Tell us a little bit about yourself - your hobbies; interests; passions in life.
Other than Eliters my biggest passion is my old house - built in 1920 and I have tried to restore it to original as best as I can - it's an ongoing project that will last for many more years. I have done all the work myself (except for the roof) and I'm very proud of it.
What other interests or hobbies do you have (other than Eliters of course)?
I am also very proud of my yard and flowers and plants. My dog Maggie is my constant companion (and pain in my rear) when I am not at work. I am a total news junkie. And I love food - I love to eat!
How did you learn about Eliters and when did you join?
I was playing literati in a yahoo room and met Mimi. She persuaded me to join (reluctantly), and it's been one of the best things I have done for myself in a long time. I joined in 2006 and haven't looked back!
How did you pick your Eliters' Name - does it have any special significance?
Lol I have been called "Spaz" for years by my family and friends because I am so hyper and never shut up !
Tell us something unique or interesting about yourself that we are unlikely to know?
I play the trumpet, I fix cars and I love to hunt and fish
What makes Eliters special?
Eliters is a family. We cover each other's back and help each other with troubles and issues and we have a lot of fun. I play more for the companionship and the laughs and to see my friends than for the competition.
What games do you play? Are there any other games you would like to give a try?
Euchy, Crib, Literati, and get my butt kicked in doms
What is your absolute favorite game - and who taught you to play?
Euchre! We used to have a long bus ride home when I was a kid and I learned in the back of the bus lol
Do you currently hold any position in Eliters? Is there any particular position in which you might be interested?
I am HA in euchre yahoo. I love my team. I do not like to make decisions alone and appreciate the fact that my team will give me input - we all have to live by the same rules and we all are out there seeing what is going on so we should all be able to add our two cents
What is your proudest achievement in life?
My wonderful daughter
What is the most important thing for you in tournament play?
Having fun and keeping it simple - rules the same for all and fair for all
If you could offer one suggestion to improve Eliters; what would it be?
the ticket system so we can communicate directly to each other - at least for our team - so a td can contact another td
If you had one wish; what would it be?
I wish I could have stayed at the job I had for 24 years and retired from there. I don't regret going to school and appreciate all the new people I have met since then, but I miss all the people I "grew up" with. We keep in touch but it isn't the same
If you could use one sentence to describe the way you feel about Eliters to a prospective new player; what would it be?
We aren't just a league we are a family - and you will make friends that will be with you for years
What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player; online or at a live event?
I got to meet Dino, Beachpat, and nomoreracing at a live tourney here in Michigan - we met up and it was like we have known each other for years - also being able to meet my friend Lisa Halahco2 and spend some time with her
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you since joining Eliters?
There has been so much - I have to close my windows and door when I host because the neighbors would think I am insane with all the laughing and cackling going on in here so much - I laugh so hard sometimes I can't see my pc screen for the tears in my eyes
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you as a player or TD?
when I typed 'wtf' instead of 'wtg' when congratulating a winner when I was a jrtd in literati - I wanted to crawl under my chair
If you could be one person for a day; who would you be and why?
I would be Nancy Pelosi. The congress intrigues me
You are given five minutes to evacuate your house; the kids and pets are safe - which three items would you grab?
My laptop, pictures of my daughter, and my grandma's bible
How do you pass the time on your drive to and from work?
Listening to news radio and watching for deer
Name your three favorite movies:
Ghost, Dirty Dancing, and Ya Ya Sisterhood
Do you have any particular heroes?
My parents. As I grow older and learn more, and experience things I didn't plan for, I see how they held us together, and how hard they worked for us kids so we could have things and do more things - even if we didn't appreciate it at the time.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Monsters! I drink way too many (and oscar meyer bacon bologna sandwiches with onion and pickles and pepper cheese and horseradish) oh and plants - I love flowers- guess I can't decide?)
When I grow up I want to be just like:
I want to be like me - I just want to be happy and know I have lived every day like it was my last
Any last words for our readers?
Whenever you feel stressed or need a break from real life, remember your eliter friends are here for some laughs and companionship and to talk if you need to ;)