Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,


Okay, how is it almost November? It really feels to me like it should be, like, late September.

More alarmingly, in six weeks and half an hour, roughly, I'll be heading off to San Francisco for AGU, where I need to give a talk on how much of a difference it makes if you throw fancy math at bias-correcting extreme precipitation in climate model output, and I haven't actually done the research yet!

I have written quite a lot of code -- I'm actually developing an R package for all this stuff -- and I'm hopeful that it's going a lot like building a new office building seems to, where they spend weeks and weeks digging a big hole in the ground, but once the foundation has been poured, the whole thing goes up in a matter of days. When I look at my to-do list, that does seem to be the case, but the fact that I haven't done an data analysis yet is a smidge nervous-making. Especially given that there's Thanksgiving and a trip to visit Jerry's mom coming up, so it's actually only five weeks to AGU.

We don't have anything in particular on deck for Halloween. We have D&D this afternoon, but we're not sure if we'll do anything afterwards. I did remember to pick up candy last weekend while I was shopping for other non-perishables. And last night I made a cute little bear jack-o-lantern with tiny vampire fangs at Sarah's pumpkin carving party. (Poor Monkey has been frequently working late this week.)

But right now, I have a kitty snoozing in my lap, so taking a shower and getting dressed will have to wait just a little longer.

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