The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:25 pm

Heck. I'll drink anything with a camel swizzle stick in it.

Almost anything.


that's legitimately potable.


to my squeamish standards...


Um, cool swizzle stick.

(Now "swizzle"'s an interesting word. Wonder where it came from...)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Elorrum » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:37 pm

The dangling camel would be a good name for a bar. I don't think it looks too fun for the little green camel.
wikipedia says this:
"The original swizzle sticks were created in the 1700s at a rum plantation in the West Indies. They were used to stir up Bermudian cocktails called Rum Swizzles and were made from the branch of a plant." "Hey, the sugar's all at the bottom, hand me a spoon!" "No spoons, mon, all we got is this here plant." "O.K. break me off a branch."

Where swizzle came from is still a mystery for now.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:11 pm

Probably Swizzerland.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Box Burner » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:16 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Probably Swizzerland.
Well the vikings were pirates. And Pirates like rum. So... yeah probably swizzerland. :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:27 pm

aserendipity wrote:hmm, even got some extra packages of underwear for you somewhere.
and dinner yea,
are you a carnivore ?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:31 pm

Elorrum wrote:The dangling camel would be a good name for a bar. I don't think it looks too fun for the little green camel.
wikipedia says this:
"The original swizzle sticks were created in the 1700s at a rum plantation in the West Indies. They were used to stir up Bermudian cocktails called Rum Swizzles and were made from the branch of a plant." "Hey, the sugar's all at the bottom, hand me a spoon!" "No spoons, mon, all we got is this here plant." "O.K. break me off a branch."

Where swizzle came from is still a mystery for now.
Look up "switchel".

I remember my Dad coming home from a business trip. He'd say to me, hey, "I brought you a gift!" And he'd whip out a damn swizzle stick. Bastard. ;)

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Elliot » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:35 pm

Holy criminy. I'm tahhhrd. 20 hours and counting. But Millicent is pretty much loaded.

This I swear on my mother's future ashes: I will take notes this year, and have a fairly well complete list by midyear. An hour ago I darn near forgot to load the air compressor. Imagine pumping up a couple hundred bicycle tires by hand.

But I'm now scratching more items off the list I have than I'm adding to it.

Took Millicent for a spin to make sure I had the transmission fluid filled right. (Must be checked when warm.) She even runs better with the new synthetic fluid. $250.00 well spent. Yep, $50 a gallon. ("You can pay me now, or....)

Bought fishing line and a curved sewing needle today. So guess what I'm doing the next couple hours. (Like I couldn't have done it six months ago.) Marching band uniform jacket.

*tries to thread fishing line thru sewing needle*

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:40 pm

To re-open old wounds...

I figured it out. (Or a good part of it at least.) It's not long ago, within living memory, when a people in wheelchairs were put in institutions to rot--body and mind. By nice people who were helping. Every time someone else decides I need help and gives it to me, without my asking or indicating in some way, it is a little push in the direction of the institution. The jail, whatever it's name is. I will not go. Not ever. And it's not up to me to be nice about it, it's up to them to educate themselves about it.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by unjonharley » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:43 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:To re-open old wounds...

I figured it out. (Or a good part of it at least.) It's not long ago, within living memory, when a people in wheelchairs were put in institutions to rot--body and mind. By nice people who were helping. Every time someone else decides I need help and gives it to me, without my asking or indicating in some way, it is a little push in the direction of the institution. The jail, whatever it's name is. I will not go. Not ever. And it's not up to me to be nice about it, it's up to them to educate themselves about it.

I will stand on my own two feet whenever possible.
I hear you...

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Elorrum » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:47 pm

Dougly! How are you feeling? getting some fluids in?
I hope you feel better soon.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Elliot » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:50 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:To re-open old wounds...

I figured it out. (Or a good part of it at least.) It's not long ago, within living memory, when a people in wheelchairs were put in institutions to rot--body and mind. By nice people who were helping. Every time someone else decides I need help and gives it to me, without my asking or indicating in some way, it is a little push in the direction of the institution. The jail, whatever it's name is. I will not go. Not ever. And it's not up to me to be nice about it, it's up to them to educate themselves about it.

I will stand on my own two feet whenever possible.
Very good. I understand you better now.
But is there any chance you could quit pissing and moaning about it all the time? Lucid information like the above is surely more productive?

