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 LSS86, one of our most prolific commenters. Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Lea, 24, San Francisco Bay Area.
How did you find the site?
I’m one of those people who goes to CNN every day to read the non-news articles. You know the kind I’m talking about, “Three-Headed Panda Gives Birth to Quadruplets,” “Arkansas Woman Makes World’s Largest Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.” During my perusing, a relationship-y headline popped out at me and I followed it through to The Frisky.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I do marketing for a software company. Lots of writing, editing, data analysis, website management, that kind of thing. By night I do musical theatre. It would be awesome if I could make that my day job, but I like being able to afford food and clothing, so I don’t see that happening.
I’ve been with my boyfriend for just over three months now and things are going really well. High hopes for the future!
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
I like any post that elicits a lot of comments. When I see a post that has triple digit comments, I get giddy. There aren’t a lot of trolls (unlike on CNN), and nearly everyone is open to having friendly debates. Those posts usually come from the relationship section, so I always go straight there. Dear Wendy is usually my favorite because so often I read the letters and think “I was in the same situation x years ago, I wish someone had told me exactly what Wendy wrote,” so I have an easy time relating to them. Also, whenever I’m facing a tough decision, I do a search to see if Wendy has answered a question about a similar situation in the past.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
Crappy TV shows. Why is watching “America’s Next Top Model” marathons still fun even when you know who goes home in each episode? And “Jersey Shore” has no right to be so entertaining. “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover”? Yes please!
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
This isn’t really a dating story, but I don’t do much dating, so you’ll have to accept an embarrassing hookup story. I was at a party several years back and there were these cute identical twins there. I ended up drunkenly hooking up with one of them (PG stuff, I was still pretty young). The following day, I went into my history class that one of the twins was in as well. The problem is, I wasn’t sure if I had hooked up with him or his brother! I was too embarrassed to ask him or even make eye contact, so I went through the rest of the year not knowing if the guy I was sitting in front of was the one I had hooked up with or not.
Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Why, pink and orange leopard print Victoria’s Secret lace waist hiphuggers of course.
What is your secret talent?
Scrabble. Except I brag about it a lot, so it’s not really secret.
Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
I don’t do enough reading nowadays, but some of my favorite books from years past are 100 Years of Solitude, Animal Farm, Sphere and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Watching movies is one of my favorite things to do, so I have a long list of favorites. “Gattaca” has been at the top of that list for quite some time, so let’s just go with that. I actually don’t listen to many musicians/bands, my iPod is filled with show tunes.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Ever since I saw “Fear,” I’ve been obsessed with Mark Wahlberg. (Is that something I shouldn’t admit? His character was super creepy.) I just wish he’d start doing movies I’m actually interested in again.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
An advanced search tool would be great. I’d like to be able to search for posts by a specific author, limit my search to just titles, etc.