One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Jax Dee » Fri May 04, 2012 8:15 am

So first of all, sorry that I have been avoiding eplaya like the plague, I thought I wasn't going this year and reading about all your excitement was painful for me. Then I grew the fuck up and realized I missed all my friends on here. Then a fucking miracle happened. After having my friends here literally save my car and finances, my Fairy Burn Mother, Tinkermom, offered to gift me a trip to BRC this year. I just gotta get to Vegas. Is there an easier thing to do in this country? Everything goes to Vegas! So she is gonna wave her magic wand and make me magically appear in Barbie Death Camp wearing a tutu and combat boots. I feel like Cinderella!

So all of a sudden I realized, fuck! I gotta get planning my outfits and gifts and I only have a few months! I am usually well into my gift making/ordering by this point. So my accomplishment today was to annoyingly call Tinkermom my Fairy Burn Mother and realize I need to make her a wand or wings or something hilarious and meaningful that reflects her generosity of spirit.

And my second prep was to spend all night pouring over ideas for gifts for my campmates. I do not think I can gift to everyone in BDC just cause it's so big, but that doesn't mean I can't try!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri May 04, 2012 8:30 am

Jax Dee wrote: I do not think I can gift to everyone in BDC just cause it's so big, but that doesn't mean I can't try!
As long as you gift to me, we're all good.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Fri May 04, 2012 8:43 am

I have rather the same feeling about my art this year. Normally I am deep into painting and creating by now, but not a thing I do feels right. And I need enough art for E-11 also. I know I can count on art donations to some degree, but I have an uneasy feeling whatever I do is not enough.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Jax Dee » Fri May 04, 2012 9:09 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:
Jax Dee wrote: I do not think I can gift to everyone in BDC just cause it's so big, but that doesn't mean I can't try!
As long as you gift to me, we're all good.
I think I can manage that Doc, especially since I believe we both drink gin...at the very least you'll get a decent bottle of booze from me :wink:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Jax Dee » Fri May 04, 2012 9:10 am

AntiM wrote:I have rather the same feeling about my art this year. Normally I am deep into painting and creating by now, but not a thing I do feels right. And I need enough art for E-11 also. I know I can count on art donations to some degree, but I have an uneasy feeling whatever I do is not enough.
Argh and I wanted to make some art for you too! I am way behind. Better get off the internet and start a-workin!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lucky420 » Fri May 04, 2012 9:47 am

Hola Jax, so happy that you will be joining us!
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri May 04, 2012 9:54 am

[quote="Jax Dee I think I can manage that Doc, especially since I believe we both drink gin...at the very least you'll get a decent bottle of booze from me :wink:[/quote]

I'm more of an absinthe kind of guy. Gin, not so much, but with tonic and a lime, not a bad cocktail.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Jax Dee » Fri May 04, 2012 9:57 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:[quote="Jax Dee I think I can manage that Doc, especially since I believe we both drink gin...at the very least you'll get a decent bottle of booze from me :wink:
I'm more of an absinthe kind of guy. Gin, not so much, but with tonic and a lime, not a bad cocktail.[/quote]

I'll see what I can do...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by SquirrelHead » Fri May 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Today I bought some Bike Glow lights after seeing I could get them 1/2 off with the burner2012 code. :D I still need to work out the bike but at least I know I will be seen once I get it. I also got a Camelbak MULE to carry my stuff and hydrate/intoxicate (thanks to Fufa's awesome idea!) myself during the day. I really want to get a utilkilt but WOW they are expensive. I will keep the search up for an alternative.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Oldguy » Fri May 04, 2012 7:23 pm

My buggy now runs like a bat out of hell. :D 6 new matched batteries and a new speedswitch got it moving. 36 volt charger in the shop, probably a capacitor malfunction. Tech wants $20 for part and $25 for labor, not bad. Next week I might be able to charge my buggy. I've got a 1K generator, but the tech says I might be able to charge batteries off of charger plugged into 110 outlets, but to run or start he recommends a 2K genny. 110 volts X 10 amps = 1,100 watts. He said my genny MIGHT handle it.

I got a reflective triangle for slow vehicle today,printed out placard and handicapped signs to put on buggy. These buggys are supposed to travel over 36 holes, but recommendation is to charge after 18 holes

I think a toddler's fitted bed sheet will cover the shade frame, ducttape isn't holding well on the original rubberized plastic top. I've noticed a fine crack in the fiberglass passenger fairing, but it's small. :|
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri May 04, 2012 10:08 pm

I'm not sure this counts, but I was sounding out an unfamiliar word today, with the letter "y" in it, and for just a moment I wanted to sound it "ooo". Crash course in Russian alphabet beginning to take hold.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by PurplMyst » Fri May 04, 2012 10:22 pm

Lots of hula hoop practice for me this week. It's hell on the rosebushes, but I'm getting better bit by bit. My 65 year old artist/musician neighbor loves the LED hula hoop show at night. :lol:

Plans for this weekend include wiring the new solar panel to charge our trailer battery, trying out new sangria recipes, and making progress on my Miser's Pirate Coat project.

