hello blog readers!
I am thrilled to report I was mentioned in Rowson's column in New in Chess. I haven't seen it yet, but I hear it says
"There are many more worthy sites and blogs, and I apologize to those I haven't mentioned here (for instance, Elizabeth Vicary's Blog has a certain charm and chessville.com has plenty of good stuff), but I have to sign off..."
Lots of other good things have been happening to me. I cut my hair again:
I got my broken laptop back, all fixed by HP. thanks!
I read that I will not be laid off. (hurray!)
I biked all the way to Brighton Beach (and back) with Jonathan last Monday. There are bike paths almost the entire way!
I made a rhubarb crumble:
I played in a tournament at the Marshall last weekend. It was nice to play again, but hard to be focused and sit still. I scored 2/4 but thought the quality of my games was maybe a C-.
I'm learning the Catalan and it's fun: it makes me want to play blitz with the kids all the time.
I've made a resolution to not get visibly annoyed at any kid for all of June. (I slipped up once already, but the kid was intentionally knocking over other people's sets, so I'm giving myself a second chance.)
what else? I went to yoga this morning. I made a big salad when I got back. I'm going to take 10-12 CLEP tests to move to the next salary step as a teacher. I'm awesome at taking standardized tests, so I figure it will be cake. (is this boring?)
basically, everything's going really well and I'm very happy, so I have nothing to tell you. sorry.