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Late to the Party

Late to the Party

We started watching Mad Men this past week, having never gotten around to it before now. We’re only in season one, but it’s nothing that I expected it to be. The business side of it is pretty much what I expected – drinking, sex, Big Ideas, cigarette smoking – but I didn’t realize there’s a big side of melancholy to it.

I’m rather enjoying it. We’ve only seen seven or eight episodes to this point, but it’s quite engaging. I also feel this is, in a way, a snapshot into the world in which my lived. Dad was an exec at U.S. Steel, and mom was a homemaker with three kids in 1960 (I came along in ’62). Parties, dinners, it’s all here as I vaguely remember it from the late ’60s.

I’m looking forward to more.

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