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by ohCarie
Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: 2016 Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 7179

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2016

Thanks Doc, you selfless beast, you! :D
by ohCarie
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone hit the playa while on chemo?
Replies: 24
Views: 1202

Re: Anyone hit the playa while on chemo?

You guys are silly. But I am kinda shocked that there are so few of us in this special club of BUIC, Burners Under the Influence of Chemo. With your bad habits and low standards and all.. I must be a certain kind of special. :shock:
by ohCarie
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone hit the playa while on chemo?
Replies: 24
Views: 1202

Re: Anyone hit the playa while on chemo?

Aww, thanks GreyCoyote. I am only a student of the great Maya Angelou who said, “I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."

(Although my non-burner friends may not agree, as my incessant talking about TTITD I think can be quite painful. :roll: )
by ohCarie
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone hit the playa while on chemo?
Replies: 24
Views: 1202

Anyone hit the playa while on chemo?

Hey all, I searched and didn't find much from firsthand burners going to the playa while being treated with chemotherapy. I will be on my third cycle of four during TTITD. So far it's been manageable, no port, so no opening to keep clean. I'm in good health otherwise and have been preparing for my 5...
by ohCarie
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: bladder contol on the playa
Replies: 23
Views: 1455

Re: bladder contol on the playa

Like Doc said, stop worrying. I have the same problem in the default world, once I start it's off to the potty every 30 minutes. But somehow the magical universe that is the playa, and dry dry desert, you pee way less. It's shocking! You'll be pleasantly surprised I bet.
by ohCarie
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: How to attach a battery pack to clothes without a pocket?
Replies: 8
Views: 1726

Re: How to attach a battery pack to clothes without a pocket

I'll be watching this thread for ideas as well, as I have been sewing a pocket or in the case of scarves, putting a sock around it and then rubber banding it to the end, then I have to add a beanie baby to the other end as a counter balance. I found some LED strings that have tiny button battery pac...
by ohCarie
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 5834

Re: Exodus 2013 - How was it?

Here's the report about the accident near Truckee, by the way.
http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/7984108-113/francisco-musayelyants-san-suffered
by ohCarie
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2013
Replies: 157
Views: 5834

Re: The Gate Access Radio broadcast did more harm than good.

Our strategy was to pack on Sunday and listen to the radio for an opportune time to leave. Our plan failed due to inaccurate and not updated radio information. I completely agree. We were planning on following BMIR and GAR's suggestions on when to leave, but then realized they were useless. GAR sim...
by ohCarie
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 112683

Re: One Item for BM a Day

OMG Ratty, I am so in awe of how you could just whip up that amazing beany baby scarf for a stranger. You are a rock star! I would add lights to it, but that's my addiction. (You should have seen a friend's face when I showed her my bin of led string lights & el wires organized by color and type...
by ohCarie
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 112683

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Organized my LED light strings and was a little horrified to find just how *many* I had accumulated. Yowza. My excuse is that they are so cheaply made that i need backups. To offset my carbon footprint I did hit a thrift store and got some cool duds. That counts, right?
by ohCarie
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 688
Views: 72030

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

Good eye TG. I heart Pandora. :lol:
by ohCarie
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 112683

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Got a proper thermos: well-insulated, wide mouth, grip, narrow enough for bike cup holder. The plan is for the ice to stay in there and carry a sealed container for refills. Much better than the crappy clear, barely insulated novelty cups I've used the past 3 years. At least that's the plan. Also go...
by ohCarie
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 688
Views: 72030

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

Ratty--this thread has made my whole Burn! I have the week off and was feeling uninspired until I read this and started rummaging through my donate pile and voila! I now have all kinds of outfits. I took this crazy princess tutu/bustle thing that was way too tight and cut it, attached it to an under...
by ohCarie
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 112683

Re: One Item for BM a Day

My aluminet arrived in the mail. Woohoo! I've wanted it for soooo long and finally got it. Great deal too, $190 for 70% 20x25. It's huge! I hung it up as curtains and love the cool room with a perfect view of outside. Why don't people make aluminet curtains? I looked and nada. Possible idea for you ...
by ohCarie
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 112683

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Geospyder, you would like this deal I got for a battery powered 80 led light string for $1.99! http://www.ebay.com/soc/itm/160903214059 Usually they are not that cheap...and I actually think it's a mistake. :shock:
by ohCarie
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What I learned at Burning Man was:
Replies: 55
Views: 6075

Re: What I learned at Burning Man was:

It takes my body a few days to acclimate to the weather. I get the WORST chapped lips the first 3 days, then POOF they're fine. Same with my bladder, I pee normally after a few days and am less thirsty. I am STARVING out there. I think it's all the exercise I'm not used to getting. :P It's better to...
by ohCarie
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What foods are best for the playa????
Replies: 104
Views: 31622

Re: What foods are best for the playa????

