Dear Ten-Year-Old Self,

Before you ask me when you have your first kiss or if you’ll ever have a boyfriend, I need to tell you some more important stuff first. What’s more important than a first kiss, you ask? Plenty. First of all, don’t let that kid in your class, Danny, who called you fat, make you self-consciously wear oversized sweatshirts for the next four years to hide your body. That kid is horrible and years from now he will be boring and bald and trying to get in touch with you to come to the set of the TV show you work on. No, you don’t work on Cheers. That show’s not on the air anymore. That would’ve been awesome, though. Another thing: Say thank you, always. Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion. When you’re grateful, people are attracted to you. Also: Make sure you appreciate Mom and Dad. Yes, they never seem to let you do anything now except read books. Once you turn 18 you’ll never get to live with them again, and you’ll live far away, and you will miss them so much it hurts. Next: Learn forgiveness and bestow it generously. Finally: Don’t let anyone give you any crap. Mastering a balance of these last two will take you a lifetime, so you had better get started now.

(x) – Mindy Kaling

 

EDIT: 500th POST YALL. I think Mindy is totally appropriate for this momentous occasion.

Cleveland is for lovers

So for the end of 30 Rock (pour one out for Lemon), Tina Fey did a bunch of behind the scenes videos. This one is a tour of Liz Lemon’s office. In it she mentions that she used to have a photo of Liz and Floyd in Cleveland but she sent it to Mindy Kaling “as a gesture of good luck with The Mindy Project.” Which is awesome because I want them to be besties (and Amy Poehler, obv). Mindy instagrammed the photo when she got it:

and said: “This is the picture of Liz and Floyd that Tina talked about! I love it. Going to put it in Shulman & Associates!” So now I have to look for it on the next episode.

Speaking of, Mindy Lahiri doesn’t know Tina, but that doesn’t change the image in my head of Tina, Mindy, and Amy eating brunch together. And Kristen Wiig.