Augusta film festival

And yet we did the Augusta Jewish Film Festival again for another year. This time I don’t think I saw as many movies as the first year, but I also don’t remember watching anything particularly good.  I am starting to think that some of these film festivals only seem to get the worst films.  Certainly I was not overly impressed.  I would do anything to have some decent films for once!

Would you ever willingly go back to a selection committee with questionable standards?

Completed : 2017

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Selection Committee

This is a different selection committee, but yet again a film based one. I served on Southern Circuit’s film committee although I will say I did not find it nearly as good as the selection of films we have at the Jewish film festival. The quality was not there and it almost seemed that for several of them that they were not even trying to make a decent movie. Unlike the AJFF, Southern Circuit assigned the movies to the reviewers and gave us a much shorter amount of time to do our reviews. I had 4 movies and a week to do them in. That is a little bit much. I only saw one that was worth anything and I didn’t even think that was the best movie in the world. I expect when I see a movie, that people know their audience and know what the heck they are doing and are not trying to be overly cute. I was definitely not impressed by what I saw.

These guys by the way give the best swag.

Did anyone else see any movies worth while?

Completed : 2017

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Goals for the second quarter of 2017

Ok I am now a certified hypnotherapist who is almost done with setting up his business so that is what took up so much of the time this quarter. I was not expecting to actually GET DONE! I also bought a flute!

1) I am still keeping an eye on zip-lining, I found several but I didn’t have the money to pay for them

2) I’m aiming to get certified as a bartender, which will hopefully let me learn how to make drinks.

3) Learning how to play the native flute, which I already have someone trying to teach me.

4) Get through reiki 1 as a friend of mine wants to experiment.

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Apply to be on a reality show

Anyone who knows me knows I absolutely LOVED watching Queer Eye for the straight guy so imagine my surprise when a casting director contacted me as they were looking for a recently transitioned ftm who might need some help. I already had applied for a reality show so this was another one, a better one.

Unfortunately they were mostly looking for Atlanta area, but the casting director became incredibly excited because I have such a unique story given I am also a hypnotherapist who is about to open their own practice. How many times does that come up? I had a lot of fun doing the interview and since I already knew a little bit about the television industry and what people look for, I was able to give them the best information that I could to help make their life easier. I had a lot of fun doing the interview although getting everything together to make their life easier was a big pain in the butt. I didn’t get chosen because I was a little out of their driving range. I was so bummed. I had already envisioned all of the wonderful things I was going to learn and how wonderful they were going to make my house and how great it would be for the practice but it was not to be because of the distance.

Completed : 2017

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Sit on Einstein’s lap

One of the crazier things that I wanted to do when I was in DC (the same visit I did the spy museum was go visit Einstein’s monument. I originally wanted to do this in between my house/senate visits, but the M3s who were around wanted us to stick together, which was fine. So we ended up together going to the Washington Monument. If we had not stopped for lunch, we might have been able to hit Einstein which was not that much further.

However, since we didn’t, I went out the following day. I walked from the Washington Court hotel to the monument and walked back. That is an hour walk each way for the record. I left right after our great presentation on branding/media relations, and came back just in time (about 10 minutes early) for clinical skills where I sutured for almost 2 hours.

It was a few miles walking, each way and it seems he is a popular place to visit. Everyone was taking photos with Einstein which was just outside the National Academy of Sciences. There is a copy of the celestial sphere at his feet which is pretty detailed although a slightly easier one to cope with is on the plaque in front of him. I would love to be in the NAS but that might be because I am very weird and I have a strong love for the sciences.

I know I tend to have a bit of an ego in this matter, but I wonder what proportion of the tourists know what he did besides E=MC^2? Or can even state what that means? Would you do this?

Completed : 2016

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Get Backstage and Get Off with a Rock God

One of the things to do was to “Get backstage and get off with a rock god” which they are probably referring to screaming girls trying to hook up with the equivalent of Elvis for a one-nighter or to become a groupie.  That is somewhat different than what happens if you are a backstager where you actually have relevant long lasting relationships with the talent.

There are two parts of this.  Part one, get backstage.  Part two, sleep with a rocker.