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:55 pm

Elliot wrote: But is there any chance you could quit pissing and moaning about it all the time?
Fuck you. If I was able to get to the lucid information before I woudl have. But I was too angry. I can go back to plonking you real easy. But I have lot of friends on this board. As I'm working through this tremendously huge issue, it helps to talk to them, or to vent steam. This is not easy. I don't really have a road map. I have to live it 24 hours a day.

So, please, please, please, please, plonk me. Because
Fuck You.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Box Burner » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:57 pm

Sorry Elliot... I am with fishy on this one. It is a Huge Issue and it is not going to go away ever. We are the freinds.. the interactive soundboard. The place to vent, doodle, speak listen and drop puzzle pieces. Yes lucid information is much better. But sometimes it is so hard to come by. I knew about the institutions somewhere in the back of my mind. It is not a pleasant thing to talk about in our pc world. An ugly part of history. But sometimes I am a bit myopic too. Can't see the forest for the trees, so to speak. And so I wallow in my own pithy little problems and forget that I have the advantage of distance and can maybe see another piece of the puzzle for someone else that is not so readily apparent from where they stand.

Elliot, this little tirade is not really aimed at you. Rather it is for all of us. After all, we are all in this together are we not?

And yeah... fuck me too. Maybe I am just rubbing salt in the wound. I dunno...


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Elliot » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:48 pm

Elliot wrote: Bought fishing line and a curved sewing needle today. So guess what I'm doing the next couple hours. (Like I couldn't have done it six months ago.) Marching band uniform jacket.

*tries to thread fishing line thru sewing needle*
Sooooo.... I stitched the jacket to the bed (the work surface) three times, but now I have a "Sargent Pepper" jacket with EL wire on it. A first for me. I may become a Burner yet.

And now I am going to sleeeeep. Much still to do tomorrow.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by magicmarty » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:25 pm

Hear you Fishy! Coming to see that jacket, Elliot. Roof of the car is now packed. We leave on Thursday morning and will be on Playa on Friday and in the ARTery greeting on Saturday and Sunday mornings. On D at 5 Gotta get some of that Bacon, Rhino. See ya at the Beacon. You'll be just fine, Savanah

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by moonrise » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:21 am

Bin Noddin wrote:Oh, soon it will be so quiet here, just me, Ugly Dougly and the rest of us in Camp Envy. Oh, and the spammers who always seem to know when Trilo's away. Have fun, y'all!
I live 3 hours from the playa...I'm so close, yet so far...the emergency minor-ish frickin' back surgery I was ambushed with recently is not healing as fast as the doctors told me it would (grumble grumble...) I'm still in a partial body cast, grrrr!

I'll pop in to eplaya once in a blue moon (last year's blue moon *sigh*) and won't we camp envy-ites be burning online on ustream etc etc....dawg, I hope so! Btw, the spammers are a bit creepy aren't they?

There's a slim chance I may be delivering a generator (yes, I'll have my papers) to a camp on the playa during the burn...talk about bitter sweet for me (Ima need a therapist to hold me back from jumping off at some of my favorite camps to see some fellow burners, fuuuuck!) wave to the Camp Envy camera ever'body, please! We wanna see your mugs for sure. & Thank You Camp Envy crew for all you do for us off playa burners... :mrgreen:

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by MyDearFriend » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:04 am

(((Moonrise))) I promise to wave at you!!!

One more 12 hour day at work. Then a trip to the airport at 4 AM. Oh man I need :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

*licks dust off ECM*

*scrabbles through all the things looking for that list of Who Is Camping Where*

Okay just in case anybody wants to look me up in BRC :D I will be in the Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro Village, on the 4:00 side about where F dead-ends into our double block. Dread Pirate Barbie. 8) I am next to TamaraKay's Dye With Dignity (4:00 & G) and providing cover for the International Incident camp also known as P6. 8) Main shade, art and Wine Bistro of Barbie Death Camp are at 4:00 & E. Please come by at least for the Meet & Greet on Wednesday evening!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by mgb327 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:53 am

"One more 12 hour day at work. Then a trip to the airport at 4 AM."

Airport? AIRPORT? What's with this airport thing? You getting soft? Us tough Burners drive that 3,000 miles, uphill all the way, and LIKE IT! airport.....
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by AntiM » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:53 am

Moon, I'm waving now, although Not from the Playa. Take care of yourself.

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

I got no problems with venting here. We all have something, and sharing sometimes brings relief or clarity. Or not. But go for it, because someone will have your back.

