2011 Traveling Twosome Olympics: Chess and The Stare Down

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Char and Louis in a Stare Down
Char and Louis in a Stare Down

The first two events in the 2011 Traveling Twosome Olympics are in the history books… and those who were rooting for Char to win every event this year are going to be sadly disappointed.  The first event was a game of Chess.  You’ll recall that the first time we played Chess, Char had never played the game before (and I had only played a handful of times).  I was teaching Char how to play as we began the game!  Embarrassingly, she won that match.  What better way to kick off the 2011 Traveling Twosome Olympics than a rematch of that event?

The game took us hours to finish – we played over a three day period.  In the end, I came out victorious and took a 50-0 lead in the overall score for this year’s Olympics.  Char’s fans – when they heard the news – were greatly disappointed.  Guest her win in that first game was just beginner’s luck after all.

The second event in this year’s Olympics was a Stare Down competition.  Admittedly, I entered this event as the underdog and I fully expected to lose.  Let’s face it… anyone who has watched our TV Show episode, “A Day in the Life of a Professional Wrestler,” knows that Char is capable of being MUCH more intimidating that me.    I recall during that episode when we were “trash talking” each other before the match just how ferocious she could be with her look.  Yeah…. I expected to lose this event. Also, I happen to know that Char is infamous for stare down competitions.  Long before she began her now notorious arm wrestling career, she was beating any and everybody in stare down competitions.

To my surprise, to her surprise, and I’m sure to your surprise… Char did NOT win this event, either.  Nor did I.  After 27 intense minutes, we agreed to a draw.  We both added 12 points to our overall Olympics score.

After two events, the score stands… Louis:  62     Char:  12

Here is a three minute video recap of the stare down competition:

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8 thoughts on “2011 Traveling Twosome Olympics: Chess and The Stare Down

  • October 28, 2011 at 9:26 am
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    Come on, Char! You can’t let Louis beat you! Why did you agree to a draw? You should have forced him to forfeit. You gave up???

  • October 28, 2011 at 10:20 am
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    I’ve got to give kudos to Louis on this one (sorry, Char) I’m not sure how you didn’t break when Char was messing with her hair. That’s when I would have lost it. I still think Char will come back and win the olympics this year.

  • October 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm
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    Eric…… I could have easily forced him into losing but it was awfully fun to watch him get all excited like a little boy in a toy store who’s Mommy says he can get anything he wants. LOL Seriously, if you had been here you would understand just how stinkin’ cute Louis was!! It was worth the draw! Don’t worry, my dear cheerleader…… this Olympics will be MINE!!! I’m just giving Louis a little jump on things before the real competitions begin! I’m not going to be easy on him anymore. GIRL POWER must represent!!

  • October 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm
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    Bryson! *blushing* HAHA I thought the hair would make him get that little giddy laughter he gets when he’s ummm, well, happy! LOL But, to my surprise he kept his composure much of the time. He never laughed out loud but he DID smile a few times. *wink* I’m going to WIN the Olympics! After all, I must represent GIRL POWER!! Now the REAL competitions begin!!

  • October 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm
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    That’s the Char I know! 🙂

  • October 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm
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    Louis, you do realize how good you have it don’t you?

  • October 28, 2011 at 6:57 pm
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    Hee Hee ~ YOU GO GIRL!

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