About me and cards: I used to play pokeno with my grandparents before I started kindergarten. Not much later, during a rainy, summer vacation in New Hampshire, I read a book of solitaire games while my mother complained about the hotel, my father complained he couldn't play golf, and my sister just complained. As a teenager, I discovered Rummy 500, then spades, then poker. During undergrad, I serendipitously met a junior bridge player who had traveled to Poland, South Africa, and Cuba who was patient enough to teach me how to bid a bridge hand and even more patient to watch me declare one (it didn't hurt that I consider folding clothes, mine, his, yours, theraputic!). Still, I was over thirty before I learned to read a hand record...
About me, generally (besides my love of laundry): Vegetarian since age nine. Wanted to be a writer since age nine. Have had gray hair since sixteen. Often unsure as to whether people are asking me if I am too young to 1) have gray hair, 2) play bridge. Live in New York. Love old game shows and pizza, UCONN basketball (more before the demise of the Big East), the Constitution, El Greco more than Velasquez, and Shakespeare (who did write his own plays for...sake). Currently, an attorney, writing as much as possible, playing bridge less than desired amount. Hope to qualify for the second day of the Blue Ribbons always, to qualify for the third day soon, and embarrass myself a little less often while playing the event sometime within the next decade!
Plus... it's free!