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The Locals Make a Holiday Movie

The Locals Make a Holiday Movie

The list of movie credits reads like a who’s who of Salina and Lindsborg, Kansas. Perseverance, teamwork and collaboration is what making a movie is all about, but it all starts with the seeds of a good screenplay and the vision of the movie producers who set the wheels in motion. I am proud to be one of those producers. Written, directed, and produced by JT O’Neal, “Au Pair, Kansas” was filmed in Lindsborg and Salina for three weeks just before Christmas in December 2008. The movie has just secured a domestic distribution deal, which means, it is now available for purchase in the United States. Just in time for that last minute Christmas gift for your friends and family! Watch the trailer and see if you recognize any of the extras, (I’m in there!) and please Buy This Movie! Visit my Facebook Page for a full listing of the cast and crew. You’re sure to see the names of many local people and businesses. Give the post a “Share” to get the word out that “Au Pair, Kansas” is now available for purchase! Here are some of my favorite memories of the making of this sweet little Holiday film, and thanks for indulging this writer in her walk down memory lane! Traci Lords, our lead actress, will always be remembered by me as a person who is beautiful inside and out. Besides being talented and gracious to work with, I found her to be an intelligent, savvy businesswoman. On our second day of filming, Traci told me she thought I should take over as the Lead Producer. What a compliment, coming from a seasoned actress who had just finished a film with Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks, and years earlier was in a film with my all-time favorite, Johnny

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Drive-Up, Curbside Sperm Donors

Drive-Up, Curbside Sperm Donors

“Andrew” is a divorced dad of three whom, five years ago, decided to start giving his sperm away for free. Here’s how “Andrew” operates as the drive-up, curbside sperm donor. A single woman who has not connected with a suitable man for fathering a child, or a lesbian couple, or a couple where the man is infertile; find their “Andrew” via websites such as KnownDonorRegistry.com. With 13,000 registered members, this website connects donors in an open forum with women. Gone are the days when sperm donors and women wanted complete anonymity. “Andrew” admits that he enjoys the pregnancy updates, ultrasound images and baby pictures. He has donated his sperm to 85 women of which 24 became pregnant with more babies on the way. On the big day of conception, the woman sends a text to “Andrew” announcing the results of her fertility test: It’s a “BFP!!!!!!”, that’s Big Fat Positive in fertility speak. She’s excited, he’s excited, within minutes she drives up to his home or office, pulls up to the curb, and rolls down the window to collect the small package that contains the seeds of their future together! (Ha! Corny as that sounds I’m leaving it in this blog…writer’s privilege! lol) The face-to-face meetings, disclosure of medical records, legal contracts absolving “Andrew” of any financial or other parental obligations are signed sealed and delivered. Now is the time for the woman to light the candles, turn on the Barry Manilow and pull out the turkey baster. Her dream of becoming a mother is on the path to reality. Why have women turned to “open” donors? With the advent of artificial insemination in the 70’s and 80’s, those Cryo babies have come of age, and guess what? They want to know who their sperm donor is. Mr. Anonymous is

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Facebook Invasion of Privacy?

Facebook Invasion of Privacy?

Recently at a private family event pictures were taken that were later posted on Facebook. I don’t do Facebook and felt that my privacy had been invaded when people I barely know from my community started commenting on the photos. Am I just an old curmudgeon or can I ask people to not take my picture because I don’t want it on Facebook? I hear you on this one. I resisted getting on Facebook for a very long time and didn’t understand the idea of sharing personal information in this venue called “social media”. The idea of having hundreds or thousands of “friends” felt too public to me. What I think happens once you’ve been on social media for a while is that you become acclimated to the sharing that borders on TMI (too-much-information) and to the not-so-flattering pictures. The more you participate, the less concerned you feel about this (sometimes) intrusive invasion of your privacy. I’ve heard similar complaints from others who are not on Facebook. You are not alone. That said, yes, I do think you can ask people to not take your picture and post it on Facebook. Does that mean they will honor your request? Not necessarily. While it would be common courtesy to, when asked, not post pictures on Facebook or delete unflattering ones, not everyone will respect your request. Excuses you can expect to hear for not posting your pictures, or deleting the unflattering ones, will range from a sincere, “but I think your picture looks good” to a dismissive “what’s the big deal” or “what’s your problem, everyone does it”. You’re on track to not let people take your picture if you don’t want it posted on Facebook. However, beware that cell phone pics posted immediately to Facebook is the norm, and you

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Miley Cyrus is being Pimped Out

