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by playa_buddha
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Your Burning Man Traditions?
Replies: 96
Views: 24826

I always stop at Sierra Sid's in Sparks to gas up, throw some quarters away in the wheel of fortune machine and get a hot meal. I don't wash my truck (except the windows) so other burners will wave on the way home. And in the long line out of BRC I listen to Liz Phair's first album and RHCP's Blood,...
by playa_buddha
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Just completed my virgin burn, now I'm... sad?
Replies: 31
Views: 4113

I'm glad I read this discussion. It's perfect for the way I'm feeling right now. I started going to Burning Man in '98 and have missed the last three years due to health and/or money issues. I MUST go next year!! I've gotten that post-playa melancholy every year upon leaving and entering the so-call...
by playa_buddha
Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Police Can Have BRC
Replies: 195
Views: 41858

Just curious....

This is just from my own curiosity. I've missed the last two burns due to health and money issues. Certainly there have been arrests or citations for marijuana by BLM (feds) to Nevada, California, Oregon, Colorado etc. citizens who are card-holding medical marijuana users legal in their own states. ...
by playa_buddha
Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: A friend turned into a nightmare!
Replies: 81
Views: 13642

I like the solo experience.....

My first year at Burning Man (1998) I brought my then girlfriend and her 3 year old son. We only came for the last four days of the event. All went reasonably well. The next year we had broken up just before the event, and I came alone for the whole week, and except for two missed years, '06 & this ...
by playa_buddha
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Put your links and url's for 2008 pics and media here....
Replies: 29
Views: 5898

Put your links and url's for 2008 pics and media here....

I missed this year, sadly, and am very eager to see everyone's pictures and media - need me some vicarious Playa time. Just thought I'd post a request for links to everyone's pics in a new subject folder just for the 2008 event. Many thanks in advance, and hope to see you all up there in '09.
by playa_buddha
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1st Time Burner this year - Lost now... Need advice.
Replies: 62
Views: 9082

I feel your pain....(billy clinton)

I know how you feel, too. I missed this year due to financial reasons, but I've been to Burning man for 10 of the last 12 years, and it did the same thing to me as well. It was hard to go back to my mundane life and my miserable job, dealing with people who were never happy. Burning Man changed my l...
by playa_buddha
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why Bother?
Replies: 23
Views: 3180

The boards are way more negative than the event, IMHO

I come to the e-playa after every Burning Man to help with my decompression. This was my tenth year. It would have been my eleventh, but I missed last year due to health and money issues. Someone above stated that a lot of the people who come to the e-playa come to vent and kvetch, and I'll admit, i...
by playa_buddha
Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man Logo on Everything
Replies: 23
Views: 8813

the logo and other swag

A few years ago I hand-designed a rubber stamp with a simple logo of the man on it, and took it with me wherever I went and offered to stamp anyone who wanted it, anywhere they wanted it. ..on paper, breasts, butts, legs, foreheads. I'm typically kind of a shy person, and this simple little stamp I ...
by playa_buddha
Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What causes your BM flashbacks?
Replies: 25
Views: 4633

TV commercials

It seems like at least several times a week I"ll be watching TV and some commercial for cars or SUVs that was filmed on the playa (or at least a playa that looks like Black Rock) and I'll sigh and take a little mental trip back to my desert home.
by playa_buddha
Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: 2005 Theme
Topic: Post your URL's and websites for new BM 2005 pictures here!
Replies: 6
Views: 6097

Thanks Patrick.....

Patrick, thanks once again for the great pics. I was pleased to find myself in your new "faces" section.
[/img]http://www.webbery.com/galleries/burnin ... -1489.html[/url]
by playa_buddha
Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: 2005 Theme
Topic: Post your URL's and websites for new BM 2005 pictures here!
Replies: 6
Views: 6097

Post your URL's and websites for new BM 2005 pictures here!

Hello fellow burners! Just got back last night and I'm missing everyone already. I didn't take any pictures this year and I'm looking forward to seeing what others have taken for BM '05 Please use this topic to post your websites and show off your new pics to all of us hungry to revisit BRC '05
by playa_buddha
Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Photos of 2003
Replies: 95
Views: 37417

Playa Buddha's pics....

