last night, I stayed up until two in the morning watching an entire season’s worth of MAD MEN on AMC. I remember seeing previews of it long before ( yes, I am addicted to the AMC channel. I like old movies, what can I say?!) and my interest was piqued if only for the fact that they used an Amy Winehouse track in the trailers. This was a while back and I had honestly forgotten about it, but here I was on a rainy Friday night, curled up on the couch in pjs with the remote at the ready. I saw the full seasonon the menu and decided to give it a go. The plotline basically follows a bunch of competitive ad men in New York in the early 60s. What I found most interesting was the behavior of damn near everyone in the office. All the main guys are married and of course all of them are sleeping with secretaries, models hired for ad campaigns, phone operators..just about anyone who comes through the doors. All the women on the show look so prim and proper with their ladylike skirts and blouses and they all fit the stereotype of women of that era I suppose in that their sole purpose in finding work was to find a husband. (Once they realized that all the men in the office are married, they, I guess like a certain sort of woman, learn to settle with being the woman on the side)Of course, my potential ADD raddled brain got distracted trying to keep track of the amount of cigarettes smoked on this show. Mein Gott! People were just smoking for no damn reason at all. Can’t sleep at night? Roll over and have a smoke. Kids sitting at the table having dinner. Sit with them and smoke. One lady had just had a kid, breasts leaking milk even and she’s lighting up! We get it we get it EVERYONE SMOKED BACK THEN!!! Aside from that distracting aspect of the show, overall its pretty good. Too bad for them they aren’t picked up by a major network. I haven’t heard anyone talking about it and despite a few small problems, its definitely worth watching..
Ok, I’m a loser. Little miss “I LOVE MOVIES” missed the Oscars. I missed the Oscars during the ONE year I was actually INTERESTED in the films. WHY? I allowed myself to get caught up into watching Scarface for the millionth time and lost track of time. What a loser!! Self edit: I didn’t miss the ENTIRE broadcast. After Scarface, I found myself falling in and out of sleep. I remember waking up to hear someone say that Beyonce and the Academy Award Winning Jennifer Hudson… would be singing. What was up with that “Listen” duet. I know Ms Beyonce was not happy at ALL about that. Then I fell asleep again, waking just in time to see Forrest give his acceptance speech. I changed the channel after that because I had already missed my favorite parts. The best part of the awards shows are not the acceptance speeches or the clothes. The best part is the split second it takes to open the envelope and the painted on smiles of the nominees as they wait for that suspended moment in time when they hear they name announced after that famous phrase “And the Oscar goes to…”. I really wanted to see Forrests ATOGT moment. And I REALLY wanted to see Jennifer’s. What can I say? I’m a sucker for the drama.
1) It SNOWED like crazy on Sunday. It was actually beautiful. I was gonna go out to the book store but when I got in my car and saw this, I turned my happy azz around and went back in the house.
2) Gone With the Wind came on uninterrupted. I know, but its my favorite movie.
3) Stuck to this no carb thing all weekend amazingly. One glass of red wine on Saturday though. Gotta watch the alcohol consumption.
4) Went shopping with K and V at Annapolis Mall. Too many cute clothes so little time to get this fat off. Humph.
So this weekend, my movie club is going to see Pan’s Labryinth. OMG. I am SOO excited. By some stroke of cosmic fortune, the movie that they originally chose, Black Snake Moan, got pushed back another week. After some gentle persuasion on my part, this was chosen and I’m counting down the hours! Total dork all up in through, but I really don’t care.