Thursday, December 31, 2009

Inaugural Blog

Hello, world!

OK, glad I got that out of the way-- getting those first few words down is always the hardest part, or so they say. This is the second time this week that I have confirmed that little dictum, having just begun writing my dissertation. (Obviously the impetus for finally beginning a blog--one more procrastination tool in the wings! Or what I'm hoping, one more place to "organize my thoughts"--read, take a break doing something slightly more productive than reading celebrity gossip-- while my poor little computer whirs away on my oh-so-slow R code, and there's not much I can do besides... read journal articles, get some exercise, actually write this damn thing.... oh, wait).

More to the point, I'm hoping that this will be a place for me to document my figuring out what I want to do when I grow up (wishful thinking that this will actually happen?), share some of my adventures (in human rights statistics and otherwise), and give anyone who's interested a peak into my over-analytical, data/statistics-obsessed brain.