Almost done...
2007-05-10 11:28:05 ET

There are officially three class days left in the semester.

For me, one. But no class, only two exams. Then one final. Then the semester is over!

Today I handed in my independent project. 22 pages of hard work, stress, and possibly the beginnings of carpal tunnel syndrome. That research took a lot out of me. Researching students' perceptions of alcohol-related behavior in college students is hard work. Especially when you get a VERY significant result. I got all happy and giddy about it...for those that actually understand statistics (factorial ANOVAs in particular), my p =.000 in SPSS for one of my factors (p.s.- sample size of 60!). There wasn't a significant interaction, but DAMN. I was expecting to get a significant result...but not like that. PS- I'm a stat geek. Well, not really a "geek," more of an "enthusiast." I might actually go and look at the permutations of my sample size of 60. I really want to know at what n I would get the minimum significance of p=.05.

Alright, enough of that. Although I can do all this wonderful stat stuff...I'll be taking Precalc over the summer, so I can take Calc 1 in the fall and get into more advanced stat classes. I was advised against taking an intro to Bayesian inference class in the fall because I haven't had calculus yet (not by the teacher, but by someone in the department). Dammit. I've only done single-case Bayes theorem, but it was fun.

Blah blah. It's established; I'm a nerd.

Lucky for us there were no real serious injuries at the Hunt Cup. Last weekend at the MCTA eventing we flew two people out and sent another to a local trauma center. Plenty of head injuries to go around...and me in charge of the medics. Went rather smoothly, and I got sunburned like...well, I'm still a little red and peeling. It's getting better though.

I made the plans for mother's day earlier today. Taking my mom and Jon's mom and our families to Macaroni Grill for dinner on Saturday. Mother's day has every place crowded, so we're going the day before. Good idea, right? Yup.

Alright, time to go sit in on a radio show. Till next time...

2007-05-10 11:38:57 ET

Oh jeez, despite the A I got in stats the only thing I understood was sample size. SIGH.
Good luck on your exams. Mine are over, and I have no idea what to do with myself now that the semester is over.

2007-05-11 06:00:39 ET

If I were in your place, I'd take some time to relax. If there's one thing I don't do enough of, it's taking time for myself.

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