Hello, It's Me Again!
OK. Well, Megadeth lyrics aside, after a two-month and change AWOL, I'm back in business here on Chess.com. It's been a while since I did a blog, for the Chess.com/TV Group or even one of my own, so I'm going to use this entry as my official comeback announcement.
For those of you that know me or my history with my health, you might understand why I was gone for so long. Honestly, this time, for a while, I was so unattached to anything in general, chess or otherwise. I spent most of the last two months glued to my computer blowing off steam playing Modern Warfare 3, Civ 5, and many Paradox Interactive games during also at which time dealing with my health issues. I wanted nothing to do with anything, especially chess. It's a long story really, but here I am again. I was also gone last year around the same time for a longer period. I guess there's something about this time of year that doesn't sit right with me.
So, here I am, trying to get back on the horse again and was pleasantly surprised that the Chess.com/TV Group has almost 600 members (I believe we're at 590 now). I missed a lot of things like the Anand vs the World vote chess match and many chess tourneys and Chess.com/TV shows in general, especially the first couple of episodes of the new show with NM Dan Heisman.
I was also shocked to see U.S.C.L. coverage coming to Chess.com and Chess.com/TV. For the updated schedule, check the Chess.com/TV page for more information about all of the upcoming shows and events. I know I know this sounds like a public information and news announcement. Well, it sorta is.
As far as the blog recaps for the shows go, I don't know what I'm going to do with that. My girlfriend and I discussed it and I need to ponder it over the next few days. Mainly, it's the recaps for Pardon our Blunders that give me problems and takes up the bulk of the stress factor. I try to fit many of the main points that were discussed and it turns out to be a novel-sized recap that takes me about 3-4 hours total once the show is over. I'll have to figure something out that takes less time to do and doesn't add up to me pulling my hair out.
Anyways, I guess that's about it for now. I'm going to slowly get back into the groove here but I don't want to burn out before I even start. It won't take much for me to overdo it again and disappear, so everything needs to be smooth.
Ta-ta for now.