I'm actually so tired that right now the only thing I can do it effectively, I'm afraid, is write this blog. Two days ago, I contacted a Journal editor with an abstract from the study I did a while back. I wanted to see if he was interested in receiving it to send out for review.
Fortunately, he did sound encouraging in his response and even asked me to get it to him as soon as possible. So he could get it out for review in time for it to be considered for a January 1 issue!
Unfortunately, that meant I had to really haul in order to polish it up and send it out to him via e-mail. To make matters even more interesting -- this morning I had to pick up my friend Matt Jackson at the airport. Matt is visiting the Department of telecommunications tomorrow and giving the T600 colloquium. It's really good to see Matt, but having to spend the three hours it took to pick him up meant that I couldn't work on polishing this Journal article this morning. So, I worked on it last night. And then woke up very early this morning to finish it up and send it off.
Luckily, now it's in the works, and we'll wait and see what the reviewers have to say.
But, like I said, the results of my five hours of sleep last night is that I am pretty tired right now -- and unable to muster the cognitive effort needed to continue working on another manuscript that I'm trying to write up.