June 13th - Book Fifteen: One of the major differences between being Bookmaker Jake and playing some twisted wage-earning character on the stage of employment is that, as myself, I'm permitted to let My Life blend with My Work. This book was one of the first work scenes that explored that theme. I was a gloomy day. I was hungry, and I wanted to keep making books, so instead of going on break to eat, or waiting to eat so I could get some work done...I did both. The inspiration for this book production scene came from a 15 pound bag of split peas I bought from a badass split pea farmer at a farmer's market in Moscow, Idaho. I told Emily my fellow Homemaker that I was going to use all 50 pounds over the summer. This was my first crack at making that happen...It didn't take me long to realize just how many pots of split pea soup 50 pounds worth of split peas could make. Holy Moses, maybe I should have bought a smaller bag.
PROPS, material costs: $9.80 + (STORYTIME, actual time worked: 2hrs 52min x THE EXCHANGE RATE, based on federal minimum wage: $7.25) = $30.58
This book was sold on July 25th 2015 at the NW Book Festival. The delightful woman, PCC student, who bought it showered me with compliments while I was attempting to strike camp and leave Pioneer Courthouse Square before it rained. I've always had a hard time accepting compliments, but her kind words stuck with me for many days after the Festival. Thanks! I wish I had a photo of you for this page!