mindykaling: What is the opposite of “barefoot and pregnant”? That is what my costume designer @salvadorperezcostumes has custom made for Mindy Lahiri. And while Jane Birkin may be mad at Hermes, Mindy Lahiri is not. #themindyproject #notcrocodile
I was tagged by the gorgeous officialmindykaling to do the six selfie challenge… I normally don’t take selfies bc I’m very insecure about how I look in photos, especially ones where I’m smiling 😓. However, with each selfie I guess I find ways to love myself.
Embracing Myself Part I:
I don’t really like books
As I once described myself on an online dating site:
“I kinda consider myself a pseudointellectual, I love discussing ideas and learning but I just don’t like to read”
Now, I know what you’re thinking: a girl with comedy blog who is also an intellectual? And single? Nah, that ain’t real brah.
But I am a (psuedo)intellectual who dislikes books. Maybe it’s because I have the attention span of a goldfish / small mammal or that I’m a painstakingly slow reader, but I just can’t sit through a book.
Articles are a good distraction though, especially all the ones on my newsfeed that keep me occupied at the bathroom… hey, don’t judge, before I embraced singledom, it was Tinder. And some of them even bring up good points, especially for women (but more on those topics later).
But okay, okay. There have been a few books here and there that I’ve managed to make it through. And in the spirit of <3 comedy, I’d like to highlight that some of the books that I have enjoyed have been by some of comedy heroines, Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling
What I respected about both performers is that they are so hardworking and were not ashamed to admit it. But I’m gonna focus more on Mindy because I read her book more recently.
I feel like I can really relate to Mindy because I was raised by more ethnic parents than the typical America. One of the things that I liked about the book is how she fully admitted and owned that she was a comedy NERD – so much that she went to a NERD school and binged watched comedy.
Mindy also extends this AWESOMEPOWER to her work: she wasn’t silo’d into her flat character on the office and instead went on to produce and star in her own show a strong, career-driven gynecologist. While there are some elements of the show that bother me a bit (i.e. the episodes are almost entirely focused on her dating life, the most recent relationship on the show doesn’t seem that health), overall, she provides women with a great role model.
That reminds me of who my role model was, another woman in the medical field – my mom. Yes, my mom was a doctor before it was cool for women to be doctors, before they had TV shows with women as doctors. But I think there should be more female role models out there. And I am grateful for my female role models both at home and on the screen(s).
Anyway I’ve gotten a bit off topic. But, I must tell you, internet: whilst googling I discovered Amy Poehler also had a book and remembered that Aziz Ansari just wrote a book and was extremely disappointed at having not read either – that will be for the plane! Here are the only other books I’d consider reading:
-Anything that Amy Schumer writes
-If Donald Grover writes something. The man is a fucking genius. He is a comedian, a rapper, a writer, and an actor. WTF, Donald, stop making us look so bad.
-Scott Pilgrim vs. the World comics
-If Archer were turned into a graphic novel
tl;dr: I don’t really like books. I’ll try the funny ones, though.
I love men’s deodorant. Like, it works better and the scents are better. Floral shit on top of sweat is possibly the grossest ever. Anyway I HIGHLY recommend Old Spice Denali anti-persiperant/deodorant. I guess Denali is something mountainy bc it smells faintly of spruce and that is also the name of the style of black Northface that all of us basic biatches love so much. Plus it’s kindof a girly man scent anyway…
Curiously, this wasn’t the original title of the premiere. Prior to Kaling’s tweet, it was rumored to be “How My Father Met Your Mother (And Father)” and was set to introduce Mindy’s dad, Tarun Lahiri.
Then again, with the recent news that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will guest-star in the Sliding Doors-inspired premiere as Mindy’s husband — in an alternate reality, of course — it stands to reason most of the action would take place while Ms. Lahiri is unconscious.
Your hopes for Mindy‘s fourth season, hitting the web later this year? Drop ’em in a comment below.