Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

Professor Juvenal and Sleep Dep City

Honor is praised and goes without sleep;
funding is the one and only nobility.1

You think that's how it would go if You Win All were a research professor (and they had grantwriting in those days)?

Say, thanatos_kalos (and deire, phawkwood, scottharmon, or anybuddy else who would care to chime in) - how would one render this in Latin? I looked up probitas laudatur et alget and nobilitas sola est atque unica virtus here but I have no idea how to render "funding". :-P

Ahh, well.
The Proposal of Doom is out the door, and I am much relieved.
Will be able to get a good night's sleep tonight.

masteralida and darana have been making much consternation of the fact that I have had only 9 hours' sleep since Sunday (well, 4 useful 90-minute REM cycles).
(Thanks for caring! As yodge would say, worry pas, teuncmommas!)

Just for kicks, though, here is the face of Sleep Dep City (someone please go tell Neil Gaiman about this pwease):

  • Day 1: Reactions a little delayed; misspeak occasionally. Wince at daylight.2 Slow speech in lecture. Kids point to the black liquid in your Diet Mountain Dew bottle and ask what it is.3

  • Day 2: Go to the wrong building when taking proposal transmittal sheets around for signatures. (The Arts and Sciences Dean is in Eisenhower and I went to Waters.) Ask for directions and get talked to veeeeeery sloooowly as if mentally challenged.

  • Day 3: Lecture slowed to about 60-70% normal rate.4 Veer off into odd digressions about the physics of lightsabers during research discussions with grad students. Refer to Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon as the Necronomicon. Start falling asleep in the middle of eating CHOKLIT Easter eggs. Laugh at odd moments during Smallville and Angel. Post like crazy.

1 This out-of-order quotation is due to the scriptwriters of an ep of The Outer Limits. Acos everyone knows that nothing beats SciFi for learning Latin. ;o)
2 This was mainly due to my abuse of Varda Elentari's alarm clock, as I explained to miajesbar and scottharmon.
3 It's Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke. I put it in a green bottle because it ensures by its appearance that no one will take it or take a swig by accident. No, no alcohol on campus. I only drink socially anyhow, and very little at that. :-P
4 i.e., only a little faster than normal. yeah, yeah, only a litle faster than normal. Quit sniggering, zengeneral and scottharmon... :-P

Acquit yourself as well as I have---
(dying words of Eric of Amber)


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