Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What Would Don Draper Do?

I am a huge fan of the AMC show Mad Men and I can not wait for the new season to start on 7/25.

So I was thinking about my blog and how it has become boring and serious and how there’s not much about the Foreign Service there lately, even though it was supposed to be about our life in the Foreign Service. But that’s what happens when the Foreign Service gives you (or your husband as the case may be) a domestic assignment.

So, there won’t be much Foreign Service related stuff to blog about until fall, which is when we are supposed to get our next bid list. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on that thing but will have to contain myself.

And you will have to put up with my random rants about whatever.

Which brings us back to today and Mad Men. It’s the most delicious show ever! If you haven’t seen it, you need to check it out. It’s about the advertising industry in the 1960s when people could be politically incorrect and sexist all they wanted. Everyone on the show drinks and smokes like those two activities are going out of style (which I guess smoking kinda did; drinking is still very much en vogue). 

Of course, there’s plenty of eye candy in the faces of John Hamm (Don Draper), January Jones (Betty Draper) and Christina Hendrix (Joan Harris/H0lloway):


Oh, and they say things like:

“It's my purpose in life to bring America to the world. Whether they like it or not.” (Conrad Hilton to Don Draper)

“Remember Don…when God closes a door, he opens a dress.” (Roger Sterling to Don Draper)

“What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons.” (Don Draper to Rachel Menken)

“Kids today, they have no one to look up to... 'cause they're looking up to us.” (Don Draper to Roger Sterling)

“It wasn't a lie, it was ineptitude with insufficient cover.” (Don Draper)

And finally, here’s Don Draper’s Guide To Picking Up Women, a must see for any guy out there and a treat for any woman. Enjoy (you can thank me later):


  1. Forgot to change the link in the disclaimer. Sorry here is the corrected version.

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  2. Zdrasti Daniela! Syvsem sluchaino poadam na tvoia blog--az sum sushto supruga vyv Foreign Service, samo che nie se mestim v DC sled mesetz. Mujut mi zapochva A-100s nachaloto na avgust. Bi bilo chudesno da se zapoznaem i da si napravim chasten BGFSO wives club :). Da ne govorim , che i az sushto vzeh FSOT tazi godina. I nie imame dete--sin na 2 godinki. Za poveche info,

  3. Can't wait to see it when we get back to the U.S.!


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