In my life I believe I have developed a greater appreciation for basically everything super geeky. We know this. Star Trek, space, video games, computer games, sci-fi, fantasy... this is all well-covered territory. But there is a realm that has remained untouched for reasons I can't explain, and that is the realm of CHESS. I have had minor experiences with chess up until now. I recall having a moment with my dad trying to teach me, years and years ago. And, I taught a class of kindergarteners once and had a 5-year-old try to teach me. This was humbling. But it wasn't until we got our new computer that came with some games, one of those games being Chess. I thought, what the hey? and clicked on the icon.
I...am...obsessed. I LOVE this game. I learned what the pieces do and I can't sleep at nights because i'm playing out games in my head. I'm learning the strategy and I absolutely love the aspect of anticipating my opponent's move. True, so far my only opponents have been the computer and Sean but let me tell you, as a beginner, it is EXTREMELY fulfilling to win a game. I've beaten the computer 4 times now and each time (despite a couple of those being purely accidental) i feel like taking a victory lap around the kitchen. It is AWESOME! How did i not get involved with this sooner? How unaware I was of this deprivation. I am a total chess geek now. The World of Geeks has cornered me, coming at me from every angle, and my citizenship is complete. Check Mate.