Thursday, January 14, 2010

I think we're just gonna have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that.

I know Margot Tenenbaum is a little 2001, but I re-watched it not too long ago and wanted to be her best friend all over again. Her style, poise, rolled cigarettes, missing finger, black eye liner...they all add up to be an acclaimed playwright & adoptee, like so many of us wish we were. The scene dearest to my heart is when she is in the bathroom, painting her toes, watching tv, on the phone, in her undergarments, all while enjoying a smoke (hopefully it's bali shag). I adore the idea of discreetly being alone in general, but anything becomes more romantic to me when you add underwear and cigarettes. So pinky's up to Margot, for being the most tame, yet feral fictional lady creature with one of the most valued traits....the ability to keep a secret.

These are what I imagine her favorite things to be...

Butterscotch Sundae recipe:
two scoops butter pecan ice cream (fav=Rite-Aid) OR vanilla. OR praline.
1/2 cup chopped toffee heath bar OR if you're a nut-a-zoidal maniac like me, then make candied pecans. (put 6oz pecans, 2tbls sugar, 2tbls melted butter, & 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl & toss to coat. then bake on a cookie sheet for 10 mins)
whipped cream (just take a little heavy cream & whip the shit out of it)
maraschino cherry (if you must, but i say no)
*Butterscotch Sauce*
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 stick butter
1 tablespoon bourbon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small heavy bottomed saucepan, add the brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter and cook over medium low heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Add bourbon and vanilla extract, stirring well. Get really cozy and depressed and serve warm over ice cream.
favorite album to listen to in headphones while writing a short story

favorite actress: dorothy dandridge
favorite movie favorite photographer: diane arbus favorite book/author: zelda fitzgerald all time hero: eva braun


  1. I know that everyone and their mama loves this scene but it bears reposting, as it's one of the best unions of song and movin' pictures I've ever seen:

    Sometimes I forget that GOOP plays Margot. God bless the willing suspension of disbelief.

  2. dude so true. so true dude. also the scene with luke wilson in the bathroom with elliott smith. ugh dat shit be tuggin at my heart strings

  3. Did you happen to see this? The singing gets annoying almost immediately, but they did a good job:

  4. Ashley, I gotta say I'm loving these heroes and what you think their favorites might be. I really like this idea A LOT.