OH JESUS 4 TIME ZONES IN 8 HOURS.
I woke up at 8 AM Eastern time (early morning poster sessions need to die) and got back here just now at midnight Pacific time. You do the math, I’m too jazzed up to think (mainly because I did about 200 calculus problems on the planes).
I’m also not tired at all. I guess conference stress = my body going “I DON’T NEED FOOD! I DON’T NEED SLEEP! LET ME DO CALCULUS!”
Anyway. Here are like five pictures I took from the conference, ‘cause I don’t take many pictures ‘cause I’m me.
My poster was probably the biggest one at our session (8 feet wide, almost). There were about four of us in a row with quantitative-related posters and we were pretty much ignored the entire session, which was okay with me, ‘cause there was a dude advocating Bayesian reliability next to me and he was pretty cool to talk to.
There was something else important but HELL IF I CAN REMEMBER IT!
Today’s song: Brazilian (Original Mix) by Gramophonedzie
Ah, United States, I’ve MISSED YOU.
Milk does not cost an obscene amount and I can get a crappy sandwich at a gas station for under $8. It’s not raining incessantly and there are fat guys everywhere. America…FUCK YEAH!
So I finally took a break from calculus today to check my email. Got a $16,000 scholarship for next year and some check waiting for me for $1,000. I have NO IDEA why I’m getting this random check, but I’m not going to complain.
And I just might buy a guitar with part of it. Damn you, Sean.
Today’s song: The Champions by Era
Holy crap, it’s 80 degrees here!
And it’s nearly midnight and I’m sitting in the hotel lobby frantically looking for a song for today. Luckily, guests get free internet. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring Vaio (for his safety) and have to secure one of the four open-use computers for my daily music acquisition tasks. Not going to be easy for these next few days.
Haha, sorry, long flight (San Francisco to Boston). I’m kind of zoned out.
Today’s song: Weapon of Choice by Fatboy Slim
He supports same-sex marriage, he seems pretty damn modest for being as big of a star as he is, he supports NASA, and has a freaking asteroid named after him.
How cool is that?
Also, my poster got accepted for the APS (Association of Psychological Science) convention! I shall be going to Boston to talk about fit indices in May.
Anything to get out of this bog called Vancouver.
Today’s song: The Heartache Can Wait by Brandi Carlile