Well yes, that's what I mean. If you're the next Anna Nicole Smith, you can get away with acting like Anna Nicole Smith, and any 'ditzyness' is just an endearing part of your overall personality, well at least when you are young and 'hot'.
Hmm, why does she remind me such a lot of Stephanie Hirst?
“It’s the best thing I have ever, ever done,” she tells me. “I didn’t feel like I was connected to the world all my life. I had this feeling of being disjointed from my life. The thing is, now I actually feel plugged in. I feel like someone’s plugged me in and switched me on. I’ve been me a month now. “I’m a month old.”
“I would have periods where I’d be fine then I’d crash and climb back up and everything would be fine and I’d crash again,” she says. “It was like someone constantly prodding you in the arm. It was always there and it got worse as I got older. It got to a point where I couldn’t deny it anymore. It was death or transition, absolutely.”Hirst tells me that she thinks this is why she threw herself into radio: “I was completely fulfilled in my work. That’s how I managed to get the fulfilment in life, I think. I was gluing bits of good stuff together so I could make myself feel better.”
If you have the same kind of brain as an Anna Nicole Smith type, but you're a male and so you're expected to hold down a regular job, and manage your own finances, and all that stuff, and you find you have great difficulty doing so, well you must have 'Executive Functioning' difficulties.
Did Anna Nicole Smith have 'Executive Functioning' difficulties too? Well probably, but she wouldn't have ever been assessed for such, coz she made her money by pole dancing, and modelling, and the Hugh Hefner types that surrounded her were only too happy to take care of her finances for her, and she was happy to let them as it gave her more free time to concentrate on other more fun activities. Then at 26 she married an 89 year old millionaire, and did very well out of the deal, coz she didn't have to sleep with him much, and he popped his clogs a few months later leaving her lots of money. Win-win I guess.Hmm, you don't think that the likes of Germain Greer might get a bit upset with me for seeing it like that? Of course, she was only being terribly exploited by the evil patriachy.. Strip clubs should be banned and all that..
It's funny, but you know, I think I quite enjoyed my brief stint as a pole dancer in SecondLife too, in my early 20s,
though I've never been to a strip club in real life, because that kind of thing really doesn't do anything for me,
and maybe I'd much rather get to be on the other side of the fence/stage, whatever.
Actually I seem to recall I was quite 'appalled' when my friend told me he paid £90 to have someone give him a lap dance as a teenager, well obviously because it's 'wrong'.. (or because I wasn't invited?). I guess I'm just not very consistent about these things.
Then a lot of other very strange and nasty stuff happened to her, so I guess she was exploited by the patriachy after all, but then, aren't we all?
But even when I get to be 89, if I live that long, I'll likely not ever get to be a millionaire oil executive, and get to marry a 26-year-old supermodel, coz I'll probably still have those 'Executive Functioning' difficulties, and I probably won't have got to have done what I really wanted to do either, so that's a lose-lose for me.
Hmm, maybe I should try to be a professor after all.. people do seem to expect them to be a bit 'absent-minded', and if you claim to understand the ins and outs of string theory you maybe get to do the talk-show circuit too... It's a better bet than just taking up knitting I guess.