Thursday, May 31, 2012

Madmen Recap: The Other Woman

I have many regrets.

The main one I've mourned is the fact that I didn't start writing recaps of Mad Men at the beginning of the season.

Honestly, it didn't occur to me at the time.  But after Sunday's episode (which I finally watched last night, since I was delayed by some delightful house guests), I've decided to go ahead and write about the episode anyway, even though we're well-past mid season. 

So here goes.

I love Mad Men. I love the writing, I love that almost every episode gives me plenty to chew on.  Episode 11, "The Other Woman," opened with a meeting between Kenny, Pete, and Herb, the owner of numerous Jaguar dealerships. Sterling Cooper Draper Price is angling the Jaguar account for reasons creative, professional, and fiscal. They need a car. They need momentum. The really, really need money.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring Cleaning

Will be updating the blog's design and layout over the next few days. As I do it myself, this will take a bit. If things look wonky, just check back later :-)



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Publishing Process

This is basically entirely true. The only difference between this and real life is that sometimes the editor chooses alpacas over goats.

And I can't blame them.

(Many thanks to the lovely Emily Wierenga, for posting this on Sandra Bishops's wall for everyone to enjoy)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

National Clean Out Your Purse Day!

If you told me that there was a government conspiracy to make the month of April, like, *disappear*, I would totally believe you. If you said there was an ongoing plot to do the same thing to May, I would nod my head emphatically.

What is going on??

We *have* been traveling a bit. In the last month, we were in Eugene (briefly), Bellevue (briefer), Kelso (briefest), and Portland (least brief). Oh, and the weekend before we went to Eugene, I went to Weston, OR with our church's high school girls.

Because of this, my purse has a serious case of Travel Bag.

A lesser person would be too proud to share with you the contents of this bag. It's a lot. Maybe it doesn't look like it. Maybe this looks like a nice, slender purse to you.

But let me tell you, when I dumped this puppy out, I decided I needed to put on an episode of Arrested Development, because I was going to be here for a bit.

(Not because the cleaning would take that long. No, it's the documenting that which was in my purse. Because it needs to be shared.)