That really un-easy feeling......

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That really un-easy feeling......

Post by bdeywoo » Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:50 am

In the pit of your stomach. Mine is telling me a couple of things. You forgot something important, your shade structure will fail, your car will blow up on the way to BRC, your ticket will somehow spontainiously combust just minutes from a greeter. ACK! No matter how many times i go over everything it just stays there, 1 week 0hours 12 minutes and 37 seconds cant come quick enough.

C-ya'll @ home!

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Post by montana wildhack » Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:54 am

now now....you have remembered all the things that you really need, your shade structure is going to be, um...good and shady, and it's all going to happen!!!

now we're breathing. now we're arriving. now we're burning!!!!!

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Post by phil » Mon Aug 22, 2005 1:49 pm

Hi, bdeywoo,

I've been there. I've forgotten key stuff a couple of times, and one year our shade structure fell down with every stiff wind, and we'd find it on the ground when we got back or have to stand there holding it if we were there when it blew.

Y'know what? Nothing was all that bad. People gave me stuff to fill in what I forgot, people offered to help with our shade (and we did it better the next year). It's Burning Man. Almost all the people who go are self-selected to be helpful, wonderful friends on the playa.

Relax. Enjoy. Repeat.

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Post by gladeye » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:10 pm

Make a checklist. Simple but effective. Start it a couple weeks ago and keep adding to it. Make categories; camping gear, food, costumes, etc.

What makes me uneasy is all this talk of rain!
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:23 pm

Rest assured.
1. The Man shall burn.
2. You shall get a sunburn.
3. You won't be able to get the dust out of your things for weeks.

Everything else is in the hands of the gods.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:24 pm

:oops:

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:24 pm

Rest assured.
1. The Man shall burn.
2. You shall get a sunburn.
3. You won't be able to get the dust out of your things for weeks.

Everything else is in the hands of the gods.

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Post by hello » Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:53 pm

like i got a umbrella that i was kinda planin on shoveling into the ground even though its really a short one... whats a good idea for shade?? Is it reasonable to bum around from spot to spot seein as ill not be at my tent all day anyways..

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Post by TheJudge » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:13 am

Just so you know, because I see it confused all the time:

The first people you meet just outside of the city are NOT greeters. They are the gate staff. The greeters are further down the road and will be much happier to see you. The gate staff is there to take your tickets, search for stowaways and send you on your merry way.
"Be at one with the dust of the earth. This is primal union." - Lao Tsu

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Post by AntiM » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:07 am

The umbrella will fold up backwards in the first wind gust.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:03 am

Parachutes are made for catching the wind.

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