So a few weeks ago, as a joke and a social experiment, I posted a personal ad on CL looking for my Liz Lemon.
The ad read:
I’m a SWF full time grad student looking for my Liz Lemon. Be a nerd. Play The Sims. Have a love of food. Read obscure books. Don’t be afraid to be awkward. Save truly awkward scenarios by being even more awkward and embarrassing yourself. Be that endearing nerd that everybody loves, and win me over with your quirks. Be Liz Lemon… but with confidence. (Because, you know, you’re awesome if you’re a real life Liz Lemon.) I want to go there.
Ask me out, and let’s go grab some coffee, people watch, and make up stories about the people as we watch them. Who knows? Maybe we’ll find we love each other’s company and get to know each other better. If not… blurgh.
Hope to hear from you soon
I really wanted to see what sorts of people would respond to a CL post from someone looking for a Liz Lemon. (Because, at the end of the day, isn’t that what we all want?)
So far, I’ve gotten one message from a guy offering to have me in a threesome, one chick that sounds like Tracy Jordan (“hey whats up babygirl just passin thru making new friends..what do u say we get together n have some fun? ” ), quite a few chicks looking for their first time with another woman, a few people who did not understand my 30 Rock references and thought I was a sad, pathetic soul looking for pity/ a sugar mama, and, finally, someone WHO ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD THAT MY PERSONAL AD WAS A JOKE! She was snarky, made 30 Rock jokes about my ad, and asked if I could tell her a little bit about the real me.
I think Liz Lemon may have just met her match.
What the what?!