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Tramp Bouquet by Lincøln

December 27th, 2007 9:30 PM / Location: 34.133369,-118.3161

INSTRUCTIONS: Pick some flowers from a public place and gift them.

In response to Dax's request and his praxi. I have completed my own Tramp Bouquet.

The letter:The Invitation/Challenge

The proof:
On December 24th I went for a little hike up to the Hollywood sign.

Hiking on or near the Hollywood sign is frowned upon.
Restricted Access

Fuck it, Dax is worth it.
I headed up this path (clearly trespassing):
Access to Hollywood

So I went hiking looking for flowers I could pick to make a lovely Tramp Bouquet for Mr. Tran-Caffee.
A few of the flowers I saw before picking them:
Plenty of these everywhere
Wildflower beneath the Hollywood sign
Hollywood Wildflower

This is as close as I got to the sign. Not because I was afraid of being thrown in jail, but because there were no more flowers growing up any closer to the sign.
As close as I got.

So with my Tramp Bouquet all made up and ready to go, I head off for FedEx.
The FedEx I shipped the flowers from.

I buy a box from the nice man at FedEx who really didn't understand what I was doing, and he had to call his manager or some head office or something to see if it was alright to ship flowers. He kept asking if they were wet or dry flowers. I assumed dry would be better for shipping, so I said they were dry.
The incredulous FedEx worker who couldn't believe what I was doing.

The box I bought (one of the only ones they had left) really wasn't big enough for my bouquet, but I break some of the longer flowers at the bottom and manage to get it in there. I throw a hastily scribbled note (written on the back of a day permit for a gated community in Porter Ranch) in there to explain what in the hell this is so Dax understands a little better when he gets it.
My hastily scribbled note thrown in the box.

All done and shipped off to freezing cold Chicago (it was 73° in L.A. and 25° in Chicago as this was shipped off).
It's done.

And here is what Dax will be getting on or before Friday, December 28th (right before the end of the Era):
Tramp bouquet
I hope they're not completely dead and horrible by then. And if they are, I hope he'll understand the good spirit that they were sent.

This task is also another submission to the

Multilateral Task Exchange

As I had to ask for help im a bug's help in signing up for this task.

UPDATE 9-12-08

In late August, when I was staying with Lowteck, I got this message on my answering service:

I called back the next day:

When I got back home after a long arduous road trip I found the package in my room.

I'm sorry Dax. Sorry it never got to you.

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posted by lara black on December 27th, 2007 10:07 PM

everyone should complete this task.

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posted by anna one on December 27th, 2007 10:16 PM

I agree.

posted by Spidere on December 28th, 2007 12:55 AM

I fully intend to do so.

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posted by Charlie Fish on December 28th, 2007 1:34 AM

Why on earth would shipping flowers ever be a problem? Man at FedEx is a lemon.

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posted by rongo rongo on December 28th, 2007 5:46 AM

Usually, shipping flowers out of CA is not such a big deal, but for plant material shipped into CA, they do extensive examinations, sampling, pesticide/fungicide sprays, etc. If you drive into CA, they ask about any plant material when you pass the border. There are some big agricultural pests that they're trying to keep out.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on December 28th, 2007 8:46 AM

No, that's not it. He's a lemon.

Let's drink his juices!

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posted by Lincøln on December 30th, 2007 6:37 AM


Sorry Dax.
posted by Lincøln on September 12th, 2008 11:13 PM

This is the most amazing update to a task I have ever done.
Holy crapballs.

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posted by GYØ Ben on September 13th, 2008 6:01 AM

Wow. That is pretty epic.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 13th, 2008 10:14 AM

Told you, we should've drunk their juices.