Yesterday started off well; I won my first game, but then proceeded to lose the next two. I didn’t just lose – I lost by a bunch of points in both games. But in the end I won almost half my games with a 15-16 record. I was seeded 81st and ended up in 61st place out of 95. My rating increased from a 647 to 755, so I’m pleased overall. I realize that my vocabulary is still woefully short. So if Matt and I go to Nationals in Buffalo, NY next year, I’ll need to start studying much more in advance.
It was a nice trip anyway. I was surprised that I wasn’t as mentally exhausted as I thought I would be. The problem, however, is that I’m now on Vegas time. I slept in until almost noon today. I think that I’m going to take it easy for a few days. I still have a lot of things to get done this summer before I go back to work in a few weeks. I have a presentation to plan and need to get started on it soon. I also have some class reunion stuff to work on.
But for now, I’m watching the Monk marathon on tv. I’m already thinking about taking a nap. I’m meeting Matt for dinner at 5:30 and then we have Scrabble tonight.