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Post by bittersweettome » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:09 pm

Hello.
I started out my last post with something like this "I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right place because I'm on my phone and blah blah blah" I shall again apologize for posting carelessly. Anyhow, I am on my porch listening to the bugs and smokin' a cigarette drinking a cup of joe. The grass is making my legs itch and a rabbit is perched on a little dirt mound, hoping I do not see him. Its nice out. Now I return to my room. My mother just came in and she is going through my books saying "oh robert lewis Stevenson and blah blah blah" I'm trying to remember if that's the book I hid my dimebag in, wait.... Nope, that was "the complete poems and stories of edgar allan poe" whew, that was close. (Love you mum) Anyway, burning man is less than a week away, and I do not have a car to get me there, so I've been hunting craigslist like a mad cat who just sniffed some catnip. Last night I quit my job, I have money saved up to travel around america, I plan to kick off my travels with burning man. Ill be driving from tulsa oklahoma as I just moved here a year ago to work and save money. Now, I am in need of advice (or criticism which is a specialty which we have all been apart of). Anyway, if anyone wants to help me find a car, go to craigslist my budget is five grand or something and send me a link of what you... No I'm only kidding, you don't have to do that. I just ask you to keep me in your prayers in return for you to be in mine. (Amen? Yes, amen...) Damn, it is a wonderful night, purely magical! The scent of my freshly baked scones, the dim kerosene lamp flickering on my dresser, the low hum of the earth breathing comforting me like a child in his mothers womb, my kitten scratching at my door like a kitten normally does, me; thinking of a man I met who taught me more than anyone ever has, with his simple words, he once said in his chinese accent "no man, you can do anything, me? I'm a soft guy, I'm the guy alone at night drinking beer on my couch watching tv" I'll never forget him, he told me allot about buddha and how he stayed at a temple for a whole year after living a wild life in san Francisco. He now won't touch liquor, but chooses to keep himself clean. What are the chances of me ever seeing him again? I can't say... I am thinking I came on this to say something of importance to my existence at burning man, yet that feeling is dwindling, so any tips, advice or silence is welcome.
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Post by Eric » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:25 pm

Uh.............


Nope. I got nothing.
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Post by headquarters » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:44 pm

Why don't you just rent a car?

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Post by BBadger » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:45 pm

Paragraphs would be a great start.
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Post by bittersweettome » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:53 pm

[quote="BBadger"]Paragraphs would be a great start.[/quote]
Haha, thank you my friend, I'd like to blame it on mj, but ill admit, I'm very lazy right now.
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Post by BBadger » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:01 pm

bittersweettome wrote:
BBadger wrote:Paragraphs would be a great start.
Haha, thank you my friend, I'd like to blame it on mj, but ill admit, I'm very lazy right now.
No prob. You can also edit your post to add in those paragraphs. It might attract more readers if you have them, because I was inclined to just skip over the entire message.
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Post by Trishntek » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:02 pm

bittersweettome wrote:
BBadger wrote:Paragraphs would be a great start.
Haha, thank you my friend, I'd like to blame it on mj, but ill admit, I'm very lazy right now.
At least he's honest,,,

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Post by bittersweettome » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:16 pm

[quote="Trishntek"][quote="bittersweettome"][quote="BBadger"]Paragraphs would be a great start.[/quote]
Haha, thank you my friend, I'd like to blame it on mj, but ill admit, [color=#FF4040][size=150]I'm very lazy right now[/size][/color].[/quote]
At least he's honest,,,

Ever heard of [color=#BF8000]buses[/color], [color=#00BF00]trains[/color] and [color=#0040FF]planes[/color]?[/quote]

I actually did put in paragraphs, but when I posted it they be gone! That happens when I post on tumblr from my phone too. Yeah, I have heard of those things before... But I would have to find a way to get me and my things from reno to the desert. Its all good.
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Post by Eric » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:18 pm

bittersweethome- if you go to your profile & enable BBCode your quotes & stuff will show up correctly.
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Post by bittersweettome » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:25 pm

Damn, I have nearly forgotten how to use computers and devices of that sort...


JESUS SAVES.

