1. Justifying staying at home, given your work is basically a non-essential economic activity.

2. Continuing to draft up an increasingly complex schedule that you will inevitably fail to follow.

3. Picking fights with those around you as you contemplate the reality of your life.

4. Wondering, as always, what Hannah Arendt would have to say about all this.

5. Mopping the floors and cleaning countertops for the tenth time instead of working.

6. Wondering how cleaning became a preferred form of procrastination.

7. Needing reassurance from the person closest to you that this will soon be over.

8. Watching in horror as those around you inform you that it will probably not be over all that soon.

9. Chastising yourself for not spending more time trying to understand the labor theory of value as you contemplate whether being at a computer while lying in bed all day really counts as work.

10. Oscillating between thinking that is post-structuralist, post-modernist, or post-post modernist, depending on the time and day.

11. Realizing that yoga simply can’t help you through this.

12. Struggling to find meaningful connection with loved ones.

13. Telling yourself that when this is all over, you’re going to do things differently.

14. Questioning the futility of human agency in a patriarchal, white supremacist, post-industrial, surveillance capitalist society.

15. Hoarding Ben & Jerry’s Phish food.

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Self-Isolation: 1-15
Graduate School: 1-15