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Samplers, and thoughts on Mad Men

September 29th, 2011 at 06:24 am

Last night I pressed my samplers and took them to Michael's. This time the trip took even longer than last time -- stop, stop & go traffic all the way. I'm so glad to have that done. Next on my list -- get some jewelry repaired. I'll wait a bit on that.

No spending yesterday, no medical bills arrived. It was a pretty calm day.

I started watching "Mad Men" on Netflix. I'd never seen it before, though, of course, heard a lot about it. Since I am old enough to have lived in that era (as a young teen) it brought back a lot of memories. Yes, people smoked all the time like that! I have never smoked in my life, other than one cigarette in the bathroom when I was in eighth grade. I was somewhat of a novelty among my friends, because everyone else was a smoker. When I was in graduate school, people smoked all through the seminars. There was a permanent haze in the air. I'm glad that kind of acceptance is no more -- and I'm glad I never got addicted myself. Just think of what I've saved by that one good habit alone!

7 Responses to “Samplers, and thoughts on Mad Men”

  1. laura Says:


    Were you at the Michael's in DG? They've done a nice job framing several things that I have stitched. I have also used the Framemaker in Westmont on Cass Ave. More expensive, but really nice work.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    CB: Beware of a common MadMen addiction. I found it more addicting than the nicotine.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    No Laura, I went to Willowbrook. I thought it would be a more convenient drive since I am close to 53. DG probably would have been a better choice.

  4. baselle Says:

    I love Mad Men. Those little touches are a guilty pleasure of mine, and it gets even slyer than the cigarettes. Little kids standing up on the car seat, the dry cleaner bag scene (I think that was in one of the first episodes)...the picnic scene. That reminds me to check on when Season 3 is coming out.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am always working with much older people, so the conversation has come up quite a few times how generational smoking is. That said, my sister somehow picked up the habit. I really don't know many smokers my age though. I've always been the type that does NOT have to learn the hard way - my eyes and ears are always open. So, my mom's very good friend had lung cancer from second hand smoke (husband smoked). My mom took me to visit her in the hospital after her lungs were operated on. I was maybe 7 or 8? That was enough for me. They just sliced her torso crazy - hundreds of stitches or staples, front and back. Holy crap - I never touched a cigarette.

    That said, I swear I was a smoker in my past life. I dream about smoking ALL THE TIME. It was really bad when I was pregnant - you know how dreams are more vivid and memorable in pregnancy? IT would be hard to fight the urge to go out and buy cigarettes while pregnant. It's my totally crazy neurotic thing. It's usually not quite so intense, thank goodness! Some part of my subconscious REALLY likes to smoke! I guess that is very jekyl and hyde-ish.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I think Mad Men is quite addictive!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hmm, ... maybe when I finish up Ally, I'll have to take a look at Mad Men (as long as its streaming of course. ) Smile
    I've never understood the appeal of smoking. It makes your clothes smell, it stains your teeth, it costs a lot ... not to mention what it does to your health. Of course, my addiction to sweets/chocolate does most of the same, except for making my clothes smell. Smile

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