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by bartolah
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 7:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 78
Views: 62598

8:00 Neighborhood Camps

Great burning with you all this year 8:00-ers. We were at, about 8:05 and J, at the Disco Snowman Inferno, you may have noticed our Snowman, discoball, tiki bar, sperm:egg run, and subtle beats laid down by MJ and Frank. Really enjoyed the 'hood, hope you all did as well. Until next year. - Navigator
by bartolah
Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Hurricane Relief
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Hurricane Relief at Burning Man

I haven't seen a definitive number, but I did come across the following quote(and astounding number!) by Mark Morford from the SF Chronicle: But here's the thing: While the circumstances and the remoteness of the event meant most Burning Man participants had little or no idea of the extent of Katrin...
by bartolah
Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Post-Burning Man Events in SF this Week(end)
Replies: 0
Views: 892

Post-Burning Man Events in SF this Week(end)

hi there,

i'm curious if anyone knows of any post burn events this week/weekend in the SF Bay Area - looking to keep the Spirit alive, meet new/old friends and swap stories/pix from the Desert...

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by bartolah
Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Dragged Kicking and Screaming...Home...join in...
Replies: 0
Views: 886

Dragged Kicking and Screaming...Home...join in...

Friends, We are home and yet, now, not home Torn from the brilliant bosom of the Playa New friends and old scattered about, to the dust Devils, Back to whence we came, Making us wonder what is home... where am I now? this alien, harsh landscape, a mirage, a figment, of that which was but is now diff...
by bartolah
Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bringing newbies into the fold... an idea.
Replies: 54
Views: 12439

Roll up them sleeves and let's get to work...

This is a good starting list. okay, so here is what would be needed to pull it off: 1. volunteers for the virgin roundup 2. clothing and crap for decoration and a place to do it. 3. a band to acompany the virgin art march 4. a place to do the art and a shipload of supplies 5. a place to display the ...
by bartolah
Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bringing newbies into the fold... an idea.
Replies: 54
Views: 12439

Rob the Wop wrote:Having town cryers walk the street yelling, "Bring out your Virgins!" will help, but the first time will be small.
Here here!
by bartolah
Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bringing newbies into the fold... an idea.
Replies: 54
Views: 12439

Hmmm indeed....

OK, I hear that and I agree - nothing you read and nothing anyone tells you will quite prepare you - you're going to be a deer in headlights...at least at first - that's part of the fun. If, by chance, all of my interactions at BM had been with other newbies, just as shell-shocked as I, not yet open...
by bartolah
Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bringing newbies into the fold... an idea.
Replies: 54
Views: 12439

Bringing newbies into the fold... an idea.

(this was posted to another discussion and it was suggested that I make it it's own topic) So, this issue about how to deal with so many newcomers and how to keep the "spirit" of burning man alive clearly touches a nerve... So...an idea... This was my first Burn and I went with a camp of other newb...
by bartolah
Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Negative Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 19291

An Idea, perhaps even a solution...

(I posted this in another forum, but I think it applies here as well - so sorry for the dup.) So, this issue about how to deal with so many newcomers and how to keep the "spirit" of burning man alive clearly touches a nerve... So...an idea... This was my first Burn and I went with a camp of other ne...
by bartolah
Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Was I wrong about BM? Newbie struggles w/ disappointment
Replies: 80
Views: 20907

An Idea...

So, this issue about how to deal with so many newcomers and how to keep the "spirit" of burning man alive clearly touches a nerve... So...an idea... This was my first Burn and I went with a camp of other newbies w/o any old-timers among us. So it was up to us to "get it," to find a way to participat...
by bartolah
Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Share your Burning Man Resolutions!
Replies: 3
Views: 1452

Share your Burning Man Resolutions!

Just 'cause there's 358 days before the next Burn doesn't have to mean that all is lost between now and then! What promises did you make for/to yourself after the Burn to carry into the real world? Any resolutions out there ? Share share share... Here's mine: To hang on, with all my mental might, to...
by bartolah
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: favorite gifts
Replies: 49
Views: 13142

an incredible gift..

Some time after the Burn(my first), while walking the Esplanade in an "elevated state" (also for the first time on a particular substance), saying hi to everyone I could and hugging most, I was given the most amazing gift... I came across a group of really sweet people walking the Esplanade and afte...
by bartolah
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: adjusting to the real world - helpful hints from old timers?
Replies: 24
Views: 7419

Saying hello to strangers...

Heeding your advice, I've been working on saying hello to, and smiling at, strangers... So, on the bus this morning I saw this girl reading a rather depressing book I'd read some time back (the best democracy money can buy), she looked up, I said hi, we started chatting and sure enough she just got ...
by bartolah
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Wow, My first Burn has Inspired me
Replies: 8
Views: 2735

It was amazing...

I like how you said that - it seems that you can, in fact, explain it... ;-) Yeah, it was my first Burn too. And, it's funny, in retrospect I didn't think I'd have anywhere near the kind of experience I had. I'd read so many posts in this forum about how so many of the newbies just observe and don't...
by bartolah
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: adjusting to the real world - helpful hints from old timers?
Replies: 24
Views: 7419

Thanks - this helps a lot...

Thanks all for your advice - it helps... The avoiding TV thang seems to be key - in fact, avoiding information in general seems to be key. I'm trying to keep a keen eye on my reactions to the real world - in particular those things that trigger stress - and I get away fast! So far, this has included...
by bartolah
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bird sighting on the Playa, anyone else see a bird
Replies: 85
Views: 19640

no birds - but a butterfly sighting

I think it was Thursday, near the Man, a beautiful butterfly flittered by - wasn't fast enough to get a pic of it...
by bartolah
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Observations from a newbie (long, rambling)
Replies: 7
Views: 2692

observations from another newbie

Wow, awesome stuff! This was also my first Burning Man, and I'm still waiting for someone to pinch me and tell me it was all a dream. I went with four other friends, all newbies, as it just so happened that all of our "old-timer" friends were taking a break this year. In retrospect this was both goo...
by bartolah
Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: photos from this year
Replies: 8
Views: 4123

great stuff - thanks for posting these!

these are some great shots - particularly the night shots - mine came out so poorly, it's fantastic to see these!

btw, do you know or has anyone seen a night shot panorama around the esplanade? it sounded really cool, but I never got around to taking it...

thanks again!
by bartolah
Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: adjusting to the real world - helpful hints from old timers?
Replies: 24
Views: 7419

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

Well crap. This is really tough. First off, being back at work after Burning Man sucks. I had no idea it would be this way! The real world is, well, lame... Here I am, back at work, day dreaming about riding through the playa, walking the esplanade with old and new friends, still basking in this ama...

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