Fangirl – noun. a girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something.
Second definition: me.
I have a tendency to get overly obsessed with things/people/books/food/pets, etc. Some of them are deserving of obsession, like Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and some are just weird, like the fact that I can’t stop thinking about the chicken chili ramen from my favorite sushi place. Regardless, this will be a spot on the blog where I can share these topics with you and you can ignore them or fangirl with me. I suggest the latter. The subjects will probably most likely be female oriented, but if you haven’t noticed, women are doing some pretty great things right now.
First up, MINDY KALING. I can’t even get over how much I love this woman. Her book, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)” is hilarious and poignant and perfect in every way and I’ve read it several times. It also pretty much sums up my crippling case of FOMO. I loved her as Kelly in The Office, a show where she was originally the only female writer on a staff of eight, and eventually also became a director and executive producer. Her on-screen romance and off-screen friendship with BJ Novak haunts my dreams (in a good way). Her show The Mindy Project is my current favorite, and about the only thing I DVR right now besides Friends reruns and Game of Thrones. The show also has a great supporting cast including Chris Messina who plays the dreamy Dr. Danny Castellano, and Ike Barinholtz who kills it as Nurse Morgan Tookers.
If you haven’t started watching it, this weekend is a perfect time to start your free week of Hulu and knock out the first season. Yes, I know the weather is supposed to be beautiful for those of us in the Midwest, but you can’t stay outside all day, right? I will leave you with a few of my favorite Mindy-isms to entice you. (Plus if you watch it then we can talk about it and since I am a fangirl I NEED to talk about it.)