So, who am I?

May 30, 2014, 5:16 PM |

There is a great deal of speculation that I am some person (or persons) who has been here before, or is here now, or has some sort of reputation as a trouble-maker!  Whatever!

I'm not.  I signed up here less than two weeks ago.  My first foray into online chess.  In fact, I had my first game against a human opponent in over 30 years when I got wiped off the board by a nice man named "AaronGo"!  You know what? I had fun playing Aaron.  We have another friendly (unrated game) going right now.

I freely admit that joining was a trip-through-time for me.  It was like Austin Powers waking from his cryo-sleep.  And it was culture shock.

To those who think I am somebody's "sock puppet," sorry to disappoint you, dears.  I can banter with the best of you, but I have decided to just ignore you.  Hope you don't mind.

You will find that I am not particularly feminine - never have been.  I tend to be direct and speak my mind.  But I am told that I have a wicked sense of humor.  Humor, I believe, helps defuse tension.  I suppose I am a product of my environment during the turbulent 1960s and 70s.

With that said, if you are up for a game or two, feel free to challenge me.  Unrated games are fine.  No more than three days per turn works for me.  When I get up to speed, I might wade into more rapid timed games - I am still a little shakey and unsure of myself now. 

I have been invited by and joined a few teams, and am participating is some vote chess.  Reminds me, though, of the Groucho Marx quip, "Why would I want to join a club that would have me as a member?"  LOLZ

So that's me.  If you have a question, and it is not too personal, I would be glad to answer.  I am pleased to meet you.

EDIT:  The avatar - that's Carmen Miranda, the famous Brazilian samba dancer, singer, and actress of the 1940s and 1950s.  I thought it might help break the ice.  I am, in some topics, referred to as the "fruit lady"!

(Image courtesy Susan Polgar)