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 bring back our regular column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet MikoMarmen, one of our most prolific commenters.
Please state your name or avatar, age, and (general or specific) location for The Friskyverse.
Megan, 26 and Northern Virginia.
How did you find the site?
A radio show I listen to almost every day loves your articles and mentions you frequently. I loved those segments and thought I should get on board.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I am administrative support for a rural electric company and an addict to the Tiny Tower game on my iPhone. Oh, and a loving wife and mother of two mutts.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
I love ”What Are We Wearing Today?” because you all have different styles but you’re always so put together and inspiring. I’ve actually starting wearing combinations I never would have dreamed up myself because of what I’ve seen on your site. Green tights? Check! With gray boots? Loves it! Sadly, before reading The Frisky I was (and still have tendencies towards) being very conservative and almost mom-ish, despite not having (human) babies. Now I feel a little hotter and more confident after picking up some tips and tricks from the pros.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
Gossip. My friends and husband said they stop looking at the headlines or their RSS feeds because I tend to get to them first. I’d be proud, but most of the time it’s over things like “Did you hear that Vanessa Bryant showed up to the Lakers’ game on Valentine’s Day?” and I reply with “Yup, and did you see SHE KISSED KOBE!!” Nothing of value, but hey, I’m informed.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
Oh boy … I had just met this guy the night before I had a big party at my house and invited him and his friends over to meet my friends. By the time they got there, I was three sheets to the wind after multiple beer vodka cranberry pong games. While I was trying my best to be at least relatively attractive, my friends informed me that one of the party guests had passed out in my bed. I flew into an inconsolable temper tantrum over the whole ordeal because, as I announced to the entire party, including my new love interest, and his friends, I hadn’t gotten laid in three months. I actually cried in the middle of the party about it. Oh, did I mention I had about 15 coworkers in attendance that night? I didn’t even know what I’d done until Monday when everyone told me. I’d gone to a wedding the day after the party with the love interest and didn’t remember a thing about my behavior. I’d like to say things worked out and we laughed about it, but they didn’t, and we didn’t.
Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
Absolutely. Maybe not as adamantly as some, but I am a huge proponent of women’s rights and now more than ever I try to stay educated on the issues and current events. I think it’s an injustice to our gender to not fight for the ground that we’ve been gained. Jessica posted the article yesterday about Virginia’s “fetal personhood” bill and I immediately wrote to my state senator. I have never been involved in politics until recently, and I have The Frisky to thank. It’s very empowering to read the comments from other readers and know there is a large community who shares these views and opinions.
If The Frisky staff came over for dinner, what would you serve us?
Since I pulled off lobster bisque, oven roasted asparagus and beer-steamed lobster tails [Jessica’s Note: Beer-steamed lobster tails? Are you serious? You have to share this recipe with us!] for Valentine’s day without a hitch, I think I’d go for a repeat of that meal. I cried a little when I ate everything knowing I made such a fancy and tasty meal myself.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Target pink silky thong. (I know, I know, but I did take your advice and order from Fig Leaves yesterday. Give me time, girls, give me time.) And I am coming to the realization that the better you feel about your undies, the better you feel about yourself.
What is your secret talent?
I can bend my thumbs behind my hands. And I do a mean Sarah Palin accent: “Caribou!”
What’s an amazing book or movie that other Frisky readers absolutely must get their hands on right now?
I’m sounding like a big ol’ loser here, but the A Song of Fire and Ice series, like Game of Thrones, is so addictive. I love the show, but as always, the books are better.
Which celeb would you most want to get in bed with? Which celeb would you most want to marry?
Ryan Reynolds for both. I love him. I even liked him in “Van Wilder” and I feel like most girls didn’t.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
Cute animals. ‘Nuff said.
Do you want to be the next Frisky commenter featured in Frisky Reader Revealed? Email me at Jessica@TheFrisky.com.