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 Caramelpuff, one of our most prolific commenters.Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Courtney, 27, currently in New York City but originally from Atlanta, GA.
How did you find the site?
I think it was a link from a story that interested me from Lemondrop. Some other stories were also linked to TF from other websites such as Cracked so I kept coming back and have been hooked ever since.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I currently work in retail but I’m an aspiring screenwriter. I’m also going back to school in January to take more classes.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
Well, it’s not recent, but almost a year ago there was a post as a counter-argument to another article published (from another website) about the worst movies of the decade between 2000-2009. It argued that “Scary Movie”, “The Sweetest Thing” and another movie I can’t remember weren’t the worst of the decade and gave some really good reasons why and replacement movies. I love movies, so it stuck out to me. Otherwise, I like a lot of the Girl Talk posts, dating Dealbreakers, and another less recent post was “When To Shut Up and When To Speak Up About Why You’re Breaking Up.” That was pretty funny and helped me realize that honesty isn’t always the best policy.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
Since I’m a pop culture nerd I don’t feel guilty about much. In fact, nobody’s probably heard about this, but for two seasons VH1 had this World Series of Pop Culture competition in the summer that I used to watch and I was able to answer most of the questions. I even submitted to be a part of the online team but sadly didn’t answer enough questions during the timed game.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
I was out to dinner with an ex-boyfriend and everything was going well until the waitress greeted us, but only seemed interested in serving or helping him. In fact, I had to keep saying “excuse me” to get her attention while she doted on him, yet he seemed to love the attention, trying to laugh it off. But what made it worse was he had the nerve to try to pressure me to give her a tip, saying the service was fine. Well, yea it was—for you!
Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
I don’t think I’ve been compared to anyone and I’m not sure who I look like.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Dark blue boy shorts with light blue and white circles on them. Aerie of course.
What is your secret talent?
I’m a fountain of useless information if that counts.
Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
With movies there’s too many so I’ll try to categorize. Recent: “District 9,”"Inception,” anything Pixar, “Zombieland.” Top three: “Kill Bill Vol. 2,” “Dark Knight,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.” Classics: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “16 Candles,” “Annie Hall,” “North by Northwest.” As for music, I’m all over the place but especially love the rappers that started underground in Atlanta before hitting it big, such as Outkast, T.I. and Cee-Lo (he started with a hip-hop group called Sleepy Theme).
Who is your celebrity crush?
Between James Franco and Jon Hamm, I can’t choose. Both are funny and talented actors and incredibly hot. You can’t beat that. And I’ve been in love with Boris Kodjoe since I saw him in “Brown Sugar.”
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
Umm, an iPhone app! Since Cracked has one I’m sure there’s enough of a following for TF to get one and yes, I’d still get it if it wasn’t free.