Somehow, the LJ thread about post-structuralism that's been taking place between Jonathan and Michael has brought me back into my academic and critical self a little bit. This is a person that I have unfortunately lost touch with in all the hub-bub of real world problems, like money, and jobs, roommates and dishes and instantly streaming media.
I've remembered, a little, who I am and who I was, and why I believe the things that I do and did. I need to start writing and reading again. Being disconnected from centers of research and knowledge has done interesting and in some cases unfortunate things to my brain, and to my talent for assessing ideas and situations.
That being said, I have two off days forthcoming, and while I'd really like to think that I will work on my new writing sample, or start re-reading Violence and Metaphysics, I will most likely clean my house to some slightly warped vinyl and play Fable III, gear up for my next row of pizzeria bartending shifts, and cuddle with my boyfriend. Sadly, all of these things are so much easier than reliving the days where I woke up overwhelmed and paralyzed by, for lack of a better word, shitty and unfair systems of power and cultural thought against which I felt entirely helpless to change.
Someday, I'll get my ass (back) into gear, right?