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Chess and movies
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I just got through watching 40 Days and 40 Nights. Flar came downstairs from a phone call with Gaucha, right at 10pm. We've been wanting to watch this, but lately, movie time has intersected with family time, and it wasn't something the boys would want to watch.

It was quite funny. A bit quirky in places, and I have to say I really liked the use of color in the movie. There were probably all sorts of symbolic things going on with the color that educated film people would know about. All I know is that I enjoyed it.

As I expected, when I got home from the tournament, I was only interested in vegging under the laptop. I got caught up on email and live journal, while Flar fixed dinner. He made kiddy-fare: mac n cheese and beans n franks, but the only other meal left on the menu is bean soup, and that takes thinking ahead. Which I'll do tomorrow.

Before the kids went to bed, we watched the first disc in Flar's Christmas present from Knight, the 3-Disc Set of Back to the Future.

The chess tournament was really nicely run. Pairings were ready at 9, and the only delay for starting was checking that the teams had all checked in with coachs. There was minimal delay between rounds, and they even shut down one of the primary games, when it became clear that neither player was going anywhere with it, and called it a draw.

Coach's babies are sick. Three ear infections and one pink between the two of them. And one of the older girls has strep. So he was left quite early to be home with them. That allowed for the babies to come home straight from the doctor while his wife picked up the medicine. We had plenty of parents today. There's one kid who can occasionally be a problem case, but the worst I got out of him today was two pens thrown inside of carried, and a pair of shoes filched and thrown.

And it's always kind of therapeutic to talk to other parents and hear them bitch about tuition, too. One of the other parents is an RN, and her entire salary goes straight to tuition every month. I suppose it's amazing that Flar and I can still get away without me having to go back to work.

Lessee... Tigger won three games, but he didn't get a trophy: they only gave out two categories of individual trophies, under 300 rated and overall. Tigger's rating is 566. The primary team took third place.

Critter only won one game. There were only four junior high teams, and TLS came in fourth by a half a game. So we teased Critter that if he had only won two games, they would have taken home a trophy. Light-heartedly, and only because he was teasing his friend who didn't win any games with the same thought. And not accurately, since only the top four individual scores count for the team. There were seven on the junior high team. The scores were 3.5, 3.0, 2.0 and 1.0. They had some pretty tough competition today.

I feel like I've gotten the chess tournament stuff down to a regular, organized routine, now.

But no matter, spending 8 hours in a gynasium with over a hundred kids can wear one down.

And now I'll tuck myself into bed and sleep late tomorrow.

The only thing on the list for tomorrow is putting away Christmas. If I get ambitious, I can fold laundry or open mail. Otherwise, that'll start me out on Monday.

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Wow! '100 hundred kids' is a whole lot! Did they have to stack them to get that many in a gym? ;>

Just a typo. I'll go and fix that, now. ;)

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