Tuesday, November 18, 2008

SOAP REFERENCES IN STRANGE PLACES

From AugustaChronicle.com:

We have profiled three people who have posted thousands of comments over the years. There's a chemist-turned-handyman, a snake-loving grandmother and a patriotic military man. They are behind the nearly 200,000 comments left on the newspaper's Web site this year.

USERNAME: ROSE//ALL-TIME POSTS: 5,362//MEMBER SINCE: DEC. 12, 2006

WHO IS SHE? Gina Lee, AugustaChronicle.com's third-most frequent commentator

HER LIFE OFFLINE: Mrs. Lee, a short blonde with bobbed hair, is an Augusta native, a Barack Obama supporter and an animal lover. The 60-year-old is a mother of three and grandmother to seven. She checks the Web site most mornings while eating breakfast alongside her pet python, Rambo, and the family's toothless cat, Hot Rod.

HER LIFE ONLINE: Mrs. Lee started commenting on the site two years ago. She says her screen name doesn't hold a whole lot of personal significance.

"There was a character on As the World Turns . I watched it for years. I always liked the name," she said.

Score one for the showgirl from New Jersey!

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