now, you three have been handpicked out of possibly dozens who applied. now what we're looking for are motivated, hard-working homeless gentlemen, like yourselves, to pull rickshaws. now i don't care where you're from or how you got here or how you lost your homes, but you will have to be physically fit.
In 2009, Boucher and her then-boyfriend from Tennessee constructed a 20-foot houseboat, named the “Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” with the intention to sail it down the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to New Orleans. The cargo included chickens, a typewriter, 20 pounds of potatoes and a gifted copy of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Boucher and her companion adopted the names “Varuschka” and “Zelda Xox” for the trip. Due to engine trouble and subsequent harassment from the Minnesota police, the journey was cut short and the houseboat and chickens were impounded.