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.