Man de la Maza

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

"What happened to your early moment of Decision?"

Saw a comment from Blue Devil Knight on DG's site and I think I'd let the Gang know what I've been up to.

Chesswise -- not much. I have done no organized training since ... well , when was that last post? I've been pretty wrapped up in making a career change. For 14 years or so, I've been a computer geek. I enjoyed it for many years, but I'm ready to move on. Starting in August, I will be a middle school math teacher. It makes sense really. All the things that attract me to chess attract me to teaching -- the big money, the chicks, the fame.

So that's what I'm doing with me spare time lately. Not chess. I'm not sure when (or if) I will return to my Quest for the Holy Grail. If I do, you all will be the first to know.

It warms my heart to see the Knights are still thriving.

Still lurkin',
Don Q.
Knight Errant De La Maza

16 Comments:

  • Do you still wear olive green pants?

    By Blogger Temposchlucker, at 8:38 AM  

  • Can I still call you my hero?

    Good luck in the transition. So Asside from the same attractions to chess, you also wanted summers off too?

    -BP

    By Blogger BlunderProne, at 9:48 AM  

  • Good luck.

    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but you want to teach evil junior high aged kids why?

    It sounds like fun. Maybe you can start a chess club at the school once you settle in.

    By Blogger Blue Devil Knight, at 10:18 AM  

  • Tempo -- Nah, those were 38s. they're all gone. How's the weight loss coming?

    Blunderprone and Blue Devil Knight -- Summer's off will be nice. I've had to take all of my vacation for the last 3 years to go to trainig, so ANY vacation will be a nice change. Perhaps I might could pick up a chess book or hit one of them big tourneys.

    By Blogger Don Q., at 10:20 PM  

  • I added all losses again and reinforced my chair. How are you doing?

    By Blogger Temposchlucker, at 9:06 AM  

  • Still holding at my goal weight. I have better at holding my weight losses than my chess gains. You gonna come back and join us again at KOTRB?

    By Blogger Don Q., at 9:40 AM  

  • Nah, I don't like to talk about myself the whole time:)
    Besides that I don't like to be remembered of the fact that there is an area where I'm WEAK. Litterally.
    But the KOTRB have my greatest admiration and my best wishes.

    By Blogger Temposchlucker, at 9:18 AM  

  • forgive my inclusion off topic, but time to time, i have big posts, as you do, and this one today aught not to disappoint. warmly, dk

    By Blogger transformation, at 12:34 PM  

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    By Blogger Pawnbubba, at 3:34 PM  

  • Liking the new job?
    How far south did you move?
    Still in VA?

    By Blogger Sancho Pawnza, at 3:36 PM  

  • HI, Would you mind if we exchange links in our chess blogs? Just visit my blog and inform me if its ok.
    Thank you

    regards,
    Borislav

    By Blogger chess addict, at 7:22 AM  

  • Hi,

    You have a nice blog here! I like visiting it!
    I offering you a link exchange - if you accepting it.

    My blog:

    http://www.chessgambiter.blogspot.com/
    Welcome to visit! - Please leave a message if you are OK with the link exchange!

    Sandor
    Mail: chessbumbus@gmail.com

    By Blogger Chessbumbus, at 1:08 PM  

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  • Hi Don,
    How do you do now?

    By Blogger Temposchlucker, at 4:10 PM  

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