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 I Go To 11, one of our most prolific commenters. Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Since my first name and last name are both distinct, uncommon ways of spelling relatively common ones, I’ll just share my middle name, which is Anne. I’m 26, soon to be 27. Like AnitaBath and Titsmagee, I live in a college town in Indiana—although it’s not the same one. I’m originally from the metro Detroit area, though.
How did you find the site?
About a year ago, I was on AOL News’ home page, and they had a link to The Frisky’s Wedding Survival Guide. I was heavily into planning my own wedding at the time, so I thought there might be some good info for me. I have been hooked ever since!
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I work from home full-time, providing customer service/loan sales for a financial institution. Not gonna lie, having the ability to work in my pajamas is pretty sweet! I also have a side project (which I don’t make any money off of; it’s just for fun) of maintaining a blog about my very spoiled cat, Eloise. Oh, and I also go to school part-time; I’m an English major.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
Hmm, that’s tough … I really liked Ami’s post about running a half-marathon. I’m also a runner, and will begin training for my first half very soon. I also enjoy the “Dear Wendy” and “Today’s Lady News” features.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
I like to watch some reality TV shows. Lately, it’s been mostly “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” and “True Beauty,” but I also like “The Biggest Loser,” “Dancing With The Stars,” “Celebrity Rehab,” “Intervention” and “Celebrity Apprentice.” I also am guilty of being a fan of David Hasselhoff, Rick Astley and Tom Jones.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
This was actually one of my very first dates … when I was 14. I had a thing for this guy in my social studies class. He seemed a little shy and kind of sweet. We agreed to go on a group date—I dragged along my best friend for backup. We wound up being the only girls in a group that had at least five or six boys. We grabbed a bite to eat at a pizza place, where not only did he choose to sit by his friends instead of me, but they were also acting really dumb, making inappropriate sexual comments and just being all-around obnoxious. My crush was not at ALL acting like he did in class. We then went to a movie—one of the boys’ moms agreed to buy us all tickets to an R-rated movie even though none of us were 17—where he chose to sit with his friends in the front row. The guys had smuggled in big bags of candy and started throwing pieces at the screen. But that wasn’t the worst part! No, the worst was halfway through the movie, when they got up and LEFT. No “goodbye,” no warning, they just took off without saying a word to any of my group. Needless to say, my crush on this dude ended right there.
Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
I’ve been told I look like Katee Sackhoff (Kara Thrace/Starbuck on “Battlestar Galactica”), as well as Anna Chlumsky (Vada in “My Girl”). I’ve also been known to pull off Marilyn Monroe pretty well on Halloween. I’ve also been told I look like LeAnn Rimes, Elisha Cuthbert and Terri Nunn (of the ’80s band Berlin). Yeah, I’m totally not seeing those at all.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Rainbow-colored hipsters. Cute AND comfy!
What is your secret talent?
I used to twirl baton competitively when I was younger. That’s actually how I met my best friend. I can still twirl, even though I haven’t competed in over a decade.
Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
This would be a seriously long list, so I’ll just select a few of my all-time faves. For music, my top five favorite bands would probably have to be Placebo, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Matthew Good, and Everclear. I’ll do my top five writers instead of individual books, who would be George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, Anne Sexton, AJ Jacobs, and Anne Lamott. My top five movies would probably be “Clueless,” “Boondock Saints,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Tommy Boy” and anything from the Brat Pack—”Sixteen Candles,” “Breakfast Club,” “St. Elmo’s Fire,” etc.
Who is your celebrity crush?
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
As great as it is that we’ve got a series devoted to finances, I think some of the articles could be a little more helpful; everyone’s on different knowledge levels, so maybe a range of introductory to more advanced tips would be nice. You could even include tips from readers, because I’m sure there’s lots of great ideas on saving money, etc., floating around the Friskyverse. Oh, and keep posting lots pics/videos of cute animals. You can’t go wrong with those.