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 Chelles_bells, one of our most prolific commenters. Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
In the non-interwebs world, I go by (Mi)chelle. I’m 23 years young, living it up in the mean streets of northern Chicago. They’re not really mean, just sometimes filled with crazies/Cubs fans.
How did you find the site?
Way back in the year 2009, I stumbled upon an article, that was most likely sex-related, from Lemondrop. One Frisky-licious article later, I was hooked and chelles_bells was born.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
By day, I’m working at a local university in a science nerd department. Occasionally, I get paid to blog about my crazy relationships in the afternoons. By night, I drink too many candy flavored martinis, eat way too much popcorn, knit unfinished items, dabble in doodling, and obsessively dream about puppies I cannot have in my apartment. I also like to dance in front of my mirrors to Madonna’s greatest hits album, but we don’t talk about that.
Have been happily taken for the last 10 months by an adorably sweet, blond haired, blue eyed, Irish hippy. He proofread this interview.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
Because I write an anonymous relationship blog about my personal life, I like to read Dear Wendy articles so I can throw in my two cents on relationship issues rather than have it thrown back to me in my comments section. I’m also a HUGE horoscope reader so Kiki is my lady. Girl was so right last week when it came to some relationship stuff.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
Can I admit that I am still OBSESSED with “Lost”? Seriously, my icon is still Penny and Desmond because I just don’t have the heart to take it down and replace it with a non-”Lost” one. I’ll also admit that I watch wayyyyy too much “South Park” and “Simpsons.” Musically, I have an open heart for any rap with terrible lyrics—like the one about Fred Flintstone and “bed rocks.” And secretly, I read TMZ every day so I can stay up on my celebrity arrests.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
I’m a pretty shy person in real life. I’m a smile and nod girl when I am thrown into a high-pressure situation. And oftentimes, the conversation in my head about how I should say something, rather then not smiling and nodding, makes it hard for me to really listen to the conversation. One time, I was smiling and nodding nervously as this very cute guy who was telling me how his beloved Grandma had just past away. Obviously, he was insulted. Yikes. Oh, and there was one time when I was going grocery shopping with a date in some pretty dangerous heels and I slipped on a banana peel. Yes, a real banana peel.
Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
Really, I don’t think I look like anyone and no one has ever told me that I have a celebrity look-a-like except for one nut job who told me I looked like Charlotte Church. I’ll let the Frisky-verse decide. I’m always down for a good doppleganger.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
I believe that comfort overrules sexiness when it comes to my undies, which is why I typically rock boy shorts and hipsters. Also, I may or may not own nine pairs of Curious George-themed panties.
What is your secret talent?
It’s not a secret that I got my degree in music education, so I am a decent clarinet player and occasionally a singer. I also do a great Ethel Merman impersonation (for all my musical theater geeks out there). I can quote “Simpsons” characters like it’s going out of style. And I make a mean baked mac and cheese.
Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
I heart Dave Eggers. His book You Shall Know Our Velocity is a testament to life. I highly recommend it. Okay no, I command that you read it. As for music, my current running playlist includes Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Matt and Kim, Apples in Stereo, and Wilco. And when I am not Netflixing ridiculous B-list movies, I re-watch “Little Women” over and over again until I remember how sweet Christian Bale was as darling Laurie.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Obviously not current Christian Bale. As an “Office” geek, I dig me some John Krasinski. And as a former “Third Rock From the Sun” fan, I cannot deny my true feelings for a short- or long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
Less rompers (I’m on a personal vendetta) and more affordable fashion for us non-New Yorkers, more Daily Ovulation pictures and videos, and equal amounts of spunky and snarky comments from the lovely readers who have been nothing but golden to me.