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Post by FaeTora » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:25 pm

hmm. Interesting. Then maybe I can get a snuggle. ::jumps up and down:: that makes me happy, as sad as that may be.
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Post by ygmir » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:26 pm

how can that be sad?

wanting a snuggle..........finding you can probably get one, on your own terms............

seems happy to me........
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Post by FaeTora » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:35 pm

You know we should make a big NEB at the eplaya meetup for us all to lay in then we could all snuggle and talk.

I assume stranger stuff has happened on the playa.
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Post by ygmir » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:58 am

you, are a genius............just watch it if Doc says it's already in the back of his palatial RV...........
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Post by robotland » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:35 am

Grass.

The week immediately following BM I go to Wheatland, a nice little bluegrass/folk/traditional music festival in Remus*, Michigan....Grass feels (and sounds) AMAZING after a week or longer "on the moon".


*yes, there IS a Romulus, Michigan too.
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Post by ygmir » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:53 am

robotland wrote:Grass.

The week immediately following BM I go to Wheatland, a nice little bluegrass/folk/traditional music festival in Remus*, Michigan....Grass feels (and sounds) AMAZING after a week or longer "on the moon".


*yes, there IS a Romulus, Michigan too.
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now, we know..........
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Post by Bounce530 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:07 am

@ B.B. Sue, since I live very close to the Sierra Nevada Brewery, I've already planned on bringing some growlers of Sierra Nevada that is only available from the brewery. At least one of them will be saved for the meet/greet, find me there.
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Post by Elliot » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:11 am

:D
Please tell me more about freezing of grapes and blueberries (and maybe other fruits & berries). My limited experience is that freezing turns such things to mush. But then, you are talking about letting it defrost in your mouth, right? I am bringing a huge freezer and pondering what to load it with. (Ice cream, yes.)
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Post by ygmir » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:27 am

I eat the blueberries frozen.......yeah, they get sort of mushy when thawed.......but, even mushy blueberries are good, to me at least.......

add them and frozen, crunchy semi-sweet chocolate chips.........maybe even raspberries..........oh my.......

I saw a nice little freezer at Sam's club for about 100 bucks......and, very low amperage draw......seems it was well under 500W.
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Post by Boijoy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:38 am

Elliot wrote::D
Please tell me more about freezing of grapes and blueberries (and maybe other fruits & berries). My limited experience is that freezing turns such things to mush. But then, you are talking about letting it defrost in your mouth, right? I am bringing a huge freezer and pondering what to load it with. (Ice cream, yes.)
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Alton Brown just had a show on freezing strawberrys & he flash froze them with dry ice before putting them in the regular freezer.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:38 am

FaeTora wrote:You know we should make a big NEB at the eplaya meetup for us all to lay in then we could all snuggle and talk.
We used to have one for Eplaya Bar Camp. I don't know where it is. Although I am rumored to have it, I do not.
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Post by gyre » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:43 am

Boijoy wrote:
Elliot wrote::D
Please tell me more about freezing of grapes and blueberries (and maybe other fruits & berries). My limited experience is that freezing turns such things to mush. But then, you are talking about letting it defrost in your mouth, right? I am bringing a huge freezer and pondering what to load it with. (Ice cream, yes.)
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Alton Brown just had a show on freezing strawberrys & he flash froze them with dry ice before putting them in the regular freezer.
Guess it would work with all fruit??
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Post by Chessna » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:28 am

ygmir wrote:add them and frozen, crunchy semi-sweet chocolate chips.........maybe even raspberries..........oh my........
Oh my, that sounds so good! The boo and I were planning on bringing some dry ice, anyways... Flash-frozen fruit (particularly raspberries) and chocolate chips will be part of my "Things to give out on Wednesday" list.

I was already planning on bringing snuggles, so no need to add that to the list, it's just a given :D

Still looking for suggestions on the best burgers joints near the playa.

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Post by Boijoy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:07 pm

I don't think there are any burger joints near the playa. bring the fixens & cook some up!! :)
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Post by Chessna » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:30 pm

Boijoy wrote:I don't think there are any burger joints near the playa. bring the fixens & cook some up!! :)
I'm not bringing stuff to actually cook on the playa... It's my first year and I'm sacrificing cooking (living off canned ravioli and boil in bag meals) in order to see as much of the playa as possible. So, no actual cooking this year!

But, a few people in this thread said they got burgers in town...

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:40 pm

There are very few reasons to go to town during the burn. Apart from "Crucial Camper Cannot Find Another Ride" they all pretty much come down to "Total FUKCING Meltdown Emergency With Camp Infrastructure." Wanting a burger doesn't count. It can piggy back on the other two, but if it's the second, you'll feel kinda crass about it.
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Post by gidget » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:16 pm

ygmir wrote:frozen blueberries
Ever tried pouring a little sweetened cream over frozen blueberries? The cream coats the berries and freezes on contact... yummy creamy fruity goodness.

Any early arrivals want fresh organic blueberries/raspberries/apples/pears? Provided this fucked up weather doesn't completely screw my crop this year...
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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:35 pm

gidget wrote:
ygmir wrote:frozen blueberries
Ever tried pouring a little sweetened cream over frozen blueberries? The cream coats the berries and freezes on contact... yummy creamy fruity goodness.

Any early arrivals want fresh organic blueberries/raspberries/apples/pears? Provided this fucked up weather doesn't completely screw my crop this year...
*raises hand while drooling and shuddering*
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Post by gidget » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:51 pm

Are you there by the Friday before ygmir? The berries get mighty tired after more than one day on playa, even in the cooler...
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Post by gyre » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:00 pm

Mushy blueberries are better than none.

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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:28 pm

yup, I"ll be doing perimeter starting Thursday before.
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Post by gidget » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:34 pm

Yeah, guess I'm just a fruit snob. I like my berries firm.... actual berries... and fruit..... Ahem...

Come visit us at C.R.T.T. I always try to gift some blueberries to the neighbors on Friday morning before they spoil... It's amazing how many turn them down!

Hope the crop turns out! It's late this year, good for BM timeline, possibly bad for quality/quantity though, we'll see. If the berries are this late coming in, I worry about the pears and apples....
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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:38 pm

CRTT?........location?

sorry, I must have missed it.

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Post by gidget » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:39 pm

Sorry! Esplanade & 7:00
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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:43 pm

*carves address in thigh*
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Post by gidget » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:46 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Shit, I hope they're good this year... you're giving me grower's anxiety!
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Post by ygmir » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:58 pm

no worries!!

I'm sure the infection, blood poisoning and scar will be worth the fantastic, best ever in my life, blueberries you bring.
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Post by Clar-i-ty » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:25 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Image
What a great idea Dougly. I'm gonna use a special ice box just for that!
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Post by gidget » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:34 pm

ygmir wrote:I'm sure the infection, blood poisoning and scar will be worth the fantastic, best ever in my life, blueberries you bring.
Yay for antioxidants
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