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 iris.blue, one of our most prolific commenters.Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
My name is Kay (though that’s my westernized name) and I’m 25. I live in Toronto but I’m currently visiting my parents to avoid the G20 madness.
How did you find the site?
I was Googling relationship websites because one of my boyfriend’s friends was driving me insane. A totally unrelated Frisky article about strip clubs came up in the search results.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I’ve been stuck in limbo for the last few months as we’re planning to move to India in August. I am also getting certified in small business management as I’ve realized I’d much rather open my own business than work in an office setting or go to grad school. Other than that, I spend a lot of time hanging out with my boyfriend and friends, exploring the city, learning how to cook different cuisines, and recently, blogging.
Engaged and super excited.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
There are so many! I like relationship articles, especially if it’s a personal story. I find that reading someone else’s experience helps me gain perspective on things in my own life.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
I hardly watch TV except for the news and the World Cup. Does watching “The Hills” three years ago count as a pop culture guilty pleasure? I used to watch a lot of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” too.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
My most embarrassing dating story would have to be the first date with my fiancé. Both of us were so traumatized that we didn’t go on another date for the next month. Though, in my defense, he started it! He made a very un-PC joke about the soldiers of Nepal (my country of origin). He said that the men are so short that one has to stand on top of the other to equal the height of one Indian army soldier. I didn’t find his joke very funny so I retorted saying he should invest in getting a taxi license because that’s what Indians do best—drive taxis. This went on for a while and jokes became insults. We now find the whole incident very funny, but I doubt people from Nepal or India would be very amused.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
What is your secret talent?
I don’t know if this counts as a talent, but I’d make a kick ass spy because I’m very ethnically bendable. Depending on how tanned my skin is and the color of my hair, I can blend into different parts of the world.
Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
I have way too many favorite books to list them all. Some of my favorite movies are: “Eastern Promises,” “Conversations with Other Women,” “Roman Holiday,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” As for bands, some of my favorites are Rage Against the Machine, Queens of the Stone Age, and Queen.
Who is your celebrity crush?
The one and only Johnny Depp, though I think it has more to do with the characters he plays rather than Johnny Depp himself.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
I would love it if you guys included more international news.