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Post by lucky420 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:30 pm

sweet boots, so jealous now

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Post by jella » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:41 pm

thanks everyone :) I really really wanted to try them on first but gave up on finding them outside of LA so I hope they fit ok
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Post by Elorrum » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:44 pm

I came home from work, and my door mat was missing. I looked on the patio, and the mailman had used it to cover up a small package.

Yippee yippee yipee! don't you just love getting burning man stuff?!

C.f.M. is one hell of a whimsical artist. I knew she would come up with something fun and happy. I wanted to give myself a present, and I asked for an animal sort of hat... nothing more specific than that, something she found, or made, or had lying around. I wanted a "wild thangs night" hat to wear when visiting the Booby Bar. I think I just wanted something that would make me smile, and she did a fantastic job. I'll post a photo when I'm in a more goofy mood. If anybody else wants to benefit from her imagination and skill, and help a dedicated and worthy eplayan... pm her.

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Post by EmilyD » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:47 pm

Today is UGH! I'm trying to replace the worn out insulation around our popup trailer. I'm here typing instead of out there scraping the old stuff off. Okay back to work, bleah!
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Post by Sham » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:51 pm

EmilyD wrote:Today is UGH! I'm trying to replace the worn out insulation around our popup trailer. I'm here typing instead of out there scraping the old stuff off. Okay back to work, bleah!
...and you're replacing the insulation to keep the dust out? Oh EmilyD, you crack me up! :shock:

By the way, where is your other half. Tell him to get his ass out there and do some scraping!

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Post by ohCarie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:05 pm

I picked up some stretchy bright orange velvety fabric from JoAnn's and some elastic. Going to make a sarong for him and maybe some boot covers. Not sure where it'll take me!
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Post by EmilyD » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:10 pm

Shambala wrote:
EmilyD wrote:Today is UGH! I'm trying to replace the worn out insulation around our popup trailer. I'm here typing instead of out there scraping the old stuff off. Okay back to work, bleah!
...and you're replacing the insulation to keep the dust out? Oh EmilyD, you crack me up! :shock:

By the way, where is your other half. Tell him to get his ass out there and do some scraping!


NOOOO I'm replacing it because it's disintegrated. I don't expect to keep dust out (that would be dumb and obsessive) but I'm certainly not going to make it easier for it to get in, that would be dumber. Mr. D is busy earning a living for all the shit I keep buying to make us comfy at Burning Man. Don't worry I have plans for him this weekend. More trailer repairs (roof-holding bunjees are about to snap and need replacing). ;-)
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Post by Bounce530 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:23 pm

That's a sweet deal Elorrum!!
Today, I finally covered the hut with the correct tarp...Glad I tested it out here at home, have some tweeks to do..
Also, firmed up where and with who, I'll be camped with this year. Me and my buddy Ghostrider will be on the corner of 4:30 and H..(or very close to it)
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Post by shroom » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:50 am

LOVE those boots!


I bought cloth to make a furry hat. Today my friend & I are setting up our tents and shade in the yard for a test run. Also seeing how many tent stakes my lovely hubby will need to make for us. (he has rebar at work, yay!)
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Post by Fire_Moose » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:13 am

Got new pedals and a basket
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Post by kman » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:07 am

Today I paid for my share of the group food.

This afternoon I will be getting a new pair of prescription sunglasses with excellent wrap-around coverage and uber-polarization to keep my peepers happy throughout the burn.

And tomorrow, the yurt build begins.

Things are in motion!

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Post by unjonharley » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:38 am

corn starch, today..

it's baby powder without the additives

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:43 pm

Yesterday: bought two bottles of vodka. (Rutgot)
Today: bought my roll of rvtp
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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:05 pm

Yesterday: I bought a new corset as mine is mighty worn and needs some repairs that I just can't really do. It's mighty pretty. I am looking forward to it's arrival.

Today: The prettiest burlesque hat EVER

ALSO Today: tent sealer...just in case it happens to rain...my tent is in need.

ALSO ALSO Today: A new cooler...the old one was cracked and destroyed
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by archeolojust » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:55 pm

Today I realized that due to financial cut backs from my father passing soon (2-3 weeks) I have to go with the bare minimum to BM. It's my first year, and I think I really need something to look forward to right now, so I kinda stubbornly refuse to give up Burning Man. I've dealt with way too much in the past few months. Luckily, I have other camp mates who are helping out where they can.

