I haven't played a good game of chess since High School. My grandfather and uncle taught me how to play when I was young... both were highly ranked players within the state, so I was actually quite good at one time. My school's chess team coach begged me to play for years... but all my afterschool time was taken up by ROTC and work, so I never had the opportunity to give it a serious go.
Doesn't Yahoo offer an online chess service? I'd love to play some of y'all sometime... just for fun. I'm probably seriously rusty... but I'm willing.
Imagine you get home late at night and when you open a door, a little thing scurries across the room and knocks a plate off of your table, breaking it. Well you chase it around and break a bunch of other stuff in the process, and end up having a ruined house. But you did manage to kill it!