Thursday, August 6, 2009

Girl From Ipanema and Going Mad

There are days when I am at work and all I hear in my head is La di da di da, or some other wordless, mindless tune. . .and usually it passes-until today, that is. The la di da di da, I finally figured out, is my brain's way of telling me that I am slowly going MAD! MAD, I tell you! MAD!!! So, as I was participating in my daily surfing, I decided to check the website of an awesome show, fittingly called "MadMen", thinking I may stumble across an interview or something else that I haven't previously read. Then, I came across this little activity on the website, probably aimed at people just like me with nothing better to do than create 60's era avatars of themselves, while trying to make it through the mind numbing boredome at work, called "MADMEN YOURSELF"! Perfect! Don't mind if I do, and while I am at it, I will madmen people I work with as well as my husband!

Well, you guessed it. The top picture is me (in the green dress), in my special little scenario, walking right past my husbands private secretary "excuse me", to surprise my hubby for lunch. And of course a homemade lunch is waiting in the picnic basket in the car, along with a checked blanket, perfectly suited for an afternoon picnic-seriously, it's not like anyone actually worked in the sixties!
And here is the famous hubby. We will pretend that Sterling Cooper (in this scenario) is an accounting firm, instead of an ad agency. He is the big man on campus, with his power suit, briefcase, and of course his always lit pipe! Ow, baby! Eat your heart out ladies! Just remember-he's taken, and I am always watching. . .(how's that for drama?)

I am so excited for the new season to start! Thanks Erin and Bryan for getting me hooked on this awesome show. And for those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, seasons 1 and 2 are available to rent! Run, don't walk, to your nearest video store and watch it! NOW!

And yes, you can call me a nerd.

(Ok, so a little explanation on the title. Whenever I watch MADMEN, or if I am reading an interview with an character/actor, for some reason the song "Girl from Ipanema" pops in to my head. I think it is because it has the most old school, elevator-music sound to it than any other song I have ever heard. And it totally belongs in a poolside scene-man, I should be a writer or something).

2 comments:

Spencer and Stephanie Randle said...

It must have been a rough day today. :) I understand completely!

Senessa said...

Paige that is hilarious! I love it :)