BFF Status: Mindy Kaling Edition

I’m quite positive Mindy Kaling and I are destined to be best friends (mainly because we’re both Cancers and obsessed with romantic comedies). With her quirky sense of humor and awkward moments galore, this actress/comedian has been popping up everywhere lately as she now stars in her own TV show on FOX, The Mindy Project and has her own book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me. If you’re not familiar with her, this post will give you insights into her awesomeness through her quotes, tweets and writing. Be sure to follow her on Twitter – @mindykaling to keep you entertained throughout the day!

She interprets song lyrics
“The chorus of “Jack and Diane” is: Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone. Are you kidding me? The thrill of living was high school? Come on, Mr. Cougar Mellencamp. Get a life.”

She’s not big on exercise
“Even in my revenge fantasy where all I do is exercise, I can still do only twenty-five pull-ups. Pull-ups are tough, no joke.”

She analyzes the members of boy bands with her friends
“Haley and I would talk for hours about which member of ‘N Sync we’d want to marry. After long deliberation, the answer was always J. C. Chasez. Joey Fatone’s last name was going to be “Fat One” no matter how great he was, and even though they didn’t know at their age that Lance Bass was gay outright, they sensed he’d make a better good friend and confidante. As for Justin Timberlake, well, JT was the coolest and hottest, but too flashy, so we couldn’t trust him to be faithful. J. C. Chasez was the smart compromise.”

She loves Anderson Cooper
“I don’t care, I’m still gonna make a run at Anderson Cooper.”

She’s not a size 0
“I fall into that nebulous, quote-unquote, normal American woman size that legions of fashion stylists detest. For the record, I’m a size 8 – this week, anyway. Many stylists hate that size because I think to them, it shows that I lack the discipline to be an ascetic; or the confident, sassy abandon to be a total fatty hedonist.”
She’s all about romantic comedies
“I had these kind of unrealistic expectations that were fueled by romantic comedies, and it has both helped me and hurt me in many ways. It helped me because, in general, they’ve made me hopeful. I just figure things will eventually work out for me. But nobody is like any Tom Hanks character. Nobody is Hugh Grant. No one is Meg Ryan!”