Day 1224: Moody

While I do have my moods of joy, sadness, fear, anger, and shame, I don’t think I’m particularly moody.  However, I may be moody when I return to work tomorrow and the weather finally turns beautiful and sunny, which will probably improve other people’s moods.

Yesterday, during a moody and gray day, I was in the mood to see a movie.  So I drove to Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, which has this moody street:


As I walked through moodily quiet Waltham towards the movie theater, I took these moody photos:



When I saw that sign for the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation,  I got into a reminiscing mood, remembering a few years ago when  my son Aaron and my boyfriend Michael were at that museum, enjoying all the interesting moods of a Steampunk festival.

If you’re in the mood for a definition of Steampunk, here’s a short one:

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.

At that point, I looked up and saw the many moods of these people:


I exclaimed, in an excited mood, “Is today the day???”  And they said, “It is!”  Then I saw more and more people who were in the mood to have their pictures taken:





After I saw that sign that said, “Fear change?  Put it in the Tip Jar!” I was in the mood to tell those people, “Keep a dollar, even though I do NOT fear change.”

I hope you’re in the mood for more pictures from yesterday’s Steampunk Festival in Waltham.






I’m in the mood to tell you that I overheard that guy  ask if his moodily steampunk puppet could sit in that amazing black car (which sometimes gave off moody, billowing clouds of steam).

Still in the mood for more steampunk photos?






By then, I was in the mood to see the moody movie I came to Moody Street in Waltham to see.


Are you in the mood to guess which movie it was?

I took all of those moody photos before the movie actually began.




Seeing Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Antonio Sanchez play in person, over the years, have been some of the highlights of my long and moody life.

I’m now in the mood  to write that

If you’re in the mood to check out some Miles Davis tunes on Youtube, you can find that live  performance  of “All Blues” and many more .

How moody are you,  after reading this moody post?

Moody thanks to all who helped me create all the moods of this post and to you — of course! — no matter what your moods are, here and now.


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45 thoughts on “Day 1224: Moody

  1. My mood is significantly heightened after reading your moody post. Happy Mothers Day and long live Miles. Interesting festival dispels any hint of the blues, too.

  2. There is nothing like a good Steampunk Festival to change my mood. I hope the sun comes out to brighten your mood…88 and sunny here in South Carolina today.

  3. well this post lifted my mood seeing as it is pouring rain here once again. what a fun day it looks like.

  4. It wouldn’t be difficult to guess ‘Miles Ahead’. What wonderful synchronicity for you to arrive on that day and take those photos

  5. Great photos. I now feel motivated to set the kettle going! 😉

  6. Love that festival. The costumes are wonderful. (Except for the blood drive guy). Glad that the moody weather is leaving us all, Ann. I’ll have to dust the sunglasses when I go out today ! 🌞 🌞 🌞

  7. I wish I lived on easy Street ha. Is there an Ann Street?

  8. I am in an even better mood now that I’ve seen your photos and know what a fun day you had!

  9. Wow!!!!!!

  10. Those are some very interesting photos with the people donned in their Steampunk garb.
    I notices when the clouds are out and there is threat of rain, the kids at work are just a little more irritable, not quite themselves. I blame it on the barometric pressure, a low pressure front seems to bring out the worst in people, making them moody!
    Here is to the barometric pressure creeping it’s way back up and sunny days ahead!!!!!!

  11. Great photos–and costumes (I loved the lady with the teeny hat). I’m NOT surprised you saw the Miles movie. We were in the mood for some Key & Peele and went to see Keanu. Fun, meta take on the mistaken identity gets suburban dorks involved with gangsters genre. Plus, an adorable kitten!

    • I considered sneaking in to Keanu after Miles, Janet. That would have affected my mood, though. Definitely want to see Key & Peele & Kitty, soon.

  12. I’m so moody and blue I could play the role of Margo Channing in All About Eve!!!

  13. Annie! Why be moody? It’s not Moody’s Day. It’s Mother’s Day!!!
    Have a wonderful one. No greater joy and honor in life is there than to be called MOM.

  14. I love the little pirate in the pram.

  15. That looks like you had a good fun mood during the festival. That is contagious. They make me the same mood.

  16. Maureen

    I hope that people greet you with sunny faces when you return to work tomorrow.

  17. I was sure that you were going to mention “The Moody Blues.” I loved their music a long time ago. Happy Mother’s Day, Ann.

    • Thank you for mentioning the Moody Blues! I also saw them perform in Boston a long time ago. This is for you, Judy:

  18. For some reason, Steampunk is quite strong around where we live, with an Annual Festival at Lincoln, just 40 miles away. It’s pretty silly really, but so many people enjoy it that you’ve got to say it looks really good fun rather than anything negative.

  19. hello ann koplow its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow the corner of pine and moody??? is the person hoo laid that owt moody becuz they ar pining for sumthing or pining for sumthing becuz they ar moody??? and i am serprized my dada didnt steel a zeppelin or sumthing and fly it to the steampunk festival sinse he is sutch a steampunk fan!!! ha ha ok bye

  20. Pingback: Day 2841: Mood for a Day | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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