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watertowerman1 Interviewed by: purcelin
 1/23/2009 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: Tony
Location: Northwest Minnesota
Sex: M
Age: 37
Marital Status: Happily divorced
Profession: Weld, sandblast, and paint watertowers
Languages Spoken: English

More about watertowerman1

watertowerman1

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I grew up on same farm I live on now. 5 miles out of a town of 500 people. I love this small town atmosphere and where 40 below winters keep the riffraff out. When I was younger we milked cows and raised crops. Now we just have 70 head of cattle that we raise and sell. 8 years ago I started working for H & H Coatings sandblasting, welding, and painting watertowers. I love my job and not many would try it - I tell them what other job will get you this view...lol


What other interests or hobbies do you have (other than Eliters of course)?

Neighbors constantly calling me to come fix their vehicles and other stuff when I'm home in the winter. I enjoy working on fixit projects and will tackle about any type of project.


How did you learn about Eliters and when did you join?

In 2001, I injured my back and got online at my sisters. She got me into playing canasta and I enjoy gin so I wandered into command central and fran (nono_not_me) and lj_lynn invited me to join. Wasn't long til I was out of YEPs and also back to work so it was 3 or 4 years later til I rejoined.


How did you pick your Eliters' Name - does it have any special significance?

I've had many names - most with watertower as part of it. It is my occupation.


Tell us something unique or interesting about yourself that we are unlikely to know.

That my name. Refers to what I do for a living. Most don't know until they asked why I picked it.


What makes Eliters special?

Its a family - Love them or hate them you can't leave for very long.


What games do you play? Are there any other games you would like to try?

Are there any other games you would like to give a try? If Eliters hosts it odds are I've tried it a game or two.


What is your absolute favorite game - and who taught you to play?

Pinochle - My family played it every time we got together. But I wasn't allowed to do anything but watch since I could never learn their "complicated" game...lol


Do you currently hold any position in Eliters? Is there any particular position you would be interested in?

I was just moved to AA in holdemp. I just love to host but will do to the best of my ability to help where I am asked and needed.


What is your proudest achievement in life?

My 16 year old daughter.


What is the most important thing for you in tournament play?

To have fun, play fair, and play to win.


If you could offer one suggestion to improve Eliters, what would it be?

Nothing is coming to mind at the moment - the flow of the tourneys and tourney page setup is so simple and easy even I can follow it.


If you had one wish what would it be?

That would take me a week or more to think about what exact one wish would be do be the best for all.


If you could only use one sentence to describe the way you feel about Eliters, to a prospective new player, what would it be?

Come give it a try with us and I'll guarentee you won't find an easier, better, more fun league than us.


What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player, online or at a live event?

Winning TOC in hearty. I was new to Eliters and hearty. They needed a sub and I jumped in. They thought the newbie was gonna be a pushover and I played my way to champion table and won it


What is the funniest thing that has happened to you since joining Eliters?

Thats hard to say - we have so much fun in holdem joking with each other.


What is the most embarrassing thing that you have experienced (that you can talk about of course).

Serving cowpie cookies to a friend of mine and he didn't know about it til he became my brother-in-law


If you could be one person for a day, who would you be and why?

Jim Carrey - No matter what day or time that guy can make even someone grumpy like me laugh.


You are given five minutes to evacuate your house, the kids and pets are safe - which three items would you grab?

Photos, hotdogs and marshmallows.


How do you pass the time on your drive to and from work?

Listen to the radio.


Name your three favorite movies:

Oh brother, where art thou, Mask and Mars attacks


Do you have any particular heros?

Not really.


What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Gambling - as you can tell by my name in the gold box...lol


When I grow up I want to be just like:

Umm grow up? Not gonna happen if I can help it.


Any last words for our readers?

Take what life gives you and make a better person out of yourself. And remember Eliters is family - no matter your mood you have friends there.




 
 
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