Friday, September 26, 2008

The Secret

I have a secret. I can't tell you what it is - yet. If all goes well, it will be the most awesomest news!

Actually, I have lots of awesome news! I went into the records office monday to find out if I am set to graduate. Well - yes, now I know I should have gone last semester - but I didn't know it then. So, it turns out I was 3 upper division credits short of graduation requirements. I was flustered - yes. But I have an awesome advisor, and after looking for 45 minutes, she wasn't able to find a late eight-week class for me to take. So, she is letting me work in her lab for the 3 credits. It will be 20 hours a week because it is so late, but it's all good. I actually get to work in the lab that is researching the one thing that really intrigues me the most. How to improve the working memory of people who struggle! I am so excited. Oh - yeah, and I'll get to graduate in December.

My Physiological Psychology class is a blast. We had our first test today. I think I did about average (for me) on the test. I'm sure I passed it. I just love biology.

My senior seminar class is fun. We are learning about temporal discounting. It's a beautiful math model that researchers are using to learn about impulsivity in people. It's kind of cool. I suspect in the end they will learn the correlations they are finding aren't causing or effecting each other, and that it is another factor altogether at work. (like working memory?)

And Zach is all set to start looking for a place to live. It looks like this program he got on is a really good one. Things should work out just fine for him.

I got my bike all fixed, so even if I can't walk/run, I can ride my bike now!

My car is getting some amazing gas mileage! I don't know exactly what is going on - and I only decided yesterday to collect real data to confirm or disconfirm my hypothesis that I am getting more to the gallon.

And then there's the secret news. I can barely stand it!


  1. Now I can hardly stand to wait to hear your most awesomest news! Do tell as soon as you can...

  2. I will, but it might be a month or two before we can say for sure!