I just thought of something, seeing as how at least three of us are up right now, why not meet at Kerbey lane for some coffee and a short stack? Perhaps another time, I'm actually in Arlington this week, but it's worth thinking about.
Late night caffeinated discussions about freshwater macrophytes seems perfectly reasonable for Austin. This may be the making of a really good idea...
"You are much better off with no numbers than meaningless ones. The minute you believe numbers uncritically, that is, without understanding how they're calculated and how well they measure whatever they're supposed to measure, you will generate a breed of employee who will produce numbers and not results. Your data-processing system will then serve not to describe reality but to lie about it."
-Micheal S. Montalbano