I aimed once for a PhD and fell somewhat short. I wanted to work with AI and ended up working with forensic evidence. The lyricist was right: Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
I've been told that I have a phenomenal wit and a gift for understatement. In appreciation of that great free-associative humor machine that all nerds have, I have been told that I should do comedy. I'm not sure that I'm that good, but I'm sure most people would be at least pleasantly amused in conversation with me.