Friday, March 23, 2012

Don Draper Lives In My Garage

Today, my job is to go down into our garage to fetch Don Draper. (You know Don, the tasty bloke on Mad Men, master of lip-curling distain.) He's been down there for a while and I expect he will be chuffed to be out and about. (Me, husband Kevin and Don below)


I know Don's making an appearance for his new series on Monday but more importantly, tomorrow night he's expected at my 50th birthday party... Theme: 1962.

Oh some say he's just a cardboard cut-out. But to me he will always be my Don - as good as the real thing. He doesn't say much but I know he's always down there amongst the old Christmas lights. We got him for our Man Men party two years ago, seen here;  prep and night of.

I'm actually kind of surprised he's all in one piece. At our Mad Men party two years ago, the mere site of Don threw the women - including moi - into frenzy. I seem to remember cupping, kissing, some leg-over stuff and all manner of skylarking around.
Partygoers at our house getting in the Mad Men mood two years ago

Another of our partygoers channelling the 60's

There are two other goals (besides finding Don) for this weekend.

Goal 1: Don't blow my arse at the party. I am on strict instructions not to have six swifty glasses of champers at 6.30pm (just get so excited at parties!) thereby, in Kiwi parlance, "blowing my arse."

Goal 1. Buggerit. Expect more cussing on my blog now I'm into my second century.  A friend emailed me today "Do not fade..." I take it that means your language gets even saltier when you're an old bird.

Goal 3. I shall be spending rather a lot of time mastering Don's enigmatic "What?" seen today on Jo's blog. I am hopeful this will establish me as the top scary dog in our household thereby deterring any extraneous whining from the small people and similtaneously blowing off all those big people who are always conspiring to annoy me. And of course achieving Zen mastery.

So..... don't blow my arse, don't blow my arse....What?




Today I'm over the pond venting (yes, again). Lynn of All Fooked Up is featuring my WTF Fun In The Sun post about vacationing in Hawaii with the kids.  Lynn's hilarious blog is always honest and as she says "not for the easily offended." Thanks for having me over Lynn!

34 comments:

  1. well happy birthday...looks like it will be a lot of fun!!!

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  2. Hope you have a wonderfully blessed birthday!!!!!

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  3. Wondering what you're going wear as remembering you'd trashed your '60s Mad Men frock from photos with Don above at your previous 50th birthday party in New Zealand at Christmastime - yes like the Queen of England my sister has a birthday holiday and then on her actual birthday she has another birthday bash - ay what?

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    1. I'll be raising a glass of cheer right up until the actual date. Vintage frock - a pink and bow floral number, so not me, - love it! (Let's see how long it takes for me to trash it)

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  4. First of all. I'm pleased to welcome you to an awesome year in your life. Guess what? You are now entitled to flip your "Fuck It" switch at your choosing. Yea, you! Have so much fun celebrating!

    I'm MAD for Don and I've been doing a Mad Men countdown. Can NOT wait for Sunday!

    You look a bit like "Betty", errrrrr, January.

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  5. Jody- I've had to stay up til 11:16pm, past my bedtime, to wait for my daughter to get home. (First time for that, really!!!)

    Which means we are 44 mere minutes away from the weekend... YOUR weekend! So OWN it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Loretta

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  6. Right. Firstly, you look fan-bloody-tastic in that coral dress....do you have a portrait in the attic that is just hideous?? 50? no way. Secondly, Have a really great birthday weekend.....don't 'blow your arse' whatever that means.....fart? get pissed before the guests have all arrived?. Post pictues.
    ps I have never watched Mad Men, and why is the woman in the gorgeous flowery frock blocked out? shy or famous?

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    1. The un made-up version is down from the attic right now typing...Its scary to watch her. You can see more of my friend in the flowery dress in the links to our Mad Men party two years ago...Her grandma's dress.

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  7. Have a wonderful birthday. I just love the coral dress on you I think don just might call off his engagement.

    Have a fun time

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  8. I hope you have a FABULOUS birthday party!!!! Happy Happy!!!!! And give Don my best ;)

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  9. Happy Birthday - and welcome to "the other side" :) Love your attitude and if you feel like speaking your mind, or anything else for that matter, then I believe you should do it!

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  10. 1. i say, drink up. (but in a slow & steady manner)
    2. looking forward to learning a few new words.
    3. what?

    happy, happy birthday... cannot wait to hear/see all about it :). xo

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  11. Just start the evening with 5 swift glasses of bubbly and you'll be OK :)
    Happy birthday (seems like our b-days are just 2 days apart).

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    1. Happy Birthday to you too - mine is actually the 27th so we are even closer!

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  12. I wish he lived in mine...
    Very excited about tomorrow. I may have to mix an old-fashioned in honour of Don and Co.

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  13. Happy Birthday!! Is your bday the 25th???? That's my birthday!!

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  14. What?

    Oh, yeah; Happy Birthday, Jody. Fifty, you say. You're still so young!

    I don't know this Don guy, and I'm not sure I want to make his acquaintance.

    "What?" he said.

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  15. All I can say is I wish I was there...with you, Don and the champers.

    Have a fabulous birthday xx

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  16. absolutely hilarious........ yes big plans for Don's return over at my place too....happy birthday!!

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  17. Happy Birthday, Jody! I hope you enjoyed an amazing party!!! And maybe just a wee bit of arse blowing would be appropriate!

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  18. i laugh so much! and your dress is GORGEOUS (if i could write it with bigger letters i would!!!!!)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY you look stunning and i hope to be happy and cheerfull like that always!!!

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  19. That's so amazing!!! Happy Birthday, sweetie! I hope you had an amazing time celebrating! :) xoxo

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  20. Happy birthday! I think we're all in trouble if I get even saltier. Because dear God, I'm already so salty that my mother couldn't make it past page one of my novel (true story; I've promised the next one will be something she can finish). Look out world!! Have fun. And don't blow your arse. But if you do, photos, plz!

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  21. Happy Birthday Jody! I hope that it was wonderful! I was thinking of you last night during the Mad Men premier. By the way your peach dress in that top photo is amazing! And 2 years later, you look even better! Hope it was a happy one and hopefully you blew your arse a little, after all, it is your birthday!

    xo Mary Jo

    p.s. thanks for your sweet comment on my new handbag line!

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  22. Hello and Happy Birthday!

    I had a few minutes this morning which is actually kind of rare, but when it does occur then I get the pleasure of seeing a new blog. I found your blog today via Amy at Eat.Live.Laugh and Shop, who is a great blogger friend of mine, even though we've never met and live in two different states.

    I give many kudos to your blog because once I found one post, I wanted to read another and I love your little cartoon characters.

    I look forward to reading more.

    Leigh

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  23. i dont mind touching that for real as well.haha sexy and i know it

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  24. I just came across this post now....hilarious. All that risque behaviour! tee hee

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  25. Hello,

    I was just wondering where you got the DD cardboard cut out. I'm throwing a mad men theme party and would love to buy one. Thank you!

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  26. Hi!
    I came across your post, desperately trying to find Don Draper's cut board online. I am to celebrate my 50-th birthday. Theme is 1964 :) Can you please tell me where did you find it?

    Thanks!
    Lada Borcic, Sunnyvale, CA

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