A new feature wherein we gaze into Cheezburger, Cheezburger gazes back at us, and you get the who, what, where and when about the people working hard for your Internet!
Heather “poppylady” Logue | Community Support Specialist
What do you do and how long have you been doing it?
I’m part of Cheezburger’s Community Team, along with the lovely Tofu and dollydally81 — which means that I’m most likely the person who reads your emails… so please be kind. I’ve worked at Cheezburger since last Summer, and I love it because my coworkers are hilarious, my job is entertaining as hell, and I get to bring Sammy, my gorgeous pooch, into the office. Although she’s always rolling around on the ground, spreading her legs and begging people to touch her. That’s a little awkward.
Do your friends and parents understand where you work?
My friends, yes — and they love hearing all of my stories since they are also crazy cat and/or dog people. My parents, on the other hand, are just confused as to how their English major, freelance writer, grammar-crazy daughter ended up somewhere that can’t spell their own name right. Their words, not mine.
What fictional character would you like to be for one day?
Probably Jem (of Jem and the Holograms of course). She has magical earrings, really big hair and a rock band. I just have a dusty guitar that sits in the corner of my room because I only know three chords.
Tell us a behind-the-scenes Cheezburger story!
The lifespan of any sort of communal food and/or beverage (especially packs of Diet Coke) placed in the Cheezburger break room is approximately 53 seconds. True story.
You used to work for the company that produces Hoarders?
That’s correct! And though I worked on a different show for the company, I did learn valuable lessons about what actually constitutes a “pack rat.” Maybe my husband keeping every band shirt he’s ever acquired isn’t actually that terrible.
Favorite meme right now?
I like Condescending Wonka — because everyone needs a little Gene Wilder in their lives, even if he’s being creepy.
Is there anything you used to think was terrible that you now think is really funny?
Probably unicycles. I used to hate them when I was going to college in a little hippy town, but lately I’ve seen this guy who unicycles by me on my way to work — he has long, flowing hair and sings songs to himself. He just seems so happy… I’ve changed my mind.
What was your favorite interaction with or comment from a user?
I’m not sure if this is my favorite interaction, but I did have one user who kept referring to me as “poopy-lady” in our correspondence. I eventually just stopped correcting her. Then there was another user who thought that poppylady was some kind of drug reference… I’m afraid it’s just about the colorful flowers, buddy, just about the flowers.
Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
Just that I love being part of Cheezburger. Maybe even more than I love actual cheeseburgers. Which is a lot.