Who else is going nuts because they can't be on the playa?

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Who else is going nuts because they can't be on the playa?

Post by soupman » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:21 am

First time I've missed in 5 years and I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT THE BURN!

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:42 am

I was driving around the neighbrohood recently and saw an older motor home being loaded up, by a youngish post-modern-looking couple. Aha! they're going to the burn.

Pretty soon we'll be counting dust covered cars on the freeway.

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Post by joel the ornery » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:58 am

well, i am already nuts... and i am going.

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Post by kylie sparks » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:36 am

I live in Sparks, Nevada. been seeing the Art cars and funkily painted motorhomes on 80 for days now. Just makes my heart pound... cuss I'm waiting to head out myself!

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Post by Martiansky » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:32 pm

ME! OH, ME OVER HERE!!!!
I'M GOING NUTS BECAUSE I CAN'T BE THERE!!!

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Post by blyslv » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:26 pm

Well, also after 5 years and I'm sitting this one out. I have to say I'm very happy with my decision. I did not spend money I don't have, did not spend months packing and thinking and generally being of a one track mind. I got a little wistful when I saw all sorts of friends and acquaintances leave but they'll be back.

One thing we did was instigate an "Art Incineration Incident" on some land near here this coming Sat. night. I'm looking forward to seeing how many people show up.

And my wife and I (we met and 2 years later married at Burningman) are already planning on next year. I wanna go big!!!
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Post by soupman » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:27 pm

blyslv wrote: And my wife and I (we met and 2 years later married at Burningman) are already planning on next year. I wanna go big!!!
Same here! :D

I found myself watching the Gerlach cam for a few minutes this morning, thinking about how excited each person in the car/motorhome/bus must be to be at that very point :lol:

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:35 pm

Okay, The Chronicle sez that only 15,000 of 4o,000 are there yet. Hard to belive when this board is so quiet.
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Post by tisha2 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:51 pm

we may not all be there yet, but we're in full f*ing panic mode to get there!!! who the hell has time to be on the boards?? unless they're in that hopeless procrastination mode because there's just a few too many loose strings and it's just a bit too overwhelmed and they can't find their headlamp THAT WAS JUST THERE LAST NIGHT and they just can't do one more goddamn thing or spend one more minute WAITING TO JUST PUT THE SHIT IN THE CAR AND GO!!!!! hahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAhahaaaaa.... aaahhhhh.

or something...i guess. i dunno. :oops:

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Well, it's a good exercise in patience!

Post by JediDale » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:59 pm

I am picking up a guy at the airport in Reno. He is a virgin Burner, and my girlfriend is a virgin Burner as well, and we are not going to arrive on the playa til at least 2:30PM Thursday! It feels like a really weird moon to me,
and the weather change has been sudden. Plenty of Burners heading out to
BRC we have seen in the last 2 days.

Genuinely,


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Post by K-mom » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:18 pm

Yeah me right here.. I'm a lil bitter

I was doin all right up until last night, I've been escaping into Harry Potter world every day after work, but got a little tipsy while finishing the 6th book. Then I decided to wander out for late dinner, and the only thing open in my 'hood is a 24 hr Subway.

Standing in there under the fluorescents it occured to me that one year before I was having dinner at the Lamplighters, homemade Sangria and nonstop Quesadillas in the dust ... a single tear from my left eye


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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:48 pm

hans moleman wrote:I was saying boo-urns
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Post by diane o'thirst » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:31 pm

I missed 2005 on account of cancer, made it last year, was TOTALLY psyched for the Green Man and couldn't go because of a detached retina (that's still healing).

I'm rationalizing it away by focusing on the San Francisco and Oregon Decomps but I have to admit to a bit of jonesing. I'm wearing my necklaces and sparklies and cool schtuph every day to keep my Burn on. Heck, I even howled at the Eclipse last night and did some kecak this afternoon right about the time Grady and Company do theirs, but I was lonely.

I'm not missing the darktards, flakey people and dust, but I'm missing my friends, invigourating air and wonderful art.
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Post by Barb Wire » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:36 pm

We're 6 Norwegians who went to Burning Man last year. Living that far away, we're only going to Burning Man every second year, so we'll be there in person at Burning Man 2008.

