Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mrs. Yoy: Fan Girl

Dear Mindy Kaling,

I haven't written a piece of fan mail since the 1980s when David Hasselhoff and KITT ruled TV, but I'm feeling very inspired. 

I'm sure you get loads of fan mail from girls proposing best friendship. I am not one of them. I had a best friend and she was the bee's knees. She wore funky glasses and kicked ass as an architect. 

She passed away last week at the age of 39 after a two year battle with a very aggressive form of brain cancer. 

I'm not trying to bum you out.  I just wanted to thank you.

You see, me and my best friend would cuddle up on our couches to watch The Mindy Project together. And even though we were separated by over 600 miles, it was like she was right there with me.  I'd pick up the phone and call her to repeat some insane Dr. Lahiri line. (We especially enjoyed the Jewish summer camp intro, as two former campers.) And later, when she lost the ability to talk, I'd text her. And I'd get an LOL right back.

For those thirty minutes we forgot about the chemo and the scary prognosis, and laughed our asses off.  We could just be us again.  And I will be forever grateful to you, the actors, the writers, and especially the costume designer, who dresses you oh-so fabulously.

I'm not sure if you'll ever read this, I just wanted to put it out there into the universe.

Fondly,
Mrs. Yoy
Atlanta, GA

P.S. The Hoff sent me back an 8x10 signed photo of him laying atop KITT in an awkward/sexy pose which was pretty much the best thing ever. In case you were wondering...





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