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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Milayna » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:58 pm

Today went shopping for random stuff I need more of. This included: ziploc bags, sunscreen, ratchet straps, rebar, good quality leave-in conditioner, more baby wipes. It's getting so close!!! :D :D :D

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby melodiousdirge » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:30 am

Sewed 10 feet of velcro into the liner of my coat to attach lights to. Have another 10 feet to go and I may need to re-up.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:24 pm

Savannah wrote:
Sham wrote:
Savannah wrote:Batteries, sanitizer, travel diary, rum, Clif Bars, trail mix.

I like how you quietly slipped the rum right in the middle of all those sensible items. 8)


That rum is powerfully sensible, good sir.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Drawingablank » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:22 pm

Patsh wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:Got 2 things done today - Ordered a kilt, and practiced drinking warm beer.


So, how's that going for you?
I've been practicing drinking warm white wine since around 1pm... a friend came over with fresh nectarines, and when I asked her what she'd like to drink, it was wine. She came to visit and trim my hair. She left a few hours ago, but I've been sewing, and it just seems like wine goes with that, too! *hic*

so, if my playa clothes look funny, or my hair is wonky, well, now you know why. :wink:
*hic*

Works out fine for me - my clothes always look funny and my hair is always wonky.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Ratty » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:32 pm

I've been sorting clothes for A WEEK! Just once I'd like to come in the door and sit on the couch. I'm slowly moving on to other stuff. I'll pack the car as I go just to clear space in the front room. Yeeeeeeeeeek.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Patsh » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:12 pm

Not sure I'll get to finish all 200 of these little copper pendants, but slowly/surely, making progress. The satin rope should arrive Monday, and by then, maybe the holes will be drilled... They're an inch wide, for perspective, and weigh 11 grams (before the drilling).


BMan swag in work 001.jpg



hmmm... the scan made the lettering fuzzy, but it really isn't. :?
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby AfricanFire » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:15 pm

I'm currently at a conference - how rude, how dare they schedule it right during prime prep time! This means that I haven't gotten much of anything done this week, But I did manage to finalize details for the 1 camp meal I'm cooking with my fellow cooks.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby geospyder » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:16 pm

After a camping trip in the woods this weekend I can reclaim a few items for my Burning Man gear (hammer and water kettle) :roll:
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby skippy3k » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:57 am

We recently received the news that two of our good friends from California just got tickets, which was very exciting. Every time we go, they don't go. Last year we didn't go, and they went. But this year, for the first time, we are all together and our little camp-that-isn't-a-camp has grown to 6 whole people.

Finished rebuilding, lighting and decorating the bikes for everyone. Whew. (Neighbor asked me if I was running a bike shop in my garage.)
All our clothing is together and mostly packed.
Artwork for the trailer is done.
Volunteer shifts figured out.
Double and triple checked that the tickets are still in the envelope in our closet and didn't spontaneously get sucked into a black hole. (Which could happen.)
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby tatonka » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:31 am

Patsh wrote:Not sure I'll get to finish all 200 of these little copper pendants, but slowly/surely, making progress. The satin rope should arrive Monday, and by then, maybe the holes will be drilled... They're an inch wide, for perspective, and weigh 11 grams (before the drilling).


BMan swag in work 001.jpg



hmmm... the scan made the lettering fuzzy, but it really isn't. :?



very nice :)
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby melodiousdirge » Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:59 am

Replaced the fuel pump in my truck last night. That wasn't on the list but popped up yesterday as a fairly high priority item. Don't these things have any idea how busy I am?
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Savannah » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:30 pm

melodiousdirge wrote:Replaced the fuel pump in my truck last night. That wasn't on the list but popped up yesterday as a fairly high priority item. Don't these things have any idea how busy I am?


I hate it when something crops up that isn't on the list, because then I don't have the glee of crossing it off.

Goddamn it, that's HALF THE FUN OF THE LIST. :shock:

Savannah wrote:
Sham wrote:
Savannah wrote:Batteries, sanitizer, travel diary, rum, Clif Bars, trail mix.

I like how you quietly slipped the rum right in the middle of all those sensible items. 8)


That rum is powerfully sensible, good sir.

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:lol:

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Madgirl » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:55 pm

Savannah wrote:I hate it when something crops up that isn't on the list, because then I don't have the glee of crossing it off.

Goddamn it, that's HALF THE FUN OF THE LIST. :shock:


Sometimes I write things down on my list that I've already done just so I can cross them off.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby melodiousdirge » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:59 pm

Madgirl wrote:Sometimes I write things down on my list that I've already done just so I can cross them off.


I was going to say the same thing without the "sometimes" :p
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Savannah » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:06 pm

Madgirl wrote:
Savannah wrote:I hate it when something crops up that isn't on the list, because then I don't have the glee of crossing it off.

Goddamn it, that's HALF THE FUN OF THE LIST. :shock:


Sometimes I write things down on my list that I've already done just so I can cross them off.


I can't bear to write down things I have already done . . . but I'll admit to writing down something I know damn well I'll do that day anyway. :lol:
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby lucky420 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:35 pm

does anyone ever cross 1/2 the item off when only 1/2 finished?
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby melodiousdirge » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:38 pm

lucky420 wrote:does anyone ever cross 1/2 the item off when only 1/2 finished?


I usually break it out into sub-items so I get the vindication of crossing SOMETHING off.

