CS department has a group of players that go out three times a week to play, which is good because it keeps me from losing what little skill I ever had... UPDATE: Our intramural team got off to a roaring start this season at 1-0. Then we beat our next and last regular season opponent, only to be defeated the first game of the playoffs!
When school kicks in, reading for pleasure goes right out the window. Over the summer I was able to get a few books in my head, including Flatland, Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, Six Easy Pieces, and Black holes and Baby Universes, to name a few. For some reason, I got on a science kick. I'm also a big Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy fan. I like the fact that both of them research their subjects thoroughly. At one time I liked Dean R. Koontz, but lately he's been manufacturing books instead of writing them...
I'd play an occasional game of chess with the roommates in Oxford, but I haven't played since I got here. For me, winning a game of chess only happens in the absence of really stupid moves. I tend to make one blunder that turns the tide against me.
Back to my personal stuff.