Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Resullins, one of our most prolific commenters.The Frisky: Resullins, please state your full name and location for The Friskyverse.
RS: Rebecca Erin Sullins. (Pictured right.) I realize I just lost all creativity points on my handle … but hell, it’s easy to remember! I currently live in Nashville, TN. Though I’m originally from a small mountain town in NC that’s pretty hard to find on a map.
The Frisky: How did you find the site?
RS: I’m pretty sure I found it through a link on AskMen.com. Odd, I could be the only girl that made it to the chick site via the dude site. But what can I say? I think it’s funny.
The Frisky: What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
RS: I’m an Audio/Visual Design Engineer. I know. I’m one of those dorks from high school, just all grown up. I design and engineer multi-million dollar AV systems that get installed into casinos, theatres, arenas, etc. Our motto is: “We specialize in accurate interpretation of your pathetically unclear and dismally vague description of what you think you want.” Oh yeah, and I play a lot of pool in my spare time.
The Frisky: Relationship status?
RS: Limbo. But the good kind of limbo. Have a boyfriend, Quint (pictured left), live with him, and am planning on marrying him. Apparently he feels the need to buy a ring or something. Amusingly enough, I don’t feel the need to try any harder than I already have to talk him out of that one.
The Frisky: What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
RS: That’s gonna have to be the “Reader Revealed” for _jsw_. He’s one of my favorite posters in here (along with BrandyAlexander, CheeeeEEEEse, Riley, C.Munro, and a few others), and that thread has literally touched on every topic out there. I like anything that brings up a good debate. Preferably the kind without name-calling and cattiness, but I’m not picky. Those usually spring from anything racially or reproductively centered. And anything by JDV.
The Frisky: What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
RS: I actually can make anything in the world into a “Friends” reference. I love “Project Runway” … it makes me want to break out the sewing machine. I also have to say a big thank you to The Frisky for getting me hooked on “The Bachelor.” I detest the idea, the women, and the fact that I don’t get to live in that house, but now I can’t stop watching. I keep hoping Jake will just admit that he’s really a tranny. No man is both that girlie and that hot. Other than that … I like to put the top down on the Mini Cooper and singing terrible pop songs at the top of my lungs. I guess that’s not really a guilty pleasure, since I obviously have no shame about it. But the other drivers look at me like I just clubbed a baby seal.
The Frisky: Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
RS: Oh God. So many to choose from. Okay … I got asked out by a guy a while back, and I was really wanting to impress him … he was really cute. So I decided to take him to the pool hall. Seriously, I’m impressive on a pool table. So after a few beers, a few laughs, and a lot of whipping his a** on the table, I left myself a jump-shot on the 8 ball. Unfortunately, I had a little too much zeal for breakfast that day … I jumped it off the table, and nailed him right in the nuts. I offered to drive him home, but he opted to take a cab. I didn’t hear from him after that. I’m pretty sure a rock to the rocks is valid grounds for blowing someone off, though. So I forgave him.
The Frisky: Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
RS: Pretty much, I get compared to anyone with curly hair. It’s amazing how that one feature over-powers everything else. As long as you can’t see my tattoos, of course. I’ve gotten Julia Stiles in the “10 Things I Hate About You” phase. Julia Roberts, etc. I’ve even gotten Taylor Swift once—I only wish I looked as young as her. The only one that’s semi-accurate is Tal Wilkenfeld. She’s Jeff Beck’s bass player … seriously, Google her. But, if we’re going to go with the “who’s going to play you in the movie of your life” game, can I please have Olivia Wilde? That girl could easily make me switch to the other team.
The Frisky: What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
RS: Hot pink lace Victoria’s Secret boy shorts. Yup. I’m getting some tonight! My BF has a thing for the boy-shorts!
The Frisky: Can you share the last text message you sent?
RS: “I’m sorry I smelled bad last night.” Okay, that’s terrible and gets a small explanation. There was a pool tournament last night, and I made it to the finals. So I most definitely came home at 1am smelling like I had bathed in an ashtray made out of beer. Quint woke up and tried to push me out of the bed! So I got up and took a shower in the middle of the night.
The Frisky: What is your secret talent?
RS: Hmm … I don’t really have a lot of secrets to begin with. I can reset my own broken fingers, I’ve never met a man that can slam an Irish Car Bomb faster than me, and I’m an idiot savant at that naked-woman-photo-hunt game they have at bars. [Editor: Hey! Me too!!]
The Frisky: Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
RS: Books: Wuthering Heights, Ender’s Game, The Lord of the Rings, Wicked. I read a lot, told you I was a dork. Movie: “Boondock Saints.” Hot Irish guys on a vigilante-killing spree with no women to get in the way of my fantasizing … that one’s easy! Band: The Boss, baby! But only with the E Street Band. Seriously, though, I’ve seen Springsteen in concert like 10 times. I just try to ignore the fact that he’s a Yankee Democrat.
The Frisky: Who is your celebrity obsession?
RS: I think I’m in love with Michael C. Hall. He is phenomenally hot. Cancer and ALL! I don’t care if he does have to kill me afterwards, I’d take him up one wall and down the other. I would also drop-trousers, no questions asked, for Dr. Reed from “Criminal Minds.” Apparently I have a thing for men with brain abnormalities.
The Frisky: What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
RS: More reader-submitted stuff. You guys have some of the most awesome readers in the cyber-verse. Also, girlie stuff … like decorating and style tips. I need all the help I can get. If you guys could figure out a way to make my snake-cage work with my decor that would be fantastic. I know Fluffy’s not picky, but the cheap-aquarium-on-an-industrial-bookshelf thing ain’t working for me.