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 TheOtherMe.
1. What’s your name, age and whereabouts?
TheOtherMe a.k.a Isabelle. Some readers had abbreviated my screen name to T.O.M. which cause some confusion as to my gender, I assure you. I’m NOT a man ! I turned 40 in June and living just north of Montreal. Yes, I am french, no, I don’t say “ehh.”
2. What’s your relationship status?
Still dating “Single Dad” (he has 3 teens, they are awesome), still living alone but I am slowly warming up to the idea of getting a house together and losing all my privacy!
3. How do you spend your weekdays?
I am under contract as the art director for a sports licensing company in the US so I work form home. I love what I do, I get to do work for most of the Major League sports. Some weeks are brutal and exceed 75 hours, that’s when I disappear from the site for a few days !
4. How do you spend your free time?
On Dear Wendy, of course!! I also enjoy doing photography and reading, but what I love to do most is cook!!! It relaxes me more than anything. With a nice glass of wine and music, I’ll spend all day in the kitchen. I also love hanging out with my sister, and Saturdays are reserved for cooking dinner with Single Dad for us and the teens.
5. What are your top likes and dislikes?
I like: Music. I can’t breathe without it. I’m a “sensaholic” so I love all things that appeal to my senses, the smell of fresh coffee, beautiful images, fresh bed linen. I am always curious and would rather “want’ than “have.” Love family dinner where everyone speaks at the same time.
I dislike: rudeness and intolerance of any kind. I hate when people are not flexible. I hate when I see people litter!
6. What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever been given?
Actually, it’s something someone told me recently and although it wasn’t exactly “advice” it sure helped me a lot. “What would you say to your best friend if she/he had the same dilemma?” It really made me look at my situation form a different perspective.
7. What’s the best relationship lesson you’ve ever learned?
Don’t ever take someone for granted.
8. Besides DearWendy.com, what are some of your favorite websites?
My homepage has always been Apple (R.I.P Steve Jobs). I enjoy a lot of the design sites/blogs like www.logodesignlove.com because I love getting to know the story behind the brand. By the way, thanks to all the commenters on DW, I feel that there is a strong, respectful e-community here.
*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.