March 25, 2012
“Mad Men” returns today after a 17-month absence and I am very excited to see my favorite ad agency on TV again.
Since “Mad Men” has been off the air Muammar Gadhafi was ousted from Libya, there has been a royal wedding and a new princess crowned, Osama bin Laden was found and killed and the United States retired from space travel.
And more importantly I have gotten HD TV, so this will be the first time I will be watching in high definition and I can't wait to see how shiny the '60s look.
Don Draper has been gone from my life for so long I have had to resort to incorporating “Mad Men” moments into my life.
Spoiler Alert * I'm about to talk about plot points from the past seasons of “Mad Men” so if you haven't seen it, stop what you are doing and go get season one.
I have yelled at cashiers and wait staff, “That is what the money is for!” while pointing to my purchases.
I have driven a riding lawnmower around being extra careful not to run over anyone's feet.
I have gotten a little misty-eyed while taking a trip down memory lane looking at our family's slides using a Kodak Carousel. (Yes, my mom still has a working one. And yes, it is still pretty awesome.)
I have gone pigeon shooting in my backyard.
I have randomly proposed to my secretary/baby sitter.
But seriously, it has been a long time to go without any “Mad Men”, so tonight I will be glued to my couch to watch the two-hour premier of season five. I am dying to find out what some of my favorite TV characters have been up to.
Now if you will excuse me, I have to get ready for my date with Don Draper.
Now if you will excuse me, I have to get ready for my date with Don Draper, but I'll leave you with one of my favorite Youtube “Mad Men” videos: