I am a 28-year-old resident of Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO, an independent town north of St. Louis, MO. I have been married since March, 2002, and my wife and I have one child (a son) who was born in March, 2007. I work as a Surveillance Operator at Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels in St. Louis, MO.
I work in Surveillance at a casino. Before that, I worked in Guest Safety as an EMT and a Supervisor for 3 years. I love every aspect of my job. Yes, I've caught people cheating. No, it doesn't happen as much as you think.
I currently live in North St. Louis, MO. My wife and I moved here in October, 2005, after living in a house for three years with her parents and older brother. It was very hectic, but it allowed us to save enough to put a nice down payment on this house. I was born in South Carolina and lived there until I was 8. My parents and I moved to North Carolina, where I lived until I was 21. I moved to Cincinnati, OH and lived there for about 8 months before moving to St. Louis.
Living in St. Louis, I'm a Cardinals, Blues, and Rams fan. Because I lived in the Carolinas for most of my life, I still have a soft heart for the Braves. Even though I lived in Cincinnati, I never became a Reds or Bengals fan, nor will I ever become one. I love baseball and hockey. I hate professional basketball and can only watch NCAA basketball during March Madness. Amazingly, in my 21 years of living in the Carolinas, I never became a rabid fan of NASCAR, but I will watch a race occasionally. Football of any type ranks low on the scale as well.
Back in 1998, I decided that I would read every book that was on the Radcliffe List and the Modern Library List. Both lists were released at the same time and each included 100 fiction books published in the English language and written after 1900. Many books were on both lists, but some were not. In 2002, I was researching the lists and found that Modern Library had taken books from their readers to compile a second list, the Modern Library Readers. I took the books from there and added them to my list as well. My list was complete and my goal is to read them all before I die. You can see my progress here.
I am currently reading the following books:
- Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
I play all types of poker, but mostly Limit Texas Hold'em. I currently play on PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker under the name yaw4god_emt. I've been somewhat successful in my short time of playing real-money in both online games and B&M sites. My proudest accomplishment was winning $250 at Circus Circus-Reno in a NL tourney.
In January of 2007, my brother-in-law and I began a round of head's up tournaments. Below is a list of the events and the status. Note that status is only available for current or completed matches. There are 8 total tournaments.
|Limit||Omaha||2/4||4/8||400||BIL up 310|