I really am absorbing tactics! I was playing a few games against my dad (Who I must say is amazingly strong for a casual player), and beat him in a beautiful combination that involved hanging a knight... for a skewer on his king to his rook! Then I beat him by seizing seventh rank absolute with both rooks, than getting a mate in 2.
And here I was thinking it wasn't transferring into my OTB play!
(I don't have the games recorded, they were casual)