The Spruce Scenes, Book III (sold)



Sunday, October 2nd 2011 - Book 128 - I think it would be crazy to say that drinking beer helps my creative processes, but I think it'd be fair to say that sometimes it doesn't hurt. And I had a radio up there. The result of which was this book: "Stop laughing Teddy," Cartoon Honest Abe (from a 21st Ammendment Brewery beer box Bob left there) says on one side. And on the flip side he finishes, adding, "What's more American than beer and boom!?" 


I spent most of the production scene coming up with socio/economically complex rationalizations for drinking the "got-damned German beer" I wasn't sure Rick had left for me, or left by mistake, or left for sometime in the winter when he hiked up there in the snow to drink beer, or left for late spring when the snow melted enough to see the trail again. I suppose I was sort of hard on Rick, writing lines like "Being rich isn't a victimless crime," in my attempt to supress my guilt, just get over it, and do what I knew I was going to do the moment I saw it stashed in the corner of the cabin. I think the last line I wrote in the guest book I made says it best: I WASN'T SURE IF I WAS AUTHORIZED TO DRINK YOUR BEER YOU LEFT HERE RICK, BUT...WELL...SHIT HAPPENS. THANKS! SIGNED, BOOKMAKER JAKE.

PROP COSTS: $11.45 + (STORYTIME WORKED: 3hrs 59min x OUR EXCHANGE RATE (based on fed minimum wage): $7.25) = $40.33


This book now belongs to a soft-spoken young maiden who visited my booth at Bumpershoot 2013. I don't think I'll ever know what she thinks about this production scene, but I wish I did. Ha! "Stop laughing Teddy!" 

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