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by asp3
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Gifts?
Replies: 86
Views: 18944

Re: Gifts?

[quote="JEM2387"]'Ello all. I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the correct area (if not please tell me the correct place) but I have an idea for what I am going to do for gifts this year. However I am going to need your help. I'm going to need your favorite quotes/sayings. They can be poe...
by asp3
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Favorite Tips!
Replies: 80
Views: 20902

Take two (or more) sets of keys and separate the electronic keyfob from the keys and use that to open/close the vehicle. Lock one key in the vehicle so that if you have to get it unlocked that you'll still be able to drive it after getting into it.
by asp3
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Camera VS Playa Dust?
Replies: 41
Views: 10113

Make your camera "uniquely" yours

Speaking as someone who took in a few cameras at Play Info lost & found, do something to your camera to make it uniquely yours. That way if you do lose your camera and it is found it will be much easier to unite you with your camera. Also be sure to read the rules for 2008 personal use camera re...
by asp3
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck the Caste System, what American Class are you?
Replies: 67
Views: 5678

My parents were born in '32 and '33 during the depression and were definitely affected by it. My mother's father was a barber and lived a solid middle class life mainly in Wisconsin where he did a fair amount of hunting, fishing, etc... Her aunts and uncles were farmers and such. She was the second ...
by asp3
Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Magical award winning Manchester band want to play - space?
Replies: 3
Views: 2629

I just listened to the songs you have posted on myspace and I'd definitely come to see you if you play on the playa. If you can't get the band there maybe you can find some musicians who are going who can back you so that you can perform if you do make it there. Good luck and I hope that you have a ...
by asp3
Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: AirBed for on- and off-the-Playa?
Replies: 45
Views: 6735

I used the "tall" Coleman queen size bed last week while visiting my son and I have to give it a thumbs down. It was comfortable enough, but with our pillowtop on it the bottom sheet didn't stay on it and we had roving bottom sheets (which I can't stand.) I will reiterate our love of the r...
by asp3
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: AirBed for on- and off-the-Playa?
Replies: 45
Views: 6735

We've had no real problems with our double bed size Coleman mattress. We've had it for two years and have used it both of our times at BM. We bought the one with the mattress pad that zips on top. I think there's memory foam under it as well, but I don't remember for sure. We put a synthetic pillow ...
by asp3
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: VOLUNTEERING
Replies: 3
Views: 3082

I don't know if it's too early to fill out the form, but you might want to check out the topic I started in the Experiences at Burning Man forum. I asked for peoples best and worst volunteer experiences and related mine after coming back this year. http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=20067
by asp3
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Burning Man is so Nifty
Replies: 2
Views: 2533

We accidentally ended up in Lot D for about 2 1/2 hours Saturday morning and had a great time hanging out with the folks there. We met a lot of really cool folks who helped guide us to some great things we might have missed otherwise. I applaud your decision to hang out in lot D.
by asp3
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: El Wire Projects
Replies: 8
Views: 2447

You might also try the Burning Bright tribe on tribe.net.

http://tribes.tribe.net/burningbright?_ ... 633ac72%5D
by asp3
Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: :?: PLAYA FOOT: (getting the Dust out of the Water...?)
Replies: 33
Views: 7536

I start my playa foot prevention program a week before heading out. I put a liberal amount of lotion on my feet every day during that week. While on the playa I use wet wipes to clean my feet every morning and then lotion them. I'll also clean and lotion them before going to bed if they seem a bit d...
by asp3
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So...when are you going to start planning for next year?
Replies: 64
Views: 10431

I'm already planning. I'm also going to do some prep work now that I waited to do until just before playa time this year. I'll be doing playa bicycle maintanence when I finally get them out of the trailer before they go into storage. I'm also starting to look for things to use for gifting next year ...
by asp3
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Wheelchairs on Playa
Replies: 22
Views: 5345

