Monday, December 17, 2012
If you are not familiar with the blog A Beer for the Shower than this post might not make sense. You can quickly go HERE to read a little back story to this post. You didn't click the link did you? I knew you wouldn't. You lazy bastard. Now this post will just be random and it will have no context to you. I don't care anyway, do what you want.
Okay fine, here is some background: Book release; party; Slim Dyson; homeless writer; creativity.
The party takes place on the #9 Loop Bus at around 5 o'clock pm. I promise the driver a signed copy of Slim's book so he will make some unscheduled stops and drive us around for a little while. He picks up Slim and some of his homeless buddies up at the shelter. I run in and steal as many saltines as I can. We pick up some ketchup packets and assorted dipping sauces at a fast food place. As we dine, I ask the driver to take a detour through the fancy neighborhood. For some reason Shoeless Pete starts singing Happy Birthday to Slim and the rest of the passengers on the bus join in. I explain to the passengers that we are honoring Slim, many of them ask questions on why they sang Happy Birthday. I ignore their questions and ask if anyone has an ipod to put it on speaker so we can have some party music. I get 4 or 5 people playing their ipods at the same time. They fight over which song should be played and I give up on music.
I slip the driver a $5 so he will look the other way as I rummage through the lost & found box for a nice present for Slim. He receives one red baby shoe, a pair of sunglasses with one of the lenses popped out, a DVD of Big Momma's House 2, ipod ear bud covers, the top to a thermos, and a naked barbie with her head missing. I keep the other $5 that I was given to throw this party and no one is the wiser. Slim signs some autographs even though none of the passengers knows who he is and the party is over at 5:27 pm.
If you are interested in buying Slim's book go HERE. I think it might be written by the guys at A Beer for the Shower but I am only 78.46% sure on that.
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