There was such an overwhelming response when I asked readers to introduce themselves on a weekend open thread that I decided to give you all a weekly column to do just that. I’ve always said this site wouldn’t be what it is without the engagement and participation of its readers and this column is the place to learn more about who you are what makes you tick. After the jump, let’s meet Anna.
1. What’s your name, age and whereabouts?
My name is Anna, both in real life and on the site. Very original, I know! I am 27 and live near Cleveland, OH.
2. What’s your relationship status?
I have been in a long-term relationship with my boyfriend for eight years. By the time this is posted, we will probably either be engaged or broken up (discussed this on the site a couple times)…will update.
3. How do you spend your weekdays?
During the day I have to sleep because I work third shift at an insurance call center. On Thursdays and Fridays I am off and usually just take care of all the little chores I didn’t have time to do on the days I worked.
4. How do you spend your free time?
I love hanging out with friends, drinking, eating, and especially cooking/bartending for people. I also have a 4-wheeler and a couple guns I like to play with. I’ve been trying to write more lately as my initial dream was to be a writer but it’s hard to do that while working a full-time regular job. My website is here. Oh, and of course I regularly read DearWendy and a few other sites.
5. What are your top likes and dislikes?
Top likes: operating motorized vehicles, cooking, having real conversations.
Top dislikes: People who are fake, Republicans, Onions
6. What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever been given?
Wait until he’s fully committed before giving him the whole “wife package.” My family was right, but for the wrong reasons. For them, it is a moral issue. In reality, it turns out that men just decide not to commit if you give them too much too soon.
7. What’s the best relationship lesson you’ve ever learned?
I will never again move in with a man who has not put a ring on my finger.
8. Besides DearWendy.com, what are some of your favorite websites?
CNN.com, The Huffington Post, The Frisky, The Stir, and of course www.damnyouautocorrect.com. That one is so funny, it has me busting up laughing at 3 am in the nearly empty office.
*If you’d like to be a Reader of the Week, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reader of the Week” in the subject line and I’ll send you some questions to answer.