One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:58 am

You'll be fine, catinthefunnyhat, there are two such times every single day. ;-)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Clar-i-ty » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:22 am

Starting my first leg towards the playa next week as I return to CONUS!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:08 pm

Clar-i-ty wrote:Starting my first leg --
And you lost me right there.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Clar-i-ty » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:47 pm

I'm returning from Japan.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:36 pm

No, no, that's fine. It's my standard response to the word "leg" or indeed most words pertaining to legs and feet. Being without the referent leaves me a little metaphorically askew when they prominently feature in a discussion.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:37 pm

How was Japan? I hope you had a lovely time.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elorrum » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:40 pm

nice recovery, fishy.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:07 pm

I think it's pretty obvious that I get all excited about something and go super-rude. I hope that I at least conveyed a sense of "yeah, I coulda done that better..."
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elorrum » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:01 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I think it's pretty obvious that I get all excited about something and go super-rude. I hope that I at least conveyed a sense of "yeah, I coulda done that better..."
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by mgb327 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:20 am

I really need to start reading eplaya AFTER my first cup of coffee.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by peyote2004 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:53 am

lucky420 wrote:so itching to buy a camera today...
We use disposables for the burn and just about everywhere else. There is only one photo processing place where I live that will process these anymore.

So itching...
I don't know if they have them in the states, but we have a store called XS Cargo. They sell a lot of refurbished stuff. I have bought both my nephews cameras there. They take good pictures. One is a Kodak and the other was a Olympus or Nikon (I can't remember). I only paid about $25 for each. The boys were 16 and 18 at the time. I didn't want to buy expensive cameras, because they had a tendency of taking things to parties, and loosing them.

If you have an XS Cargo in your area, I recommend checking it out.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lucky420 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:27 am

Thanks peyote2004, but I went ahead and bit the bullet. I splurged (well for me anyway) and bought a panasonic lumix fz150. It is probably more than I need but I think I can grow with it...

I got my order of Shot in the dArk shot glasses this week, a big piece of fur to make a blanket or a big coat for my son, some pillows to cover in groovy fur and some more string lights for camp.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elorrum » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:46 am

I learned an ebay lesson a couple of years ago. I was looking for a specific cheap old kodak model digital camera that worked with our photo upload program at work. I bid on 4 cameras. Now I have 4 cheap kodak digital cameras. in the long run it's great because I spent so little, care so little about them, and they aren't that bad. perfect excursion cameras. C310, C320.

I had a nice Minolta 35mm system, and trudged around with that weight and found I didn't take many happy snaps at all with that set up. then I got a small 35mm point and shoot, and started taking more pictures since it was easy to carry. With the digital crappies, even better. But at Burning man, I don't take a lot of photos. I take some of my camp, and my friends, and a few of major installations. I know I can't capture what I'd really like to portray, and online many great photographers have shared their work.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by VultureChow » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:36 pm

Finished lighting half my full length faux fur coat with LEDS. (battery operated Christmas lights actually) My electrical skill are non existent, and I found a great deal on them. I wasn't too concerned with perfect straight lines, because they look so much better twinkling, so I'll leave them on one of the pattern settings. Please excuse the poor photos.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by catinthefunnyhat » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:46 pm

VultureChow wrote:Finished lighting half my full length faux fur coat with LEDS. (battery operated Christmas lights actually) My electrical skill are non existent, and I found a great deal on them. I wasn't too concerned with perfect straight lines, because they look so much better twinkling, so I'll leave them on one of the pattern settings. Please excuse the poor photos.

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That's beautiful and very inspiring. Well done!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:51 pm

I LOVE ebay and China!

ordered some more of these
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also ordered this to be able to use my flashlight on my bike at night
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:44 am

Fun coat, VC! And I'm with you regarding cameras Elorrum. The geek in me drools and gets excited over some of the super-deluxe models out there with all their power and luxury, but I've found that there's an awful lot to be said for a camera that's easy to have on hand. Some of my favorite photographs aren't from planned shoots, but captured random moments and adventures.