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Post by Trishntek » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:33 pm

News Flash NEWS NEWS NEWS News Flash

There are shuttle buses running from Reno to BRC!
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Post by bittersweettome » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:45 pm

[quote="Trishntek"][color=#FF0000][size=85]News Flash[/size] [size=150]NEWS[/size] [size=200]NEWS[/size] [size=150]NEWS[/size] [size=85]News Flash[/size][/color]

There are shuttle buses running from Reno to BRC![/quote]

Hmm I wonder if I can find a ticket in time! Just load up food and water too? Enough room on the bus? Sounds swell mate.
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Post by Trishntek » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:30 am

Cannot say we are mates, and we've spoon fed you sufficiently. It's time for Radical Self-Reliance. FIGURE IT OUT ON YOUR OWN!
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Post by Sham » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:48 am

I have seen taxis entering BRC to drop off campers. Hire a limo if you can raise the money in time or if you're desperate and resourceful enough, steal a car and drive yourself in to the event. As far as a ticket, the scalpers are everywhere this year. Be sure to have a ticket BEFORE you head out, since they are not on sale at the gate, and you will just end up driving back home if you do.

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Post by gaminwench » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:48 am

Several years ago, one of our campers was deposited from a taxi....

She'd arranged for her tent to be set up, when she arrived...
disappeared into the tent for 10 minutes, exited in a tutu and work gloves, with fully loaded workbelt;
commenced with dome erection... awesome!!!
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Post by gyre » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:46 am

There is rideshare on eplaya.

You don't really have time to shop for a car now.

First decide your needs.
Then consider available choices.
Is camping space and luggage a priority or mileage?

Remember to consider maintenance cost, which most people ignore.
Cars vary wildly in this area.
It's possible to have a fairly expensive high performance car, that is cheap to repair if you have to.
A luxury car might be cheap to repair after a crash, because used bodies are easily obtained.
Think it through.

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Post by AntiM » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:49 am

A couple years ago, there was a used stretch limo for sale on one of the used car lots. We'd drive by and make elaborate plans for arriving at the Gate with a chauffeur in uniform, champagne and prom dresses. A nice pipe dream, yes?

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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:47 am

isnt that part of the package deal over at one of them "Art Camps"?


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Post by bittersweettome » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:59 am

Thanks so much for spoon feeding me everyone! I'm going to look at a honda odyssey van tonight, I just hope I can get it insured and all that jazz in time (as you see I'm not very experienced) if that doesn't work ill try ride share. or maybe stay home this year and plan for next.
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Post by gyre » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:21 am

Don't rush a car decision.

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Post by Mojojita » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:56 am

Do you have a ticket to the event?
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Post by bittersweettome » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:02 am

[quote="Mojojita"]Do you have a ticket to the event?[/quote]
That is one thing I do have
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Post by Robai » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:56 pm

Hi Nate;

I enjoyed your post for esoteric reasons that I won't go in to here. You have a ticket then...Splendid!. I would advise you to buy the Honda Odyssey if it has less than 190,000 miles on it and does not have any obvious faults that would cause big headaches. Yes, some would argue that you are taking a chance; but with a Honda Odyssey with less than 200K on it you have a good odds on getting a very relaible vehicle with plenty of room to haul things and to sleep in. It sounds like having a van to sleep in will also be a big plus for your travels.

Pack your van with Plenty of water and food. Look for a canopy or reflective material to put over the roof and windows of said van. If you do this, you can use it to sleep in on the playa, although you will still undoubtedly only be able to sleep in it at night.

Best of Luck! May your travels bring you great wisdom and the ability to write deeply satisfying and properly composed verbiage on message boards.

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Post by the_wonderfulest_girl » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:28 am

I'm from Oklahoma looking for someone to share costs with.. Do you have a FB account or something where I can see who you are or something?

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Post by skippy3k » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:05 am

Well....that was 3 years ago. He already came and went.
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Post by FlyingMonkey » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:21 am

skippy3k wrote:Well....that was 3 years ago. He already came and went.
Don't be so sure. He may still be looking for a car.
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Post by LongWayUp » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:41 am

It doesn't look like there are any Oklahoma posts on the rideshare board, but you could try contacting the OK Regional group and see if anyone has space:

https://www.facebook.com/okburners

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Post by Eric » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:56 am

I'm going to lock this down, since it's a three year old post.
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