Tuesday, March 27, 2007
A Real Life Place
I spent all morning in a hearing on Capitol Hill today, and developed a headache that felt like railroad spikes driving into my skull. After a couple of ibuprofen, the pain subsided. I'm glad I don't have to go there very often, just enough to make me what politics are like!
In the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn says to George Peppard:
If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name.
And I asked myself: what place makes me feel like Tiffany's? Certainly not Capitol Hill. Without over-analyzing exactly what Tiffany's is supposed to make one feel like in this context, I came up with the following:
1. Mt. Washington (although it can be deadly.)
2. Route 50 (driving east across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on 6pm on a summer Friday.)
3. In front of any pair of speakers playing Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin.
4. Barcelona (although I've only been there once.)
Other than that, there aren't any more. But maybe that's the point.
Oh yeah, I also started writing draft #4 of Kickass Zombie Movie.