I picked up a bunch of supplies, everything I think I'll need for the wiring/electrical/lighting as well as the paint for the deli.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:47 am

Your coat looks great, Vulturechow! :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FIGJAM » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:26 am

New goggles!

$7.99 at Big 5 sporting goods.

Light, easy to carry, and completely seal around the eyes!


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Fufa » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:51 pm

Finally started on the matching bra for the skirt I made a few months ago. Spent last night sewing on coordinating fabric patches to an old lace bra. Then I need to figure out what to do for Mr. Fufa's matching outfit.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:41 pm

Yeah feel yeah on the sewing list!! My god, I have so much sewing to get done!! and I only have 66 days till I hit the train to roll out! Man it is getting so close!

To do List-
Sew Nylon on Tent
Sew t-shirts
Sew draw string pants
Sew Yoga pants
Fix pirate boot bottoms
Fix Shit stomper bottoms
Finish industrial clip skirt (Gray)
Sew Arm Shirt
Tighten/Taylor Vest
Sew underroos
Put pockets on Playa coat and other horn
Sew Bunny Hat
Sew 2 Binki tops
Make simple wrap with arm holes
make another pair of leg warmers
shorten quilt leg warmers
Make front pannel for black dress ,sew snaps(photo)
Make Fimo earings
Make Tent flag
sew ribbons and lights onto fairy wings


Yeah thats what I have off the top of my head wrote down. Im sure there will be more like 2 weeks prior to burn. IT IS NEVER ENDING!! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:49 pm

Two volunteer shifts secured today!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:01 pm

Yay! :) What are you doing??


Ordered some twinkel lights for my wings and also ordered 3 bars of Fimo to Make some new Gauges as well as some to gift to people I know with Stretched ears. Man I love ebay :) Running out of stuff to buy, no more room :(

Does anyone know how long the Nightglow Fimo lasts?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Patsh » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:21 pm

Nightglow may be irrelevant this year...
the full moon will be on the 31st, so the whole week will be pretty bright.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Fufa » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:57 pm

So there was a clearance bin at Michael's...

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Drawingablank » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:58 am

tattoogoddess wrote: Does anyone know how long the Nightglow Fimo lasts?
We haven't had good results with any form of glow in the dark stuff on the playa - my theory is that charging was no problem (with the intense sunlight) however the glow is so faint that even the thinnest layer of dust obscures it.

We had this problem with paints of several types, colors, and brands as well as screen printing ink we mixed ourselves with glow powder. We have not tried Fimo, but similar results wouldn't surprise me. Those paints which were both glow and uv reactive still glowed under a black light, however the self glowing portion was an abject failure for us on the playa.

We originally thought the heat had somehow ruined it, but off playa it works fine still.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Kire » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:44 am

tattoogoddess wrote:Yeah feel yeah on the sewing list!! My god, I have so much sewing to get done!! and I only have 66 days till I hit the train to roll out! Man it is getting so close!

Yeah thats what I have off the top of my head wrote down. Im sure there will be more like 2 weeks prior to burn. IT IS NEVER ENDING!! :D
I'm slightly starting to worry about stuff I have planned on making and sewing. I have a suit of ties i'm planning on putting together that I feel is going to take a long time.

Ordered some mirror pieces and pendant trays for some necklaces I plan on putting together.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:48 am

If I'm not called for jury duty this afternoon, I'll be taking my jackets and fabric for a consultation...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by melodiousdirge » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:31 pm

Got some fun clothes in the mail today.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trueform » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:01 pm

VultureChow wrote:Finished lighting half my full length faux fur coat with LEDS. (battery operated Christmas lights actually) My electrical skill are non existent, and I found a great deal on them. I wasn't too concerned with perfect straight lines, because they look so much better twinkling, so I'll leave them on one of the pattern settings. Please excuse the poor photos.

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I was thinking of doing the same think with my coat. May I ask how you did it?

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