So I’ve now prepared the London Preppy booklets. As I mentioned there are three and two of them are going on ebay. Here are some specs:
- The booklets are 53-pages long (of text)
- They include some of my favorite stories
- Each one also contains 6 Polaroid pictures (stapled on)
- These include me smoking, me on Scott’s motorbike, close ups of my tattoos (blurred unfortunately), etc
- The front cover shows a picture of my torso (in colour)
- The back cover shows a picture of my back (in colour)
- Each booklet has three sections / chapters
- These are called: In / Out / About
- There are handwritten introductions to each section / chapter
- There are some handwritten comments through the booklet
This week I’ve been trying to put them together, a process which consisted of: stealing the office Polaroid camera / going out to buy film because there wasn’t any in the camera and finding out how expensive it is / sneaking around in the office trying to print out 159 pages of text and 6 pages of semi-naked pictures of myself / learning how to use the office binding machine, something which I never did knew before.
A Girl has been a very helpful ally in this process, taking some of the pictures, helping me with the sneaking around, etc. In fact, on Wednesday this week, the final day of the preparation, I send her the following email.
My original email is in blue and A Girl’s response is in red.
I’m afraid I’m going to need your help for some jobs today. Namely, they are:
a) I need to print out the covers of my booklet. This is a very precarious, risky job as they consist of a naked full page picture of me front and back This is risky, my middle name has known to be Danger so instead of shutting this email now and wishing I had never seen it I will read on. And this needs to be done in colour Holy mother of god. The only way I can think of doing this is that I send them to the printer but you are already stood there waiting to pick them up. Or the other way round. There are only 6 pages though. Yes okay, I can do this. Either way is fine with me. I think we can pull this off as well as we have pulled off anything in our lives.
b) I need you to take some pictures of me on the Polaroid. Only two, mind you. One of them will have to be taken in the toilet Tricky but doable, and the other one on the street at lunchtime. I suppose the graveyard is a good site for that. Even trickier given my already two hour lunch but we can make this happen.
Are you up for these challenges? Yes I am We can split the projects through the day of course. Okay
Here is the link on ebay for the first booklet. This will stay on for a week – once this is over, I will put the second one up.
If the link doesn't work, go on ebay and search for London Preppy. It comes up. I think.
In the meantime, here are some pictures of the booklet.
The front cover: