Monday, January 25, 2016

en passant

You know what looks like fun? Chess looks like fun. Because the little table and little coffee cups and an ashtray and elegant little pieces and just sitting quietly looking thoughtful. It turns out, though, that chess is about thinking really really hard about how to avoid doing anything stupid. That’s no fun at all, and furthermore it has only been by doing profoundly stupid things and then dealing with the results that I have had any kind of life at all so far. Sort of like how walking involves almost falling flat on your face over and over again.


Aggie said...

Maybe you should take up knitting. Same table, coffee cup and ashtray, if you like, and you can still sit quietly, looking thoughtful, but you don't have to deal with any people so the chances of doing anything stupid are greatly reduced (okay, so you might drop a stitch or two, but nobody but you has to know), and you could end up with a really nice hat or scarf.

Dave Maleckar said...

Look, I already write and bake. If I start knitting I will have totally turned into my mother.

Aggie said...

So I guess decoupage is out of the question. How do you feel about making soap?