Saturday, October 8, 2011
National Chess Day
OK, so maybe you have never heard of National Chess Day and right about now your scratching your head wondering what in the world is this crazy woman blogging about in her insanity inspired mood? Well, it just so happens I know the history behind this little wonderful phenomenal. OK, OK, confession time, I personally do not know the history, but via my 16 year old son and all his wonderful intelligence of random and useless information, I now know the hx of it, so there. Hey, hey there is a reasonable explanation for me claiming his vast knowledge. Since technically we share some of the same chromosomes and all, I am going to claim I am legally entitled to his knowledge, as my knowledge simply because it helps me out :) Don't get all judgmental and act like you have never "borrowed" your kids thoughts, ideas and knowledge....your talking to a mother here! :) So anyway, back to my original, un-rambling (not sure thats a word,other than in my world) thought and statement. This annual tradition was started by President Gerald Ford who, with much love and enthusiasm, threw out the first pawn by proclaiming Oct 9, 1976 to be National Chess Day: “To give special recognition to a game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages.” It’s being celebrated on Oct 8 this year because Oct 9 falls on a Sunday, although some still recognize it as Oct 9.
So if chess is your bag or you think it may be what inspires and uplifts you go check out their web site here http://main.uschess.org/index.php and bust out your board and enter the ultimate challenge! Don't own a board, don't worry, grab your legos (you know you have some) and make one! Get creative and enjoy life. See you on the battlefield.