Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
and there is no excuse. Not even being here for...a few days?
With what, sadly, feels like a case of pinkeye, caused I'm sure by my $30 a can sunscreen dripping into my eyes. But I digress, back to Thursday evening, when I was getting ready to leave:
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
We have a disorder!
Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Proxy
Do you ever worry excessively about someone else’s appearance? Your spouse? Your Child? A Sibling? A Stranger? There appears to be a variant of BDD known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder by proxy, however we still have a lot to learn about this condition. Disorders “by proxy” imply that an individual is concerned about another person rather than themselves.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a mental disorder characterized by a severe preoccupation with a slight or perceived defect in one's appearance. Individuals with BDD spend hours a day thinking or worrying about a slight or non-existent flaw in their appearance and engage in compulsive behaviors to reduce their distress or improve their appearance.
Individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Proxy on the other hand experience impairment in their daily lives due to intrusive concerns about another person’s appearance. This person of concern may be a family member (e.g., spouse, child, parent, or sibling), partner, friend, or stranger. In some instances, individuals may be concerned with more than one person’s appearance. Concerns may include, but are not limited to, a daughter’s “crooked” nose, a father’s “short stature,” or a fiancé’s “thinning hair.”
Patients with BDD by Proxy suffer from a decreased quality of life marked by impaired interpersonal relationships (e.g., avoidance of the PoC or fear of termination of the relationship with the PoC), shame, and distress associated with the obsessive beliefs. Many individuals report a fear of isolation or rejection due to their association with the “disfigured” individual.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
I won't spoil this for you, because it has some great plot twists (rigged beauty pageants! The Pope!) and it's available on youtube in its entirety and Netflix Streaming. If I post any more videos of Jan, I'll give away the ending.
Sunday, September 02, 2012
Oh my goodness! All things ankh have come your TV set as this is finally on DVD. My favorite Jackie Susann book (that's right, it is) is here and sadly, mine's without subtitles-oh, what a joy that would make. The dialogue, sets, casting (Robert Ryan! Jackie Cooper! Shecky Greene! John Philip Law in the lead role as "Robin Stone," aka Love Machine; Dyan Cannon! David Hemmings!), costumes by Moss Mabry, makeup and huge hair make this a campfest beyond compare. And the ankhs! Good lord. (Click to enlarge all photos.)
Behold the power of the ankh!
The ankh is so powerful, Shecky Greene must avert his gaze.
Dyan finds the slave bracelet.
Dyan dares Alfie to go where he's never gone before.
Dyan: Oscar WINNER!