Sunday, June 07, 2009

TBWCYL Day 157 - Checkmate

Yesterday's task had me all confused. I was suppose to act as if I were playing chess all day. It had a list of the pieces and how to act like them but I was continually gripped with the problem of behaving as if I was playing chess.

I tried to take on the characteristics of the Bishop piece. How? Well, it defines the Bishop as "are you intelligent but slightly devious, approaching conflict from an angle?"

Well, I am devious and like to attack conflict in fun ways. So, I used this and the need to walk at 45 degree angles and off I went to work. It was a comic book store weekend and I pulled my shift, all the while eating Everlasting Gobstoppers. What does that have to do with being a Bishop? Nothing. I just really like them.

I spent the day making decisive moves, positioning myself into a higher area of power. You see, we have a new guy at Titan Comics who is working for the summer as a helper. I gradually used my immense knowledge to reduce him in the eyes of the owner. We were doing an inventory and he kept calling out titles incorrectly. He would say Fantastic Four #1 when really it was Dark Reign Fantastic Four #1. I would kindly correct him but did it enough, with a few well placed, "The issue number is in the top left corner"s, that I made him look like the pawn that he is.

I also used some deceptive means to avoid a party I was supposed to go to. It was a Bachelor party and I didn't feel comfortable with going so I lied and said I had to work late. To stop myself from being a liar, I just worked til 7:02 pm. So, conflict averted and I was honest.

I spent the rest of the night in front of the Wii playing "Lego Indiana Jones: The Complete Saga" and then finishing my book. Not a killing move but by slowly reading chapters I do think that I killed the King of the Comic Strip, Charles Shultz, when I read the last page.

I went to bed at 2 in the morning so I lasted the entire "game" and survived it so I guess no one took me off the board. That is the lamest metaphor ever but oh well.

That is all,


4 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

I applaud your creative thinking in completing this...odd...task.

And I'm concerned about this bachelor party and what could have made you of all people. I don't think I want to know.

Addy's Daddy said...

He told me about it, and no, you don't want to know, Erin. I must say that I am sad that he didn't go though, because I was ready for some stories. Was the 70's the confirmed theme, Vaughn?

Trinity said...

I never got confirmation on if it had a 70's theme or not. I just didn't want to go.

Girl Interrupted said...

Ok ... I came to catch up on your posts and there's like 50 of them!!!!

Did I get unknowingly sucked into a time warp?

It's kinda late, so I'm gonna come back when I have a few hours to spare ... probably tommorow ... and comment properly, just wanted to say hey

So ... Hey!

Ps: Girl Interrupted's House of Insanity??? I don't know what you mean!!!