Okay, that's not true. I'm sure there's has been many a Kali who has gone to CODENAME: SOUTHERN SWING STATE before, just not this one. And anyway, it was never true on Star Trek
either: it's pretty hard to seek out new life and new civilizations where no one has gone before, if you get my drift... Wow. It never occurred to me before this moment how very privileged that whole opening is, not even considering the whole no man/no one issue.
(I've been watching Next Gen for basically the first time, and loving it, btw. Worf! Ensign Ro! Data! SAREK!!!!! We've just got to the one where Spock shows up. If androids dream of electric sheep, then I dream of space opera. I'm aware this makes no sense, but move along, nothing to see here.
ANYWAY. I am off to CODENAME: SOUTHERN SWING STATE on Sunday to give a job talk at CODENAME: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN SWING STATE, URBAN CENTER. I now have to write this job talk. So clearly I am doing the optimal thing: posting on LJ. I am utterly terrified and paralysed: at the thought of moving, at the thought of two uninterrupted days of being judged, at the idea of making a fool of myself, at the thought of coming really close to getting a job, and then not
Meh. This whole process SUCKS. I'm going to get back from CODENAME: SOUTHERN SWING STATE (they're paying! for a hotel room! and a plane ticket! I recognize this is customary, but I am wowed, and did I mention, terrified?) and embark on a campaign of debauched laziness, frantic posting about fandom, frantic posting about triviality, and you know, alcohol.
I leave you with this, just to bring the whole thing back around:Captain Kirk tweets to Cmdr. Hadfield on the International Space Station
Happy New Year and welcome to the future!