Best Mom Tip #118: Ignore the tv

I like the show 30 Rock. Tina Fey is hilarious and I feel a special bond with her character Liz Lemon. When I was 12 I wanted to be a writer for Saturday Night Live. It turns out that I am not that funny nor do I posses the guts to move to New York and try my hand at writing. Instead I just watch a TV show that is a parody of Tina Fey’s former job as an SNL writer.

Unfortunately, it is my admiration that also winds up hurting my feelings. I just watched some episodes from previous seasons and a couple of things stuck out:
1–I seem to have the same haircut as Liz in the first season. This wouldn’t be so bad except that she is repeatedly made fun of for her personal appearance.
2–Her shoes consistently insult me. I bought some new tennis shoes one time only to have Liz wind up wearing the exact same shoes. I was pleased at first until Jack asked her if they sold Ladies’ shoes at the store where she bought them and my joy died a little bit.
Today I told Jay I wanted to buy some converse sneakers. Then we watched an episode where Jack set Liz up on a blind date with a woman. When she asked why he thought she was gay he said it was her shoes. They (her Converse sneakers) were at best “bi-curious.”
When Liz got made fun of for food on her clothes, I thought of the cheerio juice on the knee of my white pants. I wear glasses. I also have a problem with junk food. It’s not like I need any more voices telling me that I am not glamorous, feminine, or attractive. I mean, I already relate most to Cam on Modern Family. Stupid TV. Be more funny.

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