Three Year Prof-iversary

Over the weekend I spent some time organizing files, prepping notes for class, and doing whatever it is that profs do in their free time1. Of course, sitting around organizing meant that I spent much of my time exploring the past year of work. It’s weird; most days I feel as if I get nothing…

Death By Meeting

I spend too many hours in meetings. There, I said it. Somehow, I feel a little better. Seriously though, I’m having one of those days where I’m trying to figure out how I’m supposed to work on – let alone finish – the various projects that I’m trying to complete. Of course, maybe the number…

All It Takes Is Pie

Today I headed to Cape Croker – just north of Wiarton, Ontario – with two undergraduate students, two graduate students, and one Post Doctoral Fellow. This band of misfits included 3 biology students (1 who is transitioning from biology to statistics), 1 computer science student, and 1 engineer. Oh, and me – a card-carrying PhD…

How Quickly They Grow Up

If not for the fact that I put almost everything into my calendar, I’d forget even the simplest of things. Like eating, wearing pants, and breathing. Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch – I wouldn’t forget to wear pants, I’d just opt not to. Regardless, I’m betting that if breathing weren’t an autonomic response,…

The Day My Face Exploded With Awesome

January is just full of anniversaries. First I had my Job-iversary; a day to celebrate the successful completion of one full year as an Ass. Prof. This was followed by Dan and Rick‘s Trip-iversary, which celebrated the day 1 year ago when we boarded a plane and made our way to a most awesome adventure…

How Does One Celebrate A Job-iversary?

Given the craziness of the holidays, I almost overlooked the fact that January 1 was not just the beginning of 2012, it was also the beginning of my second year as an Ass. Prof. I know, how could I forget such an occasion? That’s right folks, I almost forgot that I’ve officially been gainfully employed at…

Introducing The Ass Prof Blog

So it’s official folks.  Today I launch my newest blog.  Say what? That’s correct; I’ve started yet another blog.  But it’s not going to be quite the same as Consumed By Wanderlust.  It will still be epic and awesome and full of the nerdy goodness that you’ve come to expect here, but it will be…

An Interview With An Ass. Prof.

Several weeks ago, a friend of mine dropped by campus to run several errands.  While there, he decided that it would be a great idea to shoot me a text message to see if I was free for a coffee.  As it turned out, I was.  Well, more specifically, I was free for a quick…

It Is My Professorly Duty To Inform You…

Given my recent Professor’ing1, I feel that it is my professorly duty as a professor to inform you that April is Mathematics Awareness Month2.  I know, when I found out, I was so full of squee I could barely contain it too.  An entire month devoted to the awesomeness that are mathematics and statistics.  It’s…

Just Call Me Ass Prof For Short

Before reading this you might want to find a chair and sit down, for the magnitude of what I am about to relay to you is so shocking that you might actually pass out from the sheer intensity of it (assuming you are of exceptionally weak constitution or prone to random bouts of fainting). So…