Location: Palm Beach County, Florida, United States

Recently have been told I look like Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island. I hadn't heard that in years, but that is a good place to start as to what I look like, although she had a better bod. I have three boys and have been married for 13 years. Born of a Navy family, in Hawaii, one Mom, one Dad, one sister and one brother. The eldest of three children. BS in Applied Mathematics. Consider Pensacola my home town although I moved every 2-3 years of my life growing up. Currently work in the aerospace industry in an engineering position while being a Mom. Of Celtic heritage and very proud of it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004


Today is August 17th and it’s my brother’s birthday. My kid brother, by 23 months. He comments here as Toluca Nole. He lives in LA where he is pursuing his dream of acting, while working in the industry. His job forces him to keep odd hours, so we don’t speak much by phone. We e-mail a lot though. I don’t know what I’d do without e-mail.

He and I are very close. (My whole family is close.) Growing up in a military family, moving from duty station to duty station, siblings are the only guarantee that you’ll have anyone to play with. There is great security in family.

He’s an extraordinarily creative person both acting and writing. He is an excellent writer, educated in thus, although that is not the trade he is plying now. I am thoroughly amazed at the things that pop into his head. Whereas I can only write what I perceive, he can both create works of fiction as well as write with regard to what goes on around him. He can change his voice into various accents, whether it be Scottish or Spanish or French. I can do one… American vernacular.

He is the traditionalist in our family, which we love to tease him about. My Mom doesn’t dare not serve cheese grits with ham on Christmas, because that is tradition! All it takes to become a tradition in our home is for something to have happened once and for everyone to have enjoyed it. Then it’s BAM!, instant tradition. Poor Mom. And my brother seems to have become the tradition policeman.

He loves my boys and they love him and when he sees them twice a year, the big thing is for him to play jokes on them while they’re sleeping. One time they woke up and he had toilet papered their bed. Another time they awoke to their beds full of raw egg noodles. They don’t quite get his sleeping habits as he usually gets in at 4AM and sleeps till Noon, prompting Son#2 to say one day, very seriously, “Mom, I don’t think Uncle is human, I think he is really an Owl.”

His first movie with a part came out a few months ago! We were so proud. He had one line and we all went to the theater on opening weekend to see it. The Great Omnipotent One timed his line at 3 seconds, and we all have his line memorized. “Hey, you can’t take that car! Its Mr. So and So’s!” His line is with a very famous actress and to me that made it even more cool. He was bummed his line was short, they had cut one of his scenes, but I couldn’t be more proud. People would say, “Was it a good movie?” and my reply has been, “Of course! My brother was in it!”

So Happy 37th Birthday, Little Bro! I love you.


Blogger That 1 Guy said...

Happy B-Day, TN! Hope you have a great year!

1:18 AM  
Blogger _Jon said...

Best wishes!
Hey, can you do creative writing in SciFi?
If so, wanna do some for me?

7:07 AM  
Blogger Tammi said...

Happy Birthday TN!! May this be "your year!"

I can understand your pride in him. My friends son wrote a screen play a few years ago, they filmed it this past winter in New Orleans (he directed) and are editing it now. He's just a kid I've known for years and I'm so proud I could pop. It's so cool to watch their careers unfold and see their work on the screen!! Good luck, it's a tough choice but when it happens it is very rewarding!!

7:48 AM  
Blogger pamibe said...

Happy Birthday TN! Break a leg! [Supposed to be a good thing, right?] :)

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shucks...thanks, y'all. And thanks again, Boud. I love you.

What a timely comment about the Sci-Fi thing. I'm currently writing a porn that takes place in my apartment. The characters are me and Saturnalian sluts from the north side of their planet -- we all know that's where the whores are on that rock. Also a cameo with Stephen Hawking.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Tammi said...

"I am thoroughly amazed at the things that pop into his head."

I can see now why you say that! :-)

5:27 PM  
Blogger Boudicca said...

Oh yeah, Tammi! We're so proud! Nice, eh?

10:44 PM  

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