Quote of the Day: Mad Men Edition

Sophia! Sophia! Sophia, watch! Watch this! Don Draper is about to have another brilliant sexist idea!

~my mom to me while watching Mad Men


Flowers in a Jar

When I was little, two of my favorite shows were Dragon Tales and Maggie and the Ferocious Beast. Dragon Tales was this show about these two little kids who wish upon a dragon scale and get whisked away to dragon land and go on adventures, and in the process learn values like patience (or something). Maggie and the Ferocious beast was about a little girl who befriends a “beast” (very cleverly named Beast) who kind of looked like a yellow triceratops with big red spots. I’m pretty sure that show taught about discrimination but I really can’t remember. Needless to say, these shows weren’t much more than fluff, probably torture for whatever adult had to watch them with me. They were full of bright colors and fun music and exciting shapes, and watching TV as a toddler is probably about as close to high as I’ve ever gotten.

As you can see, I didn’t really carry much from those TV shows with me. I only remember a very select few episodes. But one of them has stuck with me to this very day and I still reference it as one of the reasons that I am the way I am. And I can not, for the life of me, remember which show it’s from.

Scarlett Johansson and Soda Stream

My family, like everyone else in America, sat down tonight to tune in to the Super Bowl. After watching what was a very close and tension-ridden game (just kidding, I would HATE to be the Broncos right now), as well as a fantastic halftime show, we returned home, talking about our favorite parts of the spectacle. And, as we all know, everyone’s favorite part of the Super Bowl is the commercials.

Over the course of the Super Bowl there were, as always, many commercials, but one stood out to me in particular: Scarlett Johansson’s commercial for Soda Stream.