So, for any of you wondering what the heck Marie and Roger were talking about during Mad Men's finale on Sunday (what's a Regina?) - I'll tell you. My city got a shout-out on the show! Megan's Dad (a university prof) definitely would have given a speech at the U of R back in 1967, and Marie even pronounced 'Regina' correctly. (Mick Jagger likes to rhyme it with something else.)
.....and that shout-out was probably the most exciting part of the show. Otherwise, I found the finale a little anticlimactic. One online reviewer commented that the best season of Mad Men ever was Season 3, and I have to agree. The last three episodes of that season were absolutely incredible. I did enjoy this season but I felt they could have done more with the finale episode. I promptly forgot about it the next day.
Anyway, we did host a smaller scale Mad Men Party on Sunday, it probably will be our last one until the series finale. We don't want our parties becoming stale and boring and predictable!! I had these two costumes ready to go for the party:
.....but I could not wear them because of HIPS!! Most women in the 1960s were teeny-tiny with no hips whatsoever!! Size Twiggy. Very disappointing, because the yellow number would have been perfect! The white dress is Mom's wedding dress, which I can barely get on. Arrghhhhhh T-i-g-h-t.
I had to come up with an outfit pretty quickly, so I threw together a quasi Mrs. Robinson/Elaine Robinson number, Hubs dressed up as a Bobby Kennedy staffer and our friends dressed up as two hippies and a Hare Krishna dude (ala Paul Kinsey).
Times have changed from our Mad Men parties circa 1963!