Ode to Tina Fey

Good morning spring kittens –

I hope you all have wonderful weekend plans. Tomorrow is the great day of my birth. I will be turning 25. It’s true. And I’m also quite sure that my husband will rejoice in celebrating the day of my birth from sun-up to sun-down. I’m certain that he’ll awaken me with a delicious breakfast in bed and the spoiling and treats will continue from there, throughout the day. I’m certain that everything I’m saying today is truth.

But really, I’m not going to make today’s entry about moi. I think we’ve had enough of that for one week. Instead, I’d like to make today’s entry a celebration of one of the coolest working mom’s out there today, Tina Fey.

Indeed, she is definitely someone I’d love to have drinks with. As I’m sure you all know, she writes and stars in NBC’s successful “30 Rock” – which is a hilarious show. Surely you kittens tune in, if not, you really should:

http://www.nbc.com/30_Rock/

Prior to that, she was the first female head writer on SNL. Of course there’s her hilarious movie hit “Mean Girls” that I’m really sure you’ve all seen. Should I keep going? And on top of it all, she is a mom. Anyone else catch her during the NBC Christmas Tree lighting show back in December, standing up there next to Al Roker, holding her sweet baby girl? Love her. She is hilarious, smart, famous, and a working mom.

I trolled the web for some interesting interviews with Fey and was a little disappointed that there isn’t more out there. Tina, if you’re reading, which I’m sure you are, we’d love to interview you here at KT. Anyhoo, I did find one interesting article, including excerpts of her acceptance speech in 2005 of the NY Women in Film and Television awards:

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Fey and her husband, “SNL” musician Jeff Richmond, recently had a baby daughter, Alice Zenobia, and Fey began her acceptance speech by telling the audience that, as the mother of a three-month-old, “it’s an honor to be anywhere, actually, and a deep, deep privilege to be wearing a bra and shoes.”

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For anyone who’s been on maternity leave, I think we can all see just how funny that comment is. I was lucky to get out the door in something that remotely matched when my daughter was 3 months old, I can’t imagine having to accept an award in front of other celebs. Would have been my personal nightmare.

Anyway, here’s a link to the full piece, if you’d care to read more about super cool Tina Fey:

http://dir.salon.com/story/mwt/broadsheet/2005/12/13/tina_fey/print.html

Bon Weekend kittens! And Happy Birthday to me!

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