April 10, 2010

Isn’t it ironic?

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The irony is striking here at I LEARN SOMETHING NEW… I can’t figure out how to update from my phone. Oh, IRONY, thou art a cruel d-bag!

GAH! *pulls hair out*

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I am trying to determine how to update this thing from my phone. I can access the site from my phone, but can’t stay logged in long enough to post. ­čśŽ Working on it.

Captain Picard, you SO have it right...

In other news, I’ll turn 24 in exactly six months. Woo.

November 20, 2009

I’m A Toys R Us Kid

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Lately, I realized that I can’t call my peers “men” and “women”. To do so would indicate that I, too, am a grown woman, and I categorically refuse to grow up. So there.

October 28, 2009

Statistics Don’t Lie… Or Do They?

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PresentationI’ve been thinking of presenting my capstone research at a Midwest undergraduate psychology conference (since I collected my data during my undergrad at Truman, I’m still eligible to present it). However, I have to be able to prove there’s something *worth* presenting. I spent a while tonight trying to coerce my data into yielding some significant results, but all in vain. I sent a professor an e-mail asking for advice, so hopefully she can give me some pointers tomorrow.

So yeah, statistics don’t lie… but I’m really going to try to make them.

August 21, 2009

Ph.D. doesn’t *necessarily* mean “Phinally I’m an aDult”

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We're grown-ups... right?

We're grown-ups... right?

Today I learned that even people with Ph.D.s are not always mature. I am looking for professors to work with here at UCM, and I am told that, although they are all good professors, some of them have some silly hang-ups. Now, I am not opposed to silly hang-ups, but it just seems so… high school. I guess I’ve always kind of placed my professors on a pedestal, and learning that they’re (very) human isn’t exactly surprising, but some of the things I was told don’t fill me with supreme confidence.

On the other hand, I got all this information from one professor, who undoubtedly has his short-comings as well. I have always been of the mindset that I want to find out for myself because people have biases or experiences which may differ from mine. I hate to say that I want my professors to be wrong, but about this… I don’t want to find out that my professors let petty issues interfere with the professional advancements possible. Life’s too short to get hung-up on nothings.

But we’ll see.

August 18, 2009

Recent Lessons

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Doh!Here are a few HUGE lessons I’ve learned over the last few weeks:
-I can indeed live without Facebook for a week or more (actually already knew this)
-When your computer AC adapter dies and then suddenly works again, don’t waste the interim time playing online and listening to music. It will inevitably not work again.
-Doing an occasional happy-dance in your college dorm room as a twenty-two-year-old graduate student is definitely okay.
-Knowing the definition of insanity (continually engaging in the same action and expecting a different result) does not necessarily prevent one from fulfilling that definition, even if only temporarily.
-Showing up late to the first class of your graduate career makes you feel like a total idiot, especially when the professor of said class is your adviser, who hugged you the day before upon seeing you again. Doh!
-Moving into the dorm is much faster when half a dozen football players help unload your car and carry things up two flights of stairs. (Where were they when I was packing my house? And I’m glad I moved the tampons out of the top of the open box!)
-Trying to move out of a place by a certain time of day rarely happens as you would expect.
-Living so far away from the cafeterias makes one disinclined to trek over there to eat three times a day.
-Comparing Truman to UCM will probably not make me happy at this point in time.
-Lit review! *is scared*
-Taking naps during the day will not allow me to go to bed at a normal time, keeping me from getting up as early as I would like.

I know this is a cop-out list of things I’ve learned recently, but there you go. One for every day I missed because my computer died. Let’s try again tomorrow, shall we?