this week i

analyzed the impact medicaid coverage has on diabetics, examined the quantifiable effects that health insurance exchange regulation decisions will have on family budgets, polished up our poster for the 2011 r statistical computing conference, and then began the process of acquiring the medicare 5% sample.

invented the emoticon for those greek theater tragedy-comedy masks.  :( :)

proffer "the future is overrated" as a logical derivative of carpe diem.

got one of our slides stolen by the new england journal of medicine.  baby steps into the big time.

enjoyed a shindig at the embassy of barbados, the only country with neptune's trident on the flag.

ate some damn pie.

drank my last cup of french press for a while.

had ben & kirsten's famous ice cream..

 ..with ben, there's always a catch.