School’s Out!

Yup, yet another joyous semester of school is out. And for the first time in a long time, the stuff I learned is actually going to be applicable to my actual job. What are the odds of that?

Oh, and that paper I worked on forever, I just received an email from my professor… see for yourself:

From: Incredipete’s Professor
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:00:42 AM
To: Incredipete
Subject: Re: Final Paper


A great paper – an A paper. I do not have the rest of my grade book at home,
so I do not recall how you did on the midterm. If you had an A (( I did indeed have an A. )), then obviously
you will have an A in the class. The project will offset any of the
deficiencies in homework – an A paper means an A for homework.

Great Job and I will look forward to talking with you about your project when I
complete the rest of the grading process.


Incredipete’s Professor

P.S. Typically, there are not many A papers – so you should feel very good about


Yup… I’m a rock star. When it comes to applied mathematics, anyway. I’m not exactly a genius when it comes to certain other things (like being sociable) but hey… I gots to be me.

Now there’s nothing to do but kick back and catch up on some cheesy action movies, eat pop tarts, and get some extra sleep for the next month.

And in other news, tonight is “Torture Night” at my house. Torture Night is not what you might think at first glance. Torture Night was invented by Jenna and I and was the answer to our vastly different movie preferences. On Torture Night, we each choose a movie of our liking, and we both watch both movies. If I pick a particularly bloody, scary, or violent movie, she’ll pick an extra sappy love story, most likely set in the Victorian era. I have a feeling Torture Night will ultimately end up with each of us trying to torture the other as much as possible, but who knows… maybe we’ll both take mercy on each other.



  9 comments for “School’s Out!

  1. December 14, 2006 at 11:08 am

    I love the idea of Torture Night! Though, I have to tell you, when I first read it, I had visions of leather and whips in my head…

  2. Dave
    December 14, 2006 at 11:09 am

    You rock man! My brother is a genius!!

  3. December 14, 2006 at 11:19 am

    Did I mention that the actual winning model was Winters Additive? It performed better in out-of-sample forecasting.

    Torture night should be a fun tradition, I think. At least… half fun.

  4. December 14, 2006 at 11:25 am

    OMG!!! Your professor is probably SO happy to have met you!! I think you have a guru/friend for life!!

    P.S. I can’t WAIT for the birth of Torture Night tonight!! We can spend the whole time bashing each other’s tastes!!

  5. December 14, 2006 at 11:26 am

    Yay! Now you can fix my WordPress issues! heh … and I HATE sappy romance films.

  6. December 14, 2006 at 12:14 pm

    DK, you can’t fool me. Your WordPress issues never go away, they just progress to new ones every time.

  7. December 14, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    Yay for As!!!!! And yay for Torture Night; perhaps you could make your own movie? A bloody, gory love story set in the Victorian era maybe? It could star Sylvester Stallone and Tom Cruise!! Now THAT would be torture.

  8. December 14, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    Don’t forget a cameo appearance by Eric Roberts!!

  9. December 14, 2006 at 7:20 pm


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