Universities and Youth Retreat

Disclaimer: This post is from the archives, and may not represent the current views of the author. It also may not be at all interesting to read. Continue at your own peril!

I don’t think there’s really much to say today. Last night I went to the Wednesday night series at my chuch called “Ask the Pastor,” where basically people ask them questions about theology and such, and they answer them. It really wasn’t all that exciting, although I found it mildly interesting. Apparently some of the other weeks have been better, but this was the first one I went to. Oh well. I suppose if it’s helping people, then it’s a good thing to have, right?

Today was quite uninteresting as well. We had our usual Birthday Thursday at lunchtime, and we put a birthday sign on someone’s locker. This week’s just wasn’t as exciting, though. Kristin and Jordan put it on the locker of a person they knew, and he just moved it to a different locker. Since both Kristin and I had a third period spare, we spent some time doing the Chemistry homework we had, then I looked through the Guinness Book of Records for a while. We did make the rounds throughout the hallways to look for other birthday signs to sign, but there didn’t seem to be any today. It was disappointing.

But anyways, I got home this afternoon and found a letter of acceptance from Guelph, so that cheered me up a bit. That makes four out of five universities that I applied to that have accepted me now. All that’s left is McMaster, and I got a letter in the mail from them today as well. It stated on there that they don’t do their first round of acceptance letters until March, so I’ll just have to wait until then to see if I get accepted there. I think I will. I mean, if I got accepted to the other four, why not make it all five? But whatever the case, that still means I have either four or five universities to choose from now. Sometime in March or April, I’m going to have to sit down and figure out which one to go to. And I’m not looking forward to that. It’s going to be a torturous process, one which I probably will not deal with properly at all. I’ll likely just end up using eeny-meeny-miny-mo to choose, because I really don’t know all that well what qualities I’m looking for in a university. I mean, I could use the propoganda they keep sending me to make a decision, but of course they’re all going to say that they’re the best. But oh well. I’ll pray about it, think about it, and then figure something out – later.

I think that’s all I really have to say today. Retreat is coming up quickly – we leave tomorrow, actually. I’m pretty excited about it. Youth retreats are always awesome; it’s just going to be slightly different this year with no youth pastor. The good thing about that, though, is that although we don’t have a youth pastor, we might possibly be getting a new senior pastor. There’s a pastor coming in next Sunday to preach the call, and if everything goes well, we just might vote him in. That puts us that much closer to getting a youth pastor – since it is, of course, the senior pastor’s job to choose one. So that should be pretty cool. Our transition pastor, Pastor Ira, is alright I suppose, but he’s definitely not someone I would want to keep on the permanent staff. But what am I saying? I can’t even vote, because I’m not a member. So I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what happens. But with that said, I think I’m done for today. Peace out homies.

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