Let us take a moment to review one of the most important concepts in the English language: the Liz Lemon Moment.
Liz Lemon Moment, n. – a situation one might find him/herself in that involves embarrassing, awkward, absent-minded or otherwise culturally unacceptable behavior. The name comes from 30 Rock main character Liz Lemon, aka my hero, who often finds herself in such awkward situations. Editor’s note: “Liz Lemon Moment” was actually the winning word in the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The idea of an LLM is best described by these 30 Rock clips:
I am inclined to define the Liz Lemon Moment because one of the greatest LLMs of my lifetime just occurred.
I’m in my dorm’s laundry room. (Note to self: never do laundry on a Sunday night again. That’s when EVERYONE does laundry.) I’m carefully sorting my clothes, making sure all the whites are together and ready for detergent. Then, I realize my little bottle of Tide is sitting in my room, eight floors up.
Detergent in hand, I return to the laundry room. I’m halfway to dumping a cup of Tide into the machine when I hear a voice behind me.
“You know that’s a dryer, right?”
Oh, um, yeah, I just usually put soap in with my clothes when I put them in the dryer.
I moved my clothes to the proper machine and scurried out of the laundry room as quickly as I could.
Embarrassing? Yes. But Liz would have been proud. If Liz Lemon can survive a day with lettuce in her hair, surely I wouldn’t let the dryer incident ruin all the great moments from the weekend.
I’ve been lucky to have found a great group of people in my building who want to explore the city. This weekend, we took a stroll through the recently opened High Line Park in Chelsea, a converted freight train track that’s now a walkway offering views of nature (flowers and plants line the path) and the city (gorgeous views of the Empire State Building). We also saw Super 8 (definitely worth your money) and made a couple of visits to our local Pinkberry.
On Saturday, I went with a couple of friends to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is stunning. If you haven’t been, you MUST go on your next trip to New York. I actually went twice this week (we went for an hour on Tuesday night but had to go back for a longer stay) and still didn’t see nearly enough. I’m no art connoisseur, but these were a few of my favorite pieces:
It should also be noted that, in the midst of museum-hopping and Pinkberry-eating, the Mariners (1/2 game back in the AL West!!) took two games of three from the mighty Phillies, including a complete game shutout from Jason Vargas. It’s still mind-boggling that the M’s are good this year (knock on wood) so I have to give a shout-out whenever I can.
That’s about it for the weekend – relatively low-key, but a lot of fun. S’pose I should go put my laundry in the washer…I mean, dryer.
(Credit for the black and white Met photo goes to Jonathan Knight of JKNIGHTPHOTO.)