You might also want to try to contact some of the folks from the Hotwheels camp. Although I didn't visit them myself they seemed to cater to folks who needed assisted transportation on the playa.
by asp3
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Why does Burningman suck now?
Replies: 103
Views: 53291

This was only my second year at Burning Man, but I thought I noticed a huge increase in the percentage of people wearing street clothes compared with 2006. I don't disagree that everyone should wear what they want to, but I consider wearing what you usually do in the default world to be more spectat...
by asp3
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: What Was The Most Over Used Phrase At BM '07?
Replies: 105
Views: 23881

Someone stole my bike
by asp3
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Observations on first timers.
Replies: 91
Views: 26081

I worked at Playa Info this year and was flabbergasted at the number of under prepared and ignorant attendees. The worst part is that some of these folks were the people who were coming into PlayaInfo on Saturday and Sunday before the event even started. A number of new attendees were associted with...
by asp3
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 "American Dream" theme
Replies: 520
Views: 120956

Overall I'm disappointed by the theme, but I don't think it's absolutely horrible. I think if one takes this portion of the description ... Ask yourself, instead, a more immediate question. What has America achieved that you admire or feel proud of? What has it done or failed to do that makes you fe...
by asp3
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Eclipse burn photo wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

I saw the image too, but didn't have my camera. I'm also hoping that someone got a photo, but if not I do hope to keep that image in my head for some time to come.
by asp3
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Best & Worst Volunteer Experiences At Burning Man
Replies: 48
Views: 14819

I ended up volunteering at PlayaInfo this year and had a fantastic time. I worked mainly as an Oracle, but also helped with the directory and did some setup as well. The PlayInfo people were great and it was fun talking with as many burners as I did. I thought Elecktra was a fantastic volunteer orga...
by asp3
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: This was my last burn
Replies: 151
Views: 31509

My response to the fly over was asking whether they were just saying hello or reminding us we were still in George Bush's America.
by asp3
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Coffee price at Espresso Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Another reason to BYOC

The cafe will have an express line for people who have their own cup.
by asp3
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: dry ice
Replies: 422
Views: 288732

[quote="griffin"]Remember that the money you spend on ice goes to the local schools, and it's only $2 a bag. So, it may be best to just plan on re-stocking your ice every few days.[/quote] Ice will be $3 a bag this year. You'll be able to get 6 bags for $15 though so if you want to save a ...
by asp3
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: What does BM mean to you?
Replies: 22
Views: 5417

1. Would you describe yourself? I'm a fairly vanilla white male who'll be turing 50 this year. 2. What reason made you decide to go to Burning Man? My wife has had friends suggest that she go for years and we finally committed to going last year. I think it also helped that she started to fire dance...
by asp3
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lessons learned
Replies: 9
Views: 2213

Biggest virgin lesson

1. Do your prep work off the playa. 2. Always take extra water out on the playa. As virgins last year we were fairly well prepared overall according to our campmates. We did however end up finishing projects (el-wire sewing, decoration preparation, etc...) on the playa. There was some pressure to ge...
by asp3
Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Best & Worst Volunteer Experiences At Burning Man
Replies: 48
Views: 14819

Best & Worst Volunteer Experiences At Burning Man

I'll be returning to the playa this year for my second time home. Last year was my virgin year and I had an amazing time. I'm want to participate more this year than I did last year. I think one of the best ways for me to participate is to volunteer. I searched the forum and didn't find any topic qu...
by asp3
Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2001
Views: 178689

I'm more defined by what I'm acquiring

I'd call the music I like most alternative pop, noise pop and alternative rock, but I listen to other things as well. I've been listening to pandora.com fairly often over the last year and have found a bunch of new groups that I love. I also have a bunch of older stuff I still love. I don't have a l...
by asp3
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5445
Views: 737439

Ready for year two

I'm Tony, 2006 was my first year at Burning Man and I absolutely fell in love. I didn't understand the welcome home at the beginning but it was abundently clear what it meant only a couple of days into the week. I'm looking forward to returning home this year. I went with my wife last year and will ...

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