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 SilverGurl, one of our most prolific commenters.The Frisky: Please state your full name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Laura: Laura, Washington, D.C., 27 in May.
The Frisky: How did you find the site?
L: Well, I found the site mediocre, if not slightly more than passable. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. I think I found it through some link at CNN.com, because I wanted to seem all worldly by being on CNN when in fact I just wanted to look at relationship articles. So sue me!
The Frisky: What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
L: I’m a government contractor. I support a lil’ ole organization called USDA. Maybe you’ve heard of it? I really enjoy my job, which I never thought I’d be caught dead saying. Mostly because my last job was the total bane of my existence. But this one? Is amazing!
The Frisky: Relationship status?
L: Single and ready to mingle.
The Frisky: What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
L: Hmmm. This is a tough one. I’m loving all the Reader Revealed columns. It’s great getting to know YOU. Yes, I just pointed at you. I’m also a sucker for some John DeVore. I hear he might be recently single? Oh heyyyy. Love all my celebrity gossip but I’m a big fan of getting to know who’s behind the Friskyverse—our fearless editors, bloggers, and contributors. The tough stuff is good too—what I call the “More Than Fluff” articles. I love reading the debates between The Frisky kiddies, but I try not to get involved in arguments. Must be a complex from childhood. I’m quite non-confrontational.
The Frisky: What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
L: I’m outing myself here big time but I have been and probably always will be a Hanson fan. Yep. Sorry. I love Lady Gaga too (also never thought I’d say that … mostly because I throw up a little in my mouth every time I hear the opening bars of “Bad Romance), and I’m probably the biggest Jason Mraz fan you’ll ever meet. Unless you belong to RKOP. In which case, we’ll have to exchange words!
The Frisky: Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
L: Oy vey. I’ve had many an embarrassing moment in college waking up naked due to overindulgence of adult beverages. It’s safe to say that hasn’t happened in over three years as I’m proud to be living the sober life. I’ll celebrate three years of “Clean Time” in July. But … I’ve still gone on many a shudder-worthy date. There’s the guy from Match.com who showed up to our date wearing a full-length leather trench coat, and I mean down to his ankles! He then proceeded to get a little drunk over dinner and somehow he convinced me to go watch “Twilight” with him. Ugh! Or the more recent blind date with a guy who claimed he was a handsome professorial type—and the photo I saw of him totally made him look 10 years younger and 30 lbs lighter. He shows up as “Dorky American Tourist.” Not fun. Help.
The Frisky: Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
L: I’ve been told Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Tina Fey, Lisa Loeb, Liv Tyler, Kirstie Alley (in her younger days), Amanda Peet, Claire Forlani … the list really does go on. At least they’re all beautiful! I’ll let you decide.
The Frisky: What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
L: Just your basic cotton stretch black/white stripe thong from Exhilaration (the Target brand).
The Frisky: What is your secret talent?
L: I play guitar and sing! Listen to me here. I can also wiggle my ears, touch my tongue to my nose, and inflate my nostrils.
The Frisky: If you won $1 million in the lottery, what would you do with it?
L: Pay off my credit card debt first and foremost! Then, sock some serious benjies away in savings and travel to Australia and Greece. I’d treat my parents to a weekend getaway of their choosing, and heck my bro and his girlfriend too. I may even buy my own condo or house and adopt a Sheltie puppy. With the leftover moolah, I’ll donate to the Avon Foundation because breast cancer awareness is really important to me. Finally, I’ll take myself shopping and actually get something designer for the first time in my life. Also, I’ll make sure Jason Mraz can play at my wedding, whenever that may be. Can I do all this with a mil?
The Frisky: Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
L: Book? I dunno. I love reading but I don’t have a favorite. I used to love V.C. Andrews in middle school. I will always cherish Judy Blume. Right now I’m reading Eat, Pray, Love, which I bought long before the movie announcement. I think Elizabeth Gilbert has one of the best voices I’ve read in a long, long time. Musician. Hmm … hahaha. JASON MRAZ. The Beatles, No Doubt, Hanson, and whatever indie favorite of the month (like Nicole Atkins, Lissy Trullie, or Chester French this month).
The Frisky: Who is your celebrity crush?
L: It used to be Matthew Mc … however you spell it. I love the boys of “True Blood,” and I’ll always hold a candle for George Harrison of The Beatles. Tina Fey is hot and funny. I aspire to be like her and thankfully I’ve been told I resemble Her Gorgeous Hilariousness.
The Frisky: What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
L: I like you just the way you are, The Frisky. Don’t change.