In my life, I have fallen head over heels in love with one member Saturday Night Live for each decade the show has been on television.
Because of his SNL work in the 1970s, I will forever be in love with Bill Murray.
Because of his SNL work in the 1980s, I will forever be in love with Phil Hartman.
Because of his SNL work in the 1990s, I will forever be in love with Adam Sandler.
So, whom do I crush on from the 2000s?
Tina Fey – of course!
My girl-crush is in full effect – even more so since I read her recent autobiography of sorts, Bossypants.
In her honor, I am sharing some tidbits I learned from her book – to be taken with a grain of salt in some cases, seriously in many others:
- Some people say “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.
- Contrary to what I believed as a little girl, being the boss almost never involved marching around, waving your arms, and chanting I AM THE BOSS! I AM THE BOSS!
- Girl-on-girl sabotage is the third worst kind of behavior, after saying “like” all the time and leaving your baby in a dumpster.
- Be a considerate co-worker: Cover the phones so someone can pee.
- Think things through – remember how Kate Winslet lived in Titanic and Leo DiCaprio died? Well, if she would have just gotten into the lifeboat when the opportunity presented itself, then that piece of plywood would have been Leo’s and both would have survived!
- Don’t hire anyone you wouldn’t want to run into in the hallway at 3 a.m.
- Women aren’t in the office to be cute.
- Just because you don’t like something, does not mean it is empirically bad.
- Know your weaknesses. Tina, for example, has dead shark eyes.
- Technology doesn’t move backwards. No society has ever de-industrialized.
- Surround yourself with funny and hard-working people.
- Don’t stand in other people’s light.
- Careful what you say about people – you are bound to have to hang out with them at some point. See Tina Fey sitting with Sarah Palin in NYC one night. Eek!
- Babies are more than adorable creatures for whom you can blame your gas.
And finally, my favorite piece of advice from Tina – “Either way, everything will be fine.”