Quite frankly, I have always found it easy to get backstage, but then with both parents in the media and then my 20 year history in theater, it’s common to be backstage.  In fact, there are times I wonder if I have spent more time backstage than watching from the audience.  I don’t understand what the obsession is with going backstage in fact it can take away some of the magic when you realize how much work goes on to put on the show.

Then there is the second part, actually one of my boyfriends was in a rock band.  He was 18 years my senior and I was 16.  I met him when I was working for the Florida Renaissance Festival as a stage manager, he was part of my favourite act and since we were in close proximity all the time, we started to date.  He was a local and was also in a rock band as the singer.  We dated for 8 months so I am sure one can imagine what went on.

Have you ever been a groupie?  Who?  Or have you ever had a desire to go backstage and perhaps you can explain the fascination with it?

Completed : 1998

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Apply to be on a Reality TV Show

This is one of those “Replacement Things to do” which replaces “Throw a House Party When your Parents are Out” as by the time I got the book, I had not lived with my parents in many years. Since I never was left alone, there is no way I could have done that so I replaced it with something which is a different level of reckless… “Apply to be on a reality TV show.”

Most of those shows just aren’t that interesting although I enjoyed watching Mad Mad House and would have loved to be on that. My partner however says because I am so open about the weird stuff that went on in that house (the only alt that I was squicked over was the Primitive with all the body modifications), I would not have been picked because they want people who were going to be uncomfortable with everyone.

I also really liked Ghost Hunters Academy which I would have also been very comfortable with, but they wouldn’t have liked me because I am “sensitive.”

So I have been looking on Reality Wanted for something that I can apply to.  As I just restarted college and I love to travel, I applied to something via All3Media on college kids that want to study abroad and travel  I do not think I have the ability to get in but it is something that looks like it could be fun! So far I haven’t heard back but I will let you know if I do!

Would you be wiling to apply to a reality TV show for any reason?

Completed : 2017

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Selection Committee – also again

I only sat on one term this year because I was again trying to get back into medical school. I barely completed the movies or the meetings, however I did nearly get into it when a very offensive transsexual movie was screened and I was told I didn’t know what I was talking about so I had to come out as transsexual in front of the entire selection committee. Then my bravery was commented on and they put it back up to get more eyes on it. I don’t remember the details of the movie but I wrote up a rather long response which I was intending to read at the meeting but then my gall bladder ruptured and I missed the meeting because I was being prepped for emergency surgery. Luckily it was printed out and read at the meeting.

I didn’t know if anything I saw made it to the finalist list until the list came out. I saw “Doing Jewish” which was good and “Wrestling Jerusalem” which the man was very talented to be able to do.

Did anyone on the evaluation committee see any good movies that they can recommend?

Completed  : 2016

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Goals for the first quarter of 2017

I think everyone is aware that 2016 pretty much was horrible with so many people dying.  Luckily no one in my family, except for a great aunt.  With me being out of medical school again and becoming something that has more time, I will get to spend more time on adventure!

So of course I have goals.

1) I am hoping to get the rest of my clinical hours to become a certified hypnotherapist.  We already know the practice is starting to launch.  Surely I can get that in 3 months right?

2) I’m aiming to get certified as a bartender, which will hopefully let me learn how to make drinks.

3) Keeping an eye on groupon to look for decent zipline prices in an area when and where I know I will be able to use them.

 

By the way, happy hypnotists day!

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I am now a hypnotherapist!

So I just finished my hypnotherapy program at HMI and I am pretty impressed by all they taught.  If I get more Ericksonian, I will be really happy, but I think I maxed them out for a while.  🙂

I will be honest, if I knew hypnotherapy might be “The One” I would have done it years ago.  I am very much in love with it and looked forward to my lessons each and every day which could explain why I completed a year long program in 2.5 months with such a good grade.

