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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lazerfox » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:53 am

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

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That sounds amazingly fun. BTW love your new hair in your avatar!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by wh..sh » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:20 am

Me too tattoogoddess! Like your avatar :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:47 am

Thank you :) it is a older picture of me. I shave my head at the end of aug so I have about 4 or 5 inches of hair right now. I am putting in syn. dread locks in a week :)
This is my bday with my hair clients-
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I cant wait to get that hat done this week!

What did I get today? Well went and caved in and got a ATM card and did my taxes so I can buy my train ticket to BM round Feb 21. God I love tax season lol
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by remi » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:59 am

Item for today: Finished sewing 45ft of elwire to hat.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by MyDearFriend » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:51 pm

OMG Remi I LOVE that HAT!!!

awesome does not even come close

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lazerfox » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:04 pm

that hat is super groovy...my boyfriend did something similar with his chinese straw hat

You guys could start a groovy hats club!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by remi » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:21 pm

lazerfox wrote:that hat is super groovy...my boyfriend did something similar with his chinese straw hat

You guys could start a groovy hats club!

I'm down like the syndrome!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by wh..sh » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:35 pm

Now I know how to spot you on playa Remi :) That's a cool looking hat.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tamarakay » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:43 pm

Found two fuzzy top hats, one orange and one purple, at St. Vinny's thrift shop today. woot!
And a weird thing to do on my sobriety birthday (2/3/88!!), but I bought six bottles of Texas wine to put in the burningman stash. :shock:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by remi » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:51 pm

tamarakay wrote:...a weird thing to do on my sobriety birthday (2/3/88!!), but I bought six bottles of Texas wine to put in the burningman stash. :shock:

What is a "sobriety birthday" and why does it sound like I want nothing to do with it?

EDIT: And please, Wh..sh, and others, come say hi if you see me/myhat on the playa!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tamarakay » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:05 pm

remi wrote:
tamarakay wrote:...a weird thing to do on my sobriety birthday (2/3/88!!), but I bought six bottles of Texas wine to put in the burningman stash. :shock:

What is a "sobriety birthday" and why does it sound like I want nothing to do with it?

EDIT: And please, Wh..sh, and others, come say hi if you see me/myhat on the playa!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by remi » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:08 pm

tamarakay wrote:
remi wrote:
tamarakay wrote:...a weird thing to do on my sobriety birthday (2/3/88!!), but I bought six bottles of Texas wine to put in the burningman stash. :shock:

What is a "sobriety birthday" and why does it sound like I want nothing to do with it?

EDIT: And please, Wh..sh, and others, come say hi if you see me/myhat on the playa!
Remi, I'm a recovering alcoholic.
And I feel like a dick.. Congrats on the sobriety birthday! Sorry about the stupid comment. I'll bring you a 6 pack of o'doules.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tamarakay » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:18 pm

Oh goodness, why in the world would you feel like a dick for that! lol
Come by Dye with Dignity, make a scarf, drink some Texas wine (or juice)! Would love to hug your neck.
(and I like root beer or apple soda WAY more than O'whatever)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:42 pm

Congrats hun! My dad is also one. He goes to Sturgus every year. We actually has a talk about burning man and sturgus last night and how hard It would be to be in AA and go to events like these. He has been in NA and AA for over 15 years now. I am so proud of him and of you! I know sounds stupid but I know it is hard as hell. Im a food addict. (No joke) so yeah. Awesome for you!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:54 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there are several camps on the playa that have AA/similar meetings throughout the week and other camps that are devoted to creating a supportive, no-alcohol home base.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:00 pm

