We’re excited to feature safrida as our Cheezburger Featured User for this week! She took some time to answer our questions, and we’re happy to showcase such a fun and friendly person from our community!
We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
I used to do medieval reenactment. I was looking for a name for an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman and found “Safrida”, a woman who was made an abbess after a generous donation from Daddy. Liked the name, and it stuck.
How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
I think it has been a year and a half. I was looking for visuals that would be useful in a classroom situation and was already aware of Fail Blog from when the students had free time on the computer. Then I found that I could make captioned photos and, well, insanity ensued.
What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
I look for a similar sense of humour and taste in work. Let’s face it. If your Dashboard is all Dolan comics and half-naked chicks, we’re not really going to have fun together. I have to be careful who I choose as a friend because of my job, too. The best way to make a new friend is by researching the person, and going with quality, not quantity. Blindly sending Friend Requests to everyone you come across isn’t the best way to go.
What is your favorite site on Cheezburger and why?
I am a geek, so I definitely love Set Phasers to Lol. I’m especially tickled when some of the more obscure shows get captioned!
What is it about Cheezburger that makes you happy?
There’s the creative side, of course, and there are also the friendships you can form here. I know that if I’m having a bad day, there are some great people here to cheer me up. Shout out to my gurls on teh comfeesofa!
Tell us something super interesting about yourself—an embarrassing story, a quirky habit, something that will make us laugh!
I was a teacher in Seoul, South Korea for three years. One day, there was a heavy snowfall (six inches) that ground the city to a halt and cancelled our school’s classes. So what did the Canadians decide to do? Go bag sledding in Olympic park! We took the super-sized plastic bags our laundry came in and headed to the park, only to find that security had shut down the actual sledding hill because of too much snow. Remember, this is only a half foot of snow. So off we went for a lovely stroll in the park. And every time we came across a hill, we whipped the bags out of our pockets and slid on down. Until security chased us out of the park. The Koreans who were in the park weren’t sure whether to be scandalized over our rebellious act, or jealous because they had no bags to slide on!
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheezburgers?
Only one meal the rest of my life? It would probably be fettuccine carbonara. And it would make for a very short life!
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?
While I can think of one feature we need to lose (Down-vote, I’m looking at you!) I can’t think of anything I would do to improve the site beyond more pictures uploaded more frequently. I understand it’s time consuming, but it’s a little difficult when you’re in the mood to Lol and you’ve worn out everything in your preferred category. Either that or a keyword search for pictures, like “cat-police-halloween”.
What else do you like to do when you’re not on the Internet?
I knit, I write a bit and watch some TV when there’s something decent on. I also do old-school gaming with friends, like D&D. You were warned: I am a geek!
What is your favorite submission?
I realize it isn’t a barrel of laughs, but this helped me get some of my grief into words at losing my aunt. She was my foster mother when I was put up for adoption at birth, and I was adopted by her brother-in-law. It’s one of those ripple-in-the-pond moments. If I’d gone to other people, I have no idea what path my life would have taken. So this one
means the most to me.