i was just thinking about how unimportant my life has been when i was reminded of just how good i was as captain of the cheerleading squad for the chess team in high school.
i was better than good.
i was hall of fame.
the next time you hear, "take the rook hawk eyes! take the rook!", that was mine.
but nothing beats, "give me a 'c'! give me an 'h'! give me an 'e'! give me a 'c'! give me a 'k'! what's that spell? what's that spell?"
and my personal favorite, "gooooo ... castle! go castle go!"
yeah, i really shouldn't be so tough on myself.
i've had an impact.
i mean a significant impact on generations of chess cheerleaders.
and that is something no one can take a way from me.
"check mate! check mate! show him the gate! we're the best in the state!"
ah, those were the days of personal triumph!