Holy crap it's MAY already!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lucky420 » Fri May 04, 2012 10:54 pm

fishy, I think your brain must be amazing. No item today but got the house ultra ultra clean and organized so now i can concentrate on art, shot glasses, meals, bras, yurt, more lights, etc, etc, hair cuts, and hippies.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri May 04, 2012 11:00 pm

Jax Dee wrote:So first of all, sorry that I have been avoiding eplaya like the plague
I fucking missed you, and am looking forwards to seeing you again, playacide.

Um. playaside.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Sat May 05, 2012 8:27 pm

PurplMyst wrote:Lots of hula hoop practice for me this week. It's hell on the rosebushes, but I'm getting better bit by bit. My 65 year old artist/musician neighbor loves the LED hula hoop show at night. :lol:
This is so great. :lol:
Plans for this weekend include wiring the new solar panel to charge our trailer battery, trying out new sangria recipes, and making progress on my Miser's Pirate Coat project.

Holy crap it's MAY already!!
It's MAY? :shock:


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by PurplMyst » Sat May 05, 2012 8:43 pm

After 7 weeks of waiting, today I I had my first taste test of home made cheddar cheese. And I must say, it's pretty damned good! :P A few tweaks to the process and I'll be making 2 batches this week that should be aged to perfection come playa-time. Making cheese is one of those things that is totally NOT cost-effective to DIY but the I-made-it-myself element makes up the difference.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by TinkerMom » Sun May 06, 2012 3:54 am

Jax Dee wrote:So my accomplishment today was to annoyingly call Tinkermom my Fairy Burn Mother and realize I need to make her a wand or wings or something hilarious and meaningful that reflects her generosity of spirit.
No, it wasn't that annoying.
And I thought is was funny.
My items for the day:
New goggles, face dust mask, and a griddle.
....the password is pineapple.........

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun May 06, 2012 8:01 pm

REI doesn't have cots in yet. I ordered one. It will be shipped directly to my house.

Next up, foam?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Sun May 06, 2012 8:08 pm

I feel so left out of the thread now :( I don't really have anything else I need to buy or get other then trying to make some outfits for the burn. But pretty much everything else I have now.

My dog peed all over my bedding last night so I got to try out my sleeping bag. It is warm! So I will be in for a good time.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Jax Dee » Tue May 08, 2012 10:31 pm

Today I ordered badly needed new goggles from Bobster. They are actually sunglasses that work like goggles. HEKLER SUNGLASSES, BLK FRAME, ANTI-FOG PHOTOCHROMIC LENS. Very happy with this especially since I used the discount code SPRING12 to get 25% off. This is good til 5/11/12 if anyone else is shopping for goggles/sunglassses.

You can see 'em on my pinterest board:
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed May 09, 2012 6:45 pm

Cot's here.
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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed May 09, 2012 7:30 pm

Spent $$$ today but got a lot of things crossed off the list:

Day goggles
Night goggles
A belt-clippable case for the goggles that turned out to be too small for either pair :shock:
Nitrile-coated gloves
Water bladder for hydration backpack
Cool S-shaped carabiners
2x large handerkerchief
Webbing belt
Belt pouch
Hip pack with 2x water bottle
Lights for the bike
Batteries
and a special something for my mini art project!
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Post by lazerfox » Wed May 09, 2012 7:55 pm

Our camp finally agreed and posted a priority list of items we need to get. Hopefully we can move on and start getting more momentum!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by ohCarie » Sat May 12, 2012 1:14 am

I joined a camp! Aside from that, I made a score @ the thrift store on some boots and a corset. I think an led light item arrives daily via the magical web.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by SquirrelHead » Sat May 12, 2012 6:02 am

I bought a bunch of solar path lights that can use white or multi-colored LEDs. I figure they will keep the camp festive and help us mark guy lines and other hazards.
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Post by Drawingablank » Sat May 12, 2012 8:40 am

Worked on designs for some of my gifts.
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Post by tattoogoddess » Sat May 12, 2012 2:45 pm

I don't have anything left to buy :( But I did go garage sale shopping today and got these two wonderful things for $6! along with a side table and water jug. Meh. I really Love vinatge kitchen and dinning room stuff. So classic! I even have an old formica chrome dinning table from the 40's/50's for my dinning room.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lucky420 » Sat May 12, 2012 3:38 pm

tg- what is that thing on top?
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by motskyroonmatick » Sat May 12, 2012 3:47 pm

It's an awesome grater/slicer thingie. The cone things lock on to the crank and then it's go time! Works fantastically as a cheese slicer for cheddar cheese. At least that was my favorite memory of the thing.
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Post by tattoogoddess » Sat May 12, 2012 3:48 pm

It is an old school food processer. :)

Ha ha just saw this was posted. Yep what they said! I also have a old can opener that is from the 1920's attached to the wall. It came with my apartment. But everytime I go to throw something in the trash i hit my head on it :(
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