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by Elliot
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

The forecast here in Northern California is for no rain until Christmas. We sure need rain, but I will settle for sun! Please bear with me on the next episode of Silent Radio Theater. Kind'a busy. One thing I am busy with is... doing something I heartily recommend to anyone who is struggling with lo...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burner from Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Virgin Burner from Melbourne, Australia

Welcome to ePlaya, Astrid!
Is that a Norwegian name, by any chance?
by Elliot
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dome Workshop Project
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Dome Workshop Project

Google it.
by Elliot
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dome Workshop Project
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Dome Workshop Project

:D Hi! I don't know about "forum closed". Seems I am able to reply just fine. But you are an unusual poster here, since you do not plan to use your dome at Burning Man. So, I have a suggestion: Now that you are learning to navigate these online forums, I think you should be able to find a ...
by Elliot
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 685
Views: 37898

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

I took the basic Ranger training a few months ago. EXCELLENT STUFF! And applicable to all aspects of life, such as Perimeter and Theme Camp Management. Have not done PBB, but might one day. It is certainly close enough to me. One question: Is there swimming? Is it by any chance on Stony Gorge Reserv...
by Elliot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Two virgins from Norway 2018. Help? Is our tent good enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 1042

Re: Two virgins from Norway 2018. Help? Is our tent good enough?

:P Var det noen som sa "Norge"? Jeg er litt sent ute med å ønske deg velkommen til ePlaya, men... Velkommen! likevel! Your English seems excellent, and we better use that, so no-one thinks we are talking about them . ;-) I grew up in Norway, on the outskirts of Oslo, and now I live in Nort...
by Elliot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Thank you, Savannah! Glad you like it. And the next episode -- Neuroplasticity! -- is indeed sponsored by... (fanfare) … Elliot’s Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar . (Jingle singers:) La-la-la.… Bike come unglued? Take it to the nude dude! La-la-la…. However, time and energy ran out before I fin...
by Elliot
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

(A bit off topic, but a sunshine story.) I found this doctor around 20 years ago, when I lived in Sacramento. My employer dropped Kaiser, and we all had to find new doctors. When I first met "Ms Dana", I thought she was a female Doogie Howser -- she looked to be a teenager! Of course, she ...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 685
Views: 37898

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Simon of the Playa wrote:[attachment=0]42EE8408-DB8D-4453-AFC8-6A81EB521782.jpeg[/attachment

When Ronald Reagan retired, some of his cronies bough him a house. The house number was 666. Regrettably, they noticed.
by Elliot
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f102/Elliotn/Miniature%201935%20Perri%20RCA%20Model%20128%20Tombstone%20Radio_zpsvz1cc1cx.jpg (Announcer:) Good evening, all you eager listeners out there in radio land. Welcome back to Silent Radio Theater. (fanfare) Tonight’s feature performance is a special trea...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

:D By golly, I do believe this thread is serving a purpose. And there is room for everyone who feels like joining in. And... by popular demand... we will keep this thread going at least thru January. Sacramento and my doctor kept me a bit late, but I don't mind -- she is one absolutely wonderful doc...
by Elliot
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 685
Views: 37898

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Woohoo!
by Elliot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Please stand by while I RE-TYPE a whole metrick crappola load of a post that vanished AGAIN. And yes, this time I type it in Word first. Edit: Always look for the silver lining! What just happened, was actually a perfect example for today’s topic. But I need to sleep, so I can go to Sacramento in th...
by Elliot
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 685
Views: 37898

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

She is in Ojai, which appears to be somewhat safe at this point -- from what I find in a quick search.
by Elliot
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Just joined and saying hello!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Just joined and saying hello!!!

