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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby geospyder » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:55 am

Hope to do a "dry" run today. Load the food into the cooler to see how much room I'll need for ice (frozen one gallon milk containers) or if I'll need a second cooler.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby JayBobBoy » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:56 am

I couldn't pass it up for $50.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:28 am

Savannah wrote:Wearing neckties, like a corporate guy just off work, happy in a convertible . . .


Ha! Something I noticed, as a convertible driver myself: It's the people who work in office buildings that drive home on hot sunny days with the top down on their BMW Z3 or whatever. I work outside (crane truck) and they look at me funny 'cuz I go home top-up, windows-up, A/C on.
I've been in the goddamm sun all day! I drive top-down on weekends, evenings or night when it's warm enough.

So - today, more final packing and list-checking and trying to not forget critical things that seem impossible to overlook - but it's in fact quite easy!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Asquared » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:43 am

guh, i'm with CFM - tryin to figure out what the hell to wear!! fucking female problems! why do we care about this so much?!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:46 am

Easy answer: nothing!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:05 am

If it makes you feel good and is fun, by all means go ahead with a costume, but why feel like you have to wear something special? Don't ever let anybody make you feel like you're not participating just because you didn't spend $100 on glow-in-the-dark fur.

I wear something fairly close to my typical field work clothes. Either that, or full-length pajamas. A few of my campmates ribbed me a little bit and tried to get me into a sarong, but if I didn't feel like it - fuck 'em. My clothes are comfy so that's what I want to wear. Last thing I want is some froo-froo frills getting in my way as I climb some huge sculpture in deep playa.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:14 am

Mrpatatomoto wrote:Now you must do it. put a piece of plywood on your roof and put them ontop with suit jackets, ties and goggles.


Think I'll get pulled over?

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:15 am

Classy!
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:21 am

Sic Pup wrote:
Mrpatatomoto wrote:Now you must do it. put a piece of plywood on your roof and put them ontop with suit jackets, ties and goggles.


Think I'll get pulled over?

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Why am I farting around with this when I have things to do?


Sic Pup, I'm sitting on a city bus reading ePlaya on my phone and laughing so hard there are tears in my eyes!! :shock: :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:36 am

This has been a week or two long project. But, I got it done over the weekend and feel like getting pics posted today.
We didn't make the bike. We bought it from a (he claims) retired burner. He blew out his hip last year, sat at camp all week in serious pain so no one had to cut their burn short. A year later he still can't ride a bike, doesn't know if he'll ever be able to. He didn't want the fish bike sitting at home not getting used, so he sold it to us for pennies compared to what he put into it. I have a feeling he'll be out of retirement in a year or two.

This is our Angler Fish bike. The pictures don't do it justice. The dark picture is what it will look like on playa. The el wire in the back is the tail. The little orange light in the back up high is roughly 11ft off the ground. It will blink slowly on playa, in continuous on for the pic. The little white light in the front is the light/lure that an angler fish uses to lure in other fish.
Fish Bike no flash.jpg


This is the bike with the el wire still on, but my garage light and camera flash on. Its hard to see the bike's shape, but you can see the 2 orange right side tires and the left side front tire. Also, the Princess seat in the back up high. The princess seat doesn't have pedals, just a seat and handle bars.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Stray Dog » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:46 am

Been loading, shifting, and reloading the plane to make sure all my crap will fit in it and stay within weight and CG. Sadly this leaves me no room for a costume. I'm going to wear my pilot outfit instead. Oh, wait! I'll also have my naked pilot outfit too.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby BeeWeeDee » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:40 pm

Chocolate chip cookie dough made, scooped out and frozen
Grilled cheese sandwhiches prepped and frozen
Sausages grilled with peppers/onions/fennel cooked and frozen
Ice cream bars - ordered
Checked on the dry ice order - still on schedule
Panty hose packets of coffee prepared and frozen
Post playa motel room booked
2nd Monkey hut for a "guest house" finished
"two cherries in a bowl of milk" hangover mask finished/painted

Tonight's list
Prep the black beans and rice
Prep the coffee cake
Start chillin the drinks
More Ice, More Ice, More Ice
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:48 pm

Sic Pup wrote:
Mrpatatomoto wrote:Now you must do it. put a piece of plywood on your roof and put them ontop with suit jackets, ties and goggles.


Think I'll get pulled over?

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Why am I farting around with this when I have things to do?



That is amazing.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Oldguy » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:51 pm

Fly in to land in the morning, crash in the afternoon. Oops, I meant not achieve sufficient lift in the afternoon.

Root beer and fried bacon in freezer, car emptied and cleaned before loading tomorrow, pile in living room gleaned again, and sorted again, I am leaving late Thursday or early Friday. Trailer wiring rechecked, gas cans in car, and tent, cot, table, stove kitchen box and garage shelter, rope bag and rebar, tap light bucket, garden light bucket, blinkies, headlamps, misc. torches, all the things.

icebox and foodbox will be last thing Thursday, before gassing up and driving. :coffee:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby msj2u » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:05 pm

Finally, finished painting My gifts!!!


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby forty_eight » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:08 pm

studying map and figuring out where friends and things might be

3:00 side of things seems desirable

can't really fathom the scale of things

considering cross streets from G out - so really 3:15ish (towards 3:30)

i'm sure we'll find space for our modest camp of two

we'll see what the "playa provides" on Wednesday AM, lol

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:09 pm

C.f.M. wrote:That is amazing.


