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The Mindy Project

I am not lame.

I am not Bridget Jones.

Not yet.

And even, better, I’m not Mindy Lahiri from Fox’s new tv show the Mindy Project.

Though I do like her sparkly dress.

Things I have in common with Mindy:

  • I blame romantic comedies for unrealistic expectations in life
  • We are both single and have mostly friends who are married/in a relationship/have kids
  • We both want to channel our own Sandra Bullock. I mean–who doesn’t?
  • We like bright colors and glittery clothes
  • Who hasn’t felt like the universe was mocking your single-dom in some way shape or form? (Ok, Mindy sees it a bit more acutely than the rest of us, but still…)
  • We both suck at riding bikes
  • We want to spend less money
  • We want to lose weight
  • We want to read more books and work out more
  • We want to meet Mr. Right

Things Mindy has going on better than me at (proven in pilot episode):

  • She has a super well paying job as an OBGYN
  • She has access to better shoes (not fair Hollywood!)
  • She gets to sleep with the hot British guy who seems like Hugh Grant
  • She lives in a city that seems to have wayyy more going on than mine (though I do love where I live)

Things I rock by NOT being Mindy:

  • I have never been to jail
  • I have never said anything embarrassing at an ex’s wedding (thank goodness)
  • I don’t think I’ve ever been such a disaster on a first date..oh I seriously hope not
  • The hot British guy she gets to sleep with seems like Hugh Grant..And “hanging out” with a guy is destined for badness.

And, hands down, one of the scariest/most truthful moments of the episode:
Don’t know about y’all, but this is something I’ve definitely thought before a first blind date..

“Dear Lord, please let this date be good. May he have the wealth of Mayor Bloomberg, the personality of Jon Stewart, the face of Michael Fassbender, the … penis of Michael Fassbender.”


  • Jennifer

    September 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I feel you there, there are so many things that I stepped back and said woah, that rang true, or thank goodness that never happened to me! I love that Hugh Grant made both lists, I totally thought that too!

    • Lora

      September 28, 2012 at 7:07 am

      Glad I’m not alone! I hope the show continues be stellar…And who on earth is the actor who plays the Hugh Grant-ite? Inquiring minds want to know.

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