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Re: Camp Anonymous? Sober spots?

Post by unjonharley » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:09 am

Hootdaddy wrote:I'm heading out for my first time after doing regionals here in the deep South for the past two years. I've been looking for the Camp Anonymous folks but the website link no longer goes to anything. I have made contact with the Camp Stella folks and plan to try and catch a meeting or two there.

Anyone have any knowledge of other sober places or 12-step meetings on the playa? Love to hear from you.

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Camp Anonymous is listed in the hand out booklet (what where when) you recieve at the gate.. There are meetings around the clock.. Lots of shakey people you can help in "your" 12th step.. I put a sign on my camp: "recovery spoken here"..

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Re: Camp Anonymous? Sober spots?

Post by ckburn » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:39 am

Hootdaddy wrote:I'm heading out for my first time after doing regionals here in the deep South for the past two years. I've been looking for the Camp Anonymous folks but the website link no longer goes to anything. I have made contact with the Camp Stella folks and plan to try and catch a meeting or two there.

Anyone have any knowledge of other sober places or 12-step meetings on the playa? Love to hear from you.

Hootdaddy
Hi Hootdaddy,

The web presence of Camp Anonymous has been in disarray for some time now. A small group is currently trying to get that back together again. In the meantime you can visit this sparse site: www.burnsober.org. The main piece of info you'll get there is the link to join the Burning Desires email list. Join that list and you will be connected to the Camp Anonymous folks.

See ya on the playa.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:27 pm

Personally I consider it MOOP when people slobber on the playa, even if slobber is biodegradable.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:28 pm

Oh wait, I read the topic wrong...

nevermind
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Post by unjonharley » Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:57 pm

Well, Yeasterday I clawed scratched and white knunkled it through another year of recovery :).. Counted then all up and it amounts to 45 years..

6/22/62 jon B Salem Or.

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Post by gyre » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:16 pm

Good going, unjon.
Is it still hard after all that time?

Congratulations!

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Post by unjonharley » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:42 pm

gyre wrote:Good going, unjon.
Is it still hard after all that time?

Congratulations!
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Post by ibdave » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:31 pm

unjonharley wrote:Well, Yeasterday I clawed scratched and white knunkled it through another year of recovery :).. Counted then all up and it amounts to 45 years..
6/22/62 jon B Salem Or.
Way to go 1 day at a time Jon... Really, way to go.....
With the help of you and all the other sober friends in the world I plan on my 20 years this Sept 3rd of 2007....... Very cool Jon..... 8) 8) 8)
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in case anyone's interested...

Post by playa_surfer » Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:04 am

Anonymous Village will be at Estuary and 6:00 .


I hope our paths will cross on the Playa trudging the road of happy destiny.



Peace,
~The Playa Surfer

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Post by bigbluedoggy » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:00 am

And if you would like to chill with some folks who aren't always gassed out of their minds but you don't necessarily wish to go to a meeting, many in our camp completely abstain from substances. I'm sober over 21 years, many of them in AA, and I still go now and then. I will probably pop over to Hokey Pokey on 3:00 plaza at least once or twice. Stop by Destiny Lounge at 3:00 and Arctic, where the Ice Tea and Lemonade will NOT be spiked! See you on the playa!!

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Post by ibdave » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:49 pm

Hello all,

Just got back from the Playa and wanted to share with you what a GREAT camp Hokey Pokey is......
Friday Morning my wife and I were in the ice line , while in line I stepped into the Hokey Pokey camp to ask about the 12 step ladder that is placed each year at the Temple...
Well, we chatted a little and I told them that I will be celebrating my 20 year sober later that day..
They said that Friday was the day to hand out birthday chips ..

I got my 20th at the 3 o'clock plaza as the DPW parade was going by... It was to Fucking cool.... So thanks everyone Thanks.....
I was Born OK the 1st Time....

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Post by CLARKcon » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:44 am

If anybody needs to take a walk & catch a breath from previous temptations of substances, swing by COFFEE CAMP. Hot coffee in the morn & night, good conversing, and hopefully, a weighstation platform to think to oneself. Caffeine- More energetic than alcohol and without the up-all-nights of speed :D Located about 7:45 & 3 streets back from Esplanade.
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Post by mdmf007 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:00 am

its easy for a recovering person to trip at BM - and for rookies to party so hard Monday and Tuesday that they wish they were dead Wednesday and on.

