Thursday, July 17, 2008

Brain vs. Braun

I read in the paper today about a crazy biathalon that involves playing chess and boxing.
Sorry to break it to these organizers, but my son and a friend invented this sport years ago when my then 8-year-old had his first, and so far as I know, only fist fight over a chess set. He was a slender boy with long eyelashes and gold hair down to his shoulders and he played chess every Wednesday at the library. He and an older friend wandered out the back door of the library to watch for me when one of two curly haired twins snatched away the queeen of his chess set.
When threats didn't work, either my son or his friend threw a punch and the chess set was complete again. We always joked about what a dangerous sport chess was after that. Now, I can see that someone is cashing in on it.


Barney n Fred said...

too funny !!!

Anonymous said...

Your life is funnier than fiction.
Any memoirs in your future ?

Just Me said...

Chess the new contact sport!

And would you say running is
as equally as dangerous ?

Paulita said...

Chess is definitely more dangerous than running, because if you injure your brain, well, where do you go from there. Do they have orthotics for your brain?

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