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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by DrewDubious » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:35 pm

Right with you Winter, 1st time this year and all worked up to go... Doing my best to not let it just consume every waking minute of my days :mrgreen: Of course, I only found out I was going like a month or so ago... not waiting 4 years :| kudos on that. Hope to see you at the meet n greet!

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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by Elorrum » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:37 pm

I do have a rushing inventive brain that doesn't connect to my body in many practical ways. Sort of like a little kid who wants to build a castle, and has paste, Popsicle sticks, and ten thumbs, to make her dream a reality. I get to a point where I am tired of thinking about Burning Man. But... hold on, I am certain, I do know, and have experienced the times there that come after travel and set-up, that hold a pure and absolute sense of everything being exactly the way it should be. No remorse. No worries, and no hurry to be anywhere other than right where I am. There's a big sweet spot in store for all of us. Try not to worry now.
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by FIGJAM » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:48 pm

Elorrum wrote:... that hold a pure and absolute sense of everything being exactly the way it should be. No remorse. No worries, and no hurry to be anywhere other than right where I am.
But I've learned to feel that way all the time. :?
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by Elorrum » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:53 pm

FIGJAM wrote:
Elorrum wrote:... that hold a pure and absolute sense of everything being exactly the way it should be. No remorse. No worries, and no hurry to be anywhere other than right where I am.
But I've learned to feel that way all the time. :?
good for you.
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:54 pm

Indeed. Figjam is one of the taoist masters of ePlaya.
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by FIGJAM » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:55 pm

Is that what it's called? :?
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by Elorrum » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:56 pm

He says he's Good.
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:57 pm

Yeah, you're so fucking tao that you don't even know you're tao.
If I were into spiritual envy, I'd have it in spades over you...
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by FIGJAM » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:57 pm

Would I lie to you? :lol:
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by MyDearFriend » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:57 am

FIGJAM is a god and you can believe every word he says. 8)

My butterflies kicked up big-time just seeing the title of this thread. :shock:

I put three bins of gear and our Altar To John Frum on the DC container yesterday in the midst of a total tizzy. Literally shaking as I was getting ready to leave. Bins had been completely packed for 24 hours of course :lol: but still, nervous as shit. This is my third year so don't feel bad.

I have to say, that while Burning Man is a logistical fetishist's wet dream, 8) it can also be a hideous nightmare. :shock: Until I get there. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by lemur » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:08 am

im glad i dont ship my stuff ahead.

thatd kinda suck.

basically fearing the packing thing 'omg did i put all the stuff i need in there?' twice
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by MyDearFriend » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:06 am

Oh my dear Lemur, the first step to inventory control is: an inventory. List o' lists here. :lol: All in a tiny book with dates shipped and etc, so when I wake up in the middle of the night I know where my towel is. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:00 am

Hate to tell you this, MDF, but I think Arthur Dent has your towel.
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by PhoenixFemmeFatale » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:21 pm

I'm a list maker too, MyDearFriend! It's the ONLY way I've found to settle my obsessive mind. Last night I woke up at 3am and thought, 'don't forget to pack the screw you need to hang your artwork'. Then my mind was clicked into organizational overdrive and I couldn't get back to sleep. So, today the list making process started. Hopefully I can continue to get the rest I know I'm going to need. So excited to be getting closer to the day we leave!
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by Gobkin » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:52 pm

I keep getting nightmares about arriving to BM since last week. It is either that or I can't fall asleep. *sigh* it will b a long 3 weeks :-)

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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:09 pm

You'll get to the event and collapse...
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by Gobkin » Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:12 pm

Lovely! Cant wait!

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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by winterdream28 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:35 pm

Nice to see I am not alone with these dreams and butterflies:)

Thank you all for your advice about the bracelet as well. I will be ordering mine today just to play it safe:)
Sadly not sure If there will be enough room for Supraventricular tachycardia in the engraving space lol but I will def do a search for the most characters bracelet I can get!
I also spoke with all my camp mates about what I have and symptoms to look for, thankful I know when I am having an episode and can communicate I am having one, I have yet to faint due to one.
They are also all game for trying to get as close to main medical tent as possible.
Now to just remain positive and keep up with my meds and proper hydration so no episodes will happen!

I truly appreciate all the help guys:) Thank you again
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by gyre » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:02 pm

If you spell anything out, I suggest tachycardia or just refer to heart issues.

Controlled stress is usually different from stress you don't choose.
Hope you have a good time.

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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by DrewDubious » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:16 pm

whoosa :wink:

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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by graidawg » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:21 am

I have a great cure for packing and list nightmares. here is my packing list for BM

Airplane ticket
passport
cordial
marmite/bovril
MDF's phone number.


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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by Jackass » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:56 pm

Here's a little more food for those butterflies

http://blog.burningman.com/author/jcurley/
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by TT120 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Oh man! I wish I could be out there with DPW helping to build the city. I would have such a blast.
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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by BeeWeeDee » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:37 pm

Burning Man is a logistical fetishist's wet dream
Finally a worthy signature for one who is insanely detailed oriented, makes lists, creates timelines. and tries to keep it all straight mentally.
The next morning you will wake up pretty much your old self except that a very unusual 16 hours will have been added to your store of life experience.

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Re: Butterflies in stomach

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:04 pm

Worms. Worms with sharp teeth. I love my life.
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