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 JenniferRly, one of our most prolific commenters.The Frisky: Please state your full name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
J: My name is Jennifer (duh), I’m 22, and I live in Virginia.
The Frisky: How did you find the site?
J: I think CNN linked me here, although I read Frisky stuff for a solid while before joining. I found it right after I moved from Somewhere, MA to Nowhere, VA, and I really needed to feel like intelligent, tolerant people were still out there somewhere as I am currently surrounded by hicks. Not that I’m judgmental or anything.
The Frisky: What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
J: I work for a small government contractor as an analyst/ technical writer, which basically just entails playing in an office full of intense ex-military guys.
The Frisky: Relationship status?
J: Married to a man who has been my best friend since I was 9 years old. Commence “awwing.”
The Frisky: What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
The Frisky: What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
J: Hmm … I don’t watch much TV, although I’ve recently become obsessed with “Bones” and “Parenthood”—it’s new and awesome and you should check it out. My guiltiest music pleasures are usually not pop-culturey at all. I like the Mountain Goats because they make me feel like an indie music snob, which I am totally not.
The Frisky: Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
J: As I said, I was pretty much always with my husband. We did have a brief phase of dating other people, which led to the following gem: I dated this “bad boy” in high school and we spent a lot of time in his basement watching movies and playing pool. One day when we were down there, his mom came down holding a pink thong and said, “Is this yours, Jennifer?” Which was super awkward … because it wasn’t.
The Frisky: Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
J: I’m not sure. Most people tell me I look like their sister/ best friend/ cousin, but not really anyone famous. What do you think?
The Frisky: What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
J: A black, lacy Victoria’s Secret number. A pretty base layer makes me feel pretty all day.
The Frisky: What is your secret talent?
J: It’s not much of a secret, but I can dance the spectrum from ballet to hip-hop to ballroom. Also, I make a mean brisket, per grandma’s recipe.
The Frisky: If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be?
J: I think I’d go with teleportation, because I hate time lost to travel. That, or the ability to change superpowers to whatever I want, whenever I want.
The Frisky: Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
J: I love all books by David Sedaris and hilariously pragmatic non-fiction a la Freakonomics. I suck at seeing movies, so I’ve got nothing there. As for music, my iPod has identity problems. My bizarre taste includes everything from Bach to Rob Zombie and everything in between.
The Frisky: Who is your celebrity crush?
J: I’d change teams for Scarlett Johansson.
The Frisky: What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
J: I like anything that sparks a good conversation because I love to hear what my fellow Friskians think. That, and beauty tips, because I’m clueless in such matters.