Officially joined the local chess club and the FIDE tonight. It was time to either quit playing or take the game to the real world in stead of just the internet.
Played 3 rated games with the "unrated" players, and won them all. (Head ... expanding...!) Game 1 was against an 8 year old Asian kid. Game 2 was a solid game that I won fair and square in a bishop vs knight end game. Game 3 was also a good game, but the fella I was playing had a Doh! moment and fell behind a peice out of shear oops.
I dunno how much of my time life will allow for this real life, over the board diversion, but it was fun!