My days have been wrecked from the utter humiliation. I had to chew on the fact that maybe I am just not very smart after all. Sure, I graduated from the best God damned football university in the country. But my education couldn't stop my Scrabulous losing streak at the hands of the devil.
Each crushing defeat brought taunts from him. My embarrassing record was widely publicized for all to see. Even I began to doubt myself. I couldn't sleep at night with visions of another loss looming. My frequent visits to a sanctuary in time of crises, a mirror, reflected back someone calling me "dummy!" time and time again. Et Tu, Brute?
The more I played, the closer I got to finally ending the horrible losing streak. My strategy was honed to conserve and not feed the beast. But he would always pull out a stunning victory while in the jaws of imminent defeat. My inability to stop the bleeding made me doubt the very fiber of my being.
That is until I found 気, the ancient Chinese symbol for "QI". It was my secret weapon that would lead me to victory. The philosophical concept of "QI" dates back to the earliest record in Chinese thinking. According to Wikipedia, Qi is analogous to be the life-process or “flow” of energy that sustains living beings.
Qi has been devastatingly effective in helping me defeat the devil in six of our last seven Scrabulous matches. The mere mention of Qi will probably draw hisses from his serpent tongue.
I now proudly sport a spiffy 8-6 all time record against him. :) I think I'll print this ancient Chinese symbol and bring it with me to D.C. just in case I have anymore trouble.