Yeah there is info on BM page about them. They also have groups for family and friends of recovering addicts/Alcoholics as well. ( Al-anon)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tamarakay » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:03 pm

ensimismada wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there are several camps on the playa that have AA/similar meetings throughout the week and other camps that are devoted to creating a supportive, no-alcohol home base.
yep yep that is correct. There is indeed something for everyone. We originally weren't going to have wine or anything at Dye with Dignity but since we are part of Barbie Death Camp and Wine Bistro, why not? We are offering a variety of juices too, as it is sometimes difficult to find anything but cranberry juice when out and about. One evening Ken and I had been out exploring the deep playa and came rolling into a blues camp. There was a fabulous live blues band playing some of my favorite tunes and the little bar there made us this fabulous juice, bubbling, cold drink. One of my favorite memories and one of the best drinks i've ever had.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:09 pm

tamarakay wrote: We are offering a variety of juices too, as it is sometimes difficult to find anything but cranberry juice when out and about.
I've read reports similar to this several times and it saddens me. I don't drink alcohol - simply don't have the taste for it - so I'm expecting to awkwardly turn down quite a few kind offers of drink. I hope it doesn't make me out to be paranoid about being dosed, especially when I'm honestly very thirsty, just not for a beer/wine/cocktail.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:01 pm

Anybody out there who is going to think you're paranoid for not wanting to drink out there is probably not someone you'd want to spend a lot of time with anyway.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:57 pm

Thanks for the reassurance, Fishy! I'll try to stay positive. Maybe this is a chance for me to respond to offers with offers of my own. "No beer for me, thanks, but would you like some pineapple juice?"

Also, lest I drive this thread completely away from the topic, I'd also like to report that I got a breezy skirt in my favorite color and an outrageous tiger-print, black-fur-trimmed tie at Goodwill today.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tamarakay » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:34 am

So Ken and I decided to work on our beater trailer and camp stuff, dressed in our burner best. I was wearing this, and ken was running around in...um...hmmmm, I guess we will leave it as Ken was running around :wink: When the Jehovah's Witnesses drove up. :shock:

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So, do you think we are flagged in the database?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by a figment » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:41 am

way to go Tamara, and Ken, working on the rv today, not isolated so I can't enjoy the breeze, looking forwar to seeing you again

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by jella » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:16 am

tamarakay wrote:So Ken and I decided to work on our beater trailer and camp stuff, dressed in our burner best. I was wearing this, and ken was running around in...um...hmmmm, I guess we will leave it as Ken was running around :wink: When the Jehovah's Witnesses drove up. :shock:

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So, do you think we are flagged in the database?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elorrum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:22 am

Lol tamarakay! flagged perhaps, you'll get the hard case crew next, or else a pass by. check your fence posts, do the witnesses have chalk signs like the hobos use to?

getting parts for chandeliers together. copper wire, plastic jewels, lamp finials, tops and bottoms. I got a box of these some jewely and hangy.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by MyDearFriend » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:40 pm

(((Tamara))) you look fantastic, and so happy. 8)

(((Elorrum))) your chandelier project looks like fun!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:37 pm

Ah, purple corsets and chandeliers. I'm smiling.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:47 pm

tamarakay wrote:So Ken and I decided to work on our beater trailer and camp stuff, dressed in our burner best. I was wearing this, and ken was running around in...um...hmmmm, I guess we will leave it as Ken was running around :wink: When the Jehovah's Witnesses drove up. :shock:

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So, do you think we are flagged in the database?
I'm so jealous that I'm never doing anything this interesting when the Jehovah's Witnesses show up!

On the bright side, we got a preview of that kickass purple corset. :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tamarakay » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:16 pm

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I never played dress up as a girl, as most of you know last year was the first time I had ever worn a tutu in my life. It's amazing to me that you can capture that crazy fun childhood anything is possible feeling.

E - LOVE the chandelier idea. Please keep posting pics as it comes together.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:23 pm

Never played dress-up as a girl?! Was it a lack of interest, or a lack of opportunity? (Not that you have to say.)

What's your aesthetic and favorite colors? (Besides purple . . . that one is clear). I thought I heard you say "1920's" once, but I might be misremembering.

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Post by tamarakay » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:55 pm

Lack of opportunity. By all accounts I should be a serial killer :shock: :wink: :D
I love the 1920's, and any vivid bold color. Reds and purples, but if a soft color has some sparkle to it, i love that too.

This past year has been a year of exploration for me clothing wise. I've spent a lot of time in my previous years trying to blend into the crowd. Not so much this year, and It's all YOU GUYS FAULT lol
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