|So, guys and gals, I think I am doing grad school wrong. |
A few days ago, while sitting in class with other first years, the subject of sleep came up. Everyone there--about six others--complained about the fact that they got close to no sleep lately, averaging about two hours a night, if that. I stayed quiet. I played with my Burt's Bees because I didn't want to open my mouth. Eventually, though, it came to me. The joys of an oval table and sitting at one end--its easy for all eyes to be on you.
"Um," I stuttered, "You guys really only get, like, two hours of sleep?" There were nods.
"I haven't lost any sleep?" I made it a question. I wasn't sure if I should say it. These kids, fellow anthropology graduate students, didn't seem...[read more]