Here's my pics, finally. I know the setup looks a little weird, but I can't seem to make the frames work, so it's just a line of thumbnails that will come up in a separate window or tab if you use Netscape or Mozilla. :roll: http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/ersatarot/ersatarotburningmansite.html Burn on...
by playa_buddha
Wed Oct 01, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: burning man pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 5132

Playa Buddha's pics are up ---- finally

Well, here are my BM03 pics. It took me awhile, as I've been working a lot and had more than a little trouble with Microsoft Front Page making the frames work - so I decided to just put it up as is and work on the frames later.
http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/ersatarot/ ... nsite.html
by playa_buddha
Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: mean reno
Replies: 105
Views: 28591

BTW, did anyone see the "Reno 911" episode last night on Comedy Central with the cops all dressed up in playa clothes (or lack of clothes) to make a sting? Pretty lame, they were sitting in a diner that looks suspiciously like Sierra Sid's - way too clean for the playa, but the costumes suggest some...
by playa_buddha
Thu Sep 25, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: mean reno
Replies: 105
Views: 28591

This is my sixth year at Burning Man. The first year I made the mistake of getting a car wash in Gerlach. When I went through the fruit checkpoint on the 395 at Topaz, the guy asked me where I was coming from. I told him Black Rock City - and he told me that was impossible, my truck was too clean. A...
by playa_buddha
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: slow exit
Replies: 8
Views: 3254

Hey Chai Guy, our government would prefer that you referred to them as "freedom fries"
by playa_buddha
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What ever it once had, it no longer has...
Replies: 115
Views: 29791

I've said it in another post, and I'll say it here in a different way. On the playa, it seems most people is having too good of a time to worry about the little things that bug them about the event - oglers, spectators, cops, the commerce of coffee and ice at a no-commerce event, getting too big, un...
by playa_buddha
Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences in Center Camp
Replies: 261
Views: 49003

The good far outweighs the negative....

I'm so glad that the confrontation and the seemingly angry replies (I may be missing someone's irony - it's hard to determine in print) are pretty much left to the e-playa, and not the playa itself. I'm not saying that there are no confrontations or arguments at the festival - certainly there are a ...
by playa_buddha
Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Thank You!
Replies: 150
Views: 37171

Thanks to Keri, Tain and Ron for adopting me like I'd known ya'll all my life - and for the burritos and the sunscreen too! Thanks to Sophia who helped me carry ice and who washed my dusty feet for me as I stood there stunned and grateful. Thanks to Eric for the great rib brunch on Sunday Thanks to ...
by playa_buddha
Tue Sep 09, 2003 7:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences in Center Camp
Replies: 261
Views: 49003

OK, I'll acknowledge that ice isn't an absolute necessity. It makes life a little more pleasant - radical self-reliance or not - I don't necessarily want to eat Spam, backpacker rations and canned stew for a week. I also don't want to have to pay $20 to exit and drive to Gerlach on Thursday to re-st...
by playa_buddha
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Experiences in Center Camp
Replies: 261
Views: 49003

Center camp is my favorite place

Center camp is my favorite place at Burning Man, because it's the one place where everyone feels free to enter, and it does "cater" to everyone. In other threads people are debating about theme camps that seem unapproachable. The fact is, some theme camps do seem unapproachable, or maybe they just d...
by playa_buddha
Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: BM2003 Photo Gallery -- High Quality
Replies: 32
Views: 12325

Fuckin' Wow!!

You weren't kidding with the high quality! I'll admit, when I check out someone's BM website I skip a lot of pics....but with yours, I downloaded well over a hundred of the 126 (don't worry, for personal use only). The clarity and quality of subject matter is amazing. I hope you're a photographer fo...
by playa_buddha
Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Negativity Abounds at This Years Burning Man
Replies: 105
Views: 29458

Wow, Liebling......

Just to let you know, Liebling, when I started writing my post, yours was not up yet....thanks for the Mercury Retrograde in-depth! - Playa Buddha
by playa_buddha
Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:50 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Negativity Abounds at This Years Burning Man
Replies: 105
Views: 29458

I noticed some negativity, but.....

This is my sixth year at Burning Man, and I did notice a little more negativity this year than perhaps the last couple of years. I did not let it ruin my experience a bit, however. The only time it really got to me was for a couple of hours after the burn itself, when it seemed especially intense, a...

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