KristalMae, you want to sign up for Jack Rabbit Speaks, which is the official Burning Man e-newsletter. You can subscribe on he main website. (At no cost.)
And start reading the First Timer Information, beginning with the Survival Guide.
Welcome aboard!
by Elliot
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: New to Burning Man
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: New to Burning Man

No time for hibernating at my house! :-)

If you have not already, you want to sign up for Jack Rabbit Speaks, which is the official Burning Man e-newsletter. You will find it on the main website.
by Elliot
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)
Replies: 20
Views: 1239

Re: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)

Arriving late to this conversation, but.... Yup. Neuroplasticity. The latest research (that I know of) talks about "re-wiring" the brain. I am taking a course in mindfulness, and also studying the brain and the mind. (The mind is what the brain DOES, one might say.) Overcoming the negativi...
by Elliot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 685
Views: 37898

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Hmmmm....
by Elliot
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1338

The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

:evil: Seasonal Affective Disorder is real. S.A.D., yes. Less daylight. Our friends gathering with their families – instead of with us. Artificial “cheer” everywhere – effin’ X-mas songs in every store. We are “expected” to spend a fortune on presents – at the same time as the heating bill skyrocket...
by Elliot
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How You Feel Standing On The Playa - Thursday After The Event Is Over?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: How You Feel Standing On The Playa - Thursday After The Event Is Over?

Not me, Meat Hunter. I love it out there when the place empties out. (And the cacophony of noises goes away!) I pack at a leisurely pace, and enjoy simply being in that lovely desert a day or two longer than I absolutely have to. And this year, one of my wonderful "This one time at Burning Man&...
by Elliot
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 8628

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017

I do not have a count on the bearings we brought. Might have been 100 = 50 bikes. Then we cannibalized spare bikes, our own bikes and whatnot.
Neither do I have a count on the Ashtabula repairs. Only the total bikes repaired.
How many bikes did your repair in all?
by Elliot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Our Playa Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: Our Playa Homes

Kyla, this link should take you to a handful anecdotes. Not about "home", but about the community of Black Rock City (home of the Burning Man event). Feel free to use this for background.

viewtopic.php?f=69&t=83159
by Elliot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Our Playa Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: Our Playa Homes

Speak up, please! I'm old and hard of hearing! ;-)

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by Elliot
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Our Playa Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: Our Playa Homes

First, and foremost, Paragraphs, line breaks, and structure please. .... What Token said. You bring up an interesting topic, but I could not force myself to read it. If you write your thesis like that, you will surely flunk. Oh... you would never do that? So... are we ePlayans less-important people...
by Elliot
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 165546

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

The tow bill was $1,350. I have Good Sam Road Service, at roughly $100 a year. They towed Millicent for "free" to the nearest town in the direction of my home ($900 for around 15 miles). And I paid $450 for the rest of the way to my house, around 45 miles. Good Sam Road Service is complete...
by Elliot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 685
Views: 37898

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Elorrum... Photofuckit is now charging hundreds of dollars a year for hosting photos so we can use them elsewhere, like here. In other words... it is harvest time -- they want to harvest our money, after they have been growing us with a free service for years. That's why your bar photo disappeared. ...
by Elliot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 165546

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Time for an update! By now, most of us are unpacked, and we can start planning for 2018. And if you are going to convert a bus, you need all that time. In other news.... Millicent's engine may have reached the end of the line. Oil in the water. Could be only the oil cooler, but she may also need a w...
by Elliot
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 685
Views: 37898

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Dang, Elorrum... somebody broke the ladder AGAIN! Hopefully, I can find time to repair it later today.
by Elliot
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Canadian virgin
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Canadian virgin

What Gaminwench and Ratty said. You will find Vulture Chow here on ePlaya and she is definitely "good people". Also, I am always looking to add new features to our camp. For example, I am currently talking with a lady who sews costumes. If she joins us, we might have the beginnings of a &q...
by Elliot
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: 2017 Found On-Playa
Topic: Found: Piano Tuning Kit at Black Rock Piano Lounge
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Found: Piano Tuning Kit at Black Rock Piano Lounge

Bada-bing! Hi, Realsmack... welcome to ePlaya (even if I'm a month late) and thank you for trying to reunite tools with owner. Seems there are more and more of us who bring pianos. Perhaps we ought to form an informal guild? At least be able to locate each other? Tuning services can be difficult to ...

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