2015 one item a day for BM list..

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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Canoe » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:14 pm

melodiousdirge wrote:Todays item is sifting through all the bugpocalypse posts and regretting my major project being a powerful mobile blacklight.
Park it beside whoever pisses you off?
Video games are giving kids unrealistic expectations on how many swords they can carry.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by melodiousdirge » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:24 pm

Canoe wrote:Park it beside whoever pisses you off?
Three points to gryffindor for that one.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by tamarakay » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:24 pm

Bought bug suits. SERIOUSLY hoping they all die before we get there and I don't have to use these sob's.I welt up like you would not believe when bitten by anything. To the point that it would be a burn ending event if I got bitten several times. Dust, hail, lightning, mud, poop buckets, BRING IT, but biting bugs and my body...shit
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by melodiousdirge » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:29 pm

tamarakay wrote:Bought bug suits. SERIOUSLY hoping they all die before we get there and I don't have to use these sob's.I welt up like you would not believe when bitten by anything. To the point that it would be a burn ending event if I got bitten several times. Dust, hail, lightning, mud, poop buckets, BRING IT, but biting bugs and my body...shit
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by gaminwench » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:25 pm

Eat raw ginger or garlic (!) daily; use a spray made of lavender oil/water. No bites.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by FIGJAM » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:35 pm

B1 tablets are also suppose to work as a repellant.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Canoe » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:54 pm

For mosquitoes here, B Complex vitamins. Let them eat whoever didn't take them.
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Post by skippy3k » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:43 am

Canoe wrote:For mosquitoes here, B Complex vitamins. Let them eat whoever didn't take them.
When I was a kid, my best friend's dad was a pharmacist and he told me this same thing. Said it clogs the pores so the mosquitoes may land on you but aren't able to stick their proboscis through your skin. (Of course I was 12 at the time so I may have remembered that last part wrong...but at least I got to use the word "proboscis" in a sentence.)
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Post by ygmir » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:54 am

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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:57 am

"There's a skeeter on my peter, wack it off!!!"
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by melodiousdirge » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:03 am

FIGJAM wrote:"There's a skeeter on my peter, wack it off!!!"
I believe it's called a
skippy3k wrote:proboscis
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Post by lucky420 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:11 am

Pass the Wack Off down please
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by sadie » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:19 am

The Loooons, Norman...the looons.

A dear friend made a bug shirt for me last night.

Seems like loons or calla lily's in bloom were all we could talk about.

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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Sundial » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:54 am

Antihistamines. The kind you take once every 24 hours. Because the swelling and itching from bug bites is a histamine response. Does the trick when I go camping in Ontario.
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Post by unjonharley » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:58 am

Bugs on the playa?? I found a sun screen with bug repellent.. @ WalMart.. Spray on..
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Post by melodiousdirge » Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:31 pm

I just hope the 'moth to a flame' effect takes over early and turns those swarms into crispy piles of moop.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Canoe » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:41 pm

Propane flamers with pilot flames could have a ball.

2015 - Year of:
the Fire Ball
Flaming Bugs
etc.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Sic Pup » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:37 pm

I did it again, used the ticking cloak as motivation for getting my stuff together. I made some headway and in my remaining day off I will have to sort the clothing situation and pack the car. Today I:

Upgraded my AAA to PLUS
Pre-programmed all my stops on the GPS
Filled the tank and spare diesel container
Cleared out maps, headrests and anything I didn't want in the car, from the car
Received/tested out cross bar rails for the roof rack so I can throw the bike up top in Reno
Brought air fresheners (Car and tent), and everything else on my list
Packed everything but clothes (and debating whether I should take a cooler now that the POS cheapo tent from Costgo was returned I should have the room)

For the last week I've been increasing water consumption and bike riding

still have to wash, vacuum and have the DPF replaced on the TDI (Friday if the part comes in), if not I'll be taking the Subaru at less than half the MPG (and diesel is cheaper than UNL locally to boot)
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:13 pm

The past few days I've been a mess, but today... good things happened today. I managed to find somebody to fill in for two days of BM. I went from zero to five letters of reference on the job application in a matter of hours (and here I thought I'd have trouble finding four letters!). I met with both of my co-workers and they seem content that we've got enough of a handle on projects that I can leave without dumping everything in their laps - I mean, I'm still dumping lots in their laps, but at least it's not *everything.*

I still have a heap of work to do and am very stressed out, plus there's all that insurance f*ckery to work out, but it now seems doable - if still vaguely irresponsible to my own health and sanity - to participate at TTITD this year.

