Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Reader of the Week: Meet Michelle

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, lets meet Michelle.


1. What’s your name, age and whereabouts?

I just use my first name ‘Michelle’ for posts. 🙂 I’m 34-years-old and am an American who is now located in Calgary, AB

2. What’s your relationship status?

Engaged, headed for my second go-round. Quite a story there, but not sure if I want to attach my picture to said story, ha!

3. How do you spend your weekdays?

I’m a Security Projects Coordinator for a commercial/security printer.

4. How do you spend your free time?

I like to play online games (Rift, WoW) with my fiancé, as well as watch what is probably a bit too much TV on Netflix, archery target shooting, and crochet blankets. I’m a very odd mix of a nerdy grandma. Even though I haven’t hit 35 yet!

5. What are your top likes and dislikes?

Hmmmm.. Starting with dislikes, the top is definitely people who are ignorant but choose to not remedy their situation.

Likes? Interesting discussions with my step-kids who are both under 8. I could go on and on here, but I’m not sure how much space you really want to give me… I have a tendency to rant…

6. What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever been given?

You cannot change who the other person is. If you choose to stay with them, they are who they are and you’re accepting that.

7. What’s the best relationship lesson you’ve ever learned?

That while I can accept that my partner isn’t going to change, it is not always the best idea to change myself to compensate for his lack of change.

8. Besides, what are some of your favorite websites?

I frequent quite a lot, which is where I discovered DearWendy! I tend towards funny websites such as and I also have a love/hate relationship with; I cannot seem to stay away!

*If you’d like to be a Reader of the Week, shoot me an email at with “Reader of the Week” in the subject line and I’ll send you some questions to answer.

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  • FireStar

    FireStar November 25, 2011, 1:25 pm

    Nice to meet you!

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    Painted_lady November 25, 2011, 2:22 pm

    Hi Michelle! Love your hair – curse you and all the other women who rock short hair, because you convince me every five years or so that my thick, curly mop should be chopped into a pixie cut, and it never goes well. I’m trying my best to just admire it on you.

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      Michelle.Lea November 25, 2011, 3:16 pm

      oh i have horrendously thick hair, don’t let the picture fool you! they have to thin it, and it takes a lot of product to keep it down.. which is why i usually spike it, can’t fight nature lol

      • FireStar

        FireStar November 25, 2011, 5:02 pm

        I shudder at the pictures from my youth before I found the magic of product for my hair. Your product is definitely working for you!

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    Christian November 26, 2011, 12:16 am

    Hi Michelle,

    I’m glad you like my site! 🙂


    Christian B.

  • bagge72

    bagge72 November 28, 2011, 11:32 am

    Hi Michelle! Nice to meet you. I love you anwser to #6, and wish a lot more of the LW’s on here would follow it.

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    AKchic November 28, 2011, 2:23 pm

    Nice to meetcha!