We ordered and received tons of cheap blinkies, lights, glow for bikes, bodies and camp. Lengths of el-wire to wrap around bike from bewild that seem to work really well.

That's it this week. Here's hoping we can still go.

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Post by shroom » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:18 pm

Ordered my ticket today!
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Post by Elorrum » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:21 pm

this fits just like an aviator's cap, and is very light. Love it!!!
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Post by Bling » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:42 pm

Awwww. That is so cute! We made some repairs to our Gypsy wagon tonight--the decorative corbels on the side weren't as secure as we thought. Need to touch up the paint this weekend and paint acrylic protectant all over her.

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Post by EmilyD » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:58 pm

ADDDorAble Ellorrum!!! Did you make that?

I'll be bringing some of the cool hats my friend Joy has made me over the years. I'm definitely going to wear my singing Barbie hat to Barbie Death Camp!

Here are her hats if anyone's interested:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2 ... tos&ref=nf
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Post by much2naughty2 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:42 pm

I mounted the solar panel to the roof rack on our rig today and got our misting system put together. Yesterday made a Tutu for M2N, Red White and Blue. Took 12 yards of tulle. geez.
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Post by Ithaca » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:55 pm

i created 4 separate lists to stay organized

1: stuff that i have already, AND is already packed!
2: stuff that i have already, but still needs to be packed
3: stuff that i still need to procure
4: prices of said stuff

(doubles as a budgeting plan :)

i have also been making a very valiant effort to consume the most water i possibly can. its like exercise...
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Post by kman » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:04 pm

Another accomplishment for today's list:

This evening, I re-wired my Sony boombox to run off straight 12v DC instead of AC or D batteries. So now it can pull off the big battery (recharged via solar) like everything else does, and no need to waste juice on inverter inefficiency. :)

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Post by Elorrum » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:32 am

kman wrote:Another accomplishment for today's list:

This evening, I re-wired my Sony boombox to run off straight 12v DC instead of AC or D batteries. So now it can pull off the big battery (recharged via solar) like everything else does, and no need to waste juice on inverter inefficiency. :)
good work. re: my pink hat. I did not make it, C.f.M. did. I needed a dose of her style. I'm a reluctant costume wearer, but I can always wear a fun hat. I love the work of the joy hat club.

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Post by Dr Helix » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:42 am

Cleaned my trailer and restocked it with new sheets, pillows, towels. Took my MV out for a spin to see if there are any mechanical problems before I start repainting it. Took the gennies in for servicing. Ordered the acrylic for the art project I'm doing. How many days left? Yikes!
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Post by Bling » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:13 pm

We found my daughter a pair of Playa boots today at a garage sale, and also nabbed a sort of beige web ammo belt for my sweetie. I cut all of the pockets off of a pair of stone-colored overall shorts that I decided wouldn't work with the porta-potties, made straps for them, and popped them onto the web belt. Voila! Utility belt with great big pockets that have Velcro closures. Wheee!

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Post by EmilyD » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:46 pm

It's so exciting to hear what everyone's doing. Great tutu but whoa lots of tulle!!! That is a FABuloUS hat C.f.M.! A really smart solution/invention for the coverall pockets Bling. I finally finished my platform workboots, photos to come. Starting on our electric coats today. The only way I could get the mister's attention was to make a pact that we both turn off our computers all day.
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Post by Elorrum » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:37 pm

I like the belt with big pockets idea. I've used a shooters belt with big big pockets all around. it's like having jacket pockets without a jacket. this shows the back pocket and the sides. I've used it with a platypus bottle in the back with a drinking hose, but contents didn't stay very cool. a liter size nalgene fits in either pocket. I velcroed the pockets, and sewed patches and other ornaments on it.
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Post by Bling » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:38 pm

Sweet! Love the mesh, and the idea of decorating it with patches.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:06 pm

Have only finishing touches on my final panel. started ashtrays...
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Post by jella » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:51 pm

trip to costo...
carport...check
vodka..check
tequila...check t
malibu..check times 2 8)
look on cashiers face..priceless
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