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fireman23c9 Interviewed by: purcelin
 10/12/2012 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: Frank Barrows
Location: Pittsfield, MA
Sex: male
Age: 40
Marital Status: married
Profession: Firefighter/Emt and Asst lead clerk Beer and Wine Dept. Price Chopper
Languages Spoken: English
fireman23c9

Tell us a little bit about yourself - your hobbies; interests; passions in life.

I am a Lieutenant in the Fire department and have been in fire service from 1988 to present. Other than work I also enjoy spending time with my sons and daughter as well as the two grand kids. And of course, Eliters.


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

I am an avid football and baseball fan.


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

I learned about in Eliters in Spadep and signed up for Eliters in January 2003.


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

Being a fireman from 1988 to present


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

I have 2 step sons and one step daughter.


What makes Eliters special?

The people who play and host here make all the difference.


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

Cribbage, dominoes, hearts. pinochle, euchre and spades. And no, I think I have enough games going lol.


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

Cribbage without question. I was taught by my Uncle Gerry and learned to love the game early on.


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

I am an AGL in CribY and PsTd in yahoo. I would like to move on to being a Group Leader and AA eventually.


What is your proudest achievement in life?

My 2 grandsons!


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

It is important for me to play it the best that I can and always to show good sportsmanship and respect my opponents.


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

More bonuses for td's to help attract new tds.


If you had one wish; what would it be?

World peace.


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

Start playing for FREE in a fun league!


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

ALL the people I have met in Eliters makes it a special place for me.


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

Graduating from the Sparty school of typing lol...


What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you as a player or TD?

I am not really sure, I don't embarrass easily.


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

No clue, I am pretty happy with who and what I am.


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

Grab my money, some clothes and definitely my lap top pc. But I am a fireman so would probably be helping everyone else...


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

I listen to music for all of the 4 or 5 mins it takes lol.


Name your three favorite movies

  • Green Mile 1
  • Big Mama's House
  • Rescue 911


Do you have any particular heroes?

My step dad is my hero for the way he stepped in and raised us 5 kids as his own.


What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Sweets yummmmmmmmm!


When I grow up I want to be just like:

My step dad.


Any last words for our readers?

Trust me fellow tds and players, if you work hard here and real life - it pays off!




 
 
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