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."