Pace yourself, and attend one of the dozen meetings on playa every day

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Post by bigbluedoggy » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:52 pm

While our camp, Destiny Lounge, is not a "sober" camp, we do have several clean and sober members and offer guaranteed alcohol free iced tea and lemonade every afternoon and evening. If you're ever in need of a calm refuge in the middle of it all, feel free to stop on in and say hi! Ask for me ;-)
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Post by unjonharley » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:21 am

Meeting Naked...

Top Ten Reasons To Go To a Meeting Naked...
 
1. Your Sponsor is always yelling, "I wanna see your ass in the meeting by 8:00!"
 
2. Can take advantage of Beach meetings to work on your tan.
 
3. "I can't put a dollar in the basket I left my wallet in my pants."
 
4. To stop those creepy addicts from looking down your blouse.
 
5. You no longer need to share "intellectually" to be noticed.
 
6. So that with a little help you can add "exotic dancer" to your exaggerated story.
 
7. People stop asking to borrow your pens after they've seen where you keep them.
 
8. Diverts attention from the fact that you also came to the meeting high.
 
9. Gives "bad hair day" a whole new meaning.
 
10. No one steals your chair.
 

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Post by gyre » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:38 am

Most bars severely underestimate the amount of non-alcohol drinks they will need.
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Post by Burning Garlic » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:49 pm

well done on the sober days/years you all!

2007 was my first burn and I did it sober even though it had only been about 40 days since my last drink. Had some heavy drinkers in our camp so that was annoying but it was still a very cool time. I'm REALLY going to have a fun sober time this year :)

be well

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Post by JezebelinHell » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:47 am

I'm not sober all year, and that's just because I've been lucky enough to consume drugs and alcohol in moderation without any issues, but I did spend 2006 completely sober on the Playa. Not so much as a drop of booze, and you know what? I had a great time during what should have been a really tough week (camp mate drama, evil girlfriend... blah). Everyone in my camp was fucked up the entire time, but I think I had more fun than most of them because I wasn't burnt out every morning. I went more places and attending more events that year than in any of the six years I've trekked out to BRC.

This year I'll probably have a few drinks at some random bars along the way, but the only booze I'll be bringing will be for gifting said bars. I don't need it right there by my tent encouraging me not to leave my dome for another six hours. If I want booze, I wanna have to head out and rejoin society for it. I am gonna bring some nitrous though... I may even inhale it while not under the supervision of a trained dental professional.
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A meeting

Post by Greenltdistrict » Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:11 pm

WOW!!! This is my first year going to the playa sober and I AM SO EXCITED!!! Each year I was doing less and less and actually enjoying it more and more...we are having meetings at FREEDOME in the Greenltdistrcit once a day. I'm excited to meet other sober burners so please keep drop me a line and check back for when we get our location!!! Also Let me know if you hear of other meetings in BRC!! GONNA HAVE A GOOD TIME as we trudge the road of happy destiny!

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Post by mdmf007 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:54 pm

congrats - and have fun. theres plenty of meetings on playa everyday.

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Post by unjonharley » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:28 pm

jonB AKA unjonharley.

6/22/62

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Post by **burn** » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:35 pm

JonB -
This seems to be a big month for milestones.
Congrats!

You are in good company.
Hope to see you on the playa.

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Post by Zulegoona » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:37 pm

Congratulations Unjonharley Happy 46

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Post by ibdave » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:24 pm

unjonharley wrote:jonB AKA unjonharley.

6/22/62
Congrats unjon........That's really Fucking Great..... 8) 8) 8)
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Post by mdmf007 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:30 am

congrats

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Post by gyre » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:40 am

Impressive, all round.

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Post by unjonharley » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:49 am

gyre wrote:Impressive, all round.
Yougottawanta.. i was 24 at the time just out after 18 months for beating a guy.. Some people in a 12 step program explained to me what the was wrong with me.. I made a life changing disscion. I'm 71 this year.. I think I made the right choice

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Post by Greenltdistrict » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:37 pm

Congrats UnjohnHarley!

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Post by MozyBonz » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:58 pm

unjonharley wrote:jonB AKA unjonharley.

6/22/62

Showoff~

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Post by Teo del Fuego » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:37 pm

Wow 45 years of sobriety? Congratulations Unjon...this rounds on me!

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