This is an academic shout-out.
I keep thinking that I am on teetering on the edge of a true theoretical breakthrough in linguistics and psychology, but I can't get there. Part of not getting there is external: I'll be editing a paper for work again instead of working on the problem; but most of it is internal: My math really isn't very good and I read the internet too much as an escape. Sigh. But I know if I can do it, it's important. My pulse is actually elevated right now. Aren't us (want-a-be) academics weird? Of course I know that one characteristic of young academics is they always think their papers are soooo important, when really they're just one more drop in the bucket.
This has been an academic shout-out. Emoticon here.