All the Bacon and Eggs: An Evening with Ronald Ulysses Swanson

I spent this past weekend in the company of Ron Swanson.

In a way, I spend every day in his company (we’re always together on my laptop/ IN MY HEART), but this was different. Nick Offerman and I were literally in the same room, inches apart, at a showing of his new movie, Somebody Up There Likes Me. Also, fine. Two showings. I went twice. No regrets.

I’ll let my friends at Head Over Feels, who also attended a screening, give you the full rundown (hint: giggles and woodcarving were involved), but let me just say this: the fact that I was in the same room as Nick Offerman is very nice. The fact that I was in the same room as Nick Offerman’s cell phone, which no doubt has called Amy Poehler, makes me downright fluttery. But the fact that I was in the same room as the man who plays Ron Swanson is almost too much to handle. I couldn’t get over the fact that this scruffy, giggly, unpretentious guy before me was the same man who can bring down a nation with the flick of a mustache. Ron Swanson is a FINE human being and an example to us all, and I think we should take a moment to reflect on what makes him an American hero. (more…)

Things Liz Lemon Taught Me

“Greenzo” was the first episode of 30 Rock I ever watched. When Liz found a pop tart on the floor and ate it, I think my mental reaction was something along the lines of, “Oh, it’s like that, is it, show?” But it WASN’T JUST LIKE THAT. It was like that PLUS a twisted backstory for said pop tart. That pop tart is Liz Lemon’s life: weird, messy, totally unashamed.  (more…)