Frisky Reader Revealed: Open Up To Us, Unbounded
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. So we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Unbounded, one of our most prolific commenters. Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
My name is Keely, and I have the same last name as a famous author. I’m 31 and I live in Colorado.
How did you find the site?
A very good friend sent me a Mind of Man link sometime last summer and I’ve been hooked ever since.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I work as a criminal defense attorney. Most of my clients are actually wonderful, amazing people, but the potential for craziness is certainly there … thus my desire to protect my identity with a purple mask and some thinly veiled personal statistics. Hey, it might work.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
I’ve really been enjoying Dear Wendy’s relationship articles lately. I feel like she’s giving some great insights from the “other side,” i.e., after suffering through all of the dating disasters and relationship mistakes, she’s found the man she wants to be with forever, but she hasn’t forgotten the lessons she’s learned. And she doesn’t sound smug when she talks about her great relationship with her husband, which can be hard to pull off.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
E! reality shows. I don’t watch that much TV, but when I do it tends to be at odd hours, and there is always some easily digestible pop culture candy on E!. I also love reading the Fug Girls’ commentary on celebrity fashion choices over at GoFugYourself.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
Oh man … where to start. Okay, here’s one: I got set up with a guy by mutual friends and we had one group date where he made an amazing dinner for all of us. It was great fun, and he was very cute, but I wasn’t 100 percent sure about the chemistry. Then, I invited him to my birthday party, where I got really drunk, and as he was leaving (he lived more than an hour away and had to catch a ride back with the mutual friends), I ran out of the house and across the lawn to say goodbye to him … by running up and slapping him on the a**. He was not amused and started dating someone else shortly after that. I figure it never would have worked in the bedroom anyway if he couldn’t handle a friendly little a**-slap.
Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
Well, she’s not exactly famous, more like infamous, but I look eerily like Amanda Knox, that girl from Seattle who got convicted of murdering her roommate in Italy. Yeah.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Blue cotton and lace.
What is your secret talent?
I can sing Rock Band with close to 100 percent accuracy on songs I’ve never even heard before. The last vestiges of piano playing/knowing how to read music combined with being able to sing on key and—voila—I’m an indispensable member of the band. And I wouldn’t so much call this a talent, but I also write really bad poetry.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Flying, for sure. And maybe never sweating, which sounds gross, but wouldn’t that be awesome? I spend a lot of time outdoors and I wouldn’t have to take nearly as many showers if I didn’t sweat. Think of all the water I’d save, too.
Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
I minored in English literature, so I’m kind of ashamed to say this, but I really love the last three or four Harry Potter books and I get super excited when the movies come out. For music, I ping-pong all over the place but lately I’ve had Michael Franti/Spearhead and Broken Bells on repeat.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Adrian Grenier, Johnny Depp, Matthew McConaughy, Owen Wilson—yep, I like ‘em shaggy.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
I’m a fan of the recent cooking features, and I always like stuff that veers into thoughtful navel-gazing with a solid take-home lesson. I also miss reading about Amelia’s thoughts on life and dating, because she was always very relatable for me. I do understand the reasoning behind not putting as much personal stuff out there though. Look at all my precautions just in this one thing!