So I went into Guildford today….. nice place. What impressed me was that I managed to pick up Batsford’s Modern Chess Openings for just under seven pounds…..but we are talking about a book that has been around so long that it is known as the chess player’s Bible.
And now that those people who get easily bored have left us….. let me tell you a tale. (aren’t I sneaky….???)
There are a number of beginings to this story…. depending on just how a full an account you’d like. I’ll make this a fairly full version, though I won’t actually go look stuff up, so it’ll all be memory based……and so therefore open to embelishments and the like, depending on what I deam fit…. just to warn you. (would I lie to you…..??? O:) hehehe!!)
Anyway…..sometime in the year 2004 (which shows what I man about beginings… but I’ll keep this quick) I was having a conversation with my good friend Yip when she started talking about digger herself a hole….it then came out that she had no idea what a JCB was…..shock!!! A quick direction to JCB.com lead to the comment “I must ask my parents for one for Christmas!!!” Well, being the generous soul that I am, I sent her one for Christmas (a toy one from Sainsbury’s) and cause I’m nice (and did I mention talented and devilishly hansome…???) I sent both her and her family a Christmas Card…..
Being a good girl, Yip waited till Christmas before opening the present, but the cards were opened, so they could be put up…. lets say, what I’d written (what ever it was…..) led Yip’s mom to ask just what our relationship was…..especially as I was sending gifts from across an entire ocean. Poor Yip……
Of course, once the present was opened, all became clear and Yip was able to tell the story of why she was now the proud owner of a never-been-used JCB…. all of five inches long!!!!
So when she mentioned a certain whitewashing her home NHL team (though not the team she supports :p are they???) gave to my beloved Leafs I sort of mentioned that I’d found another appropriate gift and had sent it over. (as I don’t know if it’s made it or not, I shan’t mention what it is)
And for those of you who missed it, I mentioned like this; “for Yip who wants to mention last week’s Sens-Leafs game (the Sens won 8-2) I’m just going to smile in the knowledge that it’s not going to be me who has to explain to her mum that despite another Christmas Pressie, we’re not dating…… :p” I don’t know if her mom has commented of anything…..but we shall just have to see!!!
However, some people who shall remain nameless (totally nameless) just asking questions in such a manner that suggests that they’re seeing a lot more in this than there really is. Aww bless…… though I could have been wrong.
What was then scary was not just the general suspicion that there might have been something going on between Yip and I, but the whole backstory (“thinking that there was the whole wonderful sappy romantic story….“) that had been built up. And there was a whole backstory. Which was quite good, and very sappy and romantic, though truely fictional (or was it….???) (well, yes.)(stop it….just tell the damn story)(sorry).
I found it kinda sweet.
Which meant that I didn’t just kill the backstory, but went and replied, including a picture of Yip and I from when she last visited with “aww, aren’t we a sweet couple” which was a mistake. The reason being is that then I was given the whole “so, do you like??“, and; “you do like her, don’t you??” which I should have seen coming.
Saying that, those of you who know me well know that I don’t mind conversations like this. What with the way they make my life sound that bit more interesting than it really is. And how it hides my true love for…… nearly gave it away there…..
But I’m getting distracted from where my story is supposed to be heading. You remember that I said that this year seemed to be Linnet’s year for happiness this Christmas….??? (Christmas Eve…??) Finding a lovely bloke down in Bristol and all that jazz……so she mearly has to break off with the guy from back home who been messing her about……. has she gotten round to that yet….??? Apparently not. However, to make her feel slightly better from the teasing I was giving her about this (the guys live 225 miles apart… they shouldn’t meet) I thought I’d mention the above story….. I should of possibly waited till she wasn’t so pissed.
Inside the space of twenty-four hours I’ve had two people thinking Yip and I are dating….. and yet neither of these people even know her….. it’s a mad, mad world….. which is possibly copyrighted…..
I feel that I’ve not told the story as well as I could have (if anyone wants to tidy it up for me….???) and I sort of didn’t actually get permission to tell it (please don’t hurt me) however, the bit about buying Batsford’s Modern Chess Openings is true…..it’s a great book!!!!!