Mindy Kaling is the shit.
She has exactly the right attitude about the little joys technology brings us, plus she's a writer/actor/producer on The Office (she wrote one of my very favorite eps, "The Injury"). Oh, yeah, and she wrote what is sure to be the greatest book of all time Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) due out this spring.
You can read a lengthy excerpt here (and you should, it's very funny and smart). A tidbit:
I have never had a one-night stand. Apparently, this is impossibly lame. Every romantic comedy I watch depicts our adorable heroine walking sheepishly back from a stranger’s place in the morning, with bedhead and her eyeliner all sexy and smudged. The problem is, I don’t understand the allure of the one-nightstand at all. Here’s why: in my mind, the sexiest thing in the world is the feeling that you’re wanted. The slightly nervous asking of your phone number.The text message asking you for dinner. The simple overture of wanting me can satisfy my ego for a good long time. The sexualsituation that could come of it? Well, that’s just less appealing to me. I don’t mean to say I don’t enjoy sex; I’m a properly functioning mammal and everything. I just think, like, who is this guy? Don’t you need to know some more about a guy than an evening’s worth of conversation at a bar to make sex appealing? Also: safety.
There is also a great section on Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities and I really funny story about celebrities and Twitter. Speaking of: she is a genius on Twitter. She says the things I think and the things I wish I'd thought.
MENTOR ME, MINDY. I want to be you. Or at least your best friend (I agree with all your rules).