What did you learn this year?

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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by FIGJAM » Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:18 pm

Haven't had a blister in years, but if I get one, I use a needle to lance a small hole at the edge of the blister to drain it, then do the tape trick! 8)
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by smilemore » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:49 pm

That people are really fucking awesome but sometimes it just takes a moment or two to realize that.

That ... and, if you really need something, no matter how embarrassing or personal in nature that something may be, don't be afraid to ask someone. (Long slippery story short - we had an unfortunate bit of spillage on the camper floor that turned it into an adult-fun-house-slip-and-slide for a little while :roll: but that also meant the end of our coconut oil :cry: The next day we set out all the while discussing how to rectify the situation. Ultimately, after dark, we had both managed the courage to ask if anyone had any extra "lube". To our delight, the very first camp we asked came to the rescue. AND they even offered us a cold beer!!!
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by Savannah » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:04 pm

Awesome. :lol:
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by ygmir » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:42 pm

unjonharley wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:I learned that I am a "Fucking Asshole" AND " a Pussy"!!! :P

Even so, I like ya
withholds "you are what you eat" joke...........
Hahaha
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by ygmir » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:44 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:That piranhas have invaded the Serengeti. Or maybe gnus have moved to the Amazon Rain Forest.....
I'm sure you knew that's not new
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by forty_eight » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:31 pm

here was one:

for structural integrity, guy everything on your shade out immediately.

i was setting up late at night so only guyed things out enough to not blow away. when i added more guy lines later, things were a little akimbo and hard to get all even. for some reason, that really bothered me the rest of the week. :)

oh, and i just learned:

some eplayans apparently don't know about the stomach pain free joy of tea, lol

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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by A-RockLeFrench » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:28 pm

This year I learned how to crack a bullwhip.

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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by unjonharley » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:39 pm

A-RockLeFrench wrote:This year I learned how to crack a bullwhip.
Now, what are you going to do with a cracked bull whip :?: :idea: Goop glue :!: 8)
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by strange love » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:31 pm

I just learned you can use coconut oil for lube. Good to know 8)

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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by tatonka » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:15 am

first went to the city that comes with this forum in 2013 and something seemed strangly familer. Finally thought of why it did , I remember a disney movie called pinochio . He went to a island and could eat and drink all he wanted and there was fun everywhere , but you were turned into a ass and had to work the salt mines. Very similar ")
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by torrey.smith » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:07 am

Tesla Coils are non-trivial.

It's fun to get high.

Zip-Lines are fun.

It pays to Moop :)

Working a few shifts on-Playa is amazing and leads to a much deeper feeling of community. Plus you meet awesome people.

Don't polish the cannonball. If you made something, bring it to the Playa! It doesn't have to be perfect.

People with a sense of entitlement and who rely on others for their on-Playa needs are not necessarily appropriate for your camp.

Never put someone in charge of a task that they aren't physically wrenching on.

This is a do-ocracy. People taking potshots from the sidelines can go pound sand.
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by torrey.smith » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:40 am

Engineers can have a lot of fun when they build at Burning Man.
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by Savannah » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:03 pm

strange love wrote:I just learned you can use coconut oil for lube. Good to know 8)
It's probably not good for condoms, but if that's not a concern, play on. :lol:
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by dragonpilot » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:25 pm

strange love wrote:I just learned you can use coconut oil for lube. Good to know 8)
Hahahahahaha...SL, get a life! :-) (BTW, baby oil works good too...if ya don't like the smell of coconuts.)
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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by TomServo » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:58 am

Smoked paprika is really good in Bloody Marys. And...If you just spent a summer in Las Vegas, BRC is Paradise!
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by Zealous » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:53 pm

Baby oil is not so good in Bloody Marys
...and paprika is even worse as lube

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Re: What did you learn this year?

Post by TomServo » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:54 am

you need to mix the paprika in KY or astroglide...NOT baby oil!
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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