Return to the 9th Floor

George was passing through Atlanta this afternoon, so I met up with him and Mike at Mike’s office at Georgia State University, where I received MA a few years ago. Even though I live in Atlanta, I rarely get the chance to spend much time on GSU’s campus, so seeing all the changes to GSU’s campus, especially the English department, was a little strange for me, too, especially the changes to the Writing Center where Mike, George, and I spent a lot of time when we were graduate students there.

But as I wandered through the English department and other parts of campus I hadn’t seen in ten years, I found myself recalling events and people that I haven’t thought about in a long time. David discussed this experience when he described returning to Georgia Tech after several years away.

By the way, I found Bush’s Brain in a video store on North Highland, something I’ve been trying to see for a long time now. Nobody was using Bush’s Brain at the time, so I took it home with me. I promise to return it to the proper authorities when I’m done with it.

4 Comments »

  1. George Said,

    August 31, 2004 @ 11:46 pm

    It was great to see you, Chuck. I wish we had had more time. For me, the campus and department had changed so much that I wasn’t really reminded of previous events and people.

  2. chuck Said,

    September 1, 2004 @ 8:46 am

    Some of the changes actually had this effect on me, especially the complete transformation of the Writing Center. Other places (the little cafeteria in the back of the student center, the parking lot where I wrecked my car) brought some memories back.

  3. Lori Said,

    September 1, 2004 @ 5:58 pm

    I believe SOMEONE (and, by “someone” I, of course, mean YOU) promised to put up a review of Bush’s Brain after they (the SOMEONE) watched it. Just a little reminder…..

    So, you found it in a video store? I guess I could just order it on-line………

  4. chuck Said,

    September 1, 2004 @ 8:07 pm

    Y’know, I’ve been trying to find time to write that review, but the last few days have been crazy. I may review BB in another setting (i.e., try to get publication credit for it), but the short vesrion is that I was a little disappointed even though the film essentially fulfilled my expectations.

    I believe that the current plan is to hold back DVD sales of teh film while it’s playing in theaters, but my local video store, cool people that they are, bought a couple of copies and have been renting it non-stop.

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