Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  To my readers abroad have a nice Thursday. :-)  At least for a week I can hold on to the 30 rating points gained on Monday.

Usually at this time I'm off to play in some Thanksgiving weekend tournament.  This year I decided to stay home.  For once this travel crazy chess player is tired of traveling this year.  So there will be no train wrecks at LAX or a blogger get together in Redmond, WA.  I am thankful for a nice weekend at home, and the chance to visit old friends.

By the way I did my Black Belt test last Saturday.  It went pretty well except some problems with board breaking.  It reminded me a little of what sometimes happens to me during a chess game.  I will be back later to share some observations on this past year of intense Tae Kwon Do review, and how it relates to chess.

5 comments:

LinuxGuy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Polly!

I've never broken a board before, so I imagine that it takes quite a bit of practice.

Polly said...

It's all about technique. We have board breaking classes twice a month. On Monday we had breaking class, and I nailed all my breaks. For what ever reason I couldn't do the first one during the test and had to do some easier ones instead.

tanc(happyhippo) said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving, Polly!

Anonymous said...

But did you pass the test?

Polly said...

Yes.