Longtime readers of this blog and those who have attended our courses in person know about my fascination with, and extensive collection of miniature ceramic unicorn figurines. As anyone who also collects them can attest, it is more of an obsession than a collection. Sometimes I like to imagine I live on a magical island where they come to life and together we run a celebrity gossip blog and play keytar music.
Yesterday my obsession was validated and made official when the International Miniature Ceramic Unicorn Figurine Herder’s Association (IMCUFHA) certified that my collection is the most extensive in the USA. With that certification in hand, it’s finally time for me to live my dream.
I’ve made no secret of the fact that running the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School and guiding wilderness trips has been a step toward my ultimate goal of being a celebrity gossip blogger and touring with my band, The Three Keytaristas, in a modified tour bus that’s specially designed and decorated to appear like a tropical island inhabited by miniature unicorns. Today, that dream becomes a reality.
We’ll be launching a website with a virtual tour of the bus, tour dates, and more over the weekend. The video for our first single, Keytars, Unicorns (for which we sampled the music of Guitars, Cadillacs by Dwight Yoakam) will drop at midnight tonight on the web.
I want to thank all of you who made this possible by attending programs at the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School over the years, supporting my band, and helping me locate obscure miniature ceramic unicorn figurines around the globe.
What are the odds that all of this would happen on April 1st?