Miley Cyrus is being Pimped Out

Miley Cyrus is being used.  She is being exploited. She’s only 20 years old and people all around her; people old enough to know better, and sadly, those who are supposed to be there to help her, are using her to make money off of her name and talent.  They are using her to forward their personal aspirations for fame and glory.  She is being prostituted out for the unseemly gains of others. Who are the pimps in Miley’s world?  Her video directors, producers, record label (the list can go on and on), possibly her mother who lives vicariously through her daughter’s fame? Ok, I saw the VMA performance where her dance moves were overtly sexual, (and it wasn’t her skimpy outfit because Lady Gaga had half as much fabric covering her lady parts), and I saw her music video “We Can’t Stop”, again, over sexualized, but it was her “Wrecking Ball” video that really left me feeling like it was time to expose her Pimps for what they are…predators! When I watched “Wrecking Ball”, I very quickly, on a deep visceral level, felt incensed with the Director.  I felt utterly, completely, enraged and incensed!  I had no idea who the video director was but felt with great clarity that what I was seeing was a very talented young woman being exploited.  It made me angry, and it made me sad, and it made the comment from her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, even more heartbreaking. What did Miley’s dad have to say? By the time I got around to watching this much talked about video, there had already been some 230 million views (as of this writing that number is up to 288 million).  Just after I watched the video, I saw that the top video comment was from Billy

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Cross-Dressing and Bruce Jenner

Cross-Dressing and Bruce Jenner

The headline, “BRUCE WANTS TO BE A WOMAN!” was shocking, and I couldn’t get my hands on the Star, rag-mag, fast enough! I knew it! I called this one before the headlines! As a die-hard fan of #kuwtk, Keeping up with the Kardashians, I heard a comment on one of the episodes and immediately thought to myself, “Bruce is a cross-dresser!” Now, before you think I’m going to trash (my) Bruce (I love this guy and he’s still my Olympic hero!) over this, let me give you some information on cross-dressing; and I’ve found no one better than the heterosexual male psychologist, who writes under the pen name Wanda Wilson, to tell us about this practice.  He writes, “This is a regular practice among completely normal heterosexual men. Furthermore, it is not considered an abnormality or an aberration within clinical settings. Males who have normal mental health and are productive members of society, often engage in this activity. Of course, they do not advertise it, but do it very discretely. They might wear panties under their regular clothes during work time, then go home and put on a complete outfit including breasts, make-up, and wig. No one knows because they do it in private. Sometimes not even their spouses know.” My bet is that Kris, Bruce’s wife, has known about his penchant for dressing in women’s clothes all along.  According to the article in Star magazine, “a source says”, “Kim went in Bruce’s closet and found tons of expensive lingerie that was all stretched out! She took it all and left. A couple of days later, she walked into her parents’ room and Bruce was searching in his closet. When Kim asked if he was looking for something, Bruce didn’t answer and Kim told him she had his lingerie.  He

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Joan’s Excellent Adventure

Joan’s Excellent Adventure

This weekend I had three days worth of happy events that happen all too seldom.  It got its start when my guilty conscience decided that I needed to make good with my husband for our anniversary.   The day of our anniversary, he showed up with roses and a bauble of enough size that this die-hard jewelry addict was impressed, and I showed up with…nothing.  Even with the best of intentions, my day got busy and before I knew it I was home for the evening without an anniversary gift. But, I made up for it.  I treated him to a weekend in Kansas City at an upscale hotel, you know the type…beautifully appointed…world-class service (as touted on their web page)…and even upgraded to Concierge Level!  How cool was that?  The concierge level was room key access only and had a lounge where breakfast and lunch were served daily; add to that happy hour drinks with hor dourves and evening after-dinner-drinks with desserts until 10:00 pm!  I don’t know when I’ve had Baileys Irish Cream, Cognac and Chambord all in one sitting! Adding to our excellent adventure, we had dinner at one of Kansas City’s premier restaurants where we enjoyed exotic foods such as crispy pigs ear, duck, lamb and Figgy pudding the likes of which is sung about in the “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” song. Even the specialty cocktails were exotic. My gin was hickory smoked and “puffed” out smoke when served by the mixologist who said that “here in Kansas City we even smoke our cocktails! Capping our weekend was the ZZTop concert back here in Salina.  I became a corporate sponsor with both my Assisted Living company, Dignity Care Home, and The Joan Jerkovich Show when, first, I found out the show was sold out and, second,

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Winner of ZZ Top Tickets!!

Winner of ZZ Top Tickets!!

