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The Guy Known As sorensonfan41

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I would talk a little more about myself.

My name is Robert.  I'm 23 years old.  I was born at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.  I'm a prep person and sometimes a customer service representative as a local restaurant.  I work 4 to 5 days a week, and usually close the dish pit at that restaurant 2 days a week (sometimes more).

I'm a leather nut.  I love leather jackets.  I own several jackets and one pair of leather pants (that I don't wear too often....because the bottoms of each leg needs hemmed off (way too long) and I can't find anyone that'll do it cheap and on-site.  The one dry cleaner place that I know of wants to keep my pants for several days and ship them off to someone to have them done.  I don't trust that....especially for a pair of pants I paid $75 for (and the only pair of pants I'd pay $75 for -- I'm a cheapskate on all of my other clothes, like shirts, pants, and shorts).

I got started playing the lottery at a very early age, when I was still in elementary school and the GA Lottery first started (in 1993).  No, I didn't buy the tickets.....my dad did.  He'd buy a $1 scratcher for me each week if I was a good boy at school and around the house.  Sometimes, depending on if I hit a winner the previous week, it'd be 2 $1 scratchers.  The most I had ever won off of a scratcher was $10 on a game that I don't even remember.  Now we go to 2004...a couple of months after I graduated high school.  I bought my first lottery ticket on my own.  I actually bought quite a few that day.  I had gone to a local fair....but they didn't have any fun games to play.  So, being that I was 18 and legal to play lottery, I asked my mom to take me by a gas station nearby.  I bought a bunch of different kinds of tickets.  On one of them, a $2 Double Lucky 7s, I won in all 10 games for a total of $20 (I think it was double 7s in all 10 games for double all $1 prizes).  I also bought some of a $2 game called Mad Money.  I scratched off the 1st tic-tac-toe game and got the 3 correct symbols in a row.  I scratched off the prize....and found $30.  I scratched the 2nd game and found another correct tic-tac-toe....the prize was $50 on that one.  I scratched the bonus box and found the correct symbol for another $20.....my 1st $100 winner.  That's what got me playing the lottery full time.

In March of 2007, I got to live a childhood dream.  I saved up a bunch of money (some of it was from an insane streak of $20-$40 winners on lottery tickets in January and February)....I sold all of my old Pokemon cards I had collected when I was a teenager (yeah....I stayed in the Pokemon card biz a little too long Razz ) and got nearly $400 out of them.  I ordered my plane tickets and flew out to Los Angeles, CA on an early Sunday morning.  That week I had some of the most fun I had ever had in my life.  I got to see someone I had always wanted to go see in person....all the way back when I was a toddler.  I got to see a guy by the name of Bob Barker.  I got to see one of my favorite TV shows in person, The Price Is Right.  I was born and raised watching game shows (and The People's Court with Judge Wapner).  In 2003, I got to meet Marc Summers, long-time host of Double Dare and also currently hosting Unwrapped on Food Network.  He was doing something for Game Show Network at a local mall.  He was very impressed about my knowledge of game shows.  I walked out of there that evening with so many shirts and small prizes that my mom and stepdad had to help me carry some of the loot!

I'm also a Nascar fan.  My username is from my favorite driver, Reed Sorenson, when he drove the #41 for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sebates last year and the year before.  Of course, Reed no longer drives the #41....instead, he drives the legendary #43 for Richard Petty Motorsports (as teammates to Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler, and AJ Allmendinger).  I haven't got to meet him yet, but I did get to meet Bobby Labonte back in March 2005.

Well....that's all I can think of for now.  Now you know quite a bit more about me.  It's time for me to do some last-minute stuff before I get ready to head on into work.

Until next time, may you win lots of loot on your favorite lottery games. Smile

Entry #135

Comments

1.
Elizabeth03Comment by Elizabeth03 - May 30, 2009, 8:58 pm
You have had quite a life Robert with the lottery..You are a very smart young man;

Much success with your life..
2.
four4meComment by four4me - May 30, 2009, 11:49 pm
Take your leather pants to a shoemaker he has the machine that can sew them for you. Might only charge you 5 bucks for the job. If no shoemaker take them to a biker shop where the sell leather goods they will sew them on the spot.
3.
Comment by sorensonfan41 - May 30, 2009, 11:58 pm
Hmmm......thanks four4me! I'll look into that!

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