One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:53 pm

Got my ticket after sitting in the post office lobby for 40 min waiting for the lady to come back for the day with her mail. I got a fire ball!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:54 pm

I'm glad you got the classic, TG. :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:58 pm

ps is there some story behind the fire ball vs lemon head?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:11 pm

I can't remember if there's a reason why they're using both Fireballs and Lemonheads, but I have read that the candy is included in the first place to give the envelopes more dimension, so they don't fall down into cracks and becoming lost during shipping.

I hope that's true. :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:15 pm

Gotcha. Yeah I about lost my candy. the envelope started to tare right where it was at. Oh the horror! hehe
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:15 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:Gotcha. Yeah I about lost my candy. the envelope started to tare right where it was at. Oh the horror! hehe
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by melodiousdirge » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:42 pm

Added a bit of style to my swamp cooler.

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Put aluminum tape over the white plastic corner on my trailer to make it totally opaque. Not sure how I'm going to deal with the translucent roof vent yet - some combination of mylar and/or aluminum tape.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by EmilyD » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:06 am

tattoogoddess wrote:Got my ticket after sitting in the post office lobby for 40 min waiting for the lady to come back for the day with her mail. I got a fire ball!
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YAY!!! It's such a relief isn't it?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:10 am

Good god yes! lol. I just wish all those who have not gotten their's yet get them soon. it is a weight lifted off your shoulders for sure. Now just need to find a place where it wont get lost,stolen, eaten, blown away, burned or sprouts legs and goes to Narnia. :D You can never be to safe.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:29 am

I have a very specific place for our tickets, out of sight but not so hidden I can't find them. Anytime we take a trip, all our paperwork goes there too.

Somewhere there's a thread about "where do you keep your ticket". Sob stories... the two I re call best is "on the fridge and they got stolen when I had a party" and "in the glovebox and they got stolen when someone broke into my car". Yikes!!!!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Kire » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:12 am

Picked up a new 10x20 carport last night after a guy finally got back to me. Hoping to pick up some carpet tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Foxfur » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:29 am

Kire wrote:Picked up a new 10x20 carport last night after a guy finally got back to me. Hoping to pick up some carpet tonight or tomorrow.
You'll love it! We use ours year round. It's relaxing to set up the folding chairs on a rainy day in there to listen to the pitter-patter. Also wonderful to do rainy day grilling in.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by SquirrelHead » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:57 am

VultureChow the garbage fence is fantastic! I can't wait to see it in person.

Trilo, I really like the shirt design a lot. I can see a lot of people breaking out their disguises to try to get their hands on one. :lol:

BSG I agree with you about spicy candy. I have never been a fan of fireballs. Lemonheads are a different story.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by lucky420 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:04 am

Foxfur
. It's relaxing to set up the folding chairs on a rainy day in there to listen to the pitter-patter
god I'm jealous! We haven't had a rainy day around here since forever it seems like :cry:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Fufa » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:21 am

Done:
Aluminet - ordered
Camp - placed in BDV :)
Playa coat - modified so arms fit better
Bra (also known as daytime shirt) - almost decorated

To Do:
-sort costumes from last year, decide what to keep and what needs to still be gotten
-redecorate bikes with EL and LEDs
-organize and pack up shelter materials so we don't misplace anything this year
-buy table to eat/cook at
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Foxfur » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:04 pm

New struts, springs, parking brake shoes, cabin air filter, throttle position sensor, PCV valve, and fuzzy dice!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by EmilyD » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:05 pm

Today, got the VainVan back with new Solenoid (fingers crossed that's all that was broken) got more "sharkbite" PVC and blue duct tape for "Water Boat" costume, also picked up a pricey but perfect fabric (that looks like water) for the top of the boats (which turned out to be kind of stupid and empty looking. Also got a few cans of Guava juice, a six pack of Revive vitamin water and two sizes of heavy duty ziplock bags.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:07 pm

Vodka!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Foxfur » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:14 pm

Savannah wrote:Vodka!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:23 pm

Savannah wrote:Vodka!
Pssst... Savannah, I believe Da Bar is this-a-way.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by melodiousdirge » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:56 am

Ordered 5 speed gear hub conversion kit for my trike to cope with potentially non-ideal playa conditions.

http://www.staton-inc.com/store/product ... 189-3.html

Scheduled a neighborhood cruise on the as-yet unmodified playa trike this evening.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FeetOfClay » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:43 am

Began crafting a cool utility belt using 2 small purses I got at the thrift store ($4 total) and one grommeted belt ($2 total), plus some metal hardware and jump rings.

Gonna sew on a few pockets, but basically, my utility belt is done for WAY less than $10. Plus there's tons of pockets in the purses for sunblock, keys, camera, etc etc
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:26 pm

FeetOfClay wrote:Began crafting a cool utility belt using 2 small purses I got at the thrift store ($4 total) and one grommeted belt ($2 total), plus some metal hardware and jump rings.

Gonna sew on a few pockets, but basically, my utility belt is done for WAY less than $10. Plus there's tons of pockets in the purses for sunblock, keys, camera, etc etc
That's really clever, FoC!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:33 pm

*endless fiddling with driving playlists*
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by illy dilly » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:28 pm

Not today, but earlier this week, I got my new 'sling' back pack!
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Its pretty awesome!
Though it has a TON of pockets and pouches. I have no idea how I want to organize it all. My last bag was similar, but it was just one giant pocket, and one little pocket on the out side.
The bag is a little smaller than I imagined it would be. Its kind of small on me.
My one major critique of the bag is that the large zippered pocket (the large zipper show in the pic) that you can access by swinging the bag under the left arm is smaller than the large pocket that you can get to from the right side.
It doesn't make sense at all, the idea of the 'sling' back pack is that you don't have to take the bag off to get to your stuff. I'm thinking about removing the nylon barrier that separates the left/front large-ish pocket and the right/back larger pocket. Then I can sew one of the zippers shut so that things aren't falling out one side, while I'm cramming them in the other.
Thats Yggy's cue^^^
But, Global Dance Festival is this Saturday, so I can give the bag a great test run beating and see what I think.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:30 pm

SIR ILL of DILL.

I set my iCalendar to remind me to remind you to pick up some Horizon Farms shelf-stable milk-in-a-box. :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by mgb327 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:46 pm

I picked up two of these, new, Army, probably 12 x 16. Found them at an auction last saturday night. New. Got 'em cheap.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by happyhippie » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:15 pm

Picked up a bike I found for free on CL. Very thrilled that all it needs is the brakes to be tightened.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by mgb327 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:40 pm

I finally found a hat that fit...so I spent 2 hours covering it in my favorite fabric, and EL wired the whole thing. Done. Don't know why it was so difficult to do this one thing. The dogs were a BIG help.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:40 pm

The hat sounds cool mgb, that reminds me I need to do some mucking about to make a couple custom decorations for a hat I've got.

I ordered some more supplies and blank shirts for another (shorter) run of tee shirts (assuming everything arrives on schedule I hope to get to it next week), and also put in orders for a couple shirts and a couple pair of pants I've been wanting to get. I live a pretty playafied life, so they're things I'll use in defaultia as well as on the dust. We also got shower curtains for the camp shower.

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