My Hero9:09 AM
EXAMPLE 1: I often say or write something that I think is pretty clever, witty or funny only to get the courtesy smile or a polite look of "I don't get it" from other people. My favorite is when I write something either through email, fb or blogs that I think is goofy and kinda funny only to get silence and NO response whatsoever. Or my favorite, a one sentence "all business" response avoiding altogether the paragraph I wrote.
EXAMPLE 2: I was every one's "buddy" in High School. I was pretty goofy and care free and loved to just be with people, but never once (NO not even ONCE) was I any one's girlfriend in High School. I didn't wear make-up until I was 19 years old, had really big thick eyebrows until I was 19 when my younger 16 year old sister sat me down and taught me how to pluck them. I also held on to my tummy/baby fat until I was about 22. I always had really skinny legs but my tummy was, well, plump.Example 3: Tina Fey was a virgin until she was 24, well I was VL (virgin lips) until I was 24...that was after my baby fat melted off, I wore make-up, plucked my eyebrows and learned to embrace my womanly figure (and not hide it under men's large Gap shirts like I did in H.S.)
Example 4: My BFFs were always really pretty girls and always attracted lots of attention from boys, to which I ended up being the boy's "buddy", you know the friend with the "fun personality". And I was very content with that, I didn't even have a desire to date a boy or have a boyfriend until I was 24 (guess that's why I decided to kiss one at that time).
Example 5: I am not refined, I say what I think, I embrace my quirks (yet at the same time try to hide them or at least suppress them when I am in situations where I think I should act like an adult). I think life is weird, I think it's funny when people try too hard to be perfect or proper or act like they've never farted or burped or just been well, human.
Thank you Tina Fey/Liz Lemon. You are my hero.