Saturday, June 28, 2008


We've worked our way through less than half of the content in The Casket of Passing Fancy and already have a props list that's risen WELL ABOVE 800 items. By the time all is said and done, I predict there will be at least 2000 different props used in the show. We're trying to keep on top of things--every week a trip to 3 or 4 thrift shops, the Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Target, not to mention a whole slew of online merchants--but I can't help but feel like the props are winning. The list grows longer, our cars get messier, the pile in our kitchen reaches ever higher. Today alone, we received 160 lbs. of plastic boxes in the mail. Completely F-ing nuts.

Here's a random list of a few of the props we're in the process of collecting. It should tell you everything and nothing about the show:


yoga mat



dragon's blood

baby wipes

miniature treasure chest


cup O soup

moustache wax

edible hat



pigeon shit



ten foot pole