ah yes, now I remember

I was only one and a half weeks into the new school year before I had to pull an all-nighter, due to a perfect storm of journal and job application deadlines. It was around 5:30 in the morning, after my wife had already gotten up, dressed, and left for work, that I began asking myself what in the heck I was doing this for. Why not just wake up, flip burgers, go home, watch tv, and go to sleep.

But then I received a youtube clip from a professor, and it all came clear again. Why do I do this, you ask? Well, perhaps Captain Kirk explains it best...