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 Sundae Queen, one of our most prolific commenters. Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Wendan, 21, currently attending college in NYC. Before that I was all over the place: born in China, lived in England for a year when I was three, immigrated to Quebec, Canada when I was 10. Now my “permanent” home is Vancouver, Canada.
How did you find the site?
I think I was doing a Google search for Christmas present ideas for my boyfriend, and stumbled upon the site. I was hooked right away and I’m pretty sure that night I spent like three hours on the Frisky instead of studying for finals.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I’m currently a junior at Columbia University, studying Neuroscience and Behavior and doing a pre-med concentration, so that takes up most of my time. But in my spare time I like drawing, doing crafts and DIY projects, blogging, cooking, and trying to explore the Big Apple as much as possible during my time here.
Madly in love with my boyfriend of two years and three months.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
Jessica’s recent articles about her breakup has been so incredible and inspiring, and I look forward to reading more as she continues on her journey. I love all the Girl Talk articles, as well as Dear Wendy. I also really appreciate Angela Tung’s writing, because it’s so hard to find honest and powerful personal narratives from Asian-American women.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
I don’t have a TV in my dorm room, so I rarely watch television. The only shows I watch faithfully are “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Big Bang Theory.” Every time I fly home/back to school though, I always watch like five straight episodes of “America’s Next Top Model” on my flight. I also periodically get obsessed with “So You Think You Can Dance” when I catch it on TV when I’m home.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
I don’t have a lot of dating stories, but I guess this one sort of counts. Before we were official, my now-boyfriend asked me to go see a movie together. We were just friends at the time, so I guess it wasn’t really a date? (I don’t know, things like this can be ambiguous in college.) Anyways, nothing good was out that weekend, so we decided to see a horror movie. At the time, I haven’t yet learned that I’m really not a fan of horror, so I thought, why not, what’s the worst that could happen? So about 15 minutes into the movie, I was already so scared that I was screaming and jumping out of my seat every other second, and eventually resorted to shivering and hiding my face in my now-boyfriend’s arms for the rest of the movie. Sure it’s cute now that we got together and can laugh about it, but I was pretty embarrassed at the time! And that taught me that it’s a waste of money for me to go see horror movies because I only end up seeing about 1/10th of the film.
Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
Given the scarcity female Asian celebrities that are recognizable in the west, I would have to say no one. Any suggestions?
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Orange polka dot bikinis.
What is your secret talent?
I’m a pretty good artist, and I’m also very resourceful and can make something pretty/useful out of almost anything other people would throw out.
Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
I don’t have much time to do reading that’s not for school now, which is sad because I really enjoy reading for pleasure, but some of my favorites include Harry Potter, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and The Great Gatsby. I’m also getting into graphic novels lately, it’s such a wonderful way of combining art and text. I absolutely love animated movies, “Up,” “Wall-E,” and “Toy Story” are some that come to mind (Pixar is just amazing), and I’m a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki films. Other movies I like include “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “Amelie.” I listen to all sorts of music, from Mandarin pop music to classical, and I love soundtracks. There’s also this great website StereoMood.com I use when I’m tired of the radio stuff.
Who is your celebrity crush?
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
Stories shared by people of different backgrounds, whether cultural, racial, whatever. Even though not everyone might relate to it, I always find it fascinating to learn about different people’s experiences. And, as a lost twentysomething, insights, tips, and stories about coping with this difficult and confusing time would be appreciated. Also, more DIY columns!