Friday, May 02, 2008

statistics hate

Last night I learned that working on multiple regression equations for a couple of hours has similar effects on me as consuming alcohol, contributing to the following behaviors:
  • Uncontrollable laughing at things that aren't really that funny.
  • Use of curse words, both real and made-up, ("Oh shiznit!")
  • High distractability
  • Decreased inhibitions resulting in inappropriate comments, ("What does 'SM' stand for?" "I dunno, but it involves leather.")
  • Excessive use of "Your mom" and "That's what she said" jokes, ("Your mom's a standard error of the mean!" "Your mom looks like an anorexic dog!")
  • Increased interest in the opposite sex, (Edgar's male friend called, and I kept obnoxiously asking, "Is he hot?")
  • Extreme fatigue!
Amazingly, I drove home safely from that stats session. Thankfully, I wasn't pulled over!


Ben said...

I'd like to work on HER multiple regression equations, amirite?

if walled in climb up said...

Haha, hey, I guess studying for stats is much cheaper than all that booze.

I think good friends have that effect on me. : )

Oh, and that art professor guy was awesome! I didn't think cool like that existed. He went to art shows in Germany and all over Europe! Sigh, what a life! That's one reason why being an art professor sounds so cool--they encourage you to travel to get your creative juices flowing! I wonder if he has a website or something. I'll have to look back through my travel journal.

Laura said...

yeah... I agree.

I don't think I hold my statistics well. I feel like vomiting after a couple problems.

PS I hope you really said shiznit.

if walled in climb up said...

Do you remember that art professor's name or school or website or anything? It would be fun to internet spy on him, haha.

crackers and cheese said...

Maybe it's written in my travel journal? I'll have to check!

Martha Elaine Belden said...

you're cracking me up over here.

i would have LOVED to have been a fly on the wall while this was going on. hahahhah!

glad you're having fun :)