The hard, repetative, boring work paves the way to the shiny work. This is what I must remember.
I have dreams of discovering something, you see. We all do. But the whole chance of discovery thing is getting very close now. So very close. Just think, soonish I could be a published person, and anyone else who does work on what I am doing will have to reference me (because I'll be the only one who would have done it). In a twisted and geeky way, I'd be famous.
I like the shiny work.