It’s far from midnight, but I can tell I’m going to be up very late, working on a proposal to the NSF to support a project at the Institute. I’ve already put on a sweater (to guard against when I get really chilly around 1 AM) and have The Matrix on in the background– sound off, subtitles on. Neo’s about to get caught by the agents.
It’s a long shot– just from a statistical point of view– but well worth it. At the very least, by tomorrow afternoon I’ll be a lot more familiar with the NSF’s Fastlane online proposals management system!
I had an NSF fellowship for most of graduate school, and one of their postdocs (alas, I had to turn down a second to take the Berkeley fellowship). So the prospect of working with them again is rather nice.