Saturday, July 3, 2010

I'm almost 35!

I will be at the US Chess School in Dallas on my birthday (July 8), so Jonathan made me birthday dinner on Friday.
tempeh pineapple kebabs with asian coleslaw!
lemon blueberry cream pie!
all of it is vegan!
Jonathan with Silly Party Decorations and Coffee
me, with streamers

I didn't want to play in the World Open this year, because it's in King of Prussia, and because it sucks being inside, around weirdos, concentrating all day in the summertime, but now that I'm not, I'm jealous of everyone who is.

12 comments:

Katie said...

Your bday dinner looks amazing! I want to eat all of it. yum. happy almost birthday :)

frdelrosario said...

it sucks being inside, around weirdos, concentrating all day in the summertime, but now that I'm not I'm jealous of everyone who is

One of the best things you ever wrote.

Anonymous said...

Fermented soy protein on skewers! Mmmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

are u kidding me??

sunlight and normal behavior don't hold a candle to the world open... i've never actually played but I want to next year

Leon Akpalu said...

Congratulations on your birthday and on your tournament victory!

Anonymous said...

Share the pie recipe please.

How old is he?

Gurdonark said...

That's a great-looking birthday dinner!

I was looking at my USCF ratings page the other day, and in particular the cool new stats in which they break down one's results by rating of opponent. The thing that struck me the most was how few games I've played since 1991 which are not quick timed games. It's hard to be stuck indoors! Yet I wish I had played more.

It's been unseasonably rainy and not quite so hot in Dallas this weekend. I hope that the heat stays broken during your trip here.

Doug said...

Ha! You do make me laugh!

I was at the World Open (took a bye in the 9th round so as to get home at a reasonable hour). And as much as I love chess in general I did spend a good part of the last 5 days thinking, and not for the first time, what is it about this game that attracts so many freaks? I mean, seriously!

Anonymous said...

Freaks, Doug? More so than in your average dog beauty contest? And more so than in your average 2nd hand used gun market?

Leon Akpalu said...

@ Anonymous July 6

My dog is perfectly normal, thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

"... it sucks being inside, around weirdos, concentrating all day in the summertime, but now that I'm not I'm jealous of everyone who is."

Very funny, and my feelings exactly.

Rick Massimo

Elizabeth Vicary said...

thank you!

Jonathan is 36 and I will post the recipe as soon as I get home from Texas.