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 Delilahgem, one of our most prolific commenters.
Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Sara, 29 Wilmington, DE
How did you find the site?
I’m not entirely sure. I want to say maybe something along the lines of a link from Glamour.com? I do know that not long after that I heard it mentioned on the morning show I listen to.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I do admin work for an auto body shop: scheduling, some accounting, just all around office stuff.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
There are a few. I always love the Dater X and Mind of Man columns. I liked the Girl Talk essay “Ask Me Out On A Damn Date.” The Girl Talk essays are always good and I like that pretty much everyone writes them.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
The Frisky, duh. I also try to catch anything with the Kardashians, although lately I am slacking and haven’t watched any of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York.” I also love reading old tabloids when I’m getting a pedicure, just to see how ‘true’ they turned out to be. I would also consider iPhone apps to be pop culture-esque: I’m totally addicted to Words With Friends.
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Neither actually. I found them both supremely annoying. Edward was just plain creepy, and Jacob, well … I am not sure why, he just annoyed me. Neither one of them seemed to be out for Bella’s best interest, just in beating the other out for Bella’s attention and love.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
Hmm, I’m not sure about embarrassing, but I can tell you horrifying. About five years ago, a friend was intent on fixing me up. With anyone, because clearly, I wasn’t doing a good job dating on my own. After lots of convincing I agreed to go out a couple of her friends and this guy she was setting me up with. He was obnoxious, and I’m sure drunk. He asked me outright why I never wanted to meet him before, he was rude to the bartender (high pitched whistle to get her attention), and in his attempt to “lead” me by taking my hand, he dragged me around the bar, I stubbed my toe and ruined my favorite pair of shoes (at the time). So I’m on a pseudo-date with toilet paper wrapped around my toe, hobbling around a crowded bar. He told me he hadn’t graduated high school and asked if that was a problem. (Which if you make something of yourself in life, probably wouldn’t be.) I took this opportunity to tell him that yes, unfortunately, it would be. I was then made out to be a judgmental bitch in that group, but whatever. The moral? Don’t go on a set-up date if you’re really not feeling it.
Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
I do. I’m not a radical bra-burning feminist or anything, but I believe we have the right to our own personal choices. Whether it be a high-powered career, raising a brood of kids, or doing both at the same time. I believe in equal pay for equal work. I’m pro-choice, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m pro-abortion either. I just want the option to be given to those who may need it, medically or otherwise. It’s an extremely personal decision for someone to make and I don’t think it’s right to try to take that away. And for the fact that I come from a line of strong-willed women, who I know, did not always have the same rights and opportunities that we have today. And that even though we’ve progressed here, doesn’t mean the rest of the world is caught up to us.
If The Frisky staff came over for dinner, what would you serve us?
This time of year, it would have to be my signature fat kid meals. Either a corn and crab chowder or BBQ meatloaf (with bacon and crumbled blue cheese), horseradish cheddar mashed potatoes, and for a dash of “health,” steamed green beans.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Daisy Fuentes lace thong from Kohl’s.
What is your secret talent?
I don’t really have any! I guess cooking would be considered one, since I rarely do it these days.
What’s an amazing book or movie that other Frisky readers absolutely must get their hands on right now?
House Rules by Jodi Picoult. I am a huge Picoult fan. Within the last two years I’ve torn through almost every novel of hers. I have to wait for them to come out in paperback because I read finish them so quickly. I’m almost sad when her books are over because there’s no more. She just has a way of writing about something that is captivating and she is so thorough in her research.
The movie I most recently watched was “Due Date.” It’s the first movie in a long time where both my boyfriend and I laughed out loud all the way through.
Which celeb would you most want to get in bed with? Which celeb would you most want to marry?
Bed would have to be Robert Downey, Jr, Paul Rudd, or Ryan Reynolds, all of whom I’ve crushed on for years. Marry? I’d have to say Peter Krause (especially his “Parenthood” character). I’ve kind of had a weird thing for him since watching “Six Feet Under,” even though his character was more than a little shady at times. He just seems like an all around good guy, and that’s way more important than being hot. And Matthew Perry — love Chandler Bing and Mr. Sunshine.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
I would actually like to see more budget friendly style stuff, for those of us living outside the metro NYC area. The readers come from all over the country and are in all sorts of income brackets and all have their own sense of style. And maybe a reader contribution column of sorts? In addition to the “Reader Revealeds,” ask a random reader to write about something of interest!