Well, my laptop died on Monday; I had been aware for some time that it was on the way out, but had been avoiding dealing with it until forced to do so. I now have a new one and I suppose I'll eventually get used to it, though at the moment I keep hitting wrong keys because they're not spaced the same as on my old keyboard. Sigh. In addition, I had to take a sick day today because my cold has progressed to fever and chills. Also, my co-workers were giving me a wide berth and starting to look at me like I was Typhoid Mary. I'm currently on my couch, wrapped in a quilt and clutching a box of tissues.
Hopefully I'll be up and about again tomorrow, but in the meantime, here's the picture I took as we were about to start the movie on Sunday night. We watched Good-bye Mr. Chips, which was one of the films from the amazing cinematic year of 1939. Robert Donat, who played Mr. Chipping ("Chips") won the best actor Oscar for that year, beating out Clark Gable for Gone With The Wind, Mickey Rooney for Babes In Arms, Laurence Olivier for Wuthering Heights, and James Stewart for Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. It is a good performance, and I really enjoyed the movie, but I didn't love it the way I love Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Still, it's a great film, alternately wistful, funny, and moving. I'll probably do a more in depth review of it at some point, but for now I'll just say that it is a film worthy of its 1939 release.