So Now What's the Plan
008 - Work is officially interfering with my fantasy curling life. I picked today’s morning games before going to bed last night. I started today with two classes and a meeting. People at my school tend to frown upon making fantasy picks of any kind while teaching a class our listening to a presentation by a fellow faculty meeting, even fantasy curling picks. I had an open window planned from 10:30 to 11:00 this morning set aside for picking this afternoon’s games. Unfortunately, I had to deal with a student that was struggling in ceramics and needed to switch courses. I have picks due at 1:00EDT and this kid cannot center a block of clay on a wheel. Here I am scrambling around school, meeting with this student, going to see the registrar, meeting with the student again, and the clock continues to tick. Another meeting with a Dean and a quick lunch followed. I finally get to sit at my desk and it is 1:30. A whole block of games went unpicked for this weekend.
I quickly submitted picks for the other afternoon games, but my grand plan to simply pick more games than my more knowledgeable competition is already skidding off the runway. Oh, and I have a cold.
As an aside, can the House Committee on Ways and Means in the Massachusetts General Assembly get to work and move forward Bill H.4569? Section 136 of the bill has to do with a study about moving away from Eastern Standard Time and moving the Commonwealth to Atlantic Standard Time year round. If this dream ultimately comes true, it would be the first step towards no longer adhering to the silliness of switching our clocks twice a year. If would effectively keep me and my neighbors in Eastern Daylight Time permanently. I do not want to make my late-afternoon fantasy curling picks in the dark (actually, not figuratively). This is the first step.
In a "careful for what you wish for" note, Section 137 of the same bill calls for a study into gambling involved with fantasy sports. Anybody want to put some money down while we still can?
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