We finally watched American Beauty tonight. I liked it. It reminded me a lot of a kinder, gentler Fight Club though, maybe with a little Office Space thrown in. There seems to be a deep well of suburban professional middle-aged angst out there from which these kind of movies are drawn from. I guess that’s what you get for failing to have a life outside of your work. Morons.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Achtung Baby lately. I’m really digging this album. With repeated listens it has a chance of supplanting The Joshua Tree as my favorite U2 album. Maybe. Nothing soars quite as high as Joshua Tree, but Achtung adds a jagged edge that’s very appealing – while still free of the irony later albums seem laden-down with.
I’m mostly over this bug. Thank goodness, I’m sick of staying home.
I’m hoping to see all you Baltimore folks out at Kommencement this Sunday… so be there, ya hear?