shrimp cocktail

Okay, just for fun, pretend you can magically bring a famous person to your dinner table tonight. (The food will be taken care of, don’t worry!) Who would you conjure? My answer is easy…

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling. The actress/comedian/screenwriter/producer/director/author is a hilarious genius, and I love her shows and books. She also had two kids on her own, which I so admire. “I’m Indian, and my parents and extended family are truly traditional,” Mindy told Parents. “But I was like, ‘I want to put my own happiness in my own life… once I gave myself permission, and I thought, ‘I don’t care what other people think,’ I decided, ‘I’m just going to be part of that community.’ It was like a weight was lifted off of me.” (I loved this essay she reads aloud about her single mom experience.)

So, for our dinner, I would encourage her to bring her kids and then we could have pizza and play hide and seek and I would pretend I didn’t see them even if they hid in obvious places like the bathtub because all kids seem to hide in our bathtub!!!

Runners up would be all-around force Michelle Obama, wise comedian Amy Poehler, and Seth Rogen because he seems cool and even his laugh makes me laugh.

What about you? Who would you invite over tonight for pizza?

P.S. The mentor myth, and who is your celebrity crush?

(Top photo by Jeremy Pawlowski/Stocksy. Mindy Kaling photo from her Instagram.)