Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chess Always Reminds Me Of My First Crush

Do you remember your first crush? Mine was on Dale, the son of one of my mom’s best friends. Our families used to get together sometimes for holidays and picnics. He had a sister my age and an older brother. I thought he was very good looking and he was always nice to me. I was maybe three to five years younger than him. I liked him because he was the first person to show me how to throw a football and also taught me how to play Chess. When our families got together, we would play. I remember beating him with my rook a few times. I thought it was so great that he paid attention to me.

I remember going to his wedding thinking he was making a big mistake. His bride actually cried all through the ceremony! I thought, “poor Dale.” The only reason I think he married her was because he got into a car accident with her and she had to be hospitalized for some time. I think he just felt guilty. The marriage didn’t last very long and I felt bad for him all over again. I never saw him again after he got married.

I always liked the game of Chess and to this day think of Dale whenever I play it. It's a game of pure strategy and thinking ahead with some manipulating which helps. There is really no luck involved like in most other games. Do you play Chess? Do you remember who taught you?

Since I love the game of Chess, I just had to take this quiz from blogthings on "If you were on a chess board, would you be a queen or a pawn?"

It said I am a Bishop

You are limited in what kind of moves you make, but that only encourages you to be wilier. If you sit back and think carefully, you can be just as deadly as any of the other players on the board. It's all about using your head. While it does get annoying to be underestimated all the time, you can use that to your advantage. You can attack and retreat quickly, without anyone hardly noticing. As far as skills go, that's an excellent one to have!

I am happy to be a bishop. I like that piece even though it can only move diagonally. The only pieces I like better is my rook and of course, my queen.

and please share your result in the comments.

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Kerri Sweeris said...

Cute story! I remember having a HUGE crush on my next door neighbot Tommy. I was like 9 and he was like 19 or 20...taught me how to putt and shoot baskets. : )
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Sandee said...

You Are a Rook

You are good at both looking forward to the future and looking back to the past.

You tend to make bold, dramatic moves. You can act quickly and cover a lot of ground.

You are good at taking out opponents in your field of vision that may be a problem later on.

No one ever seems to see you coming, even though you're always right there watching them.

Yep, this is me alright. How fun. For once we didn't come out the same.

I do indeed remember my first love. I know right where he is too. He's far away, but I know where he is. I'm also where I should be too. With my husband.

Have a terrific day. :)

Beth Zimmerman said...

I know absolutely NOTHING about chess having never played the game. I do remember my first crush though. I think his name was Albert and I chased him down and tackled him so I could kiss him. I was mortified that he didn't return my ardor! LOL! Poor guy! Thankfully I developed more finesse with age so by the time I met my would-be husband I was no longer tackling potential suitors! Good thing or he probably would have joined Albert and run for the hills! :)

carol at A Secnd Cup said...

I am a bishop too!

BeadedTail said...

I don't know anything about chess but I do know that's a cute story about your first crush. It's too bad he went through with a wrong marriage but it's wonderful that you now have Gerard!

Lin said...

That is so sad that he married that girl! And you had to watch it??! Aw, it worked out for the best--you couldn't do better than your guy! :)

RainSplats said...

I'm a knight!

Anonymous said...

I'm also a Bishop like you! I'm satisfied with that too.

Visiting from SITS. Hope to see you soon at my place.


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