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by Turnip
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Climate Prediction Center
Replies: 626
Views: 41497

Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

In Illinois, it's been hot as hell. It hit over 100 for like a week straight. It dropped below 90, and we were pulling out our sweaters.

And here we have humidity. Humidity so thick you'd be better off with gills.

I will welcome this 100 degree, DRY heat with open arms.
by Turnip
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Crimson Tide
Replies: 75
Views: 14093

Re: Crimson Tide

In all seriousness, I would recommend Burners that surf the red waves while on playa invest in a reusable menstrual cup. Two of them, so you can replace your used one with a clean one in the potties, then take the used one to clean in the comfort of your camp. Obviously get accustomed with it off pl...
by Turnip
Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 684
Views: 162707

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

I found out my bus doesn't like hills. It made me feel better, though, when I was behind huge RVs that looks to be in better shape that had problems too. See, in Illinois we don't have hills. At all. Iowa is like the Rockies for people like me. Whenever I saw a steady incline my stomach fell out my ...
by Turnip
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Human Powered Multiperson Pedal Mutant Vehicle Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Human Powered Multiperson Pedal Mutant Vehicle Thread

Saw one this year, but the gear setting must have been way low because all the passengers were peddling their little hearts out while the rig hardly inched along. Maybe they all wanted the gear that low though, I don't know.
by Turnip
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: whats with the hippie/raver hate
Replies: 217
Views: 18732

Re: whats with the hippie/raver hate

"Hippies" is mostly a derogative term. When you think of hippies, you think of "Hey man can I crash on your couch?" and subsequent mooching along with copious amounts of drug use, and preaching about love and peace. Burners work hard to come to Burning Man, and it is one of the m...
by Turnip
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you learned on playa this year
Replies: 149
Views: 9060

Re: One thing you learned on playa this year

I had a neighbor that had a script of Vicoden that was ready to be filled while on playa, and apparently Med told him if he would have came earlier in the week, they could have filled it for him. Whether or not you'd believe that story is up to you. I'm don't think I do. He was a nice guy, but seeme...
by Turnip
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: virgin question: is it REALLY that hot?
Replies: 36
Views: 2331

Re: virgin question: is it REALLY that hot?

There is no humidity, which means A LOT as far as comfort. I'm from Illinois and am used to heat meaning you walk outside and are instantly drenched. At Burning Man, it's so dry you hardly sweat. You don't notice the heat unless you're baking in the sun or sitting somewhere with no breeze passing th...
by Turnip
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you learned on playa this year
Replies: 149
Views: 9060

Re: One thing you learned on playa this year

FIGJAM wrote:Pee jugs rule! 8)


I wasn't going to carry a pee jug with me 24/7.

And call me modest but I didn't feel comfortable dropping trou and squatting over a jug/funnel just any ol' place.
by Turnip
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you learned on playa this year
Replies: 149
Views: 9060

Re: One thing you learned on playa this year

I learned that the medical care on the playa is top notch, and a grand example of what medical care should be in our country. Did you get casted up right there on the playa?? Absolutely. Ambulance from camp to med tent, x-rays, x-rays sent to Reno and read by Radiologists, results transmitted back ...
by Turnip
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: anger and depression
Replies: 19
Views: 1398

Re: anger and depression

It seems like a lot of people are having a hard time this year. I think give it some more time.

I quit my job in order to come out to BRC this year.

Now that it's said and done, I'm very happy I went but this feeling of complete worthlessness at not having a job is a real downer.
by Turnip
Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Danderous Drivers on 447
Replies: 50
Views: 3426

Re: Danderous Drivers on 447

I'll never understand these people's "Hurry up and wait in line" mindset. We're all driving to the same inevitable wait in line. At least the active driving part isn't as agonizing as inching along in line. The faster you actually drive TO the line, the longer you'll be WAITING in line. I ...
by Turnip
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One thing you learned on playa this year
Replies: 149
Views: 9060

Re: One thing you learned on playa this year

Don't try to get emotional revenge when your boyfriend hurts your feelings.
by Turnip
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bizarre LEO experience/observation..
Replies: 71
Views: 7272

Re: Bizarre LEO experience/observation..

those poor dogs.
by Turnip
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Looking to get to know someone for a 2012 rideshare.
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Looking to get to know someone for a 2012 rideshare.

You're unlikely to get to really know anyone on ePlaya...at least anyone that will absolutely seal your rideshare plans this far out. Best thing is to become active and get involved with your regional Burning Man group. If you're in Illinois the best place to start might be: http://regionals.burnin...
by Turnip
Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Looking to get to know someone for a 2012 rideshare.
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Looking to get to know someone for a 2012 rideshare.