So much to do, and I'm very nearly down. Stupid mesh. Ouch.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Aurelia » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:00 am

Fishy , BB, Elliot, Marty, love you no matter how you say
Yes we are all in this together.

because we are picking up extra dear ones out of the way on the way we shall not arrive until next week MondayTuesday strapping stuff on top ?
and Marty I am a neighbor at 6:15 and D !
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by graidawg » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:11 am

mgb327 wrote:"One more 12 hour day at work. Then a trip to the airport at 4 AM."

Airport? AIRPORT? What's with this airport thing? You getting soft? Us tough Burners drive that 3,000 miles, uphill all the way, and LIKE IT! airport.....

is it acceptable to fly if abroad, because i am not that strong a swimmer - hence the holiday in the desert i guess - i did drive the 3000 miles last year......
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by AntiM » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:16 am

I thought MDF was a broad.

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Post by knowmad » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:31 am

moin moin!
whoa! just Slept for 15-18 hrs. overload shut down(?) things are going along fine for some of my fellow Eplayans around me and others are just biding time. I've come to my newest theorie about it. there are basicly two types of flipping out. there's "OMG!! I'M FLIPPING OUT!! PACK ALL THE THINGS!!" And then there is, "OMG! can't belive I leave in two days.maybe I really should be freaking out, maybe I'm not ready for this, should I even be going?, fukit I'm taking a nap.
truth is, neither of them are worth diddly but are seemingly helpful.

So I'ts coffee and spectating. :coffee: :coffee:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by mgb327 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:04 am

One more 12 hour day at work. Then a trip to the airport at 4 AM."

Airport? AIRPORT? What's with this airport thing? You getting soft? Us tough Burners drive that 3,000 miles, uphill all the way, and LIKE IT! airport


is it acceptable to fly if abroad, because i am not that strong a swimmer - hence the holiday in the desert i guess - i did drive the 3000 miles last year.


Grai, you have to swim it this year, it is mandatory. One flight, one drive, and one swim. Problem is, you must swim the Pacific route, none of this easy "across the pond" Atlantic for you. Uphill all the way.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:17 am

I stress because the Land Yacht is HEAVY, and my truck/camper/trailer/boat combo loaded with supplies for BRC is over 21,000 pounds, and there's a few mountain passes to go over.
I sometimes wonder WTF I'd do if I lived really far away (I'm in Seattle about 700 miles from BRC).
And I think I know the answer... loooong road trip.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by unjonharley » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:18 am

((Hey Moon)))

Being BM Sun. Leave early Sat. and sleepover 40 miles out..

The lady across the driveway asked my daughter if I drank.. She sees me in the yard without the canes..I staggered and fell like that when I was drunk.. Then I sobered up and found it wasn't the booze..

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by C.f.M. » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:33 am

I am definitely trying to be the second, Knowmad.

Today's tasks involve inane things like deciding whether or not I need a bowl or a mug more (space issues with my suitcase), if I should risk going with one pair of boots (the risk being every year something has happened to my primary pair, just how much water DO I need because surrounding myself with 10-12 2 gallon containers from WalMart (assuming they have that many) seems tacky, am I going to Ranger this year or not?

Drinking would help. Drinking always helps me make good decisions.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:00 am

Well there it is...

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Elliot » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:20 am

Good morning. You too, Fishy. Rarely have I so desperately regretted an utterance.

I'm with Capt. G. on the prep stress. My rig is even heavier. And I keep realizing I must bring something or other, lest the entire 40 x 38 shade structure cannot be erected. Late yesterday I could not find the bolts that attach it to the bus. It's an utter mystery why they are not with the other related hardware. Now I must round up a wide selection of such bolts and washers to make sure I have what I will need.
But it is soooooo worth the effort!

Clothes, toiletries and such... I will probably grab while the engine warms up in less than eight hours.

To Davis today, to pick up more Stuff from campmates. Then up the Sierras tomorrow morning. Where's my Xanax?

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by MyDearFriend » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:41 am

:D

Question Of The Day:

Elliot wrote: Where's my Xanax?
*looks in the luggage*
mgb327 wrote:"One more 12 hour day at work. Then a trip to the airport at 4 AM."

Airport? AIRPORT? What's with this airport thing? You getting soft? Us tough Burners drive that 3,000 miles, uphill all the way, and LIKE IT! airport.....
Bwahahahahaha, we drove last year, but this year my new boss won't give me 5 weeks off! If I persuade her next year, my dear, I might try to hitch a ride with you!

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*smooch* How are you at peeling hard-boiled eggs? I need to do 3 dozen tomorrow night.
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