Mad Men working now for Seattle Times?


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This was in today’s paper. Is the Times caught in a bygone era? At first I thought ’60s, but maybe I should guess ’50s, since the “by Bob” phrase looks like one of those Filmotype fonts from that era. (Google Filmotype to see what I mean.)

I’m imagining Bob’s wife’s Sunday schedule

7:00 Get up and start laundry. While first loads of clothes are running, strip sheets off boys’ beds and gather dirty towels from bathrooms. Try to keep boys quiet so they won’t wake up their dad.
8:00 Take a shower. Find upon finishing that the boys have awakened their dad and that they are all hungry.
8:18 Quick strip our bed and take the sheets to the laundry room
8:20 Begin cooking breakfast.
8:35 Sit down for a couple minutes and have something to eat while reading Pacific NW Magazine. Enjoy the Then & Now feature.
8:40 Clean the kitchen.
8:50 Continue laundry and cleaning tasks.
10:45 Look for deals in Seattle Times grocery ads. Choose recipes for the upcoming week. Make shopping list. Flip through coupon file to see what’s there to use this week.
11:15 Go to grocery store.
12:00 Return from store, put away groceries.
12:15 Put last loads of clothes into washer and dryer.
12:20 Begin cooking lunch.
12:45 Feed the boys, since they don’t want to wait until their dad wakes up to eat.
1:00 Feed my well rested husband his lunch. Have a bite myself.
1:20 Clean the kitchen.
1:30 Work on Powerpoint for Monday’s presentation.
2:30 Spend two hours catching up on email.
4:30 Read briefing reports I must be familiar with by Tuesday’s new client meeting.
5:30 Tell hubby how great his BBQ efforts are and enjoy a meal that for once I didn’t have to cook.
6:00 Clean the kitchen.

My dad always cooked us breakfast.

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