I have finally made it to my hotel in Philly. I have gotten something like 7 hours of sleep in the last 72 hours, and I am desperately underprepared for the presentation I am giving tomorrow. However, the grant proposal I've been collaborating on was successfully completed and movers did show up today to start hauling my stuff to Cambridge. Granted, they did show up 2 hours late, worked at such a imperceptible pace that it seemed whenever you were looking at them that they weren't actually working at all, and weren't done by the time I had to go to the airport. Never in my life have I had so little confidence in people I was entrusting with so much. My furniture is probably ablaze in a ditch somewhere in northern Indiana as I type this.
Incidentally, Nina and Dorotha were both a huge help with the move today and deserve dozens of newly minted karma points, making it all the more a pity that karma doesn't actually exist. Meanwhile, the non-existence of karma continues to work out pretty well for me, as it enables me to have all these friends who are far better than what I deserve.
Update: Okay, okay. "Incidentally" was not the right word. When I'm sleep-deprived, the first thing that goes is my diction.