These were my total grades:

2-1 Quiz 2-1 – Hypnotic Modalities Completion Date: 10/12/2016 94
2-2 Quiz 2-2 – NLP Part 1 Completion Date: 10/17/2016 100
2-3 Quiz 2-3 – NLP Part 2 Completion Date: 10/21/2016 94
2-4 Quiz 2-4 – Ericksonian Hypnosis Completion Date: 10/31/2016 88
2-5 Quiz 2-5 – Kappasinian Hypnosis Completion Date: 11/09/2016 100
2-6 Quiz 2-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 11/11/2016 100
3-1 Quiz 3-1 – Hypnotic Regression Completion Date: 11/13/2016 92
3-2 Quiz 3-2 – Dream Therapy Completion Date: 11/14/2016 88
3-3 Quiz 3-3 – Hypno-Diagnostic Tools A Completion Date: 11/20/2016 100
3-4 Quiz 3-4 – Hypno-Diagnostic Tools B Completion Date: 11/27/2016 100
3-5 Quiz 3-5 – Hypnodrama Completion Date: 12/01/2016 100
3-6 Quiz 3-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/02/2016 88
4-1 Quiz 4-1 – Child Hypnosis Completion Date: 12/14/2016 94
4-2 Quiz 4-2 – Advanced Child Hypnosis Completion Date: 12/15/2016 100
4-3 Quiz 4-3 – Medical Hypnosis Completion Date: 12/15/2016 94
4-4 Quiz 4-4 – Fears and Phobias Completion Date: 12/14/2016 94
4-5 Quiz 4-5 – Defense Mechanisms Completion Date: 12/13/2016 100
4-6 Quiz 4-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
5-1 Quiz 5-1 – Emotional and Physical Sexuality Part 1 Completion Date: 12/07/2016 94
5-2 Quiz 5-2 – Emotional and Physical Sexuality Part 2 Completion Date: 12/13/2016 87
5-3 Quiz 5-3 – Systems Theory Completion Date: 12/12/2016 100
5-4 Quiz 5-4 – Law and Ethics Completion Date: 12/11/2016 94
5-5 Quiz 5-5 – Sexual Dysfunction Completion Date: 12/15/2016 100
5-6 Quiz 5-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 88
6-1 Quiz 6-1 – Low Blood Sugar Completion Date: 12/02/2016 94
6-2 Quiz 6-2 – Eating Disorders Completion Date: 12/17/2016 94
6-3 Quiz 6-3 – Substance Abuse Completion Date: 12/17/2016 100
6-4 Quiz 6-4 – Crisis Intervention Completion Date: 12/17/2016 95
6-5 Quiz 6-5 – Counseling and Interviewing Completion Date: 12/08/2016 100
6-6 Quiz 6-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
7-1 Quiz 7-1 – Advanced Law and Ethics Completion Date: 12/14/2016 100
7-2 Quiz 7-2 – Advertising and Promotion Completion Date: 12/10/2016 94
7-3 Quiz 7-3 – First Consultation Completion Date: 12/06/2016 94
7-4 Quiz 7-4 – Habit Control Completion Date: 12/16/2016 88
7-5 Quiz 7-5 – General Self Improvement Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
7-6 Quiz 7-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
8-1 Quiz 8-1 – Mental Bank Seminar Completion Date: 11/15/2016 100
8-2 Quiz 8-2 – Mental Bank Review Completion Date: 11/15/2016 100
8-3 Quiz 8-3 – Hypno-Anesthesia Completion Date: 11/26/2016 100
8-4 Quiz 8-4 – Imagery 1 Completion Date: 11/28/2016 100
8-5 Quiz 8-5 – Imagery 2 Completion Date: 11/30/2016 88
8-6 Quiz 8-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 11/30/2016 83
9-1 Quiz 9-1 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/12/2016 100
9-2 Quiz 9-2 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/20/2016 100
9-3 Quiz 9-3 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/26/2016 90
9-4 Quiz 9-4 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/29/2016 100
9-5 Quiz 9-5 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/30/2016 100
9-6 Quiz 9-6 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 12/03/2016 100

Final Exam 94

Total GPA 95.

In almost everything I outscored the class.  Once I completed it, I had to wait for my tutor which I think is the main reason I didn’t complete faster.  My poor tutor has a lot of students and then there are people like me who send a bunch of questions through many subjects and then have to wait for responses.  At least I was smart and sent her questions from two parters as well as singles so when she sent me the answer to the multipartner I could immediately do the next one.

I would recommend taking the Handwriting part before the clinical cases.

I also earned a Certificate in Pre and Post Surgical Hypnosis and am now a certified advanced handwriting analyst.

Would anyone here be interested in experiencing hypnosis?  My practice is http://afterhourshypnotherapy.com

Completed: 2016

 

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