This year, we decided to build a theme camp in scale 1:87 with small figures of our self. The theme camp is called Camp Herring Scale:Burners and has even been approved by Burning Man (http://www.burningman.com/themecamps/07 ... ill_c.html). We have sent it to our friends at APOKILIPTIKA, and they are bringing it to Burning Man. It will be placed in their Booby Bar at Burning Man. So even though we can't be there in person, we'll be there in scale. We have even made an art installation in the scale-camp, Camp Herring Fjord Installation, also approved by Burning Man (http://www.burningman.com/installations ... mp_herring).

This is a picture of a little part of our theme camp:
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This picture shows the whole thing right before we put the lid on and sent it. It also shows the fishy remote control, that contains small red buttons for all the Scale:Burners and friends. When a button is pressed, a small light will show where that figure is placed.
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Not going to Burning Man this year, this is our treatment of not going completely nuts.
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Post by Barb Wire » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:36 pm

We're 6 Norwegians who went to Burning Man last year. Living that far away, we're only going to Burning Man every second year, so we'll be there in person at Burning Man 2008.

This year, we decided to build a theme camp in scale 1:87 with small figures of our self. The theme camp is called Camp Herring Scale:Burners and has even been approved by Burning Man (http://www.burningman.com/themecamps/07 ... ill_c.html). We have sent it to our friends at APOKILIPTIKA, and they are bringing it to Burning Man. It will be placed in their Booby Bar at Burning Man. So even though we can't be there in person, we'll be there in scale. We have even made an art installation in the scale-camp, Camp Herring Fjord Installation, also approved by Burning Man (http://www.burningman.com/installations ... mp_herring).

This is a picture of a little part of our theme camp:
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This picture shows the whole thing right before we put the lid on and sent it. It also shows the fishy remote control, that contains small red buttons for all the Scale:Burners and friends. When a button is pressed, a small light will show where that figure is placed.
Image

Not going to Burning Man this year, this is our treatment for not going completely nuts.
Barb Wire / Sven
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You don't stop going to Burning Man because you get old.
You get old because you stop going to Burning Man!

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Post by Barb Wire » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:43 pm

Oops. I made that a double...
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Post by diane o'thirst » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:47 pm

I'm actually thinking about not going to the desert event anymore. This was going to be my last year this decade. It's getting expensive, it's rough on my (still healing) body, the chaos, the assholes throwing the chaos in your face and saying you asked for it via your simple presence...faugh!

(I feel sorry for their daughters)

I'm thinking I'll stick with the Decomps and regional Burns and maybe Fourth of Ju-Playa for my alkali dust fix.
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Re: Well, it's a good exercise in patience!

Post by tisha2 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:37 am

JediDale wrote:I am picking up a guy at the airport in Reno. He is a virgin Burner, and my girlfriend is a virgin Burner as well, and we are not going to arrive on the playa til at least 2:30PM Thursday! It feels like a really weird moon to me,
and the weather change has been sudden. Plenty of Burners heading out to
BRC we have seen in the last 2 days.

Genuinely,


JediDale Of Reno
hey Jedi ~ where are you camping?

i <3 what you did, Barb!

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Post by pixiepam » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:46 am

Sadley I will not be on the Plya this year, but I will be Burning in my heart and am making a small fire in my backyard firepit. Hope all who are going think of us who are not, just once & we will be there.
You are here now!

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Hi TISHA!

Post by JediDale » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:58 am

Camp Apokiliptika is where your doom is insured or your money back!
3:00 and Boreal in the "Terminal City" village. Where are you gonna be? Send me a private message, and I hope to see you on the playa!!



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Post by wrong trousers » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:15 pm

I too am trying not to obsess & drive myself crazy. But here I am, again(!), lurking on the board. The truth is, I don't WANT to be there as I'm 5 months pregnant & know from experience that I don't enjoy bman whilst in the family way. To be more specific- I don't enjoy my bman whilst sober!! I last went in 05, 6 months pregnant. SOMEday we will take a break in our breeding schedule & make it back to the fabulous dust. Someday......

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Re: Who else is going nuts because they can't be on the play

Post by HughMungus » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:42 pm

soupman wrote:First time I've missed in 5 years and I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT THE BURN!
The first year you don't go is the worst. It gets easier.

