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lana_banana74 Interviewed by: purcelin
 9/2/2008 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: Radmilla
Location: Australia
Sex: F
Age: 34
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Property Manager for public housing
Languages Spoken: English (Aussie slang) and Serbian

More about lana_banana74


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a mother of 4 great children, 3 girls and 1 boy. I have been married for 16 years and I work full time. Three of my children play sports and my little princess doesnít want to play anything at the moment (she might break a nail or something). I am a godmother to 3 children, 2 children are from a fellow TD in GINY and the other is a family friend.

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

I like crafts such as cross stitching, scrap booking, sewing but more recently have been making beaded jewelry. I often go to the markets to sell my stuff. I love watching my DVDs and playing games on the net, board games etc.

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

I joined in 2003. I played lots of gin and was fed up with players leaving in the middle of games, rudeness, waiting for someone to play, so I joined a league that was advertised in a room lobby (which I wont name) and didnít like it. I liked the idea of a league, so I looked for another one and found Eliters, I havenít looked back since. I saw the link posted in a lobby also.

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

I have been using this name online for years; I chose Lana because I have always liked the name and banana just rhymed. So I used this name to register in Eliters.

What is your preferred playsite and why?

Yahoo, I have always played on Yahoo.

What makes Eliters special?

It is a friendly league and the players and staff are a nice bunch. There are a variety of challenges, events and a variety of games.

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

I mainly play gin. I have played dominos and canasta; I am not very good at them.

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

I donít really have an absolute favourite game. I have moods and play the same games over and over. While growing up I liked playing a card game that my dad taught me, it is a Serbian game named Tablice (pronounced Tub-li-ch-e. I am not sure if the game is played elsewhere, I havenít seen it played in Australia.

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

I am currently a Team Leader. None at the moment I have too many other things going on

What is your proudest achievement in life?

My children. They are all healthy and have their talents (good and bad).

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

A fair and enjoyable game.

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

I canít think if any, itís a great site already.

If you had one wish what would it be?

To get what I earn every week without having to go to work.

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

Eliters is a friendly league and you are guaranteed a game with nice players and helpful TDs. There are fun challenges such as collecting badges, marathons, battle of the sexes and a variety of other events.

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

I guess when I first started in the league, I had a good trainer and many helpful TDs and the players were friendly and patient with me. That is what made me hang around.

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

Deciding to have a bottle of white wine while playing tournaments. I am not a drinker and I really donít like wine, (I donít know what possessed me) but I drank it anyway. I really didnít play or type very wellÖ..

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

Can I pick an animal? If so, my dog, he sits around all day, gets served food on a silver platter (well silver bowl) and fresh water everyday, runs around, chews things, no cares in the world, sits in the sun, gets his mess cleaned up by others. What more could one want?

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

Photos, handbag (plus that has more than 3 items) and the choc chip cookies or what ever chocolate is in the cupboard.

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

Listen to the radio or my favourite CDs or chat with hubby if he is my good books...

Which celebrity would you like to banish to rehab permanently?

Awww they have issues like everyone else, I wouldnít send them permanently!!

Name your three favorite movies:

Ever After, The Bourne movies, National Treasure

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Eating a family block of chocolate in one hit!! But itís got to be Cadbury.

When I grow up I want to be just like:

Me. I like my good and bad habits, I have everything I need and I work towards what I want.

Any last words for our readers?

Be happy and donít let anything or anyone get you down, think positive and learn from your experiences. Life is too short.

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