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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

8:12PM - Borderline Personality Disorder

One is supposed to have 5 of these to be diagnosed with BPD according to the DSM-III-R. I'll do a general post edit to explain more thoroughly later, but just list for now. Yeah, okay, so this is my newest fascination. Shut up.
**edit-I've posted the more elaborate explainations. I'm going to put what's new in **s

1)Unstable or intense interpersonal relationships, **with marked shifts in attitudes toward others (from idealization to devaluation or from clinging dependency to isolation and avoidance), and prominent patterns of manipulation of others.**

2)Impulsiveness in **(at least two areas!)** potentially self-damaging behaviors, such as substance abuse, sex, shoplifting, reckless driving, binge eating, **excessive spending, gambling, anorexia nervosa or bulimia.**

3)Severe mood shifts-**affective instability:marked shifts from baseline mood to depression, irritability, or anxiety, usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days.**

4)Frequent and inappropriate displays of anger

5)Recurrent suicidal threats or gestures, or self-mutilating behaviors

6)Lack of clear sense of identity-**marked and persistent identity disturbance manifested by uncertainty i at least two of the following: self-image, sexual orientation, long-term goals or career choice, type of friends desired, preferred values.**

7)Chronic feelings of emptiness or boredom

8)Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment

I would say I personally have... 4, maybe 5, of these. So, don't feel strange about it if you recognize bunches of them.

**Lastly, direct from the DSM-IV and DSM-IV-TR, but not included in the book i was reading
(9) transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms**



***info from: "I hate you-dont leave me" by Jerold J Kreisman, M.D., and Hal Straus and http://www.behavenet.com/capsules/disorders/borderlinepd.htm

Current mood: interested

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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

7:25AM

Mormons Picket "Venus" Razor Sales
by Elroy Willis


PROVO UTAH (EAP) -- Alarmed by rumors of the Gillette company introducing a new "Zeus" razor for men, Mormon activist groups in the Provo area began organizing picket lines outside local supermarkets yesterday. The groups are asking female shoppers to stop buying the current "Venus" razor for women that Gillette is currently marketing.

"They've already got one razor named after a pagan goddess, why do they wanna name a new one after a pagan god?" spokespeople for the activist groups said when asked why they were picketing the supermarkets.

A recent TV ad by Gillette which tempts women viewers to "release the goddess in you" was met with boos and catcalls during a recent meeting of Utah Christians who keep an eye on the media and product advertisements on television.

"They're stepping over the line with the Zeus razor idea," said Roy Ingramson Jr., leader of one group of Mormons who call themselves "Protectors of Morality."

"We got upset about the Venus razor when it first came out, but we held back our protests in the interest of free enterprise, but this Zeus razor idea is going way too far," he said.

"We were able to stop the Trojan company from marketing a condom called 'Zeus' a few years ago, and we think we can influence the people at Gillette to drop the whole idea of some 'Zeus' razor if we put on enough pressure with our picket lines and boycotts," Ingramson said.

"My daughter came home from the store yesterday with one of those Venus razors and while she was shaving her legs with it, she said she had some sort of epiphany," said 55-year-old Mary Mangrum, who admitted that she's upset that some company would have the nerve to name razors after pagan gods."

"Why not just create a single razor for both men and women and market it as the perfect 'God razor?' What's with all this gender stuff?" Mangrum asked reporters and the people at Gillette.

"Heaven knows what might happen if my son gets a hold of my daughter's 'Venus' razor and is turned gay as a result," she said.

"I felt shivers up and down my spine as I thought about some boy rubbing his hands on my smooth bare legs and moving them up and down," Mangrum's daughter said in a telephone interview.

"I have really thick leg hair, and this new Venus razor is just amazing. I guess I take after my Dad instead of my Mom when it comes to leg hair," she said.

"My husband and I really didn't like the whole idea of our daughter shaving her legs in the first place, because the Bible doesn't say anything about it, but we didn't want her to look like an ape girl when she shows part of her legs in public. She has a deep voice for a girl her age, so we had to make a compromise," Mangrum said.

"After our daughter shaved her legs, she said she wanted to go out dancing to meet some boys to show off her legs, but we wouldn't let her go. She was obviously still under the control of some evil spell of Venus, who was well-known for seducing men and being a real cosmic hussy."

"Our son is only twelve, and when it comes time for him to start shaving, my husband and I hope that this 'Zeus' razor idea is just a bad memory. We're gonna tell him that Zeus had a long beard and even show him some ancient pictures of Zeus, just to prove it to him. We can mention Jesus too, if we need to, since Jesus was also depicted with a beard," they said.

When asked for comments about their line of razors and shavers and what they choose to name them and all of the attacks they've received in the past, an anonymous spokesperson at Gillette said:

"Just be glad that companies like Gillette give you ways to get rid of all your unwanted animal hair. If not for companies like Gillette, people would have to run around looking like cavemen and cavewomen or wild hairy animals."



*This was just my way of bringing razor burn into the community. Yeah, 'cause sometimes i get the urge to write a post about it and then forget. Mebbe this can open the door to talking about it. =D

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Friday, July 23, 2004

9:34AM - Fact or Fiction?

Arkansas Woman Killed in
Mistaken Rapture

by Elroy Willis


ARKANSAS CITY (EAP) -- A Little Rock woman was killed yesterday after leaping through her moving car's sunroof during an incident best described as a "mistaken rapture" by dozens of eye-witnesses.

Thirteen other people were injured after a twenty-car pile-up resulted from people trying to avoid hitting the woman, who was apparently convinced that the rapture was occurring when she saw twelve people floating up into the air, and then passed a man on the side of the road who she believed was Jesus.

