Ademoiselle’s Highlights of the Week

Is it just me or is January flying by?  That’s a great thing – because, who likes January?

Actually, it’s not such a bad month.  You normally get a thaw around southern Ontario, everyone is well-rested from their holidays, resolutions are in the mix so you’re starting to feel a little better about your food consumption in December now that you’ve hit the gym once (or twice… okay, once).  And, you’re planning your vacations to escape winter.

I speak for myself on all of the above and I have a few amazing blog posts in store to help share the ups and down of winter.  Stay tuned for some amazing coverage by me and my team at Advertising Week Canada.  A vacation in March will surely produce ample stories and insights from the deck of a cruise ship.  A boyfriend moving in with me in April is bound to develop into some entertaining consequences… and so on.

Here are my Ademoiselle Highlights of the Week:

In advertising, anything can pop up out of nowhere and within minutes you’re away from your desk doing something you hadn’t done before.  On Thursday our newest creative team needed some voice over assistance on two of their new scripts, being produced for research.  One of them stopped me in the halls and asked if I’d ever done any voice recording.  My answer was no, professionally, save for the hours I’d spend dj-ing on a stop and start recordable tape in my basement while recording my favourite songs from the radio.  I joined them in the studio and got to read lines, not only clearly, but in character.  My favourite was the Samantha Jones-type of “mmmmm” that ‘Girl 1’ had to say when trying a new product.  Oh ya, baby.

On Friday it was my cousin’s wife’s birthday party at the Gladstone – Mad Men themed.  I have never watched Mad Men – there, I said it.  I work in the ad world and I know the general gist of the show, but I can’t attest to being like one character in particular or knowing how they behave.  The party asked you to do these two things but I wasn’t worried.  Channelling my best Nancy Sinatra/ Zou bisou bisou come hither hair I proudly received 2 votes from the crowd for best female outfit… no doubt Brad (my man) was one of them, and maybe one of my cousins.

If you haven’t yet, check out Sheryl Sandberg’s response to ‘Lean In’ on TED

Keeping it brief, everyone, see you again soon.

Mel

3 Comments Add yours

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