Dealing With Pre-Burning Man Depression

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Dealing With Pre-Burning Man Depression

Post by flatlander13 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:37 pm

Do any of you guys get Pre-Burning Man Depression? If so how do you deal with it?

Right now I am busy getting ready for the burn…..making necklaces, making the list and checking it twice…..but I have fallen into the Pre-Burn blues…….I want to sleep…..I don’t want to be at work for a single second……I can’t stand to be around most people……any ideas?

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:49 pm

I wouldn't blame it on Burningman.

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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:52 pm

Image
-AJ )'(

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Post by Generic Anonymity » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:37 pm

Is it sort of a - why can't I be there now?! - feeling?
Nobody can wait to get out there, especially once you've got everything you need together and little else to distract you from the fact that only 30-some days are between you and that crazy desert.

But I wouldn't place it as a depressed feeling for myself. I'm excited. I put a countdown on my computer and look at it all the time. I double-check my packing list to be sure I have what I need. Then I talk to other people and make sure they have what they need.

Ooh! Do you have any burner friends around you? Maybe you would benefit from having a pre-burn party. Bring some of your gifts and costumes to show them off and inspire each other. Then at the end you can burn something, preferably made of wood.

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Re: Dealing With Pre-Burning Man Depression

Post by ibdave » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:23 pm

flatlander13 wrote:Do any of you guys get Pre-Burning Man Depression? If so how do you deal with it?

Right now I am busy getting ready for the burn…..making necklaces, making the list and checking it twice…..but I have fallen into the Pre-Burn blues…….I want to sleep…..I don’t want to be at work for a single second……I can’t stand to be around most people……any ideas?
Campmate, just do what I do.. Double up on the meds.... :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Post by Absolut Jeenyus » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:25 pm

Its that pre-burn anxiety...
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Post by Elorrum » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:34 pm

I sort of want the getting ready time to last a little bit longer. Now the project parts have come in the mail, and I still have design issues. I bought a board for a t-amp from China and it needs all the connecting jacks, a battery and charger, for the ultimate playa boombox. something like parts express' podzuma
http://www.parts-express.com/projectsho ... usion.html

but I want to use an ammo can. I should have started making things earlier. But my default is that I have everything I brought last year that worked FINE! I am experiencing and fighting Burning Man accumulation.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:10 pm

I used to make tea with cooking sage.

Now I just whistle a happy little tune!

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Post by Playa Tom » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:43 pm

Here is a happy thought for you:
In only 42 the whole thing will be over and you will have to go back to your fucked up life for another 51 weeks.

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Post by ibdave » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:54 pm

Playa Tom wrote:Here is a happy thought for you:
In only 42 the whole thing will be over and you will have to go back to your fucked up life for another 51 weeks.
Flatlander skips a year.. so for him it's 103 weeks... :shock: :shock: :?

I hope I did the math right...
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Post by Oldguy » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:07 pm

Yes, in 43 days I'll be back home cleaning my stuff, paying my bills, and planning on how to make 2010 better.
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Post by princesspisces » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:32 pm

Just be happy with the fact that you are lucky enough to go this year! Then again, next year will be better anyway.
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Post by thisisthatwhichis » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:44 pm

(((((((Princesspisces))))))))))))).... Lordy, We'll miss you too............. :cry:
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Post by princesspisces » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:50 pm

Thanks ((((((((((titwi))))))))))

I am going to miss everyone so much this year!!!

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Post by flatlander13 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:54 am

I haven’t been to the burn since 2006……was going last year, but changed jobs and didn’t go……….

This year I:

Got laid off from my job at the end of April
Had my job extended to the end of May
End of May they extended my job to the end of June
End of June they extended my job to the end of July
End of July (NOW) they extended my job to 15th of August
Now they say they might make me a real employee again
Only the 2 Directors who want me to stay…..hate each other
They can’t seem to figure out what to do……..WTF

At least all involved at my job know that I’m leaving on vacation on August 25 and won’t be back until September 13….job or no.

