Tell us a little bit about yourself - your hobbies, interests, passions in life
Not much to tell lol…I’m a complete and total math and stat nut. Just ask my fellow HoldemP TDs. I do enjoy viewing online media, such as various youtube videos and Machinima (movies made within a video game using the video game itself as the setting and characters).
What other interests or hobbies do you have (other than Eliters of course)?
When I’m not playing tourneys I’m usually out mooching free food off of family members or babysitting for my dad so I can hit him up for money at the end of the month under the assumption that I babysat for a reason other than “BECAUSE I LOVE MY FAMILY.”
How did you learn about Eliters and when did you join?
I was registered in pogo just for fun when I was bored. Once I was in bowling about 4 years ago and I was recruited in from actually the same ppl that are still there now, essentially. Marla and Kat got me registered…so you all can thank them for my endearing presence!
How did you pick your Eliters' Name - does it have any special significance?
Neither of my Eliters names actually were my preference. When I registered in pogo, my original idea, Ronstar25, was taken so I added a number. Then when my stats on that name started to suck I changed names again. Also I wanted to confuse the heck out of ppl. That’s always fun.
I got the idea for this name (which was intended to be WeatherWithLOLZ, but it wouldn’t fit in Game Desire) when one of my high school friends commented on my original goal of becoming a meteorologist, saying “I can totally see u doing the morning weather report…it would be like ‘WEATHER…with LOLS. ”
Tell us something unique or interesting about yourself that we are unlikely to know?
That’s a tough one…everyone already knows about my fast food addictions, and my chocolate milk…issues…there’s not much else left to elaborate on…
I guess I’ll just say that I actually hate facebook because it lures Eliters players away with their addicting games lol
What makes Eliters special?
It appeals to everyone, from the fun-lovers, to the people who play for YEPs, and even the really quiet people. No matter what you enjoy, you can play in tourneys in any game with a specific set of rules and with players of all skill levels.
What games do you play? Are there any other games you would like to give a try?
I play everything, and the games I don’t play actively in, I usually donate. I’m still trying to learn pinochle…that game is hard as heck to figure out.
To ME anyway.
What is your absolute favorite game - and who taught you to play?
Texas Hold’em. My dad taught me how to play, but he’s still better than I am (among other people).
Do you currently hold any position in Eliters? Is there any particular position in which you might be interested?
I am an SFTD but more significantly a SrTD in Holdem Pogo. And I like where I am!
What is your proudest achievement in life?
You know how in school they sell those little milk cartons? Like 1 cup or whatever…well at my school they also sell chocolate milk cartons.
In my junior year, I set the record for most of those little chocolate milk cartons drunk in 1 lunch period. I ended up downing 10 and a half cups in 40 minutes.
…I SAID DON’T LAUGH
What is the most important thing for you in tournament play?
I wouldn’t say its most IMPORTANT but I really like people who are chatty and talkative…I always feel depressed after playing tourneys with people who don’t say anything lol.
If you could offer one suggestion to improve Eliters, what would it be?
You might want to consider a screening process for individuals that you are considering interviewing in the newsletter…
Just saying…who in their right mind would give me the opportunity to do this?
Editor's comment - who said I was in my right mind?
If you had one wish what would it be?
That I could dispel the theory that one cannot drink a gallon of milk in 1 hour…I’ve been training to disprove. that.
14. If you could use one sentence to describe the way you feel about Eliters, to a prospective new player, what would it be?
It’s a league built by players who enjoy friendly competition and banter, and it welcomes players of all personalities and skill levels.
15. What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player, online or at a live event.
Generally the fact that I hold too many records as a player in my home league than I can count LOL…
I swear I’m not conceited!
16. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you since joining Eliters
When I changed my name to WeatherwLOLZ, it was pretty funny rejoining leagues and having people guess who I was…and harrassing them as a new face as well.
17. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you as a player or TD?
For the first few months I was in holdem I though marlastrauss was a dude…named Marl…not even kidding.
Marl A. Strauss…
I had never heard of the name MARLA before, so naturally I figured MARL would be a logical name.
Don’t judge me
If you could be one person for a day, who would you be and why?
Napoleon Dynamite…and don’t you tell me that’s not a real person!!
19. You are given five minutes to evacuate your house, the kids and pets are safe - which three items would you grab
My playstation, my computer, and my fridge. Then I’d realize that I forgot my tv, my monitor, and that everything in my fridge is spoiled.
How do you pass the time on your drive to and from work?
Since I don’t have a job, I’ll just say I spend my drives listening to 80s music on the radio. In December I spent my drives cussing out half of my stations for replacing their regular 80s lineups with friggin Holiday music. After I hear JINGLE BELLS more than one time during a month long period, I’m ready to kill something.
Name your three favorite movies
Finding Nemo (Shut up that movie was awesome! Do I look like I care if it was animated?)
The Hangover (Who DIDN’T like that movie?)
Inception (it was the first movie of its kind that I actually could follow…I felt so proud of myself)
Do you have any particular heroes?
That guy on Man vs Food…I’ve always wanted to challenge him to an eating contest.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
When I grow up I want to be just like
Hobos…I already mooch food off of my family.
Any last words for our readers?
Nothing that wouldn’t entail a Red vs. Blue Quote or a random 80s song reference! Happy gaming all..