Here’s a short list of well-known ladies I think I would be friends with…if we were to ever meet. None of these are rocket science, as far as I’m concerned. There’s clearly a common thread of laughter involved in these pseudo-friendships.
1. Amy Poehler. I know I’m not alone in this one. Her laugh is infectious. She speaks her mind & contributes. Check out “Ask Amy” where she responds to questions from teenage girls. I love that she speaks out about feminism.
2. Tina Fey. She’s a great comedy writer and a hard worker. She believes in women. She wrote a great book. Remember when she and Amy were doing Weekend Update together? Those were some funny times.
3. Rashida Jones. I clearly dig her style. I also like that she didn’t like the roles that were being offered to her so she went out and wrote her own screenplay! Get it, girl.
4. I would invite Rachel Maddow to my dinner party but most likely still be intimidated by her intelligence. She has been open about her struggle with depression, which I also admire from someone in the public view.