Dude! Where did that week go? (I guess the best answer would be "trapped in the library basement".)
My brain's not quite functioning in English right now, and so you get some fragmentary observations about the sort of research I'm doing right now:
a.) I'm super-pumped because I found a newspaper article from 1930 that compared a bird flu outbreak (in the city's parrot population) to the economic crisis that Berlin was experiencing. I'm going to talk about parrots in my dissertation! (Where aaare you Styleygeek?)
b.) Thanks to the research I'm doing, I'm well-versed in the German words for "shot," "hanged," "poisoned [usually by gas]," "murder," "jewel thief" and "suicide." Also, apparently every time there was a murder-suicide in Berlin, this particular newspaper would write an article entitled "A Family Tragedy." I have more than ten such articles now, and I've only covered about six months' worth of newspaper. Messed. Up.
Okay. I've finished eating my hamburger and it's time to return to the dungeon. Maybe I'll go for a little walk first, since it's so nice and sunny outside now.