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 Lorelei!
(And if you’re interested in being featured as a Reader Revealed, shoot me an email with “Reader Revealed” in the subject line!)
Please state your name or avatar, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Lorelei, 38, New York City.
How did you find the site?
I attended the Air Sex Championships and one of the editors of Jezebel was a judge. From there, I looked for other women based sites and found your site.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I’m an executive assistant/events planner for a university and, for fun, I run a women’s activity partners group, Some of The Girls. I also hula hoop and run a hooping group Hoopily Ever After in NYC. (A long time ago, a picture of me hula hooping actually was on your site in an article about hobbies.)
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
YA sci fi dystopian books. Let the world end and a teen save it!
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
In college, I went out with a fellow classmate. And his five friends, who, unbeknownst to me, were all sorts of drunk and high. (At the time, I didn’t even drink alcohol.) After spending about an hour plus looking for both blunts and pot, which they weren’t able to get despite being in ’90s NYC and one of them throwing up in the street, he and I ended up back at my/our dorm finally alone. And he wanted to make out. Yikes!
Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
Yes, absolutely. I’m sorry it’s become another F word for women now. The only thing that should ever hold anyone back is their own competence level.
If The Frisky staff came over for dinner, what would you serve us?
Wine and snacks! I typically eat out, so my place would be a starting point, not the destination.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Period panties. Sigh. Biology sometimes trumps pharmacology.
What is your secret talent?
Wish it were invisibility or mind-reading! I can move just my little toes with the others being still. I must have been in the bathroom when they were handing out things.
What’s an amazing book or movie that other Frisky readers absolutely must get their hands on right now?
There’s a book club as part of my women’s group and I read fairly quickly. The following are the best books I’ve read in 2014:
- The Enchanted
- Night Film
- Last Letter From Your Lover
- Sh*t My Dad Says
- More Than This
- The Rithmatist
- Hollow City (Book two, Book one is Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children)
- Love Minus 80
- The Circle
Which celeb would you most want to get in bed with? Which celeb would you most want to marry?
Ryan Gosling for both! I’d probably start drooling if I saw him walking around NYC. Or pass out.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
I like the personal pieces the best; I would be happy just to see more of that. Recently I liked this article: “True Story: Lessons Learned From A Lifetime Of Dating Men With Substance Abuse Problems.”
[Image via Marc Bushelle Photography]
Want to be featured in Frisky Reader Revealed? Email me at Jessica@TheFrisky.com with “Reader Revealed” in the headline!