I just saved it to my desktop, to cheer me in the winter months. :lol:


Today I printed my train tickets and mailed some bills so I don't have to worry about 'em.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby mgb327 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:17 pm

studying map and figuring out where friends and things might be

3:00 side of things seems desirable

can't really fathom the scale of things

considering cross streets from G out - so really 3:15ish (towards 3:30)

i'm sure we'll find space for our modest camp of two

we'll see what the "playa provides" on Wednesday AM, lol

I stay at 3:30 and J, I really like that area. I am about 100 years from the jots, nice neighborhood. Not too noisy, few RVs, still a lot of activity going on. The view of the hills is unobstructed, and we see the planes as they come in and out. I guess one stays where they first land, so I always stay at 3:30 and J. It was my first address. I leave in.....14 hours. Crap! Am I ready yet? Been packing all day.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:25 pm

Try this: http://burnermap.com/welcome.php

You can print out mailing labels from that too.


I'm going to call it Larry's Law. Everything goes wrong the day or two before you leave. Yeah, you measured it all to make sure, but the tent doesn't fit in the cooler after all! Yay, you don't have to fret over whether or not you're going to Ranger this year, because you don't have room to pack your khaki clothes. Yeah, you thought you had a ticket, who knows?? That money you were going to rely on for travel food costs, you didn't get put on the schedule this week for some reason, so meditate while you fast. Mmm...premenstrual hormonal disequilibrium making your brain not want to work and everything hurt.

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I bought postcard stamps today, and figured out what to wear with these.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Drawingablank » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:59 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Try this: http://burnermap.com/welcome.php

You can print out mailing labels from that too.


I'm going to call it Larry's Law. Everything goes wrong the day or two before you leave. Yeah, you measured it all to make sure, but the tent doesn't fit in the cooler after all! Yay, you don't have to fret over whether or not you're going to Ranger this year, because you don't have room to pack your khaki clothes. Yeah, you thought you had a ticket, who knows?? That money you were going to rely on for travel food costs, you didn't get put on the schedule this week for some reason, so meditate while you fast. Mmm...premenstrual hormonal disequilibrium making your brain not want to work and everything hurt.

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I bought postcard stamps today, and figured out what to wear with these.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:43 pm

Thank you EVERYBODY for making me laugh and snort Root beer up my nose. In the office. In front of 2 bosses. Thanks a bunch.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:47 pm

Drawingablank wrote:Tittie Twirlers are great - the guy who makes them camps in our village btw (at least he did last year).



No kidding?? If you see him, I want to meet him! They were a random surprise gift at Transformus. I wore them with my medieval goth metal queen overlord outfit (the previous pasties were black stars). When I rode on the golfcart, they spun like crazy. Hilarious.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:13 pm

Tied my MH jig

Made my treat for the M&G and a batch of brownies

Packed all my clothes (well almost, I realized I'm going to need extra socks)

Mowed the lawn, trimmed the bushes, and edged.

Canceled the newspaper.

Double checked that my ticket is in it's super secret location.

All that is left to do is to make a couple of sandwiches in the morning, pack the cooler, load laptop, extra socks and book.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:24 pm

Just loaded up a playlist with a whole lotta punk and punk rock*, and some rock'n'roll, only to plug in the ipod to transfer and learn it's dead. Larry's Law strikes again!


*Zero Boys, Iggy, Cramps, Throttlerod, UK Subs, Flogging Molly, Supersuckers, Vandals, Minutemen, Youth Brigade, Von Bondies, Crass, Monster Magnet, Lunachicks, Hellacopters, Germs, Flat Duo Jets, Julie Ruin, Buzzcocks, Backyard Babies and more.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:33 pm

Sic Pup wrote:
Mrpatatomoto wrote:Now you must do it. put a piece of plywood on your roof and put them ontop with suit jackets, ties and goggles.


Think I'll get pulled over?

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Why am I farting around with this when I have things to do?


That's amazing. Always worth the time to screw around.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:58 pm

We're entering the last 15 hours of my time in town, so . . . I've spent an hour and a half getting hold of some interesting hair dye.

Priorities!

YAAAAAAAY THIS CANNOT POSSIBLY GO WRONG YAAAAAAY
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:01 pm

To purple or not to purple, I need to decide tomorrow.

I just found out I know someone who can ship stuff insanely cheap! After I've got it all packed and set up to fly with. Next year...

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Lonesomebri » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:06 pm

Spray painted signs on old fence planks for camp and for the bar.
“Camp Threat. Under No Management. Now with 20% More botulism.”
“Eternal Flame 5:45-6pm”
"Run Hippie Run”
along with a Yard Sale sign for after the burn.
And to hang on the trash fence at our make-shift bar-
“Last Bar on Earth” on the side facing in, and
“First Bar on Playa” facing out to greet our ticketless comrades as they elude the combined security forces making it across the barren wasteland, and make it to our ice cold Margaritas, at the first bar on the playa. At which point we fulfill our obligation to the 12th principle and turn them over to the authorities.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby C.f.M. » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:24 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:And to hang on the trash fence at our make-shift bar-
“Last Bar on Earth” on the side facing in, and
“First Bar on Playa” facing out to greet our ticketless comrades as they elude the combined security forces making it across the barren wasteland, and make it to our ice cold Margaritas, at the first bar on the playa. At which point we fulfill our obligation to the 12th principle and turn them over to the authorities.


Awesome. I hope I find that. I need to go deep playa more.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:42 pm

Truck washed, vacummed , and shampooed. It hadn't been done in almost a year. New Christmas tree air freshener to!
Washed all our laundry, throwing it in closet and dealing with it when I come back.
My bag and toms bag are pretty much packed.

Few lose ends to finish tonight then cleaning the apartment top to bottom before my last day of work. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
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