02 May 2006

Random Momentary Elation (RME)


Once in a great while, a brief moment comes along in my life when suddenly everything seems alright... All my looming problems suddenly have solutions, the sun looks sunnier, my thesis has a thesis... Things seem great. Today this moment lasted from 4:36pm - 4:51, a longer period than such a feeling usually lasts for me, but i was biking home, waving at cursing motorists & smelling the fresh spring dumpsters of Hyde Park...

But now i'm home, and after delaying the Real for an hour with the first episode of Lost (thanks Eric & Bethany) i am rather back to feeling nervously content, happily trepidatious and not a little swoomy. But, this afternoon's RME is not utterly gone from my life, i still have the memory of it and the hope of another such moment soon... now, if i can just remember what the line after "Zombies are good to think with..." is.

7 comments:

Eric said...

I've been there, to that park. Everytime I see those trees, I wonder why they are in a cage. To keep people out? To keep them in?

Ciana said...

this makes me happy. i had an RME when i was 18 that, i swear, inspired me throughout 4 whole years at college. short, but potent!

seeger said...

wow, an impressive RME to be sure... i had a mini-RME (perhaps 'rme') today after meeting with my preceptor & sorting out what might turn out to actually be a pretty well-constructed zombie paper.
hoorah.

Ciana said...

you UChicago people and your successful theses. i would like to know more people who go crazy and drop out. but good job, anyhow! i'd be happy to host a viewing of "28 Days Later" if you need another kick of inspiration before you're done!

seeger said...

ooooh... i love that movie... though i just saw it once several years ago... and i'm citing it several times in my paper... (i.e. screening'd be good)

Grant said...

Dude, The Omega Man is awesome.

Have you read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson as well? I'm sure it would be good research for your zombie thesis.

What about Last Man on Earth with Vincent Price? Also based on I Am Legend.

seeger said...

yeah... actually i've just gotten off a Masterson bender of sorts, Omega Man was the end of the road of all those that you mention... & also Stephen King's newest, Cell, which, while lacking in standard Stephen King smutty sex scenes, is a pretty good read.