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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Ratty » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:18 pm

Sic Pup I picture you wearing a magic cloak made of mattress ticking. Whatever works.

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Post by trilobyte » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:01 pm

Hooray, BoyScoutGirl, that is great news! I hope that your participation, should you manage to pull it off, do wonders for your sanity and happiness.

Having grown up in an area with lakes and rivers and lots of seasonal critters, my feeling is that those buggers tend to need both moisture and shadey green spots in order to survive and thrive. They were on the playa when people arrived because, for the first time in the history of the event (that we know of), there had been rain at least once a week all summer into the first week of August. Buggy nirvana! However, it's been dry since, and the forecast is for truckloads of more hot and dry. With no water and shadey green bits, I anticipate (and hope) that the numbers will rapidly dwindle. We shall see. I booked a decent mosquito net for our bed, and a bottle of repellant, mostly as a safeguard. Murphy's Law kind of demands that in order to insure I won't need those things is for me to have prepared for it (because the stuff you didn't plan for is much more likely to happen, right?)... so we'll see.

Lots of projects coming together, but still so much to do. And dammit I still have pre-cooking to do, as well.

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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by AntiM » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:59 am

Well, we have bug hats and jackets which Larry was issued when he was deployed to Thailand for Cobra Gold exercises, so he's digging those out. We have assorted bug sprays, and the stuff to treat fabric. Maybe an old bug zapper, and I have one of those electrified "bug racket". Those are actually kinda fun, and cruel.

Larry went to pick up the fancy new topper for the pickup. They ordered the wrong size. I feel bad, that's an expensive mistake for a small company, but it was definitely the error of the guy putting in the order. So we have a loaner topper instead. Doesn't match, meh, and is a little beat up, which is just fine. Actually works out better, because the payment is deferred until we get back and get the right top.

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Post by skippy3k » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:59 am

With it being my first year building a mutant vehicle AND engineering our entire camp, I was always hesitant to post a "One Item a Day" task here because it seems like I was never actually done with any items. However, yesterday was a big day, in that I narrowly avoided potential disaster. After much measuring and re-measuring, for weeks I was sure our enclosed rental cargo trailer was big enough to hold the mutant vehicle. But yesterday it dawned on me....would it fit through the back "doorway" when I was loading it up the ramp?

Nope. The back is about 6" too high.

After my panic attack, I realized that because I will be doing the final attachment of the roof on playa, I hadn't permanently attached the back headboard piece (which ties into the roof), and also is the the highest point of the vehicle. So I can remove that fairly easily before we load it. Which just means I'll basically be building the damn thing on the playa from scratch is seems.

I'm sure I will have all sorts of other issue come loading day, so I am extremely glad this show stopper was discovered now. Just when you think you thought of everything....
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Patsh » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:56 am

Well, Skippy, You're a Fixer. You Fix Things. :D
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Post by skippy3k » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:44 am

Ha! That is so funny you say that because I literally was going to add "...well, sometimes" to the end of my signature after the snafu yesterday. Then I thought I shouldn't be so hard on myself.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Lonesomebri » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:02 am

One more item checked off my list: I challenged 90 pound campmate Little Heaven to battle in Thunder Dome, bringing my metaphysical war against Heaven into the physical world.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by melodiousdirge » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:33 am

Today's one item was to add several items to my list. This isn't supposed to be how it works.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by Savannah » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:11 pm

BoyScoutGirl wrote:The past few days I've been a mess, but today... good things happened today. I managed to find somebody to fill in for two days of BM. I went from zero to five letters of reference on the job application in a matter of hours (and here I thought I'd have trouble finding four letters!). I met with both of my co-workers and they seem content that we've got enough of a handle on projects that I can leave without dumping everything in their laps - I mean, I'm still dumping lots in their laps, but at least it's not *everything.*

I still have a heap of work to do and am very stressed out, plus there's all that insurance f*ckery to work out, but it now seems doable - if still vaguely irresponsible to my own health and sanity - to participate at TTITD this year.

Sometimes, it pays to make your own luck.
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by tamarakay » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:23 pm

Mostly loaded. Just waiting for sun to go down a bit, then We load the wine/beer into the backseat area of the truck. Head out in the a.m.!
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Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Post by sadie » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:26 pm

tamarakay wrote:Mostly loaded. Just waiting for sun to go down a bit, then We load the wine/beer into the backseat area of the truck. Head out in the a.m.!

Safe travels, TK!! See you SOON.
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