One Item for BMan 2013 a Day

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Martiansky » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:28 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Looks like sterno on steroids.


And the term you're looking for is "stealth virgin".
Stealth virgin...... :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Elorrum » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:48 pm

hail martiansky, well met.
I got one of these at the grocery store (of all places) on the half off rack, next to the year old tom and jerry batter (anyone EVER used that stuff?)
half off, from a sawbuck to a fin, my guard was down. It's a nice little pocket item, but no blade. it unfolds to make a little pair of pliers, with 4 little screwdrivers in the handles.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by FIGJAM » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:26 pm

LOOK WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL TODAY!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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There was no note, but thank you box 1326!!!!! 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by geospyder » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:37 pm

Took steel wool to my Playa Staples and then sprayed them with Rust-Oleum. They are ready for next year :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:09 am

FIGJAM wrote:LOOK WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL TODAY!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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There was no note, but thank you box 1326!!!!! 8)
Robbidobbs. I got the "Burningman... is not the redemption of the world" and Lucky got "Oh my god, IT"S HUGE".
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:13 am

FIGJAM wrote: Image
I've always loved that quote, FIGJAM: it fits you well and is good advice for all. And on that note, I'm off to today's build party for the regional.
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:44 am

Ordered a (steam punk) plague doctors, hat and leather mask..

I have a wicked cane with dragon head... The damn thing is made of stone..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:43 am

Those plague doctors are really trendy right now...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:31 pm

My girlfriend ordered a shipment of lemons, so I can make more limoncello to take with us to the playa next year.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:00 pm

You use commercially grown lemons? Regular lemons? Isn't that kind of a sin when there are so many Meyer's available locally?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BBadger » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:13 pm

When life gives you shipments of lemons, make limoncello.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:34 pm

I don't care whether you think it's a sin or not. Our local sources didn't have what would be needed for the project, so she made other arrangements to get quality organic lemons from a supplier in the region. I'm happy that she did it, the window for me to get batches started to have for next year's burn is closing.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by maladroit » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:06 am

I doubt you'll be pouring a taste of ice-cold, acidic yet mellow, golden sweet ambrosia and someone says "Commercial lemons? Ew...."

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:41 am

Pssssssssst. Maladroit, Come over here in the corner. I feel like such a dummy. What are you guys talking about? Whisper it.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:37 am

Picked up a handsome rat at the dollar store.. He will be riding on top of my hat in 14

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:07 am

Note to self: sometimes wry, dry humor goes "whoosh".
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by illy dilly » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:54 am

unjonharley wrote:Picked up a handsome rat at the dollar store.. He will be riding on top of my hat in 14
I picture your handsome rat with a vest and a top hat, possibly a fancy cane... WITH... a mouse on top of his hat!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Savannah » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:56 am

Oh PLEASE put a mouse on the rat's hat, Unjon. :shock:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:59 am

illy dilly wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Picked up a handsome rat at the dollar store.. He will be riding on top of my hat in 14
I picture your handsome rat with a vest and a top hat, possibly a fancy cane... WITH... a mouse on top of his hat!
Some thing like that.. We will have matching costumes.. Hat and cane for sure..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Divreon » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:03 pm

Wrote a short story and thought up a costume to perform it in while walking around my first burning man.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by sppryor » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:33 am

Looked up, and began practicing different knots I think I may want to know. (Such as a taut-line hitch)

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:48 am

sppryor wrote:Looked up, and began practicing different knots I think I may want to know. (Such as a taut-line hitch)
That is the knot I use.. They are easy to adjust during the week in the wind.. Easy to break "untie" at the end of the week..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by sppryor » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:03 pm

Yea I used to sail, and I used this one and a bowline knot a lot, but I have really forgotten all of my knot lectures haha. Brushing up on the ones I mostly remember, and trying to identify new ones that seem useful at BRC.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by forty_eight » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:08 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Note to self: sometimes wry, dry humor goes "whoosh".
ah well, it's a calculated risk we take

i suspect 90% of what i post doesn't get interpreted as intended

i just go with it

explaining jokes - probably especially on the internet - is never worth it

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:15 pm

sppryor wrote:Yea I used to sail, and I used this one and a bowline knot a lot, but I have really forgotten all of my knot lectures haha. Brushing up on the ones I mostly remember, and trying to identify new ones that seem useful at BRC.

Being fast to tie a bowline is the best thing you can learn in knots..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:48 pm

Significant other verified that the week before Labor Day next year will be free of schoolwork. Looks like I'll have a virgin in tow!
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
That is a beautiful occupation.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by peyote2004 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:52 pm

Picked up his tent today. It's a 4 person dome with a locker area for storage.
Got it for $20 on Kijiji

I'll need to cover some mesh but it's in good condition.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by TT120 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:37 am

Submitted my vacation request for next year today. It got approved right away! They require 2 weeks prior notice, I gave them almost a year...... :D
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Post by Savannah » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:40 am

Woo-hoo, TT120! :D

I was thinking of submitting my vacation request too . . . but must admit, I'm savoring just thinking about it. :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by illy dilly » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:28 pm

peyote2004 wrote:Picked up his tent today. It's a 4 person dome with a locker area for storage.
Got it for $20 on Kijiji

I'll need to cover some mesh but it's in good condition.
If I might make a suggestion, close the main "big" door, and put your bed at that end of the tent. Then only come in the smaller side door. That way, when you step into the tent your about 5 or so feet away from your bed to take off your shoes and pants.
We have a very similar tent and found this method keeps the dust down on the "bed side" of the tent.
Why don't ya stick your head in that hole and find out? ~piehole
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