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by C.f.M.
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man
Replies: 37
Views: 8106

Re: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man

I hope you made a formal complaint to the BMORG and the Ranger council. Unfortunately Rangers are people, too. As with any population segment, there will be good and bad. In my experience (both as a Ranger and a participant) some of them build their entire identity around it, and take things WAY too...
by C.f.M.
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Feathers
Replies: 33
Views: 2456

Re: Feathers

Oops! So I won't be wearing my belly dance costume either, back it goes!! What else do people wear that is moopy, but they missed the memo? I've been listening to pod casts and looking at pics, etc. I really don't want to be a mooper in any way shape or form. Also, on female pee devices- any recomm...
by C.f.M.
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playawear Work In Progress 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2064

Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2016

And, nine pairs of shorts! http://m.imgur.com/Reo9pkD I have a little more personal stuff to do and some sewing for a friend's art car, but I am pretty much done with the big projects in time for container load on 8/6 in DC I'll take one of each in booty shorts! That fabric is all fantastic. I love...
by C.f.M.
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I Can't Find IT!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1228

Re: I Can't Find IT!!!!

I have this disease. For two weeks, at least, I've been looking for the key to my bike lock. I KNOW I've seen it, I see it all the time but it's nowhere in my camping stuff, bike stuff, junk drawers....it was hanging on my fridge. Where I walk by it multiple times a day.
by C.f.M.
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Feathers
Replies: 33
Views: 2456

Re: Feathers

Thank you for not bringing feathers!! My other HUGE pet peeve is those GD f'ing "belly dance" scarves. Yeah, we get it, you're so cute, look at your butt, and thanks for making more work for people who care. I'll collect the coins by the handful, and hand them back to the people wearing th...
by C.f.M.
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Get BONED!
Replies: 43
Views: 3078

Re: Get BONED!

Dear god thank you for doing all of that to offer us a respite from DJ city.

If I get a ride I will try to talk you into going to VBC. That's where I get my punk/rock fix!
by C.f.M.
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: keeping pores clear?
Replies: 17
Views: 1931

Re: keeping pores clear?

I'm a freak about washing my face at burns because it will break out, if I don't - especially with the sunscreen. I don't moisturize, everything breaks me out. Plus hormones. Neck down, whatever, but if I break out my self-esteem plummets and I feel uncomfortable. So here's what works for me: I've f...
by C.f.M.
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anxiety and Depression - should I go?
Replies: 29
Views: 1840

Re: Anxiety and Depression - should I go?

Odds are fair you will experience the lowest you didn't know you could go to, and the highest that will make you cry relief because you forgot what joy feels like. I have a saying, "a bad day at Burning Man is better than a good day in the real world." If you know that you'll be able to ta...
by C.f.M.
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: What items do you carry when walking the Playa?
Replies: 233
Views: 10997

Re: What items do you carry when walking the Playa?

This year I have a water bottle thingie on my bike, so I'll always have a bottle of water. Nice, warm, plasticy water...and I'm going to have carabiners attached to my bike to hold stuff so it doesn't go bouncing out...forgot I also try to carry safety pins and a small notebook for messages, notes, ...
by C.f.M.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa Hair: Tips, tricks, and general accouterments
Replies: 59
Views: 6995

Re: Playa Hair: Tips, tricks, and general accouterments

I love dry shampoo for burns, this is the brand I've been using. The big trick is to make sure you brush it through, so it can absorb the oil. And not to use too much, because it can build up like dandruff. I tried the spray kind, for brunettes, and did not like it at all. After a particularly diffi...
by C.f.M.
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2016
Replies: 229
Views: 15321

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2016

FIGJAM wrote:I think everybody at the M&G blacks out at about 10PM!!!



Enough of that corn shine and I'll be lit...
by C.f.M.
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Good Advice for Virgin Burners
Replies: 42
Views: 3825

Re: Good Advice for Virgin Burners

"Good Advice for Virgin Burners" threads are really not about you Virginal Burners. Its all about us jaded veterans trying to feel relevant again. OK, now someone please say something profound. The best tip for us is to spend a day with a n00b. They get real excited about dumb shit you do...
by C.f.M.
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Metalhead Burners Unite 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: Metalhead Burners Unite 2016

anyone remember camp carp with their black Sabbath sunday and pancake breakfast.?. you could sit back and watch the city slowly file out to exodus while listening to death metal, (at ear bleeding volume), and eat pancakes with sugar cereal toppings. good times..... Oh my gosh, yes, I was a few bloc...
by C.f.M.
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: First timer... What to bring?
Replies: 37
Views: 3377

Re: First timer... What to bring?

Craving shit you'd never eat or drink IRL is true. I don't drink soda. One year I wanted a cold Coke SO BAD it made me crazy. I have no idea why. But I bring a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper, just in case (also goes great with booze). Oh yeah, that is sooooo good out there. I like an Orange Crush out there ...
by C.f.M.
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: First timer... What to bring?
Replies: 37
Views: 3377

Re: First timer... What to bring?

