For those of us who can't burn in 2009

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For those of us who can't burn in 2009

Post by Orchid » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:40 am

So... who else out there can't go this year? What are you doing to take your mind off of it?

I just feel a little lost and sad, but happy that it's almost over so I can really start focusing on 2010.

How about you?

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Post by MozyBonz » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:29 am

come to camp envy click on the web cam link see you there.

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Already planning for 2010

Post by LilBoosch » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:38 am

I hear you. Due to timing issues and prior commitments couldn't make it to the playa this year. I'm a virgin so I don't even know truly what I'm missing but I've done considerable research and can't wait to get there. Less than 365 days until the playa opens again for 2010. In the mean time I have many projects to keep me active in preparation for the event. How are you coping?

Hasta,

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Post by Monkeypoo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:07 pm

I'm OK with not going this year and very happy for those that are able to attend. I'm needed more here at home. I take care of my baby grandson while my daughter works, I'm packing for our move to Ukiah, plus it just wouldn't have been a good idea for me to go this year. It's all good. 8)

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Post by chiefdanfox » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:15 pm

I coulda gone! I shoulda gone! Thought my employment situation would be different (worse) so i dint go. Dammit! thanks for the link Mozy! the web cam just made me sadder! Crap!

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Post by Monkeypoo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:18 pm

I had to stop watching the cam after an hour. I mean, for christsakes I DO have a life outside of Burning Man. It's not my freaking life. I've learned a lot from BM (MOOP patrol, self-reliance, radical self-expression, etc...) -and I am grateful. It's made me a better person for sure...although I was already a pretty neat person before that. heh heh.. But I have to be happy in the Default World (tm) so I am doing things that make me happy and bringing the BM principles to my world out here.

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This past week I told myself I would pick up MOOP in the Default World (tm) since I can't be there in BRC. I have been picking up MOOP when I go on walks all around our apartment complex. I think I shall continue to do this from now on. I won't be doing it on my walks to the store here on Sunrise Blvd, though. It would take me 5 huge hefty bags and I wouldn't get to the store until after 2-3 hours.

Damn litter bugs in their cars...

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Post by unjonharley » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:15 pm

I'm doing.. Still to down in the back to clean up the shop..Or put the shade/shelter and MV away for the winter..

Have a couple small projects on the "burner" for 10..

Want to build a wind speed average meter for the playa..plenty of time "1yr." to art it up.

Maybe a "steam punk" clock works to keep the sun oven alined..

promise self to rebuild body up to support the back..

Stop eating wichamacarcass sandwiches..

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Post by LeChatNoir » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:13 pm

We’ve been focusing on the house, especially this week. Lots of things to lend a little TLC to on that side of things. Had a small burn-barrel fire a night ago and thinking on 2010. Pondering on how to agri-punk a waterjacket cooled single cylinder diesel engine. I want to be able to go further more reliably.

Karine said it best. It’s not that we’re taking the year off, but more like we’re stretching the year out in order to get everything done.

Ujon, keep that promise to self. Rustinails will help you, no doubt.
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Post by TomServo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:17 pm

It sucks...but I'm missing it! And the playa was soo perfect this year!! I'm writing good wishes to burners on the back of all our trailers. And planning, for next year. Figured I just have 365 more days to plan. Can't wait till 4th of Juplaya!!!
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:35 am

LeChat, I'm in same position as you.
Man this is killing me! I'm sitting here watching the live webcam, thinking to myself "I can't believe I'm one of the people sitting home staring at a webcam of the playa".
I AM going to be there next year, with a new motor in my truck, cruising over to your camp in my Land Yacht (with various updates) and checking out what you've done to The Contraption.
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Post by Orchid » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:20 am

I looked at a live webcam this morning and it almost made me cry - WTF? When I initially realised I was going to have to take a year off I thought "no big deal - just that much more time to prep for the next one!"

Definitely having a Big Yellow Taxi melodramatic week here...

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Post by DVD Burner » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:21 am

What! The Captain did not go this year? That's surprising.
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Post by unjonharley » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:44 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:LeChat, I'm in same position as you.
Man this is killing me! I'm sitting here watching the live webcam, thinking to myself "I can't believe I'm one of the people sitting home staring at a webcam of the playa".
I AM going to be there next year, with a new motor in my truck, cruising over to your camp in my Land Yacht (with various updates) and checking out what you've done to The Contraption.
oh!crap,, you again¿ nrxt time i catch you getting a drink.. i'll hold you under the "blue" water longer..

what's happening with the real boat? did you get it out to play this summer? has your peter been getting enough work in these times? do you ever get south as far ar Brooks Or? "big truck stop" if you do, there's old truck barn..trucks from the begining of "truck" time.. i'd snail you a flyer if i knew which bridge you live under..

put a extra tie down on the playa yacht to lash my walker..see you there..

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Post by joel the ornery » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:43 am

i've bisque fired nearly all the greenware i had on the shelves.

this weekend is Lisa's family reunion, which she hosts.

i miss the desert.

