By Tanner Stransky
Updated May 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM EDT

Last night, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and, among other things, revealed the hilarious rules his 80-year-old mother, Carolyn, has abided by to live a long life. Ribbing his mother for being a “media whore” and refusing to leave her upstate New York home for better weather in Cali (“And leave Wegmans?”), Alec’s first tip from his mother Carolyn was to “Drink diet soda every day for 65 years. Preferably Tab.” Based on that tip alone, I know Carolyn and I would get along smashingly. (Note: It’s before 9 a.m., and I’m already enjoying my first Diet Coke.) Natch, all of the bon mots from Mama Baldwin were hilarious, from things like never exercising a day in your life to watching Jeopardy every day. Who knew that a daily dose of Alex Trebek could do a body good? Watch the clip for yourself here:

Aren’t you sort of in love with Alec’s mother? (And, of course, Alec.) Or maybe I’m just obsessed with their relationship. Bring her on 30 Rock, stat!