O' Tenenbaum

A memoirist is basically selling themselves- like prostitutes, only less exercise...possibly worse listening skills.  In becoming the product, I'm developing a trademark style, not only in my writing, but in other parts of my life.  

Here's what I have so far:


  1. Color:  Red 
  2. Book:  To Kill a Mockingbird
  3. Poet:  Langston Hughes
  4. Actor:  Erik Nicolaisen
  5. Song:  "Blackbird" (The Beatles)
  6. Guitarist:  Mark Knopfler
  7. Food:  Pizza
  8. Flavor:  Strawberry
  9. Spice:  Dill
  10. Animal:  Otter
  11. Flower:  Red Poppy
  12. Gemstone:  Red Diamond
  13. Movie Character :  Margot Tenebaum

Summer of '99 in Germany; I was the original Margot Tenenbaum

  • I wear bangs because I think they make me look younger.
  •  I have shitty nails.  The constant typing keeps my nails filed down and polish chipped.
  • On Christmas Eve around midnight, I put on "It's a Wonderful Life" alone and see how long it takes until I'm bawling.  Sometimes I dress up as an elf.  That's a new thing.
  • I takes baths instead of showers.
  • I've been wearing dark red lipstick since 1992. 
  • I'm an Aquarius-Pisces cusp sun and Pisces moon.  It's the only universally compatible sign.  

My birthday present to Jesus is the awareness that I'm a big, whiny baby.