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by butterscotch
Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Dicky Box - "The Release" & Meanderings
Replies: 34
Views: 30793

Note: There is a 9/12 update at the Dicky Box website~ http://www.thedickybox.com/thedickyboxupdates.html Hmm... personal feelings about the Dicky Box. The Dicky Box brought up some normal feelings of jelousy... Dicky got LOTS of attention... it would be very nice to be the center of attention somet...
by butterscotch
Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Dicky Box - "The Release" & Meanderings
Replies: 34
Views: 30793

Dicky Box - "The Release" & Meanderings

I was there about 15 minutes before Dicky was released at Midnight on Sunday. To set the stage: By that time the little piece of metal mesh that covered his "talking hole" was gone. There was maybe a good one-hundred-plus people surrounding his enclosure. Dicky paced to-and-fro in the center. He see...
by butterscotch
Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Dining at Burning Man
Replies: 193
Views: 46780

Great tips all! There was some good feedback on food from last year: http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=6352&highlight= "Recovery from 2004. Planning for 2005." Started talking about food about 12 messages down and didn't look back.... Two extras... My friend and I ended up bringing and en...
by butterscotch
Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

I might have to file this one under "National Lampoon's"... My friend and I had made it though bumper-to-bumper leaving Burning Man 2004 Traffic on Sunday (which turned into a "Fun in the Sun" fiesta sharing your leftover food and limbo under "Do Not Enter" tape until things cleared...)... and went ...
by butterscotch
Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

Great... Now I have the "Laaaand of the Loooosst" words and theme music bouncing around in my head. Heh. Anyone have any good "I got lost and then..." stories at Burning Man? I was trying to think of one of my own... but most of them involve going in circles OUTSIDE of Black Rock... Seems I acquire ...
by butterscotch
Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Fighting the Rain, Wind, and Sun on the Playa - Gustbuster?
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

I decided to take the plunge and purchase a Gustbuster Sunblock umbrella... Searched around for a bit... Ebay has Gustbusters but rarely the Sunblock models... Amazon only has one type (and mispelled "Sunblok")... So I bought mine from Innovagolf's website: http://www.innovagolf.com/ouumshumsunp.htm...
by butterscotch
Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

Thanks Gawul! Just picked up a set of "{ 12 SETS } LARGE SOLAR GARDEN LIGHTS LANDSCAPE LIGHT" from Ebay from Seller esolarlight (Seems to sell quite a bit of them) for less than $50. ($20 win + $25 shipping/handling). There are quite a few sellers for solar lights. I'll let everyone know how well th...
by butterscotch
Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Fighting the Rain, Wind, and Sun on the Playa - Gustbuster?
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Fighting the Rain, Wind, and Sun on the Playa - Gustbuster?

Dear fellow burners, Does anyone have any experience using the Gustbuster or Gustbuster Sunblock umbrellas on the playa OR umbrellas like them? http://gustbuster.com/ http://gustbuster.com/sunbuster.html I've had my eye on them since reading about them on a flight to Southern California... (one of t...
by butterscotch
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

Hmm... still plugging around for solar lights... Cheap? http://www.overstock.com For example: http://www.overstock.com/cgi-bin/d2.cgi?page=proframe&prod_id=849139 Grandview Solar Lights... pack of 4... $29.99 (list $59.99) ... no tax... plus they have a $1 shipping special going on... Or? http://www...
by butterscotch
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

great tips! one thing that worked well for us the past couple years was to get some inexpensive solar lights. while they arent bright enough for using as camp lights, we set them in front of our camp, so when walking home at night, we could easily see them there, and knew we were home. Great idea G...
by butterscotch
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

P.S. Like Badger said... the North Star goes under the name "Polaris"

which can be found at the site under:
http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/catalog ... stars.html

Hmm... now to convert this info and the entire site to a working printable Burning Man Star Map...

~Aimless
by butterscotch
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

Heh.. thanks again Badger! This knucklehead :wink: decided to do a bit of Googlin... www.google.com Using the Keywords: night sky "your location" The 1st site was this lovely one: Your Sky - http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/ Quick quote: "You can produce maps in the forms described below for any time...
by butterscotch
Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

Thanks Bay Bridge Sue! Looks like when I return from Burning Man (back to hot weather in California... bare flesh... t-shirts, swimsuits and all...)... people will either know where I've been... or will ask... for a couple of weeks at least... :D Hmm... wonder if anyone will imprint the location for...
by butterscotch
Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

Thanks Badger!

Know any websites that will show you what the night sky will be like (constellations and all) at Burning man?

I'd forgotten how beautiful the skies could be... and would love to quickly identify the North Star.

Thanks again!

