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by paillette
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 18997

Xana wrote: My husband and I make our number one priority in life to travel and experience things that could change our world view...we have been all over Europe and the US on numerous trips and always have met interesting people who gave us insight to the local culture or contributed to the experie...
by paillette
Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 18997

Rico, your story is pretty heartbreaking. I didn't have the first-time experience I had hoped for, but if I were to decide never to go to BM again then I haven't really lost something, as you have. To have a long-term emotional investment in this community, and then feel that the connection is broke...
by paillette
Thu Sep 16, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bringing newbies into the fold... an idea.
Replies: 54
Views: 11324

Rob the Wop: Brilliant Idea! Geekster: Great development of it -- I love every detail of your proposal! As a somewhat disappointed first timer this year, I think an event like this -- an initiation ceremony complete with pomp, circumstance, and hugs -- would have gone a long way toward making my exp...
by paillette
Thu Sep 16, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpacker
Replies: 185
Views: 58912

Reminds me of that scene in Annie Hall, with a split screen showing two halves of a couple each talking to their therapists: Her therapist: How about your sex life? She: We do it CONSTANTLY -- three, four times a week! His therapist: Do you still have sex often? He: Our sex life is awful -- three, f...
by paillette
Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 18997

Here's some information from the "springbreakers" thread that seems relevant to the "Is this person fuckable or not" element I encountered: Blame it on E! Not that E... but E for "Entertainment Television"..... I think those extra 5,000 or so tickets sold can be in part attributed to BM's appearance...
by paillette
Tue Sep 14, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpacker
Replies: 185
Views: 58912

M Joe, I think the story is not just about Gabriel and Gretta's marriage, but about the profound sense of loss we all must deal with, and move on from. There is a lot of tenderness, love, and lust in the story, but ultimately it's about loss, in the form of the missed connection between the couple (...
by paillette
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 18997

Hello all, and thank you kindly for your feedback. I guess I need to gear up for a little more extroversion and "seeking of the tribe" mentality next time around. But you have convinced me that there are lots of people at BM whom I'd love meeting and hanging out with --- and that's really what I wan...
by paillette
Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 18997

Glad not to have to have a vehicular homicide thread, AntiM. Your tales of SUV-chastising and of pendant-distribution are truly lovely. Glad Genius was there, for you and for all our sakes.
by paillette
Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 18997

M-files: I'm totally cool with people looking to get laid -- part of my expectations was to meet many such people, in fact. What I'm not cool with, and what I didn't expect, was the large number of people who ONLY want to get laid, who regard all non-fuckables as a waste of their precious time. I we...
by paillette
Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 18997

Thank you all for your generosity in helping me think through some of these things. I'm still trying to make sense of BM and your comments are helping me. To Ivy, who suggested that BM can be life-changing in small ways: One thing I certainly think was great about BM is that I'm still turning it ove...
by paillette
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpacker
Replies: 185
Views: 58912

Here's one possible retelling of the story from her point of view. "I met this really cool guy in center camp --- I dunno, I just felt this incredible connection. Went back and hung out at his RV -- we just felt so comfortable in each other's presence. Then, after I was totally smitten, I find out t...
by paillette
Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 18997

Lydia, I really appreciated your Q & A column on eplaya, and I thank you for your thoughtful post. But in response, I have to ask, is it possible to plan a trip like this without any expectations? Why would anyone spend several weeks planning to drive hundreds of miles to camp in an extremely desola...
by paillette
Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 18997

Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment

Perhaps someone out there can help me. I was one of the "newbies" out there this year, and I was disappointed in BM. I very much wanted to love BM... in fact I still do, which is why I am turning to all of you for help. Please, please help me believe that BM can be what I thought it was. I can hear ...
by paillette
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Golden Cafe Census
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

Good crowd, interesting and talented musicians, a nice "neighborhood bar" feel.

I loved the chainsaw margies.
by paillette
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: cameras and creepy men
Replies: 83
Views: 17246

But overall, amazingly, I'd say that Burning Man contains a level of fuckwits that's on par with general society, if not more per capita, because... "Hey, it's Burning Man. I can do whatever I want." In a nutshell, this was my dominant impression of my first --- likely only --- year at Burning Man....
by paillette
Mon Aug 16, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newlywed - going without my husband?
Replies: 10
Views: 3531

Sweetheart, take it from an old married lady (15 years + 8 years of shackin’ up before that): you each need to have a life. The point of a marriage is to keep exciting each other — and that doesn’t happen if you’re joined at the hip 24/7. It’s a partnership, not a mind-meld — and you can only be an ...

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