Today you all get to meet Fannie Frankfurter, who runs a blog of the same name. Fannie’s blog is very diverse, so one day you might read a post on her dating life and another day, you might spend a little time catching up on Fannie’s week. Fannie also has a section on her blog where you can view some of her art projects.
Tell us a little about your blog and why you started blogging.
“Fannie Frankfurter” was born in 2014 after months of intense introspection and an overwhelming need to express myself through writing. A decade ago I fulfilled this need through distributing my own mail-order perzine (“Gretchen”) but times have changed and a blog seemed like the best way to find the catharsis that journaling provides.
This was my first post: Funny People Get Sad Too
What with your Demotivational Poster say?
Head over to UrbanDictionary.com and look through the first couple pages of words and find a phrase that you feel best sums up the presidential primaries.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and could bring three books and three movies with you, what would you pick?
The three books would be Moby Dick (because I’ve been procrastinating reading that for a while), How to Survive on a Deserted Island (Prepare to Survive), and Egon Schiele: The Complete Works. As for the movies I would take The Big Lebowski, Heathers, and Beetlejuice. This list was created with the assumption that I knew I might be stranded and that I would have the ability to throw myself a movie night.
Let’s say that the powers that be at WordPress tell you that you can only keep up three posts on your blog. What would you keep and why?
Both Doodlebug, Doodlebug, Come and Get Your Meat and Bread and Tobacco are two of my favorite posts because they remind me of simpler times and evoke memories of growing up on a farm. I wrote A Love Letter to Life because I needed a gentle reminder that despite how dark things seem sometimes there are advantages of being alive over the alternative.
What is the funniest lie you’ve ever told?
I have a difficult time being dishonest, but there was a time years ago when my (now) ex’s child’s mother friended all of his female contacts on Myspace and pretended to be interested in their lives in order to keep tabs on what he was doing. After a period of tolerating this and politely refusing to give her any ammo I started answering her with ridiculous, off-the-wall responses. She inquired about my favorite holiday and I randomly chose “Boxing Day (Can.)” from a calendar. She believed me and I had to explain what Boxing Day was, so for a long time that was a running joke between me and another friend.
Now that I’ve typed that out it doesn’t seem nearly as amusing. I guess you had to be there.
To wrap up, tell us three blogs you’re crushing on right now. (Please include the name, link, and a brief description of the blogs.)
Bonnywood Manor: I really enjoy Brian’s “Past Imperfect” posts which provide amusing descriptions of or dialogue from vintage photos or old movie stills.
These Unquiet Things For Kindred Glooms: Mlle Ghoul is one of the kindest and most interesting people that I’ve met online. Her site is a wonderfully witchy collection of treats for the senses.
Maverick Mist: I look forward to each day’s lovely photograph and accompanying quote.
Thanks so much for participating, Fannie!