One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:03 pm

VultureChow wrote:I feel guilty for getting my ticket in the presale. It's tough to watch everyone freaking out.
Don't feel guilty for having a ticket; you came by it honestly.

Not everyone is freaking out, by a long shot; it's just the ones that do freak out do so both Early and Often.

If 75% are handling it fairly well with nervous patience, it's not going to be apparent. :)

ETA: that cigarette butt is awesome.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:25 pm

tamarakay wrote:Don't feel guilty. Enjoy your ticket.

I LOVE the crochet moop. VultureChow you are the bomb!
Ditto to it all! Look at the freak-outs as a form of entertainment. Or just mark that sub-forum read when you sign on and again when you sign out.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:44 am

48_love wrote:Hawaiian thrifting? Ah, yeah! Sorta planned a spur of the moment trip to Kauai for late February, so thrifting with BM in mind is now on the agenda! Of course, Kauai being so sleepy, we'll have to see what is on offer.

The trip is sort of like "One Item for BM a Day" because my wife and I always have really active and exhausting vacations. With BM looking to test our endurance for difficult 'vacations', the Kauai trip should take some pressure off come August. But ... we're actually still camping a couple days, haha! I think this HI vacation is necessary for letting go of expectations one typically has for 'vacation' come August. It'll hopefully create some additional capacity for suffering through tough conditions (heat, dust, ooontz ooontz, etc). heh
MyLarry has never been to Kauai, and I went as a child in the 60s, so that may be our next HI destination.
Note, the HI haul was from four different thrift shops. I think tourists buy too many clothes and donate what they don't want, I know I dropped off a few things last time. If you can find a fabric shop, go wild and mail it all home.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Milayna » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:20 am

Did my taxes! Which may not sound like it's one thing for BM, but a good chunk of the return will go towards key camp elements (i.e tent, cot, monkey hut supplies) 8) :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:48 pm

Got my shingles vaccine, does that count?

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by MyDearFriend » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:00 pm

AntiM wrote:Got my shingles vaccine, does that count?
Yes, absolutely!

And this idea is absolutely fantastic:
AntiM wrote:I have a couple yards of pink n green camo tulle. I need to find a good tutu pattern which is not the freaking no-sew version (I hate them with a passion since mine tried to eat my head last year). It would be for MyLarry, so I'm thinking maybe jeans waistband with pockets and pouches above layers of ruffles. A utili-tutu as it were.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by jella » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:07 pm

Oh goody....there's brain whirling !
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by International Incident » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:54 pm

Limes! I love limes

Well today I booked my car hire for my pre-BM trip.

Yesterday I booked my flight to the USA.

Lots more things to do but trying to get the logistics dealt with first

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by The CO » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:55 am

I want a couple of these for construction this year.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by knowmad » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:16 pm

VultureChow wrote:Here's what I was thinking of sending. If you like it it's yours. They are 4 pieces. One is pretty big. The others smaller, like 2 or 3 yards. They're a little wrinkled, and I should warn you, I have a cat and dog, so you might want to wash before working with it.

Sorry about the quality of the photos. I used my cell phone, but I can't take good photos with a real camera either.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by NellieX » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:55 pm

(Actually from a few weeks ago, but whatevs)

Made the tough decision NOT to clear room on my credit card I used for the ticket lottery...I didn't get a limit increase (my limit is small to begin with, about $1400, and I asked for it to be raised to $2000), and I just don't have the money right now. So...if we decide we can afford the trip, we'll be trying our luck in the open sale or after-market. Part of me is very sad, because I feel we would have won tickets, but I'm also very relieved...I'm not completely broke for the next month!

Good luck to everyone in the lottery!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:58 pm

Thank you, NellieX. Good luck to you in March!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:19 pm

Blast.

Put my need for shelving and tool chest help out for bid...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:32 pm

I bought one month of unlimited tanning tanning today. I am Swedish and Canadian so Yeah I am WHITE!! I will fry like a lobster on the playa if I dont.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Milayna » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:35 pm

I have decided that for today my one thing will be to buy myself a ridiculously large Ben and Jerry's hot fudge sundae to keep me positive for the coming months. I'm going to continue planning, and just hope that with persistence I can procure a shiny golden ticket to the playa :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by knowmad » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:39 pm

Milayna wrote:I have decided that for today my one thing will be to buy myself a ridiculously large Ben and Jerry's hot fudge sundae to keep me positive for the coming months. I'm going to continue planning, and just hope that with persistence I can procure a shiny golden ticket to the playa :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:02 pm

Kicked the ass of each and every ticket process whiner.

(a fish can dream, can't she?)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Milayna » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:14 pm

@knowmad Absolutely!! [she says through a mouth full of ice cream....] :D :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Oldguy » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:29 pm

" A boy needs to be bit, to learn not to play with the wild dog"- Hondo, as played by John Wayne.

This old dog has learned something this week, as apparently as have others. My whining has bothered people. I confess my unburny action. Moving on, I got a very nice navy cot at Goodwill for 15 bucks. Brand new in the box from Oakland, white canvas unlike the Army's OD green. It even has the sticks to put up netting or waterproof poncho tent.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by remi » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:34 pm

Item for today: Opera glasses. Now I can see things that are further away.. in style.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Fufa » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:20 pm

Signed into eplaya for the first time in months.

Dug costumes out of storage to try on, and remember what I have.

Browsed EL wire as I decide what to do with my new hat.

Decided that I MUST OWN THIS UMBRELLA:

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by jella » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:21 pm

Fufa !!!

oooh pretty umbrella..definatly a must have :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elorrum » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:52 pm

ah ha ha ha ha ! utili-tutu!!!

Fufa!!! cool 'brella
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Fufa » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:02 pm

Jella, Elorrum! How are you? :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by jella » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:50 pm

simply peachy thanks..and your lovely self ?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:55 pm

Goodwill find. Im going to make a hat out of it!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Fufa » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:23 pm

jella wrote:simply peachy thanks..and your lovely self ?
Fantastic! Got myself back in the BM groove. It was dormant for awhile, but now my brain says "plan, buy, build, create" all day long. The current conundrum: to theme camp or not to theme camp? We've never done it before.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:19 pm

Fufa, I was watching my videos from the Meet & Greet and (I believe it was Savannah) saying, "Hay, this if Fufa!" and introducing me to you. I was just wondering where in the world I was for the previous hour or so. Ummm, then I remembered. I can try and email the video to you if you PM me with an email address.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by DanusLight » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:19 am

3 tarps, gloves and glow in the dark rope. Shopping before work - perfect!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lazerfox » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:52 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:Fufa, I was watching my videos from the Meet & Greet and (I believe it was Savannah) saying, "Hay, this if Fufa!" and introducing me to you. I was just wondering where in the world I was for the previous hour or so. Ummm, then I remembered. I can try and email the video to you if you PM me with an email address.
There's videos of the M&G?!? I don't even remember seeing a camera. :oops:
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