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That week went way too fast. Here we are another Sunday night and a new episode of Mad Men.

Episode 2: Christmas Comes But Once a Year
A last minute visitor threatens to spoil the agency's Christmas party.

Something tells me this is going to be an interesting Christmas party. (How retro... we're actually calling it a Christmas party.)

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anatolealice
Aug. 2nd, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
(How retro... we're actually calling it a Christmas party.)

It's always called a Christmas Party here (if it were celebrating something else, it'd be called something else) and I like Retro so works for me :-)

Also I missed that you were discussing S4 - hope you don't mind if I join in? I can watch it later tonight.

Edited at 2010-08-02 02:47 am (UTC)
marymary
Aug. 2nd, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
Of course you should join in!! And your icon is fantastic. :D

So I'm curious...I wonder what accounts for the difference between Australia and here -- the company-sponsored holiday parties are generally Christmas parties?
anatolealice
Aug. 2nd, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
Maybe we're a bit non-PC? But we don't often say "Happy Holidays". Maybe it's because the jewish population is so much smaller? I don't know of any other holidays at that time.

Also while we're not at all an overtly religious country - you wouldn't catch our politicians thanking god or saying god bless australia, hee - at the end of the day the head of state is also the head of the church of england and there's probably not much point in pretending otherwise ;-)

And thank you :-) Yours is very pretty too.
marymary
Aug. 2nd, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
Interesting, thanks, ana! Especially the irony that you point out -- the US has specifically separated itself from religion, yet our leaders invoke God constantly. In Australia it's sort of the other way around?
anatolealice
Aug. 2nd, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
Heh, yeah. I don't think that contradiction will ever cease to amuse me :-)

It probably wouldn't hurt to have some of those rights enshrined in the constitution (especially since ours is so dull to read compared to yours). But we're a cynical, laid back people who are not keen on tinkering with the constitution and the US style president example freaks us out. The pro-republic people haven't managed to get very far. If they can show me that there's an overwhelming desire to oust the monarchy then fine, but I don't think I could vote for it - my britishness and australianness are too intertwined. But no matter how non-religious we are (and I could count on one hand with fingers to spare the number of people I know here who attend regularly, while we have a fair few american friends who do), it does leave that inherent church/state link. Oh well!