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Not enough hours in a 24-hour day...

... I want my 26-hour day, trask it!

Guess what? You may know that I'd already figured that we only got one of the three Targeted Excellence proposals that I was on from the beginning, especially time after the 14 preproposals cleared. Well, today I met with Jan, a colleague whom we are working with on the new educational materials proposal.

JAN: Oh, are you one of those... well, the informal term we use for them is "Water Boys"...
BANAZIR: Water boys?
JAN: The research on groundwater... Dark Slate's group.
BANAZIR: Oh, you mean GRoWE [Global Research on Water-based Economies]. Yes, I'm a member of that group.
JAN: Yes! GRoWE... congratulations on the Targeted Excellence!
BANAZIR: (Pauses.) I'm sorry, what?
JAN: I just heard last week that it was funded.
BANAZIR: Uh... I didn't. Wow.


"Water boys" is a new one.

I hastened to explain that my role was relatively small, especially compared to the AI one (which we didn't get during this round) and Bioinformatics one (which we did).
And somebody might need to be thwapped trasked bitchsmitten for not telling me; but...

W00t!

Edit, 02:15 CDT Wed 26 May 2004: Belated happy birthday to sui_degeneris!

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Banazir

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rsmit212
May. 24th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)

I thought 30 hours was the optimum for a day. ;-)
masteralida
May. 24th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
Sure makes emigrating to Shardakour with its 28 hour day sound like a good thing, hm?
banazir
May. 24th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)
28 hours == even less sleep (relatively speaking)
Sure makes emigrating to Shardakour with its 28 hour day sound like a good thing, hm?
Well, I'd like to believe that I would sleep 8 hours a day instead of 4 on Shardakour, but you know and I know that ain't gonna happen, madam.

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Banazir
thanatos_kalos
May. 24th, 2004 12:53 pm (UTC)
Re: 28 hours == even less sleep (relatively speaking)
Go for the Abydonian day? 36 hours. maybe no more sleep than here, but you could get more done. :)
MUST... RESTRAIN... INUIT... COMMENTS... - banazir - May. 24th, 2004 12:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: MUST... RESTRAIN... INUIT... COMMENTS... - banazir - May. 24th, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aye yam PYURE! - banazir - May. 24th, 2004 05:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Aye yam PYURE! - thanatos_kalos - May. 24th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Aye yam PYURE! - banazir - May. 24th, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
myng_rabbyt
May. 24th, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC)
I just need more time...
I wish I had one of those time-turny thingies like Hermione had in the third Harry Potter book. Then I could get all my work done in a couple of hours, then go home and play FFX and read and play with my plants.

Besides, I'm not too keen on moving *anywhere* right now. I'm not up to another move--I've moved 4 times in the last two years. :P
banazir
May. 24th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
Re: I just need more time...
I wish I had one of those time-turny thingies like Hermione had in the third Harry Potter book.
Heh, I haven't even read the books, and when I heard of it the first time last weenk, I knew I needed another anti-chroniton emitter. My t.a.r.d.i.S. is often in the shop, and Pernese dragons are surprisingly fickle when not fed large quantities of CHOKLITstone.

Then I could get all my work done in a couple of hours, then go home and play FFX and read and play with my plants.
Personally, my desires are modest: an extra 4 hours a day to read, to program, to write work-related e-mail and order books. I wouldn't even use them for sleep, if I could have them.

Besides, I'm not too keen on moving *anywhere* right now. I'm not up to another move--I've moved 4 times in the last two years. :P
Well, I'd go off-planet for those 4 hours.
With the Shrike, even.
Especially if it meant getting away from too many meeping students. (Nah, you guys know I love having you IMe-mail me at 0200.)

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Banazir
istari_ala
May. 24th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)
*sits at banas feet*

*looks up cutely*

*mews incessantly*


(if it works for cats..)
banazir
May. 24th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
Alatar, meet Tugger
*sits at banas feet*
*looks up cutely*
*mews incessantly*

Aww!
:looks at Ala affectionately:
:pets Ala:
:sets out a dish of milk:

(if it works for cats..)
:accepts rodent heads:

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Banazir
gondhir
May. 24th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)
Move to one of those planets that has a day of the same length as its year.
banazir
May. 24th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)
Vampire planet?
Move to one of those planets that has a day of the same length as its year.
Why? I could just as well move to a planet that has no axial tilt and live at one of the poles...
Hmmm.

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Banazir
Re: Vampire planet? - gondhir - May. 24th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Vampire planet? - banazir - May. 24th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Vampire planet? - gondhir - May. 24th, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
We survived acos of ME - banazir - May. 24th, 2004 10:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: We survived acos of ME - myng_rabbyt - May. 25th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: We survived acos of ME - gondhir - May. 25th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: We survived acos of ME - myng_rabbyt - May. 25th, 2004 11:12 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: We survived acos of ME - banazir - May. 25th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: We survived acos of ME - gondhir - May. 25th, 2004 11:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: We survived acos of ME - banazir - May. 26th, 2004 12:04 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: We survived acos of ME - myng_rabbyt - May. 26th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC) - Expand
crypthanatopsis
May. 24th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)
Wait a Couple Million Years
The Earth's rotation is actually slowing down due to the effect of the moon's gravity (has something to do with drag created by tidal forces, I think). I don't know what the rate of the deceleration is, but probably in a couple million years or so you'll be all set.
masteralida
May. 24th, 2004 04:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Wait a Couple Million Years
LOL! Hey, Bana - plan on staying around awhile ;)
banazir
May. 24th, 2004 06:13 pm (UTC)
Heaven can wait
LOL! Hey, Bana - plan on staying around awhile ;)
Oh, I do.

What's a few (thousand) millenia among friends, in the cycle of rebirth?

See also: singularity_now, tessier_ashpool

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Banazir
kewldeaf
May. 24th, 2004 09:12 pm (UTC)
Aye, I agree with you. Time just flies :(
banazir
May. 24th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
Time's arrow
Aye, I agree with you.
Time just flies :(

... like a banana?

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Banazir
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