're on the commode and that they should leave but they don't? That's a high-level boss."

Tina Fey, I salute you.


wonderchris said...

Love her too!! :)

Althea said...

I am SO buying this magazine at Walgreen's today.
Have a splendid day, sweet girl!!!


Oh I heart her big time. Excellent quote :) My 30th birthday is coming up and I have requested that my friends bring me a favourite quote for my birthday and I gladly take this one :)