Liz Lemon is My Spirit Animal

9 Nov

I am almost always the last person to watch a hit television show. I saw my very first episode of Breaking Bad a few months ago. I’ve been saying I’ll get around to having a looksie at Dexter. It’ll be another 20 years (and gut-wrenching boredom) before I watch The Walking Dead.

As one would expect, I was very late to the game when it came to viewing 30 Rock. I wasn’t interested in the premise of the show, and it wasn’t until a friend encouraged me to watch it that I finally did. “I think you’d really like one of the main characters, Liz Lemon.”

To say she was right is a very serious understatement. I mean, we’re practically the same person.

Neither of us understands how to meet a men:


We both have sad home lives:


We’re both really comfortable in groups of women:

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Our conflict resolution styles are similar:


We feel the same way about the word “lovers”:

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We share a relationship philosophy:


We’re both hardcore fitness enthusiasts:

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Are there any television or movie characters you identify with?

99 Responses to “Liz Lemon is My Spirit Animal”

  1. Kylie 11/20/2013 at 12:39 am #

    hahahah! I watched all the episodes they had on Netflix while very, very slowly folding laundry. Have you watched Parks & Rec? If not, do!

  2. PinotNinja 11/14/2013 at 5:27 am #

    Working on My Night Cheese is one of my ultimate favorite songs to sing when I’m lazing around on my couch in my sweatpants. It just really captures the vibe I’m throwing off in those moments.

  3. kelsgonebush 11/13/2013 at 3:45 pm #

    I love this show – she’s my type of girl too πŸ˜‰ So , please tell me , is Breaking Bad worth a look ?? I’m thinking about buying the whole series and making a weekend of it ! (Ps I may be stalking your blog this morning , haha its been a long time since I had a good read ! ) Xx

    • Jen and Tonic 11/14/2013 at 8:33 pm #

      I have to say, the few episodes I watched of Breaking Bad were not that great which is why I didn’t continue. I’ve heard you’ve got to give it a couple of seasons.

      Oh, and please stalk away!

      • kelsgonebush 11/24/2013 at 4:36 pm #

        Haha , I don’t have the attention span for that , Ill give it a miss then . I must admit I have an embarrassing secret .. I am totally obsessed with Mob Wives – I’m hanging out for season 3 to get be delivered to my door – its so bad its good – like the crack cocaine of tv shows ! πŸ™‚

    • Kylie 11/20/2013 at 12:40 am #

      Ladies, you definitely have to watch all of Breaking Bad. It’s amazing. Really.

  4. thoughtsappear 11/12/2013 at 6:14 am #

    Someone buying me mozzarella sticks would be so much more impressive than someone buying me a drink.

    • Jen and Tonic 11/12/2013 at 5:09 pm #

      I KNOW! Talk about someone who is practical and thoughtful.

  5. daniheart21 11/11/2013 at 3:50 pm #

    I haven’t seen this show so this post is sort of lost on me…but the pics and sayings are funny. lol I can’t think of a tv character that I identify with…but I will keep thinking. πŸ™‚

    • Jen and Tonic 11/12/2013 at 5:08 pm #

      You could just watch clips on YouTube of her to get the gist.

  6. Psychobabble 11/11/2013 at 1:23 pm #

    This. All of this. I can’t believe I haven’t dressed up as her for Halloween yet….probably because I dress up as her every frickin day.

    • Jen and Tonic 11/12/2013 at 5:08 pm #

      You are so good at halloween that it would be awesome to see you do that.

  7. EuphonicCharity 11/11/2013 at 7:45 am #

    This is delightful. I am incredibly behind the cultural curve when it comes to TV series. Between Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, and Walking Dead (Yes, I have been sucked into that one), it will probably be a year or two before I get to 30 Rock. But now it’s on my “Must watch eventually” list ^_^
    Hooray for night cheese!

    • Jen and Tonic 11/11/2013 at 10:52 am #

      Sheldon Cooper is absolutely one of the best characters to have been on television. And really, you can have night cheese no matter what show you’re watching. I’m proof of that.

  8. Calamity Rae 11/11/2013 at 7:22 am #

    Another hysterical post! I don’t think I relate to any character with such perfection as you, but I’ve had many people tell me I look exactly like Rachel from Glee (and um, my name is Rachel, even though her real name is Lea) but if I am anybody, I’m Brenda from Six Feet Under (minus her whole sex addiction!). Thanks for another funny great read.

    • Jen and Tonic 11/11/2013 at 10:51 am #

      “Minus her whole sex addiction!” Are you sure about that? We’re all friends here, you can be honest.

  9. teresa 11/10/2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I’m pretty sure there’s a recipe for cheesy blasters on Pinterest!

    • Jen and Tonic 11/11/2013 at 10:50 am #

      As if I need another excuse to waste time there.


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