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I Love You Mindy Kaling

July 20, 2007 by  

Mindy Kaling

Shhh…don’t tell any of my girlfriends, but I’d drop them all in a heartbeat if Mindy Kaling called me and asked me to be her best friend. I have such the girl crush on Mindy. We’re about the same age, we grew up in the same area, she loves boys who wear converse and cardigans just as much as I do – what more does it take for us to be BFFs?

So what’s prompting this sudden outburst of love and affection? Well I just finished reading Mindy’s latest blog entry and it was so funny that I just had to share a portion of it with all of you. I know I’ve talked about her blog on GMMR before, but it’s worth mentioning again. It’s called “Things I’ve Bought that I Love“, and the name says it all. On her blog Mindy (and occasionally some of her friends…who would of course be my friends if Mindy and I were best friends) write about things they recently bought or own and why they love them and everyone else should love them too. Simple right? Yes. But being that Mindy is a premiere comedy writer on the smartest comedy on television, her shopping and product rants are always hysterical.

Case in point…check out the blog entry for today. She could have simply mentioned that she likes the Alisha Levine top that she has, but no, she goes on and gives up the context for wearing the shirt and exactly why you should own one in a way that only Mindy can tell you. I completely embarrassed myself by laughing hysterically out loud just as a co-worker passed by my office door. Oh, and I triple dog dare you NOT to hear Kelly Kapoor’s voice in your head as you read this.

From “Mindy Kaling Staples, Pt. 3

Alisha Levine TopYou know those weekend nights when all you want to do is sit cross-legged on the floor and watch Jesus Camp or whatever? And then your boyfriend is like, “hey, we never go out, all we do is sit on the floor eating dinner and watching documentaries. Let’s go to a party thrown by an acquaintance of mine.” And in your head you want to be like “Can’t you read this grimace on my face and this inert body language? Go by yourself. If you’re so into a jet-set life of partying and drinking or whatever, let’s just break up.”

But then since he’s so cute, and your butt is starting to hurt for sitting on the floor so long, you decide to go. But you don’t want to wear your cutest outfit, the one you saved for when you think you might see an ex-boyfriend or whatever, you just want to look passably cute so your boyfriend is like, reasonably psyched to be standing around with you.

This top is great for that. I have slung it on sulkily more times than I can count. It seems totally boring in the front, right? All roomy and skin-concealing? And then bam! Backless! (Longsleeve and backless? I love you, Alisha Levine!) Guys at the party are like: “shit dude, that girl’s showing some skin. Let’s talk to her.” And then your boyfriend’s all “oh no why’d I even suggest coming to this.” and you can just smile at him with a look that says “This is what you get for trying to transform this homebody, Muchacho.” But then you both feel surges of love and emotion for each other, and you go home more in love than ever before. (Continue reading…)

Brilliant, agreed?!

Somewhere out there, someone gets to be friends with the awesomeness that is Mindy Kaling. Ha ha!! I had my shot and I blew it. Of all the people that I met while on the set of THE OFFICE, Mindy is the one I had the least amount of time with. She walked into the Video Village, chatted it up with Lee and Gene and then left. No picture. No bonding over our mutual love of Red Sox GM Theo Epstein (or boys in cardigans). Someday Mindy…someday!

P.S. Mindy, um you should know that I could have posted the generic Season 3 cast photo of Kelly sitting at the desk with the compact, but I chose to put in the extra effort to find an extra cute picture of you…because that’s what potential best friends do.

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9 Responses to “I Love You Mindy Kaling”

  1. lemoñadé on July 20th, 2007 7:06 pm

    GMMR, I totally share your love for Mindy. Her blogs always make me laugh. I guess I would just like to be bff’s with all of the writers because then I would never stop laughing and I would have abs of steel.

  2. Sara on July 20th, 2007 7:29 pm

    I too LOVE her blog. And you’re right, I can’t read it without hearing Kelly Kapoor’s voice in my head. 🙂

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  4. Kim on July 20th, 2007 7:48 pm

    Love Mindy … love everyone on The Office (especially JKras, of course). Your mention of Theo made me think – with all the Boston guys/girls on the show wouldn’t it be hilarious to have them do an Office outing to Fenway. It doesn’t work with Scranton I know. Maybe an office outing to a Phillies game instead (an interleague game with Boston perhaps?) – Michael, his #2 Jim and his new boss Ryan with his ex Kelly – I like it! Actually I’d rather see the Boston crew as themselves at Fenway interviewed by Don and Jerry – talk about comedy!

  5. mg714 on July 20th, 2007 10:08 pm

    Absolutely adore Mindy too! In fact I would love to be BFFs with any of the women of The Office – they all seem so cool in real life!

  6. Mel on July 20th, 2007 11:14 pm

    Mindy is my favorite thing about everything. Her blogs are hysterical.

  7. molly fast on July 22nd, 2007 9:11 pm

    thank you for posting this! i spent the better part of the day reading all of her posts laughing my a*& off!

  8. Liz on July 23rd, 2007 3:31 pm

    omg yes! I read Mindy’s blog while I’m at work, and that can be VERY bad…there have been a couple of times where I’m laughing out loud and people walk by my office. Then I have to cover my mouth and hold it in… then I usually snort haha.

    Mindy is great!

  9. john on December 23rd, 2009 2:42 pm

    I totally agree. Mindy is so gorgeous. She is my love on the side. What a babe she is. Thanks Mindy!!