Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Well, dear readers, it's blogging time again.  Kate is at work, I am at home alone, and I don't feel like doing laundry.

What have I been doing for the last two weeks, you ask?  I don't remember.  But I can give you one thing.  StarCraft.  You see, my lab and Matt's lab both play a decent amount of StarCraft (for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it is a strategy game where you command an army of humans, alien bugs, or alien robots against another player commanding a similar army).  Not a lot of StarCraft, but a good bit.  It's our lab bonding time.  And recently, we've been talking about doing a tournament. 

So, to make a long story short, today was day one of our double-elimination StarCraft tournament.  I'm not terribly good (because I generally go home to my wife while the single folks play), but I thought I could at least beat somebody.  I was the second lowest seed (yes, we did a seeding and everything), so my first round was against the second-best player.  He thoroughly destroyed me. 

My second round was against YiZhou (which I am sure I am spelling wrong)- a Chinese student in Matt's lab.  I've beaten her before, so all I had to do was keep my head and play it safe.  It turns out, I don't like playing it safe.  I took a huge risk at the beginning, knowing that if I survived the first 5 minutes, I could easily wipe her off the map.  And I didn't survive the first 5 minutes.  She totally read my play, and took me out. 

So, I'm out of the tournament.  Sad :(
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