Lol by: mamawalker

This week we’re happy to share our interview with wonderful Cheezburger user, mamawalker! Enjoy the interview and have a great weekend!

We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
It’s pretty simple, actually. My last name is Walker. And, since I was about 5 years old, I have been the Mother-of-all-living-things. At least according to my Mom. I was always bringing home the strays…puppies, kittens, wounded birds and such. But the actual name mamawalker started at a market research company where I supervised about 150 twenty-somethings. I guess I really listened to them more than their own families did and they just started calling me that. It stuck.

How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
A friend showed me the site in early 2010. I LMAO for a couple of weeks and making lols looked like so much fun that I HAD to join up! Plus I lived in a place where I could not have cats and Cheezland let me get my cat-fix, vicariously. I think I made my first lol in April, 2010.

What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
Well, first I look for someone who seems innately kind. I do like snide and sarcastic and poking fun but it has to be without being the intent to do harm. And I’m a pretty simple person. I think the best way to make a new friend is to show a willingness to listen and be understanding.

What is your favorite site on Cheezburger and why?
I don’t know that I could pick just one. I like so many. But I started coming to Cheezland for the cats, so I guess Lolcats can be my favorite. For now.

What is it about Cheezburger that makes you happy?
Oh, that’s easy! My CheezFrenz!! My first friend was Nippy (Ohai, Nipster!). I think it’s wonderful to meet people from all over the world and to find out that, deep down, we all have a lot in common. Boundaries just disappear and THAT makes me happy!

Tell us something super interesting about yourself—an embarrassing story, a quirky habit, something that will make us laugh!
Well, I’m old enough to have seen the Beatles live-in-concert. Does that count?

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheezburgers?
Wow, this could have been the answer to the previous question but…I don’t eat very much red meat. So, nawt Cheezburgers. Sry. I like comfort food so I’m gonna go with my Grandma’s sausage (Pork is white meat) gravy and mashed potatoes. Mmm-mmm-mmm…wooo, doggies!

If you could create a new feature for Cheezburger members to use on our sites what would it be, and why do we need it?
I’d like to see a ‘Cone of Silence’ button. So when you want to send a private message to a friend (for exchanging e-mails and such), you can just punch the button and go. Don’t get me wrong, I love to ED messages on my dashboard and butt in. But some things should be personal.

What else do you like to do when you’re not on the Internet?
I’m a voracious reader. Anything and everything. I blame my Mother.