Tonight it all comes to an end. The end of an era.
The Mad Men series finale.
I, along with every other fan on the internet, have so many questions about how it will all end. And have been pouring over the many, many theories online …
Will Don Draper throw himself out a window as depicted during the opening credits?
Is Don Draper D.B. Cooper?
Will there be an infuriating Soprano-esque fade to black?
And will we see Peggy again? Or was her bad-ass walk down the McCann Erickson hallway her parting shot on the series?
But my big question weighing heavily on my mind:
Why doesn’t Bobby Draper age?
Sally goes from toddler to teen, yet Bobby is still a little boy seven seasons later.
Naturally, I took to the internet to seek out an answer. You know what I discovered? Not one, not two, not three, but four different actors played the part. And yet, that still does not explain this ageless Bobby Draper phenomenon. Because … I was shocked to discover, I tell ya … the fourth and current actor to play Bobby Draper is actually one year older than the first.
Sigh. I fear this particular mystery will not be addressed in the finale.
And now, you may be asking what do almonds have in common with Mad Men?
No, Sterling Cooper Draper Price never pitched The Almond Growers Association account.
But, in the very first episode there was a Lucky Strike pitch. Or maybe it was just a client meeting. Either way, they were discussing the “new” reports on the dangers of smoking. And then Don introduces the brand’s iconic tagline.
And while these almonds are oven roasted …
they could easily be described as “toasted.” 😉
Hence the very round about connection.
How To Dry Roast Almonds
This is the easiest recipe ever. Preheat oven to 350. Spread almonds out in single layer on cookie sheet. Put in pre-heated oven. Set the timer for 10-minutes. Let cool. You’re done.
I’m thinking this might be the perfect snack to munch on while I watch the Mad Men series finale tonight. Much better — and healthier — than lighting up a Lucky Strike …
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I don’t know why they call roasting toasting, and yet if you cook the same nut, pine nut, etc. in a skillet they aren’t considered “toasted”. It’s crazy.
You know that my sweet daughter (not her real name) works in advertising. For a very famous firm. In Manhattan. And I think that maybe she thought her life would be Mad Men-esque. And she wanted to know if Joan was “real”…and I said yes, but not for us. Because our top parts will never match our bottom parts. And then gravity came to my house and said “Hey! We want to make your top parts match your bottom parts a little more closely.” And I said “WTF, Dude?” And so I look a little more like Joan, only a heck of a lot older.
That must have been some show, never gotto watch it. Now you can wonder all summer huh?
Those almonds look so good, I Miss being able to eat nuts and apples. No teeth on bottom makes it impossible. The movie stars supposedly eat lots of almonds to help them keep their weight down. How you doing on your diet?
Boy is it good to be back online. Had some kind of problem with google chrome so left pc alone for few days (so my urge to throw this bloody thing out back door didn’t come to pass). Tried pc again yesterday, hit ctrl escape and it was ok again. hmmmm. Now if I could just get my 8.1 working, someday. I never said I was digitally talented, good thing.
When something is making me crazy I have to walk away for while to let it do what it will in my old brain then try it again.
I have been gathering supplies for your wonderful margarita. I’m sure few of those would certainly help my brain fog, right? Well it was worth a try. lol.
Just finished vacuuming bedroom, cleaning stains off indoor/outdoor rug ,been bugging me. Our room (along with whole house) gets so bad with dogs hair with him shedding so badly now. When I clean out vacuum bag it’s pretty gross with hair that comes out. Have to clean it out after each room. I’m washing said dog’s bedding, maybe that was cause of ‘mysterious” odor in room. Besides fact he needs a bath, gee ya think? duh.
Am so grateful daughter gave us her “old” light weight air Hoover, so much easier to use. Our old vacuum was so heavy I couldn’t use it, killed my back and legs. She got a new fancy Shark.
Hope you’ve had good weekend. All the graduation hoopla over with at your house? Things can settle down at daughter’s now. They had company all last week. We went to Baccalaureate on Monday night as was easier on hubs with his leg, which Is doing so good after just little over two weeks. Bacc was at high school where graduation was in Grand Junction at stadium, meant lots of walking then climbing bleachers so we regretfully stayed home.
He changed a ceiling fan in mudroom on Thursday (got another at Goodwill on Wed. for less than $10 and it’s perfect). Also mowed yard on ride on mower on Friday. Just got it done before it hailed and rained like crazy – again. I’m really tired of rain, makes such a mess with big dog in house. He gets pretty restless not being able to go outside, lays in middle of floor a lot. As small as our living room is and how big he is takes up lots of room on floor. Cat’s been crazy too being cooped up. The two of them get spells and run thru house together, don’t get in way or liable to get knocked over. Ah such fun. Bad enuf when kids get rowdy, with animals, watch out.
Hope you’re having wonderful Spring and this next week is peaceful for you. When do you kids get out of school?
Happy week dear lady.
Debbie @ Refresh Restyle says
YUM! Thanks for sharing at #inspirationmonday!