Okay, so I absolutely adore Mindy Kaling. In my head, Mindy and I could totally be friends. I had this perception of her just being a super cool girl and while on a road trip I listened to her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, and I found out that all that I had assumed about her coolness was so true. Besides just seeming to be a very down to earth person, alot of her Mindy Kalingisms are things I wholeheartedly believe in.
An Irish Leave: An Irish leave is when you leave a party without saying goodbye. I hate big grand goodbyes at parties. I hate interrupting conversations and bringing all attention on me. It just makes me feel incredibly awkward. I like to say goodbye to the host/hostess and slip out the door.
Buying things with a debit card under $3: I practice this all the time
Don't peak in High School: Here's an excerpt - "Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I’ve noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also a big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it’s so wonderfully fair." Truer words have never been spoken. I wish someone would have slapped me over the head with this one when I was 16.
Underwear is always necessary - I don't understand how people go commando. I've done it twice (by force of circumstance) and just felt so icky. (This may have been TMI).
There is no sunrise so beautiful that it's worth waking me up to see it: Non-morning people unite!
Love for Karaoke: I love karaoke, but please believe me when I say I can't sing a lick.
Hell is waiting in line for brunch: The brunch line is the worst. If you are like me, I don't do brunch as often as I would like, but geez you have a a wonderful spread of breakfast/lunch yummies and it feels like you have to wait a lifetime to partake.
Above all other things, Mindy is totally accepting of who she is and what she looks like. I think she adorable, but at a "whooping" (and say that with sarcasm) size 8 she is definitely on the plus side of Hollywood stars. She tells of photo shoots where stylists brought her all samples sizes of 2 and 4. I was so mad for her, but I know this happens. Anyways, I definitely don't want to spoil the book, but it a fun read. I actually got it on audiobooks for a roadtrip (Mindy reads the book), but those darn things are super expensive.