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 the avatars. So we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Kyogsa, one of our most prolific commenters.Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Kasey, 29 and Alabama.
How did you find the site?
I can’t remember if I found my way here via Asylum.com or Cracked.com.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I work for a weekly newspaper and I do a little bit of everything: covering stories, editing copy, writing sports and community stories, graphic design, legals, billing for the paper and an internet side business, page layout, email subscriptions, photography, updating the online calendar, etc. At a weekly paper everyone does everything, because that’s what the job calls for. I tend to wear office casual during the early part of the week and then jeans and blouses the other half, because you never know when you are going to have to run out into the mud to take a car wreck photo or get covered in ash at a fire. I also do freelance design work when I can get it and play World of Warcraft.
Married, five years. We’ve been together 11 years.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
Wendy’s ghost story and the preceding ghost story article. I love ghost stories! Oddly enough I haaaate scary movies. Boys/Men who read the Frisky, heed my advice: Want to get lucky? Take her to a comedy or animated movie. Happy girl = frisky. Scared girl = no getting lucky.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
I like “Ghost Hunters.” Blush.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
The summer before I met my hubby to be, right after high school, I went a bit wild since I wasn’t allowed to date in high school. I dated like 75 to 55 guys in the span of a summer. I can’t tell you how many for certain, because their idea of dating is NOT the same as mine. I remember one boy getting upset that I had a date with another guy the night before and he said, “I thought we were dating!” How?! You walked me to the coffee shop on my break which was next door, I had to keep the conversation going, and then I bought my coffee and went back to work. This took maybe 10 minutes tops! Just what in the world made you think we were dating or even more than awkward acquaintances? Anywho, I asked out a boy from my work and his brother decides to pop up at the same time, so not to be rude I offer to hang out with both of them. The older one (the one I did not ask on a date) calls and cancels. That was alright with me. Then he shows up to “hang out” on the actual date with the younger one. The whole night they sat there and bickered like six-year-olds. “He sleeps with his teddy.” Blah, blah, blah. At the end of the night—after they had hated the movie I wanted to see and yammered all the way through it, instead of letting me and the rest of the people who paid good money to go see it (yes, I paid my own way) enjoy—I gave them a each a peck on the cheek and said good night. The next day at work there was a rumor going around (that they started, come to find out) that I made out with the both of them.
Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
I don’t think I look like anyone in particular. Ya’ll have a idea on that?
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Black, see-through, thong with ruffled sides and a maroon ribbon interwoven up the front. Also a black satin bra with enough hooks in the back to hold up Mount Everest. If I get in a car wreck, I want any cute emergency personnel to know I at least had on nice undies before Godzilla ROFL stomped my car.
What is your secret talent?
I can will people to log online into World of Warcraft, but then they will say, “I’m only on for a second,” and log back off. It’s not a powerful or particularly useful talent, and sometimes takes hours or days.
Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
I like too much! How about favorite authors? J. K. Rowling, Terry Pratchet, Peirs Anthony, C. S. Lewis, Kōsuke Fujishima (ah! my goddess), Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina). Any movie by studio Gibli/director Miyazaki. My hubby and I have a huge collection of animation from all over the world. I think my oldest stuff is Betty Boop cartoons. I have almost the entire collection of those. I like a little of every genre of music.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Dolly Parton, the Queen of Country Music! I have always loved her. She was always brazenly honest, funny and sweet about plastic surgery and all other “scandals” she dealt with. I think she was more classy when she was considered scandalous than almost any star today.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
I don’t know. I’m pretty pleased with it as it is. Maybe more geek girl-related articles on technology, animation or video games? I think ya’ll do a excellent job, so keep it up.