I am feeling rather ill again today. A cousin, Rosalie, was in town today but I didn't feel up to visiting. I am enervated in the extreme but can't say precisely why.
I've spent nearly the entire day playing chess on Gameknot. I am losing ground a steadily. My rating went from a beginning 1200 to 1130 in ten months. I should choose my games more strategically if I am really going to worry about my rating, but I really don't want to do that. I know there are people out there who manipulate their rating by choosing newbie victims and such but I really prefer to just play and let my rating be what it is. I do have this fantasy about my improving as I play
I watched two fairly bad movies on the scifi channel this week. Dead and Deader was a disappointment. Dean Cain has become scifi's hot B-movie property and the movies are usually good (granting that they are B movies). This one was just lame all around. Only slightly better was Bloodsuckers starring nobody I knew but lots of people I recognized from other scifi productions and various science fiction shows and movies. Bloodsuckers did give me an idea for a novel and I've put down some information. I guess that means I'm writing again.