People often ask when our sentence assignment here in West Virginia will come to an end. Sure, it’s been three months of frigid, bone-chilling weather, and spending our per diem on nothing but cough drops & chicken noodle soup, but we love it here! We swear! Don’t believe us? You see, if you visit a little place called the Morgantown Mall and drop in to see a movie on a Tuesday, they feature BYOB night. Bring Your Own Bucket. That’s right, for a mere 50 cents you can bring a receptacle as big as you want (well, we hear six gallons is the cutoff) and they’ll fill it with all the popcorn you can eat & more. 50 cents! Someone please tell me what 50 cents will buy you in LA, because it sure as hell isn’t a trash bag full of popcorn. So don’t pity us. But instead, the next time you head to the ArcLight and buy your $14 ticket & $5 paltry bucket of popcorn, just think of us out here in cold Mountaineerland, and smile at the thought that wherever we are, at least we have a shit-ton of popcorn.
– Angela Rae Berg and John Hill
(producers, WOW’s upcoming series Show Choir)