I too am battling today. Though it may be small, it is significant. I am on a quest to protect The Afternoon Nap (TAN). Much like the aforementioned warriors (yes, just like them...eh hem), I have undergone sleep deprivation, extensive study and research, prayer and petition, and continue to fight the good fight.
My current mission? The quest to find the chirping smoke alarm and beat the (expletive) out of it. Or perhaps replace the battery. Either way. The chirp WILL be exterminated!! It will not derail TAN!!
Wish me luck, fellow soldiers, and godspeed in your daily quests.