I predict tomorrow will be the day of awkward conversations

This might very well be the most boring post in the history of blogging. I thought about writing about how Peggy Olson from Mad Men is my fictional spiritual doppelgänger and how I love her so hard I think I might break. But then I don’t want to be too spoiler-y for those who won’t be able to watch Mad Men until it airs on Netflix or something. I’ve also heard that there are people who don’t care about Mad Men. But that might be urban legend.

Then I was gonna write some more about my love affair with The Ground Beneath Her Feet, but it’s kind of puppy-doggy and eye-googly and doesn’t make much sense. Because really do you care that I squealed with delight as I was reading when Umeed launched into a Molly Bloomesque and yes, I said yes speech? Probably not.

So that leaves me with the petty anxieties that are taking up all the room in my brain besides the tiny spots reserved for Umeed and Peggy.

While I realize I should be grateful for only being plagued with petty anxieties, they do make me anxious nonetheless.

So the first awkward conversation I anticipate will involve my hair. See, I emailed* the salon to complain about my recent hair event. I know, I know, it makes me sound so damn vain I can hardly stand it. And every time I talk about it all I hear is Amy in the Winona Ryder/Susan Sarandon version of “Little Women” crying “Jo, how could you? Your one beauty!” after Jo sells her hair to get Marmee the money to go visit injured Pa somewhere. But damnit, I paid good money to get my hair professionally colored and here I am sitting on the couch looking like a ninth grader from 1987 who had a run in with a bottle of Sun-In.

I’ve never complained about a hair cut/color before. But damnit, I’m going to be FORTY! soon and I don’t want to have tacky orange hair when it happens.

*I had to email because by the time the badness of the hair got to me, it was Sunday afternoon and calling would have done nothing and yet I was so obsessed with the badness of the hair I had to do something or my sisters would have killed me on Sunday night during Family dinner because I wouldn’t shut up about the awfulness on my head.

Okay, the second conversation won’t be awkward. It will just be annoying because I hate having to say things like “you know that email I sent six days ago about the meeting we’re supposed to have today . . . uh, is that happening or what?”

Finally, this probably won’t even be a conversation but I think you need three to make a series or something. Anyway, I asked to leave the BlogHer Ad Network. Yeah, apparently you have to ask them if you can kindly stop running their junk on your website. I don’t have any animosity toward BlogHer or anything, I just decided the amount of real estate they take up is not worth the minor ducats they pay.

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  1. hotrod 29.May.12 at 5:25 am

    This week’s Mad Men made me feel awkward and icky for an entire hour. Every single thing about it. It’s probably my favorite episode ever. Maybe second, after “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency”

    1. Jodi 29.May.12 at 8:44 am

      It was an amazing episode. When Peggy stood in front of that elevator and The Kinks started playing, I burst into tears. I’m not entirely sure why, maybe because the episode was over.

      1. hotrod 29.May.12 at 11:18 am

        That moment was the best use of music on the show. Ever. And of course I am including “Tomorrow Never Knows”

  2. Bonny Holder 29.May.12 at 8:42 am

    There are people who don’t watch “Mad Men”? Joan Harris is my spirit animal.

    1. Jodi 29.May.12 at 8:45 am

      I wish Joan Harris was my spirit animal, but it’s Peggy.

  3. LeAnn 29.May.12 at 11:33 am

    You can count me as one who doesn’t like Mad Men. I watched the first four episodes and I was bored enough that I didn’t want to continue. I was also annoyed at the in-the-closet gay guy and the really bad gay innuendos. Although it’s been years since I watched those four episodes so maybe they aren’t as odd as I remember.

    But I have a feeling we don’t have the same tastes in TV shows. I’ve never seen Dawson’s Creek and I love The Walking Dead. Right there we are at odds, so you can probably disregard any opinion I have about television.

    1. Jodi 29.May.12 at 11:37 am

      The really bad gay innuendos and stereotypes are within the times. Mad Men often shines a light on how ridiculously open society was with their racism, homophobia, sexism, etc. It does show us how far we’ve come.

      But you’re right our tastes when it comes to TV are not the same. I have no interested to ever watch The Walking Dead, even though everyone raves about how awesome it is (same goes with Game of Thrones).

  4. Bonny Holder 29.May.12 at 12:00 pm

    Actually, my S.A. is closer to Sally. There are only two episodes left this season!! My husband won’t watch it because the incessant smoking (in the early years) drives him crazy. And that’s cool with me, because, after every episode?, I HATE MEN for an hour or so. ;-p


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