Update:  The winner has claimed their tickets!  Thanks to all who entered and watch for contests exclusive to email subscribers! The contest closed at midnight… The email has been sent out to the winner… Their response is required for them to claim their 2 tickets to the SOLD OUT ZZ TOP CONCERT If the tickets are not claimed you may still have a chance to win…(I refuse to sit next to 2 empty premium seats!) Watch for updates on the winner and thanks to all who subscribed to The Joan Jerkovich Show emails!  Stay subscribed for exclusive contests and updates and if you prefer to receive fewer emails simply adjust your subscription setting.  ~ Joan  

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Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach~Weird Facebook Pics?

Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach~Weird Facebook Pics?

I like taking profile pictures of myself for Facebook that I think are sexy and show my masculine side but I get comments asking if I’m OK? or am I trying to show my dark side? Is this a case of my Facebook friends just don’t get me? Probably not dude!  Seriously, if your Facebook friends are posting that these pictures are kind of questionable~there’s something to their comments.  Think about it…most people give some thought to their comments before posting because Facebook is such a public forum.  They wouldn’t be telling you this unless they, I’m sure in a well-meaning way, are trying to clue you in to how weird these photos look to the public.  This doesn’t sound like a case of they don’t get you, but that you don’t get how these pictures make you look to others. You’ve probably seen guys who thought they were being charming or flirty or sexy around a girl, get rejected outright and treated like a creepy stalker…like the girl couldn’t get away from them fast enough.  I bet that while watching their pick-up approach you were thinking to yourself, “guy, that’s just all wrong” and you knew they were going to get ditched.  We don’t always perceive ourselves and how we look to others accurately.  Your “sexy and masculine” sounds like everyone else’s dark, creepy and just plain weird.  Do you get me? Embrace your Personal Power with Life Coaching~ I don’t think you want people to think poorly of you, so what friend would you trust for an honest opinion of your profile pictures before posting? Why do you think you like taking pictures of yourself that you think are sexy and masculine? What might be missing in your personal life that you feel the need to focus on

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Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach~Men and Toilet Seats?

Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach~Men and Toilet Seats?

My boyfriend doesn’t put the toilet seat down and this makes me crazy! I’ve told him that all men are supposed to know to do this but somehow he didn’t get the memo. He doesn’t see why I can’t just put it down myself before I use it. His reasoning is that he has to put it up when he uses the toilet after me. How can we resolve this? Arrrgggghhhh! Dare I say Dump Him? No. That’s too extreme. This reminds me of a fond memory I have of my stepdaughter “schooling” her brothers on this issue. When they use the designated “guys toilet” in the house, we girls don’t care what they do, but when they use the community toilet and leave the seat up…watch out! This incident turned into a funny exchange on toileting habits that embarrassed and shamed the guys into our way of thinking. Girls Rule! On a serious note, the etiquette that I was taught was that men are always, always, always supposed to put the toilet seat down! They’re also not supposed to fart in the car or belch at the dinner table. That said, do all men follow the rules? No. But some are more trainable than others. Consider this one of those relationship negotiations the two of you have to work through to the point of reaching a compromise that works for both of you. If he’s not willing to compromise on this one (meaning, he must agree to Always Put The Toilet Seat Down! lol) make sure you talk at dinner tonight about your menstrual period, disposing of soiled tampons or whatever gross girly thing strikes your fancy! Embrace your Personal Power with Life Coaching~ What methods for negotiating and compromise have you and your boyfriend used that help you

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Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach~Texted through Dinner Out?

Joan Jerkovich “Your” Life Coach~Texted through Dinner Out?

What is the proper way to tell someone that you don’t like them texting all through dinner when you’re out together? Take your pick of things you can say and do in this situation. Use the “Direct” approach: • That’s rude ! Who taught you manners? • Are you going to text all through dinner? • I don’t like it when people text through dinner. • Could you please hold your texting until after dinner? • I guess I don’t count here since you’re ignoring me? • Does that text you’re sending matter more to you than spending time with me? • Do you know that I refuse to go on a second date with someone who texts while we’re out? Or, you can use the “Passive” approach: • Ignore their texting • Don’t bother confronting it if it really doesn’t bother you Or, you can use the “Indirect, Passive Aggressive” approach: • Do more texting than they are • Make sure they have to wait for you to finish texting to get your attention I don’t recommend the Passive Aggressive approach, but do what makes sense to you. In some groups, such as teenagers, texting when out together is the norm and to be expected. Only you can decide how to handle this situation! Text me when you figure it out! Embrace your Personal Power with Life Coaching~ • What approach makes sense to you? • Are you willing to gracefully accept the consequences of which ever approach you take? • What is the standard for the group you hang out with? Texting or no texting? • What are your personal standards for when you’re out alone with someone? Please SHARE this on Facebook and lend your COMMENTS ~ we learn from each other! Joan Jerkovich is a Board

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