RE: fruit skins/rinds


Dry them out and burn them. You'll want some sort of mesh bag, properly secured; don't just lay them out in the sun where they'll get blown away for somebody else to deal with.
by C.f.M.
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: First timer... What to bring?
Replies: 37
Views: 3377

Re: First timer... What to bring?

Craving shit you'd never eat or drink IRL is true. I don't drink soda. One year I wanted a cold Coke SO BAD it made me crazy. I have no idea why. But I bring a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper, just in case (also goes great with booze). EmergenC isn't electrolytes. I absolutely swear by [urlhttp://www.vitalyte...
by C.f.M.
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Being on the Rag at Burning Man
Replies: 39
Views: 3364

Re: Being on the Rag at Burning Man

I'm not looking forward to the uncontrollable crying and sadness the hormones throw on me two days before it starts, and the extreme fatigue I experience the first day or two (regardless of how much sleep and rest I've had. Just tired.) Burning tampons (OB, can't vouch for other brands) and using re...
by C.f.M.
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 13700

Re: Looking for trans men and trans-masculine peeps in BRC

The Eplaya Meet and Greet i s at least one guaranteed good time, to stand around and drink beer. They somehow make it feasible for shy people who don't know anybody to show up and leave with new friends. Can't guarantee any trans folk, but definitely some queers and assholes. And the other Eplayans...
by C.f.M.
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: (Hopeful!) First timer from NYC
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: (Hopeful!) First timer from NYC

I've gone with two days' notice, you can do it. :P Here and Ebay = where you'll find a ticket (assuming you've already got word circulating amongst your friends). Good luck! Visit Feed the Artists, they're a big food camp. I do a food camp (Intergalactic House of Pancakes) at one of my regionals, an...
by C.f.M.
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Good Advice for Virgin Burners
Replies: 42
Views: 3825

Re: Good Advice for Virgin Burners

Pace yourself. Get some sleep. Go to sleep at 10 PM one night and sleep until dawn. Take care of your body so you don't burn out too early. This is one of the top tips I give my friends: take a day off. Pick a day and hang out at camp, put your feet up, let the burn come to you. Hang out with your ...
by C.f.M.
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hoop tape to decorate your bike?
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Hoop tape to decorate your bike?

Hoop tape works. Definitely put some lights on it. I hate blinky shit but I'll put some lights on my bike.
by C.f.M.
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: What items do you carry when walking the Playa?
Replies: 233
Views: 10997

Re: What items do you carry when walking the Playa?

Heh, and that's the ideal list. Not what I actually might have on me when I go running off. :shock:
by C.f.M.
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: 2016 Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: 1 human + minimal stuff, ride/to from Atlanta area, dates flexible
Replies: 26
Views: 1106

Re: 1 human + minimal stuff, ride/to from Atlanta area, dates flexible

Will we be seeing your tiny shorts this year, Yggi? just deciding if black or gold........unless someone can find me another color. I have no fashion sense, so rely on others to make my outfit choices..... :twisted: Man this thing needs a "like" option so I don't just fill up the threads ...
by C.f.M.
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Borrow a human at the Human Library
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Borrow a human at the Human Library

I've done something similiar, "Adopt-A-," where we had a bench and a big white board so people could write in whatever. Adopt a virgin, DJ, vegan, cranky lady, BOD member, whatever. Is excellent idea and if I can figure out what my "subject" would be, I'm also in.
by C.f.M.
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 13700

Re: Looking for trans men and trans-masculine peeps in BRC

Yes. This is why the playa needs you.
by C.f.M.
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Playa Names
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Playa Names

cuz she's the jam? 8)
by C.f.M.
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 13700

Re: Looking for trans men and trans-masculine peeps in BRC

New camp idea, "Queers with Beers." No, Queers with Beers and Steers, and you just hang out by a grill all day, drinking beer and cooking steak! I haven't been to Beaverton, but I watched the documentary and they were pretty inclusive along the spectrum (straight to not straight). I'll go ...
by C.f.M.
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 13700

Re: Looking for trans men and trans-masculine peeps in BRC

gaminwench wrote:Gender Blender?
Camp Beaverton?



What I came in here to say...Beaverton has a documentary about them that's pretty great. I've hung out with GB people and they are also a lot of fun, super nice and friendly.
by C.f.M.
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone have feedback on a Kodiak 10x10 ft tent?
Replies: 50
Views: 4007

Re: Anyone have feedback on a Kodiak 10x10 ft tent?

I've been in nylon tents in the wind and they were quite NOISY. Are the canvas tents much (any ?) quieter ? Also, regarding tying the poles to a T-post or staking them down.....does that ruin the "wind dynamics" of the tent being able to bounce/sway with the wind ? Krly In my experience t...
by C.f.M.
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2016
Replies: 229
Views: 15321

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2016

If you want to go ahead and let me know where the dolmas will be, I can take care of them for you. 8)

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