I won’t lie, I resisted 30 Rock for quite some time. In high school, Senior Year Charlar Time in Spanish 4 to be exact, José (that was his Spanish name, his real name was Kyle) said for his Charlar point on the day: “Yo pienso que Felipa es Tina Fey”. Roughly translates to “I think Hanna is Tina Fey.” Yes, my Spanish name was Felipa and I will still answer to it. But ever since this moment, I vowed to not be like Tina Fey. I wanted to be my own person. Then I wised up and realized that homegirl is fantastic. And Kyle/José quite possibly fed me the best compliment I have ever received in my life (and I received a lot of “Well done you”s in Ireland).
Ever since I caught myself up on 30 Rock while living in the desert, I have found I am much like Liz Lemon. And my Jack is every Kansas boy I still hang with (mainly Chris, BLB, Pat and Donovan). Tracy Jordan/Morgan’s character would obviously be Manch.
Came across the best moments of Liz Lemon and Jack today on Hulu. It’s a great 5-minute breather on a hectic Wednesday.
And now that it’s winter, I can’t help but think of the gem Liz Lemon said a couple of seasons ago about the danger of the puffy coats people wear during this time:
“You can do some serious subway flirting before you realize the guy is homeless.”
And I’m pretty sure I earned the nickname of “Manna” from Mike Maniaci after he ate my pudding. I’m sure the moment was something like this:
Wednesday night’s concert was amazing. Nay. It was better than amazing. It was unlike anything I have ever been to.
First off, the venue (Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park) is one of the coolest places to watch a concert. Why? Because you’re surrounded by Chicago skyline, right off the lake and that big shiny bean is on your immediate left. It’s like you’re in a symphony hall towards the front, and just lounging on the lawn in the back. Totally fantastic.
Second, a David Gray/Ray LaMontagne co-headline tour is heaven. It seriously is. Take two guys who have some of the best lyrics in music, tons of hits and raspy voices and you have yourself one hell of a show. Granted Ray did not play my favorite song (Hannah) but that’s okay, because I probably would have peed myself considering he moved me to tears on “Let It Be Me” and David Gray did the same on “This Year’s Love.”
Third, these guys boast quite the song collection, but they still managed to play nearly every song you would ever want to hear. I love when artists do that. Despite both of these guys coming out with new albums last week, they still got up on that stage and played the songs we all know and love. No self-serving prophecy, just giving a nod to all the fans they’ve had over the years.
Fourth, the weather was perfect. Thank you Mother Nature.
Just try to tell me this video doesn’t give you chills…
Today has been stellar, despite the weird encounter at lunch I had…
1) My hair was actually straight today. And not Mufasa like, probably due to…
2) The 70 degree weather today makes me so excited for Fall!
3) Ray LaMontagne and David Gray concert tonight (like in 2 hours). And it’s at a park. Millennium Park. Which is right across the street from my office. Word.
4) Birthdays Wednesday in the office. Props to Ryan for picking Ice Cream Snicker Bars. (Note: We legitimately have a birthday party every Wednesday for the past week’s birthdays. Yea, it’s pretty amazing).
5) I got my business cards. Important to note: I never received business cards at my last job…which is interesting to say the least. I’ve been at MW for 8 days and already have something that makes me feel like a permanent part of the team.
6) Came up with a stellar tagline for the Verizon Wireless booth for People en Espanol’s event in NYC. Feel big time. Especially with a stack of #5s on my desk.
7) Started Talking to Girls about Duran Duran and loving everything about it thus far. And it’s true, I fell in love with Duran Duran on an Ordinary World kind of day.