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Mad Men 7.4 and 7.5 – Sometimes Your Wife Suggests a Threesome

Last week (The Monolith) and this week (The Runaways), the dominant emotion was fear, mainly fear of being not needed. The Computer (aka the Monolith) threatens to wipe out the creativity of the office and eliminate jobs. Marigold (formerly Margaret) … Continue reading

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Mad Men 7.3 – Bitchface Extraordinaire

Finally. Betty Hofstadt/Draper/Francis is back. She’s slim and trim and taking the path of least resistance when it comes to parenting in this latest episode of Mad Men (7.3 Field Trip). Bobby’s comment (after swapping her sandwich for gum drops) … Continue reading

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Mad Men 7.2 – Stay Out Of It

Nobody was happy this week on Mad Men (7.2 A Day’s Work). People were getting and not getting flowers, being total jerks, and sort of going to funerals. The two African American actors on this show (Dawn and Shirley) are … Continue reading

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Mad Men 7.1 – a world of assholes

Mad Men season 7 episode 1 (Time Zones) reminds us that whether you are in California, at a drug-fueled orgy, or punching the clock, the world is full of assholes. Peggy’s an asshole too. But to be fair, her life … Continue reading

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Tha tea

I am currently obsessed with the Organic Saigon Chai from David’s Tea, so much so that I accidentally bought $40 of it. Anyway, every morning when I put the tea in my tea ball strainer thing, I hear the voice … Continue reading

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That You Are Here

When I was 16 I would go to used bookstores. One day I picked up a leather bound copy of “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman. I remember having it on me at the mall one day, and I was … Continue reading

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Dumb thoughts – camouflage

As I was paying for my parking ticket this morning the machine told me to press the green button to accept my purchase. As I did I thought, “Wait! Isn’t this horribly discriminative against people who are red/green colourblind? And … Continue reading

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Teens in the 1990’s Can Relate

I was a teen in the 90’s and this means I didn’t have a camera with me all the time. Cameras were rarely pulled out of the drawer in the living room and film was expensive to buy and develop. … Continue reading

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Cat Camoflague

Every day I take Kimi outside and tie his leash to a post in the garden. There’s a lilac tree 10 feet away where I’ve hung a bird feeder full of seeds. Every day Kimi will sit directly underneath the … Continue reading

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Megan Draper’s Poorboy Sweater – for a Cat!

I’ve been knitting cat sweaters lately instead of blogging (sorry). I saw Megan Draper (on Mad Men) wearing this sweater in the Tale of Two Cities episode : and I thought – wouldn’t that be cute on a cat?

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