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Post by unjonharley » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:51 am

joel the ornery wrote:i've bisque fired nearly all the greenware i had on the shelves.

this weekend is Lisa's family reunion, which she hosts.

i miss the desert.
put some pennys back for 2010.. i'll throw in an extra bunk in my camp.. come visit us on the desert..

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Post by Kinetik V » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:11 am

SCREW THIS! Thanks to some last minute divine intervention I'm fucking going. Taking a small break from packing but damn it, 3 days on the playa sure as hell beats fucking none! We're outta here!
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Post by Kinetik V » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:03 am

Well.....thanks to this asinine, absolutely bullshit fucking policy:
Sixth Level:
tickets are $360, available at the Box Office of the event.

* Payment by cash & credit card only.
* Available through midnight Thursday, September 5.

I can't get there in time to pick them up, nor can I do online ordering anymore either.

HELL HATH NO FURY THAT COMPARES TO MY ANGER RIGHT NOW.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:14 pm

Check Craigslist!
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:21 pm

unjonharley wrote:
oh!crap,,
To answer your questions, the Pete is parked a lot, and the real boat is dry docked... but I'll definitely put a tie down on the Land Yacht for your walker.
You, me, and LeChat all need to drink margaritas and cruise the Yacht next year for SURE. I have to put a new motor in my truck in the mean time.
And shut up LeChat, I'm not putting a steam engine in it!!
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Post by MozyBonz » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:16 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
oh!crap,,
To answer your questions, the Pete is parked a lot, and the real boat is dry docked... but I'll definitely put a tie down on the Land Yacht for your walker.
You, me, and LeChat all need to drink margaritas and cruise the Yacht next year for SURE. I have to put a new motor in my truck in the mean time.
And shut up LeChat, I'm not putting a steam engine in it!!
Can I go? I will bring cool water for john and booze for everyone else.

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Post by unjonharley » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:16 am

MozyBonz wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
I'll definitely put a tie down on the Land Yacht for your walker.
You, me, and LeChat all need to drink margaritas and cruise the Yacht next year for SURE. I have to put a new motor in my truck in the mean time.
And shut up LeChat, I'm not putting a steam engine in it!!
Can I go? I will bring cool water for john and booze for everyone else.
you can be my water boy any time.. long as you don't play in the port a pot water like the cap.. i know.. rules rules always rules..

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:46 am

MozyBonz wrote:
Can I go? I will bring cool water for john and booze for everyone else.
You HAVE to go. I'll find you next year... I still have that bottle of champagne you gave me a few years ago. I'm not drinking it anywhere except Black Rock City. That cruise would be the right time to finally pop it open.
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Post by joel the ornery » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:25 am

you fuckers are going to convince me that even I need to be there next year.

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Post by unjonharley » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:51 am

joel the ornery wrote:you fuckers are going to convince me that even I need to be there next year.
OH! stop sniffing around for an invite.. your EXPECTED to be there..

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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:03 am

I've been burning in my back yard at night for several days and now thanks that I have a new power supply for my laptop and to MozyB for the live stream and will be burning with the playa.

Though it is only a chimenaria, but the mango rum drinks taste the same as the playa.

Have a good home burn everyone.

that live stream sure makes the playa look like a desert. I guess the camp is on the NE end of the city and that's center camp opposite or at the top of the image?

AIIZ

Now to get someone to make some dust storm

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Post by joel the ornery » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:32 am

unjonharley wrote:
joel the ornery wrote:you fuckers are going to convince me that even I need to be there next year.
OH! stop sniffing around for an invite.. your EXPECTED to be there..
it really boils down to whether i am

#1. employed
#2. have pottery to gift
#3. can afford the time/resources required.

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Post by unjonharley » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:41 am

joel the ornery wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
joel the ornery wrote:you fuckers are going to convince me that even I need to be there next year.
OH! stop sniffing around for an invite.. your EXPECTED to be there..
it really boils down to whether i am

#1. employed
#2. have pottery to gift
#3. can afford the time/resources required.
#3. time is all you have..You don't have to.. I have a 30x30 shelter to share..

#2. your, gift enough.. who else can we point and laugh at?

#1. you wont be missed at the spot labor corner for a rew days..

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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:33 pm

I like that forest of wood surrounding the man this year! That's going to make a fantastic fire!

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Re: For those of us who can't burn in 2009

Post by SageV » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:08 pm

Orchid wrote:So... who else out there can't go this year? What are you doing to take your mind off of it?
I'm spewing vitrol and sarcasm on eplaya, it seems to be working.

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Post by littleflower » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:14 pm

sigh .....

i was there for 6 days, but just couldn't make it to the burn .... next year i'll plan on weds-tuesday...

the live webcast has a dust storm right now! i don't miss that ...

what a fucking blast ........

BTW there were rumors that mozy and captain goddammit were there!

sigh ....

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