Why I give Mindy Kaling my Most Awesome Birthday Girl Award

It’s Erin here. So, I’m a huge fan of that Fox show, “The Mindy Project,” but never did I know I was such a huge fan of Mindy Kaling until her birthday. Sure, I loved this woman because really, what does anyone have against her? But who knew her birthday would make me appreciate her as a fabulous human even more. Birthday’s often irritate me because who actually appreciates people flaunting “look at me! I’m so happy! yay me! and more me!” or “I’m too cool/old/smart/dumb for birthdays,” but with Mindy, she flaunted her birthday with a classic charm that made me stay after hours at work, so I could write this post. Mindy, I’ve come to the conclusion that I think you are quite fantastic. And here’s why I grant you my Most Awesome Birthday Girl Award

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Even before her birthday, Mindy is so unabashedly excited for the day. It’s like Christmas Eve! There’s no shame with this lady. 

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"Coolest day-before-birthday gift ever @jeremybronson"

And just like in her show, The Mindy Project, she is a real-life stylin’ fashionista. I mean, monogram? That’s class.

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"@rivfifi only Minka Kelly can steal my monogrammed @clarevivier clutch. Pre-bday fever has started!!"

Wendy’s (yes, the fast food chain) announced her as a member of their VIP Birthday Club. 

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"Thanks @wendys for the birthday presents! Your move, @mcdonalds!"

Even on her birthday, she is up at 6am ready to work. She does not kid around.

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"This is 34. This is 6am."

It’s her bday and she’s on set, with her coworkers, and she’s so excited that she will Instagram a photo that honestly is not that special but is so special because it’s her birthday!!

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"Amare, Howard Klein, me & Baron"

Her coworker fam are pleasant jokesters.

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"On his Blackberry, Ed’s favorite ‘bit.’"

Her fictional and real-life family loves her. 

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"Birthday text greetings from real brother and TV brother!"

Her show writers love her (and Magnolia cupcakes—tasteful).

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"writers room bday cupcakes -Magnolia vanilla with chocolate frosting!"

She doesn’t have to fear for magazines and tabloids saying scary stuff on her, but instead, the people love her too! (or I suppose, more accurately and according to this Cosmopolitan piece, they “like” her—but really they’re being nice for “people f*cking love her”).  

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"This is very nice! In my case it’s my trove of witch’s spells."

Despite her celebrity status, she takes a day that could be all about Mindy into a moment to consider others. 

Happy 34th birthday Mindy. You’ve proven to me that age really is just a number; you are as youthful as a sprite, as into bright colorsas a kindergartner, and as witty as the coolest high school class clown. Mindy, I think I appreciate you because you are unafraid to be excited for your birthday because you’re not growing older, now you’re only 34-years-young. Thanks for letting youth and enthusiasm and birthdays become a little bit cooler again.

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"Someone died?? No it’s my birthday!! Hoorah for nice gifts"

Love,
Erin 

(all photos from Mindy’s Instagram)