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Posts Tagged ‘Holiday’

Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

In the shortest post ever so far on my blog….
Happy New Year! :)

Merry Christmas from the LaughingVulcan

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas!

May you have a blessed holiday season and a joyous New Year to come.

I haven’t preached from a pulpit in quite some time (not a congregation’s pulpit, anyway…) And I generally do not abide preaching to those who haven’t asked for it, and I hope I won’t come across as preachy now. But, for me, Christmas is about the event when God came to Earth and was born in human form. This had purposes: to spend time with us as us, revealing that our Creator is still with us and loves us, and to provide a path by which any person can be part of the promise of divine love and redemption while still imperfect on this Earth.

It’s a purpose worth getting to know as best as one can. And a joyous event to be celebrated every day of one’s life – not just December 25th.

End sermon…

Now, for something a little fun. I first posted this on the USCF Forums on December 23rd. I hope you enjoy my Chess Filks.

“Jingle Blitz”

Dashing through the moves-
Getting through the game.
Pieces in the groove-
Laughing all the way (Check! Check! Check!)
Book moves I do fling-
Making pieces bright…
What fun it is to play and wing
G/ three all through the night!

Oh, jingle blitz, jingle blitz
Blitzing all the way
Oh what fun it is to play
The ten-moves a minute way___!
Jingle blitz, jingle blitz
Blitzing all the way
Oh I hope my brains don’t leak
[On my PC] on Christmas Day!

A day or two ago
I logged in to I C C
Have not stopped playing yet
A thousand games on my P C
The modem’s smoking hot
My “fave” lines in my head
I hope I don’t get billed by loss-
or then I would be dead!

Oh, jingle blitz, jingle blitz
Blitzing all the way
Oh what fun it is to play
The ten-moves a minute way___!
Jingle blitz, jingle blitz
Blitzing all the way
Oh I hope my brains don’t leak
[On my PC] on Christmas Day!

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“I’ll Be Playing the Ruy Lopez” (I’ll be Home for Christmas)

I’ll be playing the Ruy Lopez
You can count on me
To drift my Bishop to b5-
The classic lines and trees!

Move fifty-five will find me
Still in book you see…
I’ll be playing the Ruy Lo—pez
If you’ll play e5 to me!

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“All I Want for Christmas”

Everybody stops and stares at me
My old chess set? Beat up [as] you can see
I don’t know how my hor-sey died but he did you see
But my one wish on Christmas Eve
is as plain as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
is [the] Mammoth I-vor-y
Mammoth I-vor-y
See the Mammoth Ivory?

Gee if I could only
own the Mammoth Ivory
then I could play with you!
“Hey! A Checkmate!”

It seems so long since I could play
Without my King looking like a Queenie!

Gosh oh gee, how happy I’d be,
if I could have those pieces! *rude noise!*

All I want for Christmas
is [the] Mammoth I-vor-y
Mammoth I-vor-y
See the Mammoth Ivory?
Gee if I could only
own the Mammoth Ivory
then I could play with you!
“Hey! A Checkmate!”