Sunday, May 23, 2010

Aged Bourbon - My Past


I believe the year was 1997. It could have been 1998. For halloween I created this Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottle to wear. I tossed it aside when I moved back home in 1999 but apparently someone rescued it from the trash and propped it up alongside their hearth. Years later one of my friends attended a party in the home of the rescuer and sent me this picture of it. Like all old empty whiskey bottles its both wonderful and sad. When I was wearing it at a big pre-halloween party called "Decadence" a fight broke out between two guys that were wasted. I stepped in to break up the fight but the costume only allowed me to waddle in and say ..."Hey guys, this aint cool. Break it up." Everyone started chanting "Alcoholic Beverages for Non Violence!" and that became an oft chanted slogan among our friends. Ah New Orleans. Only there do you find bourbon wading in to stop a brawl.

1 comment:

Julia said...

What a sweet story! And I just laughed so hard thinking about the bourbon bottle "waddling" in to break up a fight that Sami the Desk Mouse woke up and scampered out of the drawer.