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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lucky420 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:55 pm

Got my ice shift
Got my Greeters shift

and got 2 huge paper mache pigs for free to go with the other art I'm planning to place at our camp
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:02 pm

Sounds shifty to me! :D Congrats on getting the shifts locked in, and woohoo, free pigs!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:25 pm

I think that's Bacon Bacon...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:27 pm

Picked up a 5 gallon watercooler, some cup o' noodles and chocolate pudding cups.

Lucky420....what are good things to gift Greeters? Ive looked for a thread for this and didnt find one.
So the theme this year is like a giant camp out in the desert? With people bringing lots of shit from all over? uh.. -Marscrumbs

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby lucky420 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:32 pm

Martiansky wrote:Picked up a 5 gallon watercooler, some cup o' noodles and chocolate pudding cups.

Lucky420....what are good things to gift Greeters? Ive looked for a thread for this and didnt find one.



Oh this is my first time greeting so I have no idea.
I'll be greeting tues midnight to 4 am wed morn.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:35 pm

Gate and Greeters often like a cold beverage or something fresh to snack on.

One time at Greeters some nice people gave us cold beer & fresh maple bar doughnuts. That was probably the best. :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:28 pm

got the sandwich oven at REI today :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:30 pm

Now we can duel with them! En garde!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:39 pm

Savannah wrote:Now we can duel with them! En garde!


:) touche
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:48 pm

Worked on some more tins today
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:51 pm

Pretty!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:11 pm

Yes!! Bring your greeters a cold drink. Gate people can't drink a beer when you hand it to them, (at least that's what they said), but Greeters will pass it around and poof! My best greeting gift that I got last year was an ice cold gatorade.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elliot » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:13 pm

Ratty wrote:Gate people can't drink a beer when you hand it to them, (at least that's what they said),

Correct. We have to put it aside for distribution among the crew after our shift. (Which does make sense -- Gate is serious work.) But of course it is still very much appreciated.

Myself, I switched to driving a Perimeter patrol truck, so very sober there. But you may ply me with beer as soon as I get back to camp. Bicycle repair is not yet a "safety sensitive" task. :mrgreen:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:31 pm

bribing the gate and greeters is fun..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby maladroit » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:38 am

Started playa-fying a bike, with some contact paper, jute twine, and spar varnish. It's easy to reach for the low-hanging fruit ideas for this year's theme. It can't hurt to make it less green, too.

Bought a half dozen 12 gallon flip-top stacking totes. Checked on the deep-cycle batteries, solar panel, and stakes.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:55 am

unjonharley wrote:bribing the gate and greeters is fun..



They're one in the same.... right?



bwahaha....
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:00 am

Owww. You are in for it now. DUCK!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elliot » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:20 am

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Gate. We're not greeters.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:27 am

Your bike is looking great, Maladroit!
Maybe we should have a fat tire bike ride?
Elliot can be the lead!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elliot » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:34 am

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You rang?

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:38 am

Let's RIDE!!! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:45 pm

I want that hoodie!!! Bad ass!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:10 pm

Picked up the snakes....er I mean steaks for the meet and greet! 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elliot » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:28 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:I want that hoodie!!! Bad ass!!

Like our colleagues in the Marine Corp say: Earned; never given.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:00 pm

Bought a foldable table for the cooler.
Bought some bizarre hybrid coconut water/espresso drinks to sample for playa use. In Cafe Latte, Mocha, and Vanilla Latte flavors. (and pricey--god we love trendy, don't we...)

Whatever happened to bringing a hot pizza to gate?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:02 pm

Paper napkins.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:43 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Whatever happened to bringing a hot pizza to gate?


Where is the last place to get hot pizza-to-go on the way in?

This is a fantastic idea. :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby International Incident » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:07 am

MyDearFriend wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
Whatever happened to bringing a hot pizza to gate?


Where is the last place to get hot pizza-to-go on the way in?

This is a fantastic idea. :D


I like that idea! Even warm pizza from Reno (read cold) is appreciated.

I'm not sure you are going to get pizza any closer than Reno.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby International Incident » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:08 am

Minor freak out about camp mates preparedness. Check. Turtleburp calming me down. Check.
Nothing to see here, move on, move on

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:42 am

International Incident wrote:Minor freak out about camp mates preparedness. Check. Turtleburp calming me down. Check.
Nothing to see here, move on, move on


I have been having moments of panic, myself. :?
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