Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Mad Men (2007- )

If there was an award for the aesthetics of a TV series (please let me know if there is), Mad Men would unquestionably win it. I can't decide what I love more:

-the costumes (sooo feminine! when considering the female characters that is).

-the misogynistic attitudes (even women think that typewriters are normally too complicated for a woman to use, but *thank God*, men made women a favour and made them fairly manageable for them).

-the slight racism (African-Americans can only be cleaners and waiters).

-the jazz music (fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars, let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars...).

-the NON-STOP smoking (it's amazing how they haven't all died from lung cancer yet).

-the character of Peggy, the ugly duckling who somehow still keeps her cool with all the [insert rude word] male colleagues she has.

-Betty's costumes (covered in the first point, but I just had to mention Betty separately - oh those dresses).

-the amazing, AMAZING character of Joan, with the red lips, the curvy figure, the confidence, and the charm, so 1960s! (oh wait, the whole series is set in 1960s Manhattan).

I can assure you this list could have been very long. Maybe it's because I have a thing with the '60s.

I'll leave you with a bit of jazz :)

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Piece of advice if you are in university

After having a huge amount of work to do for university, and the deadlines fast approaching, Ihave decided to dedicate a post on revision/coursework advice for people in the same place as me. So, if you are loaded with work to do, please do yourself a favour and...

>Don't bring work back home, particularly during the Easter holidays which are so close to exam period. You won't manage to do the work. You won't. The best thing you can hope for is to do some work, but certainly not manage the amount you would if you stayed a few extra days at uni to finish them (or do a decent amount of work and then finish it off while at home).

>Leave PLENTY of time for assignments. They are far more time-consuming than they initially seem to be, usually because of endless hours of research in the library.

>Whatever kind of assignment you are writing up, do logout of Facebook. You'll save an enormous amount of time going back and forth in your Facebook profile and coursework. And let's face it: that notification can wait.

>Write down everything you have to do . For some reason lists have a relaxing effect when you have tons of work to do.

>When researching for a coursework, keep notes of everything you find. You will need it for referencing later, and there's nothing worse than writing an essay and having to go back afterwards to find and add the references.

Last but certainly not least, remember that those assignments are not going to be written on their own! (It's amazing how people forget this tiiiiny point)

...and now I can do myself a favour and follow my own advice!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Highlight of the Day

Taken from's gallery on Ladies' Day at Aintree, this hat (it is a hat), made my day. And I thought I was original by having doughnut-earrings.

Edit: I found this photo from the same event (anonymous wearer), and I simply had to upload it here as well! Enjoy!


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