I decided to not go because it's just not high enough on my list of priorities and I'm glad I had the discipline to not go, but I keep thinking about how easy it would be to get on a plane to Reno, rent a car...
It's what you make it.

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Post by BAS » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:39 pm

Well, I was nuts before I even heard of Burning Man, so....

Anyway, at first I couldn't get the time off from my job, then I lost the job and didn't have the money. Went for a job interview today, which gave me a 2 and a half hour drive straight north on the Interstate, so I got a sample of being on the road, even if it was in the wrong direction and only a fraction of a day. :wink: August has been hot and humid here in Wisconsin (heck, there are even a few new lakes where there were no lakes before in Sauk County! :shock: ), which really made me want to flee to somewhere drier! Hopefully next year things will work out....


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Post by K-mom » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:47 pm

I'm doing a bit better today...

The sun is shining , I have the next few days off of work, and on my bike ride home today I picked up a copy of "Burning Book"-
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/books/326 ... man10.html
- which is helping through my withdrawal. There's actually a photo in there of me at the Gerlach thrift sale in 2005, its on page 30 if anyone has a chance to pick it up/take a look in the store.

And thankfully Sunday, the final night of the burn, I have a highly anticipated concert date scheduled with Gogol Bordello, pretty much the only advantage I was able to see in staying home (aside from the lack of stress/saving money angle ......)
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Post by BAS » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:54 pm

Well, I got to go to the above mentioned job interview... :wink: (Hey, if I get one of the Department of Workforce Development jobs I interviewed for, it should not be too hard to get time off during the summer. It might be a bit harder if I get the University job, since school starts around Labor Day.)

Well, shoot, I should check on my laundry and then go to bed! :?

G'night everyone!


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Post by diane o'thirst » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:50 pm

I'm continuing to work on Nothing-to-Prove so she can be ready for the SF Decompression and SOAK. I went up to Fabric Depot in Portland to pick up some more faux fur for her mane, and snagged some nice faux wolf fur for her legs. She gonna look NI-I-I-I-I-I-ICE, with variations in colour and pattern and thickness like a real wolf's pelt. I can't stand it when movie makeup artists make werewolves that are the same colour and uniform shagginess all over their bodies.

I'm also planning an Orphan's Burn in Eugene, if anyone in the Willamette Valley got stuck in Defaultia. Making a plywood and straw Man to burn. Shoot me a PM if you want to join up.
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It's MOOP Day

Post by diane o'thirst » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:44 pm

Just as Christmas is followed by Boxing Day, we have come to MOOP Day following Burn Saturday.

Out on the Playa, Burners are packing up their camps and sweeping their campsites for MOOP. I'm doing the same.

A rash of medical issues have left me unable to housekeep for several months and well, it's gotten pretty riotous in here. So I'm spending the day, catching up and attacking the monolithic spread of detritus, mess and MOOP. There's a stack of garbage and recycling bags in my living room as high as my pile of Burn supplies.

I just reclaimed the wash room.

Yesterday I reclaimed and redecorated the master bathroom.

This week, I'm going to declutter and FreeCycle will get a rash of offers from me. Saint VdeP will get a boatload of clothes and kitchen implements and some books. Next week I'm going to rearrange some furniture and sell off some others. This is due to a couple planetary transits: the waning moon, and my ruling planet in Virgo.

We can't be on the Playa but I think one of the points of the exercise is to bring the lessons learnt out there, back out here to Defaultia.

Are you MOOPing your site?
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Post by K-mom » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:06 pm

Nope!

For the first time all week I'm rather enjoying not being on the playa. Rather than pack up all my dirty stuff, I'm kicking back in a chair, gonna get smashed and watch some live gypsy punk, then WALK home rather than DRIVE for a day.

But I hope you enjoy your house de-moopification.
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Post by diane o'thirst » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:10 pm

Actually, I am. It feels good to reclaim living space.

H'mmm...maybe that's why I tend to let it go, so I can have the satisfaction of taking it back...
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Post by unjonharley » Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:15 pm

i realy injoyed my skin riping power shower after the long drive..

but i already miss the playa.. the dust storms were outstanding.. complete whiteouts..

can't wait to see my playa friends again..

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