~Aimless
by butterscotch
Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier
Replies: 45
Views: 11929

Tips - Getting Back to Your Camp Easier

Dear fellow burners and virgin-burners, "Erm... where is our camp again?" "I could have sworn it was down here somewhere" "Hmm... okay... this way?" To help avoid lots of extra trudging around trying to find your camp*... Here's some tips (Please add your own!): -Place something colorful/distinctive...
by butterscotch
Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Problem of Vanishing Street Signs after the Man Burns - WTD?
Replies: 101
Views: 30646

Heh. Hear you simjoel. I think I will bring along cardboard + sharpies as previously suggested and post up a few handmade signs of my own on the surrounding streets. I'm more concerned about friends who not only are "sense of direction" deprived but were also drunk/dehydrated/etc. I'd just like newb...
by butterscotch
Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: pissing on the playa...
Replies: 69
Views: 23529

<Tabula Rasa Mistress~ those square crystal geiser gallon bottles make awesome potties in the middle of the night... the hole is large for those of male persuasion, and the pee funnel fit great...> Agree whole-heartedly with you. They sold for 99 cents on special at Walgreens in Reno and we stocked ...
by butterscotch
Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Anyone besides me get roofied?
Replies: 25
Views: 6938

Well this subject spooks the hell out of me.

I understand now why Rangers don't accept food or drink on duty.

& why having friends who look out for you is always a good thing.

Thanks for opening my eyes.

Sincerely,
~Aimless
by butterscotch
Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recovery from 2004. Planning for 2005.
Replies: 28
Views: 6916

Hmm.. in Regards to Travel Time for 2005: My friend had to return to work on Tuesday at 8 AM after arriving home at 4 AM Tuesday morning. When he finally got to bed Tuesday nite he had been up for about 38 hours (not recommended)... I'm still impressed he made it back safely from work. Tip: Attempt ...
by butterscotch
Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recovery from 2004. Planning for 2005.
Replies: 28
Views: 6916

bartolah (THANKS Bartolah!) clued me in to this topic which has some Great advice on re-adjusting to the "real world"

Subject: adjusting to the real world - helpful hints from old timers?

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=6286

~Aimless
by butterscotch
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Problem of Vanishing Street Signs after the Man Burns - WTD?
Replies: 101
Views: 30646

<Kilba ~ Before BM I had been told that the signs would be missing, though I was never told that they were stolen. I was under the impression that after the Man burned (or perhaps the temple) that the signs were deliberately removed. The symbolism behind it is (allegedly) that we no longer have indi...
by butterscotch
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:49 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Bike Problems/Issues around the Burns (Man/Temple)
Replies: 9
Views: 2837

Hmm... Anyone know what kind of device you would use to burn your name into the metal of your playa bike? I wonder if that would help. (Or if I should buy one and make it freely available just upon entry and before it actually gets used)...

Sincerely,
~Aimless
by butterscotch
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Problem of Vanishing Street Signs after the Man Burns - WTD?
Replies: 101
Views: 30646

Great ideas and comments all. Hmm... Some of us (that includes me) - Usually have poor directional sense. I felt on Sunday and Monday most of the people I asked for directons were as confused as I was. (e.g. Well you just need to walk toward... erm... no... that doesn't seem to be there anymore... h...
by butterscotch
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:32 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Observations from a newbie (long, rambling)
Replies: 7
Views: 2352

Tip: Return to your camp by a different path each time (e.g. I've walked down 5 c'clock to get to camp... let's try 5:30...). You'd be surprised by the random events "just around the next corner" or finding the camps filled with good folk that regularly dispensed alcohol, food, and other pleasantrie...
by butterscotch
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recovery from 2004. Planning for 2005.
Replies: 28
Views: 6916

Foodwise... Let's see... Non-cooler: Some of the Ready to eat mediterranean packages (Tasty Bites & the like) that you could eat cold or hot. Blue corn chips Granola & all sorts of nuts Containers of off the shelf Soy milk (the ones that need refrigeration only AFTER opening - but most of the time I...
by butterscotch
Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Problem of Vanishing Street Signs after the Man Burns - WTD?
Replies: 101
Views: 30646

Problem of Vanishing Street Signs after the Man Burns - WTD?

After the man fell... it was disorientating... Problem: Having Most of the Street signs stolen (souvenirs?) right after the Man fell made it even more so. <Tired + Ecstatic + Possibly drunk/other = Death to directional abilities> Our groups had a heck of a time turning down the right streets/finding...
by butterscotch
Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recovery from 2004. Planning for 2005.
Replies: 28
Views: 6916

Heh. Thankfully I'm recovering nicely from the burn Unjon and looking foward to next year. Just curious what tips/suggestions people have for burn recovery/time between burns/planning for the next burn. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Anything in specific work for you? Thanks! Sincerely, Aimless
by butterscotch
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:58 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Any Decompression around the Inland Empire in So Cal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Any Decompression around the Inland Empire in So Cal?

Looking for decompression/fellow burners around the Inland Empire in Southern California (San Bernardino/Redlands/Riverside/the surrounds....)

Any info/contact would be appreciated!

Thanks!

Sincerely,
Aimless
by butterscotch
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recovery from 2004. Planning for 2005.
Replies: 28
Views: 6916

Heh. Good point Stuart. If you are/were going to BRC as well, any quiet-time tips?

I saw quite a few Penske/Rental trucks/cars out there as well. Anyone find their renting & return process especially good experience & price-wise? Tips? When to reserve?

Thanks!
~Aimless.
by butterscotch
Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: '04 Assault Witnesses?
Replies: 16
Views: 4399

Flackmaster,

Sounds like an awful experience+. Hope you are feeling better.

Anywhere I can send a get-well card/get-well gear/Anything to help with medical expenses to you?

Sincerely,
Aimless

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