Yeah, ditto about the protein. I found that dipping club crackers into a dip of tuna, olive oil mayo, and sweet pickle relish was a go-to daily. I also made a carb-free cheesecake/pudding one year, cream cheese & lemon sugarfree jello. It really hit the spot even though I wasn't dieting. It's ta...
by ohCarie
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Bike Shorts, Body Image, Thigh Chafe, and Self-Acceptance
Replies: 97
Views: 16428

Re: Bike Shorts, Body Image, Thigh Chafe, and Self-Acceptanc

For those who still want to wear shorts, Costco has these cute skorts for $10. They look like a skirt but have shorts underneath for inner thigh protection. I love the pair I got and am going back for other colors.
by ohCarie
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012
Replies: 482
Views: 41515

Re: Alright, let's hear the best and worst from 2012

BEST The people of Barbie Death Camp--man, they blew me away! Real class act. After feeling bummed for hating everything I brought and feeling boring compared to everyone else, a guy literally jumped off his bike to run over to me to say "corset girl, you're doing it right!" That really ma...
by ohCarie
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Punk'd on Burn nite
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

Re: Punk'd on Burn nite

The call...it's coming from inside the house! :twisted:
by ohCarie
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Punk'd on Burn nite
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

Re: Punk'd on Burn nite

I love it! Wish we had gotten a picture of it. :lol: very clever.
by ohCarie
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: AMBER Alert abuse
Replies: 183
Views: 17337

Re: AMBER Alert abuse

Yes, it seems clear that the criteria for an Amber alert was not met. No abduction and no description of suspect was verified. This is annoying and undermines the system. Something like a Code Adam protocol may have been better. People can exit, but only after basic inspection (make sure a 15 yo gir...
by ohCarie
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Animals on playa this year
Replies: 98
Views: 16824

Re: Animals on playa this year

Yes! On Saturday before opening I heard on BMIR that someone had lost their cat and they were asking people to keep an eye out. I was worried about my sickly cat at home, but could not conceive of bringing him to burning man! Later that night, we were cruising around on our art car and I noticed a b...
by ohCarie
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: **ANXIETY**
Replies: 135
Views: 13358

Re: **ANXIETY**

I too am agonizing over all I still need to do, hoping my ailing cat will be ok, if my mom will take care of my precious pit bull to my standards, if the mandevilla will get watered, not to mention we are going for days longer than we have ever been and the weather is supposed to be murderous. All t...
by ohCarie
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Keen Newport Open Shoes okay for Playa?!?
Replies: 39
Views: 5532

Re: Keen Newport Open Shoes okay for Playa?!?

I agree with most of these posts, especially about bringing spare shoes because YOU NEVER KNOW what's going to float your boat. I brought solid shoes to keep my feet playa-free my first year, but ended up wearing these really basic flip flops the whole time. Oh and these fleece booties too. NIght ti...
by ohCarie
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Bike Shorts, Body Image, Thigh Chafe, and Self-Acceptance
Replies: 97
Views: 16428

Re: Bike Shorts, Body Image, Thigh Chafe, and Self-Acceptanc

YES--I have been having the same issue! After gaining about 10lbs (apparently the straw that broke the camel's back) I've noticed what is apparently affectionately called chub rub. It only happens in the summer and only when I wear skirts or go bare. I've narrowed sweat down as the main culprit. Bab...
by ohCarie
Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best make & model dust mask & goggles
Replies: 25
Views: 34945

Re: Best make & model dust mask & goggles

daft wrote:Smith ski goggles with day and night lenses or the desert googles (military uses them u no where) as they fit over glasses and big silk scarf from thaisilks.com

Silk? is it because it's less porous? Oooh, that could open up a whole new world to me! What about a silk shemagh? :shock:
by ohCarie
Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Question for the women only!
Replies: 81
Views: 13684

Re: Question for the women only!

See, an IUD stops the flow of ALL humans. That's kinda the point. The other flow stopping is just a delightful bonus :)
by ohCarie
Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Question for the women only!
Replies: 81
Views: 13684

Re: Question for the women only!

Yes, sorry. The Mirena is the IUD du jour. It has the hormones and works wonderfully to all but stop the flow. Oh, and stop the flow of inconvenient microhumans too. Of all options, it's fool-proof and very few side effects. It's taken a long time to shake the stigma of the dalkon shield. A real mes...
by ohCarie
Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best make & model dust mask & goggles
Replies: 25
Views: 34945

Re: Best make & model dust mask & goggles

Great post! I also like how it narrows the focus. I too wanted to ask for further recommendations for goggles and dust masks since I wasn't satisfied with the search results. But I didn't want to be ridiculed! Thanks for going out on this limb :wink: Last couple years I used simple $1 bandannas and ...

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