i’m in a much better mood than I should be. I attribute it entirely to a darling dream I had last night, which I will not relate because it was far too personal. also I think if I translated it to language it would seem trivial and 50% as darling, like most things seem to. I wish I hadn’t woken up.
today I started researching my lab report. we have to design and write up an experiment, but fabricate the data rather than actually perform the experiment. it’s a lot harder than it sounds, because !! ah. because. I have to know how many subjects will give my experiment an appropriate amount of power (that is, finding an effect if there is one to be found). then i’m not sure how to convert my fabricated data to measurable, testable data. but I at least know what statistics to perform: related t-test! and i’ve found two articles I can reference.
I also went to the library to get said book for my anthropology essay and! it was gone! so i’ll have to pick another topic.
two people besides me turned up to the rescheduled tutorial today. one of them was Kai, whom i’ve referred to here at least twice, the other was a German girl who talks very softly and who once asked me how to pronounce dichotomous. Dionne left to copy a video or something, so we all chatted about DNA profiling (and how there is a 1 in 100 chance your DNA will match someone else’s on a 6 loci test, which is why they now test 10-13 loci, but even that is nowhere near as infallible as the media leads one to believe, even me before this tutorial).
when it was over Kai came over as I was packing up and said, “are you going up to the library, by any chance?”
“why, yes, I am,” I impudently replied with an English accent.
“well, would you care to walk with me?” she saucily inquired.
I was so dazzled i’d probably have walked with her had I not even been going that way. she told me how she’s been researching criminal profiling for days and hasn’t found anything she can use and is so very worried. I sympathised and offered suggestions.
then she said, “how can you walk in those boots?” and that she must be getting old because she wears white sneakers with black pants. it made me think about how old she could be. older than me, but surely not older than 30. if I had to pick a number i’d say 26.
oh yes, the hilight of my day. before the tutorial started, Dionne was answering German girl’s question about the essay and happened to say, “well if you were doing, say, the crime theory one, you couldn’t possibly talk about all the theories ’cause there are just too many, so you’d pick one, say why, and evaluate that one.”
well. well! I wish times a million she’d said that before i’d written a whole essay on 15 or so theories. the topic doesn’t say to pick one! it says “critically evaluate how theories of crime can be used to reduce offending.” theories! not theory!
so if I have time after I finish my anthropology, i’ll take out a few theories and elaborate on the others. but eee. it had taken me so long as it was.
criminal intent is on tonight, and the Australian girl is in it again! yay! I love it when detective Goren gets all riled uP.