It is the International Year of Statistics so all statisticians are obligated to tell you why statistics are so rocking awesome. Here is my two cents worth – I’m not a morning person. No, you have NO idea. I feel bad about it sometimes when I am having my lunch break at 10:30 pm, but that’s just the way I am. As soon as I could work it out – which was about two years into my career – I never worked an 8-5 job again. I’ve been up before 8 a.m. exactly once in the past six months – to go to a workshop on using games to teach statistics. I normally roll out of bed somewhere around the crack of noon and then work for the next 14 hours straight because that is how I like my life.
So, today, since Hart Fisher, host of American Horrors, invited me to their Christmas party in North Hollywood, it was perfect timing. I knocked off work a little early, knocked off a couple of beers around midnight and then armbarred a zombie while the devil took my picture.
See, you thought I was kidding about the devil but I got his business card as proof.
There you have it then, young people, yet another reason to become a statistician – you can arrange your hours to accommodate your biological clock, which, in my case, seems to be set on Vampire Time.
You can listen to the band, St. Madness, here. I thought they were quite good.