"She started screaming `He's back! He's back!' and climbed out through the sunroof and jumped off the roof of the car," said Everet Williams, husband of 28-year-old Georgann Williams who was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I was slowing down but she wouldn't wait till I stopped," Williams said. She thought the rapture was happening and was convinced that Jesus was gonna lift her up into the sky," he went on to say.

"This is the strangest thing I've seen since I've been on the force," said Paul Madison, first officer on the scene.

Madison questioned the man who looked like Jesus and discovered that he was on his way to a toga costume party, when the tarp covering the bed of his pickup truck came loose and released twelve blow-up sex dolls filled with helium, which then floated up into the sky.

Ernie Jenkins, 32, of Fort Smith, who's been told by several of his friends that he looks like Jesus, pulled over and lifted his arms into the air in frustration and said "Come back," just as the Williams' car passed him, and Mrs. Williams was sure that it was Jesus lifting people up into heaven as they drove by him.

"I think my wife loved Jesus more than she loved me," the widower said when asked why his wife would do such a thing.

When asked for comments about the twelve sex dolls, Jenkins replied "This is all just too weird for me. I never expected anything like this to happen."

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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

9:31PM - Easy like Sunday morning.

I've lost my people skills. I used to be able to just let someone spout their opinion whenever they wanted and slowly tell them they were wrong after that. Now...i go ito bitchmode..what happened? how is it fixed? why do i feel bad about it?
Yes, I still feel bad about arguing with Mike if that's what ya'll are wondering. And why? Well hell if I know the answer to that. And damn, I'm far too forgiving of him. I conciously had to decide I was going to be annoyed with him. Yes, I had to talk that little voice in my head going "you shouldnt be annoyed" into "but i can be disappointed with him and disappointment doesnt equal forgiveness but leads to annoyance." Shh..I can follow that. Let me be annoyed.
Anyway, the point is, when did I get like that?


Okays, off to shoot myself in the foot now.

Current mood: annoyed

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Wednesday, July 7, 2004

7:25AM - 2 cents

I find our setup here to be a bit confusing. I think we need to change it from having categorized threads of posts like now to just posting whatever whereever whenever and commenting on each post. I think that its harder to generate new members if they can't see that there are ongoing conversations to date (sometimes) unless they look through the comments.

That is all.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

10:31PM - Curiosity killed the cat

So lately my life hasn't been the greatest. I'm slightly dreading what Amanda has to tell me but I am sorry that I didn't get the chance to talk to her on Saturday. I was very very upset and by the time I calmed down she had gone. I hope she isn't too upset with me. I do want to talk Mandi, although I'm very nervous about what she's going to tell me.

A few things have been pointed out to me that greatly pissed me off but also motivated me to get my butt in gear. I do realize that I've been basically saying that what was done to me is okay and I know that it is not. Yes there is still a fairly big part of me that feels in some way it might be my fault, but I know it is not okay that he did this to me. I don't know if I'll ever not believe that I had something to do with this whole mess but I'm working on it. I feel that I have made a great deal of progress. Yes it still feels like most of me is missing, kind of like having a very large hole inside me. I'm having a hard time believing things that he said to me before this happened although I do acknowledge what Jen shared with me as probably true. A lot of what I don't believe from before has to do with how he saw me and how he felt about me. I'm working on it I really am. You have no idea how greatful I am to Jen for some of the things that were pointed out to me.

I know what I have to do. It will never be the way it was and that hurts me a great deal. I can't trust him, not like that. I hope that we can still be friends but only time will tell if either one of us is grown up enough for something like that. I think the biggest problem between the two of us is that we are both inclined to run away instead of dealing with the problem. I'm not going to run away, Jen and Linda won't let me and for as much as I hate that I'm greatful for it too. I know that I can't run away from it, that won't fix anything. Not that this mess will ever really be fixed. I don't know if I'll ever be able to feel all that great about myself, or if I'll be able to trust someone else completely, I probably will, that could be my next big mistake. It won't hurt this much forever, I know that, but I think somewhere it will always hurt just a little. Right now I can't wait for it to hurt just a little.

Current mood: contemplative

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Thursday, June 24, 2004

1:54AM - Make it so number 1

Am I the only one that remembers that show?

I have a question. If fidgeting and laughing are suppose to be great ways to burn calories why is that I'm not thin? Besides the fact that the powers that be aren't exactly my biggest fans at the moment (I'm not sure how I pissed them off but I'm really very sorry). I laugh my ass off all the time, between my dumb-ass, friends, and my sister I should be thin damn it!

Current mood: irritated

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

2:58PM - Introductions

I know right now with the few members we have we all know each other, but when we start getting new members this thread will be more helpful.

So, please give a quick introduction or at least drop a line in here to let us know if you've recently joined the community.

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2:22PM - Relationships

*flops onto a big comfy chair* The "Relationships Suck" meeting is now in session. *passes out five pound chocolate bars and gallons of ice cream* If you have any complaints, questions or just need to bitch about your significant other or lack thereof, here's the place to do it.

I know everybody already in the community has some issue or other in this arena, so I thought we should dedicate a thread to it. Who wants to start?

Current mood: sympathetic

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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

2:41PM - Complaint

So, I've come to realize ya'll arent very good at this whole posting thing...ya'll being jenni thus far. How does one expect a community to generate members without posts?

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

7:44PM - I'm the first!

Yes, I am in fact, the first to post in this community. Why? 'Cause I randomly felt like it.
Haha, beat ya to it jennah! You suckies! I rockies! *does a lil dance, makes a lil love, gets down tonight, gets down tonight*
oh yeah, guess I should ask a question while I'm here for the official start of randomness..so here goes..

What kind of sound does an aardvark make? Is it like a lil bark? it looks like it would be a lil yip sound..

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