It was 93° in Seattle yesterday…….everyone is complaining………me, I’m just thinking of the burn and how fun the heat is……….

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Post by Token » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:26 am

I ain't no shrink an' this ain't no medical advice, but sounds to me that your symptoms of depression might be tied to your job situation more than the Playa.

Just putting it out there.

Might be a good time to take care of this medical stuff if'n you have medical inurance through your employer.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:41 am

Who needs a damn job? You'll make more money panhandling.

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Post by Token » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:56 am

Was that you in front of Printers Inc on Castro withe the greasy Big Gulp cup and ripped up poncho?

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Post by Homiesinheaven » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:19 am

flatlander13, i hear what you're saying. i get down mostly because people in my camp are so slow to help out and it takes so much preparation that doing it alone gets frustrating.

but dont worry we're almost there!

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Post by flatlander13 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:26 am

Thanks for the encouragement……….I like the panhandling idea………..

And yes……..If I left today for the burn it couldn’t come soon enough.

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Re: Dealing With Pre-Burning Man Depression

Post by trevkong » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:14 pm

[quote="flatlander13"]Do any of you guys get Pre-Burning Man Depression? If so how do you deal with it?

Right now I am busy getting ready for the burn…..making necklaces, making the list and checking it twice…..but I have fallen into the Pre-Burn blues…….I want to sleep…..I don’t want to be at work for a single second……I can’t stand to be around most people……any ideas?[/quote]


A lot of people get the last week of school ants in their pants. But unless you live in the middle of nowhere, theres regional stuff all the time. Here in utah its every few weeks. Otherwise maybe get checked out for bi-polar disorder, you may just be cycling manic/depressive phases.
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Post by ibdave » Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:57 pm

Homiesinheaven wrote:flatlander13, i hear what you're saying. i get down mostly because people in my camp are so slow to help out and it takes so much preparation that doing it alone gets frustrating.

but dont worry we're almost there!
Homie, Major RED FLAG.. Major issues your going to have..Time to sit down with all in your camp and have the "TALK".. Best to talk now about the work load expected on the Playa now before it falls apart the 2nd day out....manOman it happens all the time.. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Post by Homiesinheaven » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:54 pm

thanks ibdave. it's all good, half of us have been before so they know what to expect. people are just slow to respond to emails and help out with the preparation. i 'll get a fire under their asses soon enough!

:)

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Re: Dealing With Pre-Burning Man Depression

Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:00 pm

flatlander13 wrote:Do any of you guys get Pre-Burning Man Depression? If so how do you deal with it?

Right now I am busy getting ready for the burn…..making necklaces, making the list and checking it twice…..but I have fallen into the Pre-Burn blues…….I want to sleep…..I don’t want to be at work for a single second……I can’t stand to be around most people……any ideas?
Who in the hell has the time for being depressed right now ?
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Post by **burn** » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:10 pm

Countdown to the Burn

3369107 seconds

That's 1 month,
7 days,
23 hours,
51 minutes and
47 seconds until the Man burns!

:shock:
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Post by geminiRanger » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:32 am

i think this thread is silly.

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Post by flatlander13 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:39 pm

Yo Ranger......what's wrong with silly.......see I feel all better.

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Post by DVD Burner » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:49 pm

hey flatlander, I'm actually surprised to see this thread here. Usually it's post burn depression that gets most folk. :lol:

Go and have a good time job or not. you'll feel better in the end. (no pun intended)
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Post by bs bob » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:11 pm

i an suffering from pre burn insomnia/anxiety!!!!it makes me giddy though-the depression comes when i see 365 days till the next burn=(

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Re: Dealing With Pre-Burning Man Depression

Post by Lens » Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:06 pm

[quote="flatlander13"]but I have fallen into the Pre-Burn blues…….I want to sleep…..I don’t want to be at work for a single second……I can’t stand to be around most people……any ideas?[/quote]

You've got BMitis. It's like Senioritis (if you remember back to High School). Inability to focus. Desire to get away. You can almost taste it.

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