Thursday June 30th - Book 40 - I'm not sure what exactly inspired this goofy turn from reality. I think it was the idea of drinking German beer alone in the woods (which I was not, because I never buy Beck's) and the hood I was wearing that made me feel somehow connected to the Unibomber. I mean, we both had military training...and we both spent a lot of time alone in the woods making things... In any case, if you are German or of German stock, then I suggest you bypass this one. I was in the middle of reading General George Patton's biography at the time, and I often referred to Beck's beer as a "Jerry drink" and I might have made a few cracks about Germans being "Bloody Huns." Oops.
PROP COSTS: $10.10 + (STORYTIME WORKED: 2hrs 30min x OUR EXCHANGE RATE (based on fed minimum wage): $7.25) = $28.23
I never thought I'd find someone who'd appreciate the weirdness of this book, but I was wrong. It now belongs to a fun lady who visited my booth at Bumpershoot with her awesome friend. We talked about The Living City and my production scenes for a long time before she decided to buy one for her daughter. I asked what sort of things her daughter liked. Her reply was, "Well. I don't know if you'll have anything. She's sort of a survivalist type." We all almost died laughing when I said, "I have just the book." And then showed them the Unibookmaker scene. Once again, one of my books found a good home! Who knows...maybe it'll inspire her to become a Unibookmaker too!