Mostly I really like my job. But I admit, I'm a bit cranky at the moment that as contingent faculty (rather than tenure-track), I can't apply for any research funds. There is a project I would like to do, a Sri Lankan diaspora oral history project, and if I were tenure-track, I could apply for research funds that might cover travel, tech (such transcription equipment), grad students to help with the interview process, maybe even a course release or two. Those grants aren't open to me as things stand. It is a mite frustrating. I have a proposal written up and everything.
I will, of course, apply for other grants. (Need to research other grants.) Maybe even Kickstarter it. We'll see. I just felt the momentary need to complain.