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I did not stay up til 1:30 am playing this computer game.
No, I wouldn't do that.
Number one, I go to bed early and number two, I strictly follow rule #2 on this manifesto. (unless, of course, I was following rule number 5, which I soooo was). And we all know that I am a consistent rule follower.
I do not play Blokus at any given opportunity. Not even when my friend, Rachael, came over to visit. I did not sit her down and quickly explain the rules so that I could beat her mercilessly several times. I don't beg friends to play games with me. Not even when my husband gives me a look that reads "Are you sure you want to do this right now?"
And when we played Blokus, I'm not at all competitive. Rachael never heard me mutter, "I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to win." Nor did I say, "You're going down.", "Sleep with one eye open", or "You're going to ive to regret that move,Rachael." That sounds a bit gangsterish and I don't have a gangsta lean.
And when I won, I didn't gloat. I wouldn't gloat. Gloating is so immature and only children--snobby children who stick their tongue out at people-- gloat. I don't know how to do that. I'm a mature adult.
And when my husband threatened to take the win, I didn't snarl and tell him, in front of our guest, that he should re-think his life strategy, cause 'I was gonna take him on and then take him out.' Civilized folks don't talk like this. And I am civilized folk.
And when I did happen to have one less point than the winner, I didn't try to say, "Let's play again so that I can win one more time." That isn't the sign of a gracious loser. And I, naturally, am a gracious loser. It's almost my middle name it's so close to who I am.
Because there is not a competitive bone in my body. Truly. And it's not just because there is no scientific name called "competitive" for bones. It's because I believe that when it comes to games, it's just about having fun. It's not about winning or losing. It's about 'how you play the game'. Any other attitude would be vengeful, spiteful or cut-throat. Pirates are like that, not me.