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by Drawingablank
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Finding Home
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Finding Home

Welcome.
by Drawingablank
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: My second burn, my first experience
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: My second burn, my first experience

Welcome. Not everyone gets it the first time around.
by Drawingablank
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Future virgin burner 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: Future virgin burner 2017

Welcome.

I would like to second what Token said.

The burn can be a strain on even strong relationships and since you used the term convinced it would probably be a very good idea to hash this all out before you are on the playa and one (or both) of you is having a meltdown.
by Drawingablank
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4249
Views: 193444

Re: PAGE TWO

What's Google?
by Drawingablank
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: our second burn
Replies: 14
Views: 1278

Re: our second burn

I get this 100% although I doubt taking a year off will change anything. Every year is different and for lack of a better term has a different "vibe" to me. Some years I enjoy more, some less. It is hard to pin down exactly why but here are some of my thoughts on the subject. Camp - I have...
by Drawingablank
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: How was your volunteer job this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 3120

Re: How was your volunteer job this year?

As usual I enjoyed my Greeter shift immensely - I would do more but never have any voice left after one.

And of course hosting the Eplaya M&G although that is not an official volunteer shift.
by Drawingablank
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Dear Abby: I think I’m camping with a Sparkle Pony.
Replies: 54
Views: 3785

Re: Dear Abby: I think I’m camping with a Sparkle Pony.

I would love a post burn update on this thread.
by Drawingablank
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Greetings from Argentina!
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Greetings from Argentina!

Welcome.
by Drawingablank
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Camp
Replies: 20
Views: 3187

Re: 2017 Camp

After the frantic "I must join a theme camp" rush of posts pre burn this year, I must say I find your radical self reliance to be a refreshing change.

Folks this is how you do it.
by Drawingablank
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2016
Replies: 229
Views: 16691

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2016

I had a great time as usual and would like to thank everyone who helped out with furniture moving, door duties, clean up, etc... It is a team effort.
by Drawingablank
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hi Totally new.....
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Hi Totally new.....

Welcome.
by Drawingablank
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Water-based-art on Playa?
Replies: 39
Views: 4616

Re: Water-based-art on Playa?

This sounds really interesting and I assume you have made him aware of not being able to use it to promote his business. The main draw back I can see is that the combination of playa dust and water will probably gunk up the pumps, jets, plumbing, etc... I cannot think of any water installations off ...
by Drawingablank
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hopeful new burner
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Hopeful new burner

Welcome.
by Drawingablank
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: My gift? Is it allowed
Replies: 36
Views: 2343

Re: My gift? Is it allowed

Considering that many burners consider it uncouth to even ask what folks do for a living and some to even discuss the default world at a burn - I am not sure this would be well received. As someone mentioned above - there are a number of camps that offer seminar space that might be interested though...
by Drawingablank
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Advice from veteran burners please?
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Re: Advice from veteran burners please?

Use the standard Paypal purchase function - DO NOT use the Paypal gift function (transfer money to friends / family or whatever it is called) because you have zero recourse with this option. One common scam technique is to request you send it as a gift to "save them the percentage Paypal takes ...
by Drawingablank
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....
Replies: 555
Views: 29505

Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Most of my stuff has been shipped out. Need to throw some clothes in a suitcase and I'm done. Meanwhile just working on my alcohol tolerance.
by Drawingablank
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 2923

Re: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions

I agree that you need to bring a ratchet or breaker bar as a backup in case of battery failure.
by Drawingablank
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 2923

Re: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions

AK - went to edit and accidentally double posted - sorry.
by Drawingablank
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions
Replies: 39
Views: 2923

Re: Securing Shade Structure, Among Other Questions

I second that you will not be able to candy cane rebar with pvc pipe. It can be done without heat but takes a steel pipe and a way to hold it securely while bending - such as along the base of a building foundation. The 2.5 pound hammer should be fine. For my exposed rebar I simple place an inexpens...
by Drawingablank
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Playa Coolerforms
Replies: 0
Views: 484

Playa Coolerforms

Never got around to submitting to the WWW so inviting all to stop by and play with our life sized Colorforms style play set / Photo Op.

It will be on 6:30 between E and F next door to the Barbie Death Camp Wine Bistro.

coolerforms4.jpg
by Drawingablank
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2016
Replies: 229
Views: 16691

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2016

Since I am heading for the Playa soon I just wanted to give this a last minute bump. ALL Eplayans are welcome to the M&G regardless of your post count. If your post count is low and you might not be recognized by name - the password is Pineapple. It is a pot luck type event so please bring somet...
by Drawingablank
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Feathers
Replies: 33
Views: 3605

Re: Feathers

Feathers SUCK - there is no way to make them non moopy. But for some reason they are no longer banned.

That won't stop vets and those who stay to clean up from giving you a lot of shit about them though.
by Drawingablank
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 16178

Re: People Seeking Camps 2016

Great Post Nina.

Now for those who are seriously reading impaired (or exceptionally stupid) here is a must read for those looking for a camp:

viewtopic.php?f=468&t=78657&start=420#p1120290
by Drawingablank
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Arrival question-speculations welcome
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Arrival question-speculations welcome

I usually work a greeter shift Tuesday evening 8 - midnight and the traffic is normally not heavy at that time. Often during that shift we are asked to start telling people that the 9:00 side is full and to head to the 3:00 side if not in a placed camp. You can always just park the RV and set up the...
by Drawingablank
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Let's do this, people!
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Let's do this, people!

Welcome.
by Drawingablank
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Good Advice for Virgin Burners
Replies: 43
Views: 4808

Re: Good Advice for Virgin Burners

Say yes to everything that you aren't allergic to.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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