Still working on grad applications.
One thing that has always annoyed me is that a lot of churches suck at the whole "web site" thing. Namely, it's really really easy to have a web page that says when your services are for Christmas, Theophany, or Easter at least, say, a month in advance. And makes it easy to see. Seriously, on Thanksgiving, if I go to your parish web site, I want to see, on the front page, your regular service times, your address, and your Christmas schedule. If you're on the Old Calendar, fine, by December 15th. At the beginning of Lent, I want to see your regular service times, your address, and your Holy Week schedule. If your church web site does not make those three things quite obvious, you fail it. I presume you have decided by then what time your services will be! Also, you should mention the timing of those services in your bulletin starting a month in advance so people who aren't around but get your bulletins have that info. It's really easy to include. "Dec 24th Vigil at 4, Dec 25th liturgy at 10" or something. That's all you need!
Finishing off a bunch of silly crap for work. Here's a hint: if you have some sort of silly goal and need to document progress toward it by the end of the year, it's a good idea to let the people who will have to get the data and probably do the report for you know that before December 19th. You might also want to consult them when you make the goal in the first place so that they can advise you how to write it so that it isn't a stupid goal.
Had a chess match last night. Our team won 4-2. I won my game. My opponent played poorly and got creamed. I hung around for a few minutes because I wanted to see the next couple moves in some of my teammates' games.
We played over games today at lunch. The first board guy got some cute trick and won. The second board guy bumbled through his game - he won a pawn and had a better position, made a little mistake, and then his opponent completely flubbed it. Both were quite instructive to go over. My game was not terribly instructive to go over because it was quite one-sided and, while there may have been better choices for my moves, they were not much better and not interesting differences.
Didn't get the Kraplan gig, whatevs. Probably wouldn't really want it, as part time work on top of real work and evening classes would be a bit much. Besides, they are also a terrible company to work for. However, I do still want the money. I'll see if they're still interested in paying me even if they aren't interested in having my work for them. Still, will apply at other places if they advertise tutoring vacancies.
I really identify with Dr Zoidberg.
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