In 2012 the plan for my boyfriend (25, then) and I (24, then) is to fly to Reno, and rideshare to the playa. We are not obnoxious druggies or ravers or of the "WOOOO PARTY" variety of burners, and find it easy to get along with just about anyone. 2012 will be our 3rd year, so we're not exa...
by Turnip
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2011 Burning Man
Replies: 469
Views: 36375

Re: Top Asshats of 2011 Burning Man

RedHeaven wrote:~The asshat chick who was trying to get people to do the Wave right before Temple Burn. People just werent cooperating and she couldnt figure out why. Research much, asshat?



maybe her dead great grandfather invented The Wave.
by Turnip
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Top Asshats of 2011 Burning Man
Replies: 469
Views: 36375

Re: Top Asshats of 2011 Burning Man

I'd just like to apologize for the crazy rude bitch that went batshit insane on me when I pulled up alongside her camp and politely asked "Hey, is there room to park here and set up our camp?" And while some members or her camp politely came out and explained to us that No, there wasn't ro...
by Turnip
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2011 picture album links
Replies: 67
Views: 9321

Re: 2011 picture album links

mine isn't all that great but it means a lot to me. =)




http://photobucket.com/cheriburningman2011
by Turnip
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: post what you didn't like about 2011 here
Replies: 199
Views: 12812

Re: post what you didn't like about 2011 here

My boyfriend got his LOCKED bike stolen.



I suppose he could have thought of a more clever bike combination than 666 though. :roll:
by Turnip
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Get OFF My Lawn!
Replies: 60
Views: 6408

Re: Get OFF My Lawn!

I'd just like to apologize for the crazy rude bitch that went batshit insane on me when I pulled up alongside her camp and politely asked "Hey, is there room to park here and set up our camp?" And while some members or her camp politely came out and explained to us that No, there wasn't ro...
by Turnip
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bizarre LEO experience/observation..
Replies: 71
Views: 7272

Re: Bizarre LEO experience/observation..

The only personal encounter I had with any LEOs was when I was drinking out of a bottle of 7-Up with dark drink in it (Mmmm, reusing bottles) I took a drink, cringed because it was warm (imagine that) and spyed an LEO starring at me. My entire body jumped in surprise, and I starred back. Let me just...
by Turnip
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Preponderance of Darktards
Replies: 65
Views: 6349

Re: Preponderance of Darktards

My camp mates shared an amazing story about a darkwad this year. Apparently he was laying spread eagle, just out in the middle of open playa starring emptily up into space, presumably tripping his ass off and completely unlit. When the group of them encountered him, they tried to rouse him and assu...
by Turnip
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possible?
Replies: 148
Views: 12565

Re: Temple Burn -- one hour of silence and reverence possibl

The temple is whatever you make of it.


The significance exists in my mind, and people with different opinions than mine, or a different way of expressing themselves, won't change how I feel.
by Turnip
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Preponderance of Darktards
Replies: 65
Views: 6349

Re: Preponderance of Darktards

My camp mates shared an amazing story about a darkwad this year. Apparently he was laying spread eagle, just out in the middle of open playa starring emptily up into space, presumably tripping his ass off and completely unlit. When the group of them encountered him, they tried to rouse him and assur...
by Turnip
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2011 Eplaya Meet & Greet
Replies: 28
Views: 2557

Re: 2011 Eplaya Meet & Greet

Was gonna go, but my food I was planning on sharing was munched by my camp mates before and I would have felt dumb showing up without any yummiest. :(
by Turnip
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 4224

Re: Exodus 2011

Left our camp a little after 11pm after the temple, rode up the 645 spoke and hit traffic before we even got on the outer rim. Was about 4 hours to pavement. Lots of assholes baha-ing their asses up the side lanes, causing the dust to kick up terrible. Then attempting to merge up at the head of the ...
by Turnip
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarp Vs Wind
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Re: Tarp Vs Wind

We're doing something similar this year, only miles more simpler. We drilled holes directly into the top of our Bus/van's extended top, aligning with the grommets of our extra long tarp where we're going to pound the other in directly into the ground using about 3 times as many stakes as necessary. ...
by Turnip
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Secure Glass to Geodesic Dome
Replies: 17
Views: 3561

Re: Secure Glass to Geodesic Dome

That just sounds dangerous.


You can take every necessary measure to be sure the glass is secured, but that doesn't mean your neighbors' tent won't come flying outta nowhere and shatter the glass.
by Turnip
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Cell Phone coverage
Replies: 99
Views: 8720

Re: Cell Phone coverage

Someone feels like they've got something to prove.
by Turnip
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: My LED fur coat
Replies: 11
Views: 4179

Re: My LED fur coat

Sexy.

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