Drop Dead Gorgeous (redacted)

Saturday, September 3, 2011 Permalink

Today I’m cheating by linking to a post in my other blog that I wrote seven or eight months ago. I was just about the start the job I’m currently in and contemplating what I’d be wearing to work (more of a quandary when I was 20kg heavier than I am now).

In addition a new show, Mike and Molly, was about to start on our television screens here in Oz. I’d read a bit about it over the internet and was intrigued. It got me thinking about how often (or not, as the case may be), we see larger-than-normal people on television.
At the same time I was quite enjoying a show, Drop Dead Diva – which is about to return to our screens for a new season. DDD features a former model in a less-than-perfect body and what is most interesting is that – once the model (Deb) gets past that, her character (Jane) flounces about as if she was still the perfect Size 10 (or 0 in US terms). That in itself (ie. how we see ourselves and how we act) is the biggest lesson for me!

It’s Sunday morning here and I don’t usually post on weekends, but this one seemed kinda relevant to this blog as well. So here it is…. enjoy!


  • Linda Bolton
    September 4, 2011

    I love Drop Dead Diva and feel the same way….her weight is irrelevant. Like you, I have weight struggles but have found if you dress cute and flounce around like a skinny gal people don’t notice your weight so much. A life counselor told me we believe the lie that un-skinny isn’t attractive so why can’t we believe it is! You are beautiful and sexy at any size as long as you believe you are!!

    • rockafellaskank
      September 4, 2011

      Wow Linda – what a fabulous attitude. I KNOW I should think that and feel that, but no matter what… I find I dress for my size/shape and cover up to avoid feeling self-conscious. Just last night I had a wedding to go to and the invitation mentioned ‘cocktail or evening frocks’. Now, I’ve just lost about 19kg but I have at least that to go (actually more like 30kg to go!) so I’m not yet ready for new frocks etc. Instead I donned trousers – though I did unearth a fabulous shirt I forgot I owned (bought on eBay but usually too small for me). So – I liked what I chose, but did feel self-conscious that almost all of the other women (of all sizes) had dresses on. Even my friend (the bride) who is not petite had a figure-hugging halter-neck dress on. Everyone commented on how lovely she looked and it made me realise that people probably aren’t as judgemental as I expect them to be!!


  • Karen@WaistingTime
    September 4, 2011

    I just started watching DDD a while back when I read about it in the paper and on blogs, all at once. I went back to start from the beginning, which is how I like to always watch a “new to me but not new” series. I’m enjoying it. I’ve just gotten into the current season, 2 episodes. I also like having shows that are just mine, that I don’t watch with my husband:)

    • rockafellaskank
      September 4, 2011


      I’m trying to think if it’s the second series we’re onto here, or the third. But I’m looking forward to it either way!!! Jane is such a girly-girl – so different from me but I can learn A LOT from her!!!


  • hannibal tv online
    June 9, 2012

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