I think I might be in a bit of a dramatic mood today. Not that there would be much evidence for that, outside of my head. Outward evidence of dramatic mood: I'm wearing a black shawly-poncho thingy as if I were a rich dowager, and I'm drinking my water out of a goblet. Except I'm also in slippers, which kind of kills the dramatic mood. But this mild dramatic flair shouldn't be a surprise for me, since this is Sunday afternoon and, because I dress up for church, I continue to be in a dress-up mood for the rest of the day. And in a napping mood, but I must fight that tendency, because I need to get some real work done this afternoon.
Iron Giant was as brilliant as I vaguely remembered it being. Actually, more brilliant. Unfortunately, I has gotten my brain mulling over Cold War politics, which is not good, because I need to focus on Germany under the Weimar Republic. A side note: you should really check out the history of Germany's Weimar Republic (1918-1933). People get so distracted by the wars and the Nazism that they forget there was this brief (but tragic) attempt at democracy in the middle. I specialise in its "crisis years," from the American stock market crash in 1929, to Hitler's appointment as chancellor in 1933. That little span of time was nuts, and was so much more than a simple "rise of Nazism." Anything could have happened, up until January 30th. On another side note, the Weimar Republic is an interesting lesson to those who think you can force a democracy on people who have never experienced democracy before, don't really understand it, associate it with people who humiliated them with war, and didn't really ask for that democracy.
[At which point, Maryanne's one reader was lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of history babble.]
Okay, so now I'll ask some questions of myself, to end off this entry:
I am currently procrastinating from: Getting to work.
Song currently stuck in my head: "Georgia on My Mind" (as a result of my playing with the fonts).
Song stuck before that: "Thank you falletinme bee mice elf again" by Sly and the Family Stone
Last movie watched: Collateral. Karl and Meg rented that and we watched it just after Iron Giant finished. I was surprised by how good it was, but also how much it increased my desire never to go to Los Angeles. And I already had a pretty big aversion to LA. (I blame Paris Hilton.)
I am thankful for: my roommate, who made me taco pizza last night.