Saturday, January 30, 2010

I Can't Help Myself. I'm "Mad."

I CHOSE my dress and its color. I selected my jewelry (they didn't have pearl earrings to match the necklace) and chose my hair style. I even got to pick my nose. (Maybe "choose my nose" sounds better.) I did all this on the Mad Men Web site, where you can download your own self as a character. (That's Peggy's desk I'm standing in front of and Joan is in the background, but you can't see her here.)
I love "Mad Men," the show. Some of the people I dislike intensely. Don't even get me started on Peter Campbell. And I practically stop breathing when they're in a meeting and smoking their heads off.
So far they've had enough alcohol between them to empty the liquor store in our town.
Lately I've been watching reruns of earlier episodes being shown on Comcast's On Demand. So fascinating to watch Peggy do the Twist. And I don't think most have really experienced life until they've seen Joan Holloway do the cha cha.
Don Draper walked into his girlfriend's apartment and offered her a trip to Paris. She just had to get rid of her friends who were gathered there. She didn't do it, however, since they were already planning to get stoned and listen to Miles Davis.
Hmm. Would I give up a trip to Paris with Don? Now that's a conundrum - femminismo


Fresca said...

I've never seen an episode, but the design looks terrific. I'm going to add it to my Netflix queue right now--thanks for the nudge.

Candace said...

I love your Mad Woman avatar!

Kitten and I did our Mad Men avatars too. I love that show (I was about daughter Sally's age during that time period) and would probably follow Don Draper like a hobbit -- There and Back Again.

I can't help myself. Honest.

Great shot of the Tower.
Pal Candace

Jeanie said...

This is Jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy (Young Frankenstein post) -- had to come by and say hello, and fell into your blog! I wanted to comment on lots of things, but I'm on dial-up at home, so I picked this because I, too, discovered Mad Men on demand and I am so hooked! Haven't been to this site, though! I know what you mean about the smoking and drinking -- it's almost claustrophobic! And your observations about Joan's cha-cha and Peggy's twist were spot on!