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Sun_Shine_Alaska Interviewed by: purcelin
 8/3/2007 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: Laura
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Sex: F
Age: 44
Marital Status: Happily Divorced
Profession: Nurse , VP of a non profit org.,medical coding student
Languages Spoken: English, enough Spanish to get a good meal in Mexico and enough French to get me slapped in the face if I ever visited Paris

More about Sun_Shine_Alaska


Tell us a little bit about yourself

I have traveled and lived in most of the USA. I have visited Canada, Mexico and the Philippines. I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. I love a great book, good food and music.

What do you like to do away from the computer?

Playing with my granddaughter Hailey, gardening, fishing, hiking, camping, playing pool, and enjoying time with my adult kids.

How did you learn about Eliters?

I was frustrated with the cheating that went on in yahoo spades and wanted a break. So I was in cribbage learning to play, popped into Adv 7 many moons ago and saw this guy named mmcases (luvs ya hun} and he was running this new thing called Eliters league. He answered all my questions and showed me around a great group of people and the rest is history...

When did you join?

April 2001.

How did you pick your Eliters' Name? Is this your one and only?

I have always had this ID in yahoo, no others that I can recall lol. I am sunny and I am Alaskan. Works for me.

What is your preferred play site? and Why?

Yahoo ...for me it is a matter of format and old habit

What made you keep coming back to Eliters?

The people with whom I have formed strong lasting bonds - kept me going though many trying times in my life.

How long have you played games on line?


What games do you play? And what is your favorite game and why?

Canasta, spades, hearts, gin, literati, cribbage, word racer, chess. Crib is my favorite because that is where I met all of my Eliters family and friends.

Have you learnt any new games since being a part of Eliters?

Many of the games I listed in previous response.

What positions have you held in Eliters and is there anything that you haven't done that you would like to do in the future?

JrTD, TD, SrTD, AGL, GL,TGL! Hmmmmm... nope - unless mindless wanderer is an option lol.

Who is the one person that you can say has helped you the most here?

One? Just one? Meanoleruth has been here for me since the beginning through ups downs sideways and backwards. In my private life I have gone through many changes and stages - she has been there side by side with me. She is beyond a trusted friend she has earned that title.

In your opinion, what makes Eliters different from other leagues?

The fact we are like family; the quality of our site and it's consistent development and improvement; the fact that we have so much to offer in the way of variety not to mention the fact that it is a very member oriented site that is open to member suggestions and idea development. But above all, the best feature is that no matter how big we seem to get we still have the feeling of being part of a very special if large family.

What in your opinion is the best thing about Eliters?

We have a international member base. I love the fact we get to intermingle with many cultures.

If you had one wish what would it be?

Hmmmmmmm hard one... To live happily ever after.

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

A fun, fair, free, way to spend some time with fantastic and skilled players

What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player, on line or at a live event.

When I was going through cancer treatments I would come on to play from my isolation room and my Eliter friends really would root me on while kicking my arse in cribbage. One week I was not well enough to come online and I received flowers a huge card with every ones name signed to it and so many phone calls I was asked to please limit them to 4 a day. I was so overcome with love and support that I was able to rally my spirits for the big fight ahead.

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

Listening to meanoleruth sing to us Eliters in headset on her birthday and talking to us with a voice full of helium balloons...lol I think a few of us may have needed Depends that night.

The most embarrassing thing, that you can talk about of course.

I could talk about it but if I did I would have to kill ya! Sorry top secret.

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

Bill Gates... So I could write Laura a huge endowment for her non profit organization (Bushmamas)

You are stranded on a deserted island, no internet, no phone, no TV, walking along the beach, you come across...

A helicopter ready and waiting with a very handsome pilot...

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

Sing along with my favorite Dido CD

What is your favorite book/author?

The World according to Garp by John Irving

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Full body massages

When I grow up I want to be just like:

My granddaughter

Any last words for our readers?

Yes! Play nice in the sand box

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