Chess Cat

Can an impulsive and forgetful baby boomer learn to think logically by playing chess? Will every game end in a sickening blood bath or will I eventually triumph? We'll just see, won't we.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

On the Hunt for a Chess Club

Thoughts from the Beast Mom : Little Tidbits: "
December 10
Little Tidbits

Claire has a shirt that says “Cutie” on the front in rhinestones. Bryant has decided it says, “Cootie” and keeps tormenting Claire by saying that she has a “cootie” on her shirt. This makes Claire very mad.



Bryant is learning how to play chess. His friend from church taught him how to play chess last week. Bryant asked if he could join a chess club just like his friend. I told him he could inquire at the school office to see if his school has a club. I asked his grandparents if they’d bring the chess set from their house when they come at Christmas. It would be fun to see him play with my dad. "


A chess club! Almost makes me wish I was a sprout again if I could have been in a chess club.

Maybe there are chess clubs for adults. In my small town, I'd be surprised to find one.

Meanwhile some guy is whupping my butt in an online game.

I would like to see a kid play chess with an adult. I never played with my dad. Jigsaw puzzles challenged him so much, he took an age to put in a single piece. Chess would have taken months!

Gourmet Chocolate Chess Set



If you love chocolate and play chess like a barbarian, here's the ideal chess set for you. Now you can eat your opponent's chessmen as you win them.

# Checkmate your tastebuds with this hand-crafted chocolate chess set!
# Chess pieces and chess board are all made of rich, creamy chocolate.
# King measures over 3 inches tall!
# This Chocolate Chess Set is made with 2 pounds, 5 ounces of chocolate.

Two pounds of chocolate means you can win at chess, gloat and bloat. Fun, eh?

Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set = Hot Seller



The MuleTeam

Other than that work is really interesting now at the height of the shopping season. We have such boring stuff... it's amazing that we're selling anything at all. Gift Certificates and all that will always be bought and there are standard selling things we do every year... but yyyAAWWnnn... this is truly a boring year for us. I can't think of year with more boring titles and selection. It's not terrible but it is far from anything that will actually drive business into the store. X-Box or the same bestsellers you can get at Wal-Mart for 40% off or more? We didn't think a Narnia Exclusive Gift Set of some kind wouldn't be a smart thing? What's the hottest seller? The 2 year old (maybe more) bargain priced Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set! Apparently soon to be an out of print collectible, people are buying these up by the car full. No crap. That tells you what kind of product selection we have this year. BORING. There are some cool things, the Calvin and Hobbes complete hardcover gift set and the Alan Lee Sketchbook to name a couple but... over all it rates HHH. (Harbinger of Ho Hum... not Hunter Hearst Helmsley! :-)


Here's a guy who maybe works in a book store. He sees the Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set flying off the shelves. It's cool that it's like a scene from the movie. If this guy's right that it's soon to be out of print collectible, and you want it, you better grab one.