Wednesday, November 01, 2006

don't let's sleep

Almost 6AM, and here I am: sort of reading an AJS article (Bearman, Moody, and Stovel's "Chains of Affection")*, sort of reading through Wikipedia entries on neoclassical economics, and sort of watching the YouTube video for "Don't Let's Start" over and over again.

It's hard not to watch "Don't Let's Start" and not feel a bit of rousing glee, perhaps even as viewings careen into the double digits, but still this deliberate flipping around of days and nights seems wrong. These were not unusual hours for me in graduate school, but, let's face it, graduate school is way back in the rear view mirror at this point. Ah, well, the luxuries of twisted self-experimentation that one can do when one is unmarried, childless, and doing a post-tenure postdoc.

* "Chains of Affection" (a deservedly award-winning article) is based on a saturated sample based in a "midsized midwestern town." The pseudonym for this town is "Jefferson City." This is what investigators from the coasts do to those of us in the Midwest. You wouldn't see researchers doing a study of a "midsized northeastern town" and use the pseudonym "Albany" or of a "midsized west-coast city" and use the pseudonym "Sacramento." See, there is this state in the Midwest, called "Missouri." The capital of Missouri is "Jefferson City."

7 comments:

Tonya said...

My insomnia kept me up in the wee hours last night too. Instead of reading an AJS article, browsing Wikipedia and watching YouTube, I made a loaf of banana bread. At 4:15 am.

This insanity has to stop.

Anonymous said...

It appears that JF would rather feed his insomnia, alas.

eszter said...

All this insomnia suggests to me that you're a natural for Project 365. After all, what better way to spend all these hours than looking for cool things to photograph?

In reality, you've been engaged in Project 365 for years, you just do it without the photos. Spice up your blog, add the photos!:-)

Anonymous said...

Why sleep when we can fritter?

Anonymous said...

Don't work so much, Jeremy. How can a woman with children (and who actually wants to take care of their children) compete with you?

jeremy said...

Tonya: Oh, for the ability to make banana bread. I've heard this whole "cooking" ability thing comes in quite handy.

Anon 1:34pm: Um, first, don't have a blog. Second, don't be a chronically disorganized spaz.

carly said...

Damn, now I'm going to be singing that song all day.