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 LR52185, one of our commenters (and a prolific suggester of stories for Today’s Lady News!). Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Logan, 27, and Raleigh, North Carolina.
How did you find the site?
That would be CNN.com.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
During the week, I work for a large credit union handling escrow accounts. On weekends I’m usually out running, fishing, listening/playing music, rock climbing, playing a sport (minus golf and baseball … hate them), manual labor for my parents if they need anything. Ya know … a thug’s life.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
All the Today’s Lady News posts. It’s my one stop shop for pretty much everything related to gender issues that I won’t hear about anywhere else.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
The Frisky is the big one. I also enjoy watching “Swamp People” on the History Channel, but I’m not sure if that counts as pop culture.
Team Edwards or Team Jacob?
Had to Google that one so it’s gonna have to be neither.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
I don’t really get embarrassed, but I have many an awkward story. For starters, before a Sadie Hawkins dance my mom commented to the girl I was going with that I should have a great time because my face would be in her boobs the entire night (the girl was a good 5″ taller). Another good one was when I first met my first girlfriend’s dad and he proceeded to show me his sawed off shotgun. He didn’t say anything … just showed it to me and I got the point. Later I got a talking-to by this same dad because the girlfriend left a mix CD in her dad’s car and the song that came up was “Too Big” from “The Sweetest Thing” soundtrack.
Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
Yeah, I’d consider myself a Berkeley shiksa feminista (two points for anyone that gets the reference). Though “shiksa” would be the wrong derogatory term to use for me.
If The Frisky staff came over for dinner, what would you serve us?
Whatever your hearts’ desired … which hopefully would be something along the lines of Persian/Indian cuisine because that’s my specialty. But I can normally whip any ethnic cuisine up in varying degrees of goodness.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?<
Nike compression shorts. Just finished a run and gotta protect the jewels. I've seen what getting them caught in the legs can do and I'm gonna have to pass on experiencing that.
What is your secret talent?
My frat-tastic talent would be being able to open a bottle of beer with my forearm or a butter knife. Other than that I can fell a tree (make it fall in a desired direction) and play guitar, bass guitar, piano, and drums.
What’s an amazing book or movie that other Frisky readers absolutely must get their hands on right now?
“The Places In Between” by Rory Stewart. Basically the author walked from Herat to Kabul, Afghanistan and documented his journey and the people he met. It’s pretty funny but if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the tribal structure/cultural of Afghanistan, it’s a great read. I haven’t seen a great movie in a while but check out the documentary “20 Seconds of Joy.” It’s about base jumping.
Which celeb would you most want to get in bed with? Which celeb would you most want to marry?
To bed, Scarlett Johansson. To marry? I suppose Tori Amos or Alice Russell. I’m a sucker for musically talented ladies.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
I’d say politics but I get enough of that already from all the political/economic/law blogs I read for fun. So I’m gonna have to go with music reviews. Occasionally I’ll see one but I’m a music whore, if you will, and I’m always on the lookout for talented artists. Speaking of, I’m listening to Bajofondo’s “Mar Dulce” album. So if you’re into tango-ish music, check it. It’s what the kids call “phat.”