@Kendragarden hearts @TomHanksIsHot

@TomHanksIsHot. Just the Twitter name alone makes you love Nicole Betz. I found her tweets to be so funny and her personality to be so likeable that she is the first Twitter friend I agreed to go meet in real life. (I thought if I met Twitter people in real life, my head would explode and it would be, like, super embarrassing!) I had no connection to Nicole other than the fact that I loved her tweets and that we lived in the same area.

I’m so glad I did. Nicole is sweet. She’s kind and goofy and she’ll make you laugh until you snort beer out of your nose. You know the girl from your high school who had no clue that she’s pretty and cool? That’s Nicole. Her tweets are always smart observations about life served with a side of snark. They’re cutting and raw but they still manage to be cute and relatable. You know you have a brain crush on someone when you read one of their tweets and wish it were yours. That has happened to me many times with @TomHanksIsHot.

Other people are falling in love with her too. Nicole is an Aristocrat on Witstream and her blog, Creepy Twitter @ Replies is super popular. (I will cop to submitting a couple of @replies myself. But, it had to be done, guys.)

Here are just a few awesome tweets from @TomHanksIsHot:


I asked Nicole 10 questions and, by golly, she gave me 10 great answers. The first five are the same ones everyone gets. (See @MrsRupertPupkin’s Twitterview from last week.) The last five were just for her. Here they are:

1. What 2 things would you grab from your house during a fire?

My two cats. Thank god you said two because I’d really hate to have to choose a favorite (my boy cat).

2. If I forced you at gunpoint to karaoke with me, what would we sing?

Anything by Meat Loaf. All of his songs are a minimum of seven minutes long and we all know karaoke crowds hate it when you choose a short song.

3. What Twitter person (who you haven’t met in person yet) would you most like to have dinner with?

Mike Scully. I’m a huge fan of his work both on and off Twitter. Oh great, now I’m going to be accused of being a kiss-ass.

4. What would you kick someone out of bed for?

Talking bad about Billy Joel (crashing his car jokes are exempt).

5. Which fictional character do you most identify with?

Regina George from MEAN GIRLS. Obviously.

6. I’m contractually obligated to ask you this. What is your favorite Tom Hanks movie?


7. Your Tumblr page (creeptwitteratreplies.tumblr.com) is genius. What’s the worst thing anyone’s ever said to you on Twitter?

First off, thank you. You’re far too kind! To answer your question, someone said that I look like Ray Romano. : ( They could’ve at least said Brad Garrett.

8. When I was stalking you on Facebook, I found out you were Prom Queen. Do you still have your crown and if so, do you ever put it on? When?

Haha. I was wondering why that photo had suddenly been resurrected! I do not have my crown or sash. I lent them to someone for a music video and I never saw them again. RIP.

9. If you had to adopt a Simpsons character (Like they live in your freaking house), which one would you choose?

Lisa all the way. She could read to me and teach me how to pronounce words and give me scalp massages with her little fingers.

10. You’re a T.V. writer. What would be your dream show to write for?

A show like Eastbound & Down would be great! Or Parks & Rec. Or It’s Always Sunny. Or maybe 30 Rock. Honestly, writing for a TV show period is a dream.


To the idiot who said Nicole looks like Ray Romano, crack is whack. Also, shut up. And, can I just scream, “ROAD TO PERDITION?!!” really quick here? Seriously? Really thought I was gonna get Big or Sleepless In Seattle as an answer. Nicole’s answer (while totally insane) makes me like her even more. Can someone please do the following for me? 1. Hire Nicole to write some stuff. She’s fantastic and responsible and she does great things with cardigans. And, 2. Please find her crown and her sash so I can try them on.


Stay tuned for next week when I’ll ask another Tweeter another 10 questions that will BLOW YOUR MIND!

*Follow @TomHanksIsHot on Twitter right this second or you’re grounded.


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