[Edit] but then my task lists are kept in massive spreadsheets and Microsoft OneNote backed up to the cloud so I can access them on my phone/work/home PC... this may be somewhat more OCD than your average burner.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby skippy3k » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:38 pm

-1 One item for BMan 2014 a day.

Accidentally locked the cat up in the garage last night. I'm sure he tried his best, but ended up peeing in the container that looked most like his cat box; this container held, among other things, multiple pairs of gloves and my canvas bicycle tool bag. The gloves and tool bag are goners I think. The rest of the items like wire and hand tools are being washed. I didn't have time for this today. :|
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby AfricanFire » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:16 pm

Stuff that arrived today - tuna in bags, electrolyte tablets (without all the sugar of a sports drink), glow sticks (I always bring a few glow sticks just in case my other lights fail
/ I run into a dark wad / I need extra for something), some toiletries, and a sparkly pink light up fedora.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Oldguy » Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:59 pm

Took down the carport, storing the poles in a duffle bag, parts in a backpack. Rolled up the bedding. Charged up the chair and the golf cart. Took my puppy to the vet for Parvo shot and second set of shots. 5 mile round trip on the cart. Picked more tomatoes. Found shower bags and painter's tape, stuff is in piles all over the house. Having lucid dreams, not sleeping well. All monthly bills paid. Dr. appointment next Monday, medication refill. Juice boxes, grape juice and Kool-aid in box. Lipton black tea, sugar in bottle. Tuna cans. crackers. More to doooooooooo. :o
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:20 pm

Patsh wrote:Not sure I'll get to finish all 200 of these little copper pendants, but slowly/surely, making progress. The satin rope should arrive Monday, and by then, maybe the holes will be drilled... They're an inch wide, for perspective, and weigh 11 grams (before the drilling).


BMan swag in work 001.jpg



hmmm... the scan made the lettering fuzzy, but it really isn't. :?

How thick?
If it's a coin thickness or less a two-hole punch (Eric, is there a better name?) might work.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby sadie » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:58 pm

Cool pendants, Patsh.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby BBadger » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:43 pm

Got myself a pair of bolt cutters -- for cutting chain links with use with lag bolts. Still, I'm contemplating whether I should bring them to the burn and carry them around openly just for kicks.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby msj2u » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:43 pm

+1 Awesome, Patch!!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Patsh » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:58 pm

Thanks for the tip, Fishy. Thinking of setting up a jig for my drill press that'll drill several at a time, since there are so many. This punch thingy looks like carpal tunnel to me, with that many turns. It looks like a contraption I might get, anyway, you know, just in case I need it for something else. :wink: I'm a tool freak from Way Back!

Thanks for the comments about the pendants, tatonka, sadie, msj2u and Martiansky! Now, I'm totally inspired to get them finished! ....Along with all the other little projects that keep popping up as I pack bins and vacuum the car and clean Saguaro Man dust and plant material from all my camping gear. (It was very windy the whole 5 days there)

Down to counting the days! How exciting!!! I miss all you wonderful people...
(and the dust)

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


edit to add: the pendants are just a tiny fraction under 1/16" thick
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:39 pm

BBadger wrote:Got myself a pair of bolt cutters -- for cutting chain links with use with lag bolts. Still, I'm contemplating whether I should bring them to the burn and carry them around openly just for kicks.


You could cut locks on yellow bikes.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby unjonharley » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:20 am

BoyScoutGirl wrote:
BBadger wrote:Got myself a pair of bolt cutters -- for cutting chain links with use with lag bolts. Still, I'm contemplating whether I should bring them to the burn and carry them around openly just for kicks.


You could cut locks on yellow bikes.


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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Mista_Zero » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:50 am

Last night: Glued EL Wire to a hat for the night time.

Today: Went to Home Depot to pick up rebar and parts for a bike basket...and some unplanned for costuming at the thrift store.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby AfricanFire » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:53 pm

Picked up baby wipes and cookies, made 2 quick shiny skirts:

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Postby Sic Pup » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:34 pm

I've been working on my procrastination but had a rare lapse the last few days:

Opened and checked my cot, gave it a once over with lime juice

Set up my tent, gave it a once over with lime juice while enjoying the residual dust and fixed a dodgy zipper with some bar soap and brute force.

Set up the frame of the MH, didn't put tarps on because my stakes appear to be MIA. Actually I think I"m missing an entire bin - tomorrow (or the day after) is another day.

MacGyvered the shipping crates for the lions which will become the bases for a table with some scrap plywood I will wing nut on .thereby eliminating the need to bring the folding table (conserving valuable car space). The holes for the bolts will double as air holes.

Setup the hand me down laptop so I could install the GPS updating software as a prerequisite to finding the load point for the NYC container.

Opened the GPS I was given for Father's Day.

Opened the iPod I was given for Father's Day now that I have a laptop that will run shitty iTunes without un-resolvable errors

Loaded the crates onto the NYC container, a volunteer asked what was in the crates, I told him lions, he asked what will they eat on the trip and I told him they were fasting prepping for the hippie feast on playa. Coincidentally the rail car is named "Tigger", I have some concerns they will hook up with a ursine friend on the trip (oh my).

Found some awesome solar birds I'm going to use with the bird bath/fountain that will be bookended by Fortitude and Patience.

Printed out the ticket for the concert I'm going to attend on the drive home and put it with the BM ticket.

Added a sleeping bag to the mental shopping list in case it doesn't show up in the AWOL bin.
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