by Maggie LaMaack
Krista Stout (@kristaprints) is about to become a success. Find out how in this week’s edition of #MSPtweeps:
LOL/OMG: Tell us a little bit about yourself:
@kristaprints: I’m currently in stage six or seven of a midlife crisis. I’m a letterpress printer who hasn’t had the heart to print for the last few months, so I clean people’s toilets instead. I’m good at it! After living with no money in a series of tents, yurts, shacks, earth lodges, pull-behind trailers and apartments, I now live with no money in a regular old house in the city. I’ve recently decided to attend college and become a success.
I do like instagram. (@kristaprints there too)
When and why did you join Twitter?
I have no idea how I first heard about Twitter. I don’t even think I had a computer until like 2006. I do know that I put my whole self into having a family at 18 and had been with the same man since 11th grade. By the time I joined Twitter (December 27, 2007) I was starting to wonder if I was a real person anymore. Twitter quickly became a very easy, fun, ANONYMOUS place for me to take a look inside my own brain. It isn’t so anonymous anymore, and the way I’ve used Twitter has changed over the years, but it remains very autobiographical and about as close as I’ll ever get to “journaling.” I like it a lot.
What is the best thing and the worst thing about Twitter?
I love to hide my real feelings behind sarcasm and laughter just as much as the next girl! When I take a rest from that, though, I really do have some pretty gushy feelings about Twitter. Writing a lot of words scares the heck out of me, but 140 characters is like this dark cave my Dad took me to in the middle of the desert when I was a kid. He didn’t bring any snacks or anything, but he did bring a flashlight to show me a secret pond glittering with goldfish at the cave’s bottom. 140 characters is just right. I guess what I’m trying to say is that Twitter is a cool flashlight. I’ve found lots of laughs, music, laughs, real true friends, laughs, and even romance with it.
The worst thing about Twitter? I don’t know … half the things I read are the worst, but they are each my favorite for their own special reason.
Tell us something about yourself we wouldn’t know from following you on Twitter.
I’ve been accused of being rather opaque at times, but I swear my favorite ink is Transparent White. I guarantee y’all know more about me than pretty much anyone ever. I’m 5’2″.
You have 160 characters to write yourself a brand new bio. Go!
Give us your top three of each:
Local Twitter accounts:
1. Best Twitter couple goes to @mfloyd21 & @floyding
2. Prom king: @jalbus
3. Best friend I’m saving for when I learn how to make friends: @katvapid
*Honorary mention for best local Twitter account if he hadn’t gotten married and been forbidden from tweeting goes to @jakespice.
Non-local Twitter accounts:
I almost primarily follow local folks. It’s a neat combination of anonymity, possibility and reality.
1. Walt Whitman (@tweetsofgrass)
2. All those great laugh accounts (@trumpetcake, @mxrk, @higgityboson, @newupdate, etc. etc.)
3. Jenny Holzer (@jennyholzer)
Favorite things on the Internet this week:
Other than this weird thing my mom does where she just randomly asks me questions in the comments of someone’s Facebook post, Twitter and Instagram are the only Internetting I do. But here are some personal highlights:
1. Snooki becoming an ordained minister
2. The term “on fleek”
3. A promoted tweet for a weight loss product with the caption “Surprise Him with a New Body”