random mumblings
2001-09-27 11:55:23 (UTC)


so i decided to bite the bullet and apply for the job back
home...in all honesty, i would save some $$$ and if worst
came to worst i could always just rent an apartment or
something like that. so i was up early fine tuning my
resume and cover letter. i have that "island in the sun"
song in my head by weezer except when the chorus
goes "we'll never feel bad anymore" i think "won't work at
compaq anymore" :) also, i went to my chess club's message
board and canadian chess champion alexandre lesiege is
coming to town to do a simul~~!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!1!1!!!!
(for future reference, you can tell how excited i am by the
number of characters other than ! after my words). i'll
definitely play him but i'll be scared as hell...he's a
grandmaster and i've only played a simul against an
international master (one step down)...for all the chess
people out there here's the game (don't laugh too hard).
for all the non-chess people out there a 'simul' is a
simultaneous chess exhibition where the master plays
against like 40 people at the same time

IM Tom O'Donnell - Craig
Ottawa Chess Club Simul

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 Nd7
7.h4 h6 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Qc7 11.Bd2 e6 12.O-O-O
Ngf6 13.Ne4 Be7 14.g3 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 Nf6 16.Qe2 O-O 17.Ne5
Rfd8 18.Be3 b5 19.f4 Nd5 20.g4 Bf6 21.Kb1 Bxe5 22.fxe5 a5
23.g5 Nxe3 24.Qxe3 hxg5 25.Qxg5 Kf8 26.h6 g6 27.h7 Kg7
28.Qf6 1-0

also yesterday i had a wonderful conversation on messenger
with some chick i met on the internet...she seemed nice
enough and didn't seem like a stalker at all :) which is
always a good thing ;)

gotta go drop off me resume and cover letter...wish me luck