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 Sidv, one of our most prolific commenters.The Frisky: Please state your full name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
SL: Sidra Lestrade, I’m 25 from Boston. I don’t have any stalkers so I’m pretty sure I’m safe giving out my info.
The Frisky: How did you find the site?
SL: I was up late one night watching WE TV (“Bridezillas” is so good, but so bad) and they had this commercial for GuySpeak.com. Well, I became slightly obsessed with John DeVore’s answers, so I followed him down the rabbit hole all the way to The Frisky.
The Frisky: What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
SL: By day, I am an underwriter for an insurance company. Best job EVER! By night I work on a book I’m attempting to write and play music with my little brother’s band.
The Frisky: Relationship status?
SL: Single, very “meh” about it.
The Frisky: What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
SL: I love every Frisky post and how the writers share such wonderful, true-life stories. But in recent history I loved the “I’m Glad My Husband Cheated” piece. I thought the piece was raw and full of things that made me go “hmmmm.” And all these Readers Revealed … love ‘em.
The Frisky: What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
SL: When it comes to pop culture I’m a bit of a junkie. I love “True Blood,” “Weeds,” “Lost,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “Dexter.” I need my fix of these shows!
The Frisky: Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
SL: I’m not a big dater, and have only been in one serious relationship, so forgive me for the not-so-embarrassing story. I once got Craiglisted by a guy who I saw on a weekly basis. We went out and it was lovely; but later that night I was blabbing on the phone watching Rachael Ray’s “$40 A Day,” and there he was—dancing with Rachael Ray. I was sort of creeped out by it, all of it. The Craigslisting, him being on the show with her, and I never contacted him again.
The Frisky: Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
SL: Gabby Union, obvi! No, I kid, I really don’t think I have one at all.
The Frisky: What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
SL: CK’s perfect fit. They’re pantyline-free.
The Frisky: What is your secret talent?
SL: I spent many a year in band camp and the one thing I learned how to play, other than the clarinet, was a pretty mean harmonica.
The Frisky: If you won $1 million in the lottery, what would you do with it?
SL: First, I would scream, cry, and call my mom. Next, I would call Sallie Mae and tell her to take a long walk off a short pier, and then I’d go shoe shopping. Because hot shoes = life.
The Frisky: Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
SL: They’re ever-changing—but favorite books would have to be Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and City of Thieves by David Benioff. My favorite movies would have to be “The Big Lebowski,” “We Once Were Warriors” and for music it’s Kings of Leon—they rock. Hands down. No contest.
The Frisky: Who is your celebrity crush?
SL: Idris Alba, Alexander Skarsgard and Mehcad Brooks. If you guys have their numbers I would appreciate it. They need a little Sid in their life. Plain and simple.
The Frisky: What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
SL: So tough. I think you guys really rock. But I’d like to see more of the weekly sex diaries. I know it’s kind of pervy but I love those pieces.