Subtitle: Why I Am Going to Get an Ulcer Before I Get Tenure
That paper deadline I referred to in my post yesterday? The one I said would be tight but doable? Well, this would have been true....if in fact I was able to tell the difference between AM and PM! Yes, early this morning I re-read the call-for-papers and had an "oh shit" moment when I realized that the deadline was NOON and not MIDNIGHT. Uh-oh.
I did get the paper submitted, with a whole 3 minutes to spare. I did not spell check. I kind of proofread it, but not really. In a fit of evilness, I contemplated putting my undergrad student author as first author because the paper was a bit weaker than I was comfortable submitting. I didn't end up doing that: the paper is not that good, and I know that, but I'll suck it up and deal with the negative reviews when they come back.
It's done, it's gone, it's out of my hands....and now I have to sit through a loooong and painful meeting that's gonna run late. Happy Friday, indeed.