Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
What Book Am I? Now I Know!
You're Watership Down!
by Richard Adams
Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Dissertation Proposal Progress
Even better, during our conversation today, we laid to rest A BIG ISSUE. A potentially huge analysis problem (I thought) that was already causing me anxiety. It is now a NON-ISSUE.
Still more progress, I have received official approval on one front to use the data, and from another, to pay for it. Can this really be happening??!
Meanwhile, I am finalizing my first application to a post-doc position. Since this is so much fun, I figure, why not continue onward?!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Etymology: My historic realization prior to a hurricane in 2007 that I have major gas apathy, that I don't give a shit about how much I pay for gas, and that I won't drive out of my way to save $0.02/gallon.
1 : lack of feeling or emotion related to the purchase or cost of gasoline: GAS-RELATED-IMPASSIVENESS
2 : lack of interest or concern related to the purchase or cost of gasoline : GAS-RELATED-INDIFFERENCE
Monday, August 13, 2007
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Compared to Other Developed Nations
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
A Life of Research
How is it that I can simultaneously both love and abhor my job so much? What can I do to lessen the despondency and increase the excitement and fun?
Monday, August 06, 2007
Best Day Ever and I'm Still in My Pajamas!
This article came from an idea I had back in 2004 and has probably been finished for a year. I am so happy that it finally has found a home. Actually this is the third journal that I've submitted it to and I was starting to lose hope that it would ever be published in the current form.
Some success is good
It is, in total, including references but not all of my appendices, nearly 15,000 words long. What the hell is wrong with me?!
More good news: I have actually applied for data access. My data is kept under lock and key with what seems to be more security than the freaking Hope Diamond. Needless to say, the application to allow me to actually analyze the data is pretty intense. I wouldn’t be surprised if they undertake a criminal background check and start calling on my friends to find out my dirty little statistical secrets. I can totally envision my undoing, "Yeah, and once, she like totally forgot to check for multicollinearity when running a logistic regression exercise in class." Thus sounds my death knell.
Next up, university research application protocols and institutional review board (IRB) application. This is bound to be the best part.