Data Visualization: Marijuana in Maine

I’m taking some Coursera courses on Data Visualization using Tableau and decided I need to practice. So I made some things, I’ll probably try to do one project or so per week. I’m sure someone else has made something similar to what I have but it was fun to track down the date and create it myself.

The following map displays how different counties voted on Question 1 to legalize recreational marijuana. Green counties had over 50% support and red counties had less than 50% support. I couldn’t figure out how to get Tableau to display the numbers as a percentage instead of a decimal (it keeps converting percentage to text… whatever, I’ll figure it out).


The following graph looks at Median Household Income, Support for Marijuana Legalization, and color codes each county by which Presidential candidate won the majority in that county. As you can see, there seems to be a correlation between a high median household income, increased support for marijuana legalization, and voting for Clinton. I also compared median age, percent of the population over 60, and how white the county was (Maine is SUPER white… like, unbelievably so), but none of those data points seemed to correlate.


So, curious about some data that you’d like to see visualized? Shoot me a message, I’m always looking for new projects. Until then, I’m going to keep tweaking this to make it more aesthetic and play with other data.

Week 6 Update

I’m feeling a little ill, so this is going to be just a basic update on measurements. I do have a few notes:

  • I’m really proud of myself for working on a foreign language four days this week, working on writing my book six days this week, and blogging every day (and occasionally twice a day)
  • I fasted on Tuesday and plan on continuing to do that
  • I’ve started drinking once a week or so socially
  • I’m going to start using Khan Academy to reteach myself math. I don’t really want a career in math or anything but learning it (much like learning a foreign language, reading, writing, and meditating) is a way to exercise my brain and keep it healthy.
  • I currently weigh less than I did when I was in the military… which is pretty cool


The measurements –

  • Weight: 165 lbs (-2, -13)
  • Waist: 34 inches (0, -2.5)
  • Neck: 15.5 inches (+.25, 0)
  • Chest: 40 inches (-.5, 0)
  • Left Bicep: 13.5 inches (+.25,-.5)
  • Right Bicep: 13.75 inches (+.25, -.25)
  • Left Thigh: 23.5 inches (+.25, -.75)
  • Right Thigh: 23.25 inches (0, -2)
  • Left Calf: 14.75 inches (0, +.25)
  • Right Calf: 14.75 inches (+.25, +.25)
  • BMI: 25.1 (-.29, -1.96)
  • Body Fat %: 20.1 (+.35 -4.92)
  • Average Daily Calories: 1858.29 (-59.57)
  • Average Waking Mood: 6.14 out of 10 (+1)
  • Average Midday Mood: 7.71 out of 10 (+.86)
  • Average Evening Mood: 7.57 out of 10 (+0.14)
  • Average Morning Sex Drive: 5.57 out of 10 (+.57)
  • Average Midday Sex Drive: 6.00 out of 10 (0)
  • Average Evening Sex Drive: 5.71 out of 10 (-0.71)
  • Walked: 10.25 Miles (+.25, 83.25)
  • Ran: 16.25 Miles (+10.75, 59.25)
  • Biked: 21 Miles (+11, 51.25)
  • Pull Ups: 0 (-11, 196)
  • Push Ups: 418 (+309, 1,582)
  • Plank: 675 seconds (+585 seconds, 2,310 seconds)
  • Meditated: 70 minutes (+20, 250)
  • Average Nightly Sleep: 7.32 hours (+.18)
  • Daily Orgasm: 6 out of 7 (0)
  • Blog Posts: 7 out of 7 (+2)
  • Foreign Language: 4 out of 7 (+4)
  • Work on Book: 6 out of 7 (+6)
  • Resting Heart Rate: 62bpm (-14, +3)

Currently Reading:

  • “Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama” by Daniel Goleman (Psychology and Science – Career Development
  • “The Gift” by Hafiz (Poetry)
  • “The Great Hunt” by Robert Jordan (Fiction, Audiobook)
  • “The Ego is the Enemy” by Ryan Holiday (Personal Development)


I recently purchased season 1 of OMGYes and I couldn’t be happier with it. It was definitely money well spent and I wanted to write a quick summary and review of the product. This is clearly from the perspective of someone who does not have a clitoris, labia, vulva, or vagina, but I do enjoy being sexually active with people who have those body parts and I want to give them as much pleasure as possible. I am sure that people with those body parts will also get a lot of value out of this product (at least one friend of mine says she is glad she purchased it, I know I would get a lot out of a similar set of videos for people with a penis, testicles, and a prostate. Variety is the spice of life and we can learn a lot from each other in regard to giving ourselves and others pleasure. Some of my favorite moments from past threesomes and group situations was seeing how other people enjoy their bodies in a way that is different than me.

So, what do you get for the limited time pricing of $29? A whole lot of information and inspiration.

Season 1 is divided into 12 sections that you can navigate between as you see fit. Within each section there are video interviews with individuals about the subject, data collected about the subject from extensive surveys, charts and graphs to visualize the subject matter, videos that show individuals demonstrating the techniques in a informative way (it is not particularly erotic but you will see clitoris, labia, and vulvas of the participants), interactive “games” to practice the techniques, and recommendations on how to bring it into the bedroom. For example, you can check out some of the section on “Edging” for free here, the actual paid section has a lot more information.

The sections don’t only cover physical techniques for bringing pleasure. Also included are incredibly important subjects like framing the experience to reduce anxiety and increase pleasure, giving and receiving feedback, and multiple orgasms. I really do think there is something for everyone in this and it could be beneficial for new partners, established partners who would like to try some new things, and unpartnered people who want to maximize the pleasure they give and receive. I know I am excited to try this out on any willing partners I can find, and hopefully season 2 will be just as awesome.