Lately, with my alt-ac (alternate academic) trajectory, I have come to think of Giles as my spirit guide: he, too, was once a scholarly type who eventually went into business for himself. He was knocked down. Repeatedly. But always managed to get up again. Just like me! Combine clips of Giles being knocked down to the tune of a 90s nostalgia song (when I was a teenager), and you get the best thing ever, as well as something that aptly describes my career.