I learned chess when I was six but didn't really have the opportunity to play until Junior High School. I joined the Navy and didn't seriously start playing again until I moved to New Mexico last year. A friend at work (thx Joey Troy!) talked me into joining the NMCO (New Mexico Chess Organization). I really had a lot of fun at the Frontier Restaurant on Central Ave every Wednesday. I recently moved back to my home town of Eugene, Oregon and was going through some heavy chess withdrawals when I found chess.com! I travel a lot for work and enjoy being able to play chess.
I hope chess.com is able to fix this problem in the future. Until then ... be cool!