Awkward x 2: Slicing open my finger instead of my bagel while rushing to begin my presentation...
Awesome: Making modern art.
Awkward: Having to learn in stats about rejecting the null hypothesis (saying one sample probably is or isn't from a certain population given it's extreme difference from the mean value).
Awesome: Having this made clear using real examples.
Awesome x 2: BEING the example...
Stats teacher: "Given the standard American woman's height and Rachael's measured height, we would would reject the hypothesis that Rachael is an American woman"
Awesome: Having my prosem teacher use a picture of me in her powerpoint to demonstrate how a face can be broken down via fourier analysis into it's spectral components.
Awkward: She used this photo from when half my face was numb post-dentist trip...
Lovely....Awkward: This text from an unknown number...
*number has been changedAwkward: For some reason, until Wednesday, I was the only first year grad student without my picture on the board.
Awesome: I got to pick a new picture than the one they lost so I chose to represent Batman (love ya, Brutharrr)
Backstory: This slide was in my talk (to explain about how the authors of the paper I was presenting weren't transforming their linear data into log data before making inferences about interactions*)
*Don't worry I don't really get it either... hence the title of the slide being a question mark
HAHAHA! Nerd jokes make my world go round...
Awkward: Being reprimanded after forgetting to move the chairs back in a room after using them.
Awesome: After an apology email, the administrator told me, "Well... no one ever moves chairs back so I guess this means you're a real grad student now. Welcome to the department."