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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Patsh » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:44 am

Oh FIGJAM! All day yesterday I intended to wish you a very happy birthday, and now realize I didn't! :oops:

I hope you had a wonderful day!!
YAY FIGJAM!!! :mrgreen:
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keep on triken' Mamma!
Triken' ma blues away....
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by ygmir » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:23 am

*walks in through swinging doors, surveys the scene*

y'know.........this is the place. Of the virtual world, this island of friendship is consistent. As I decompress, it's an anchor, a refuge.
Thanks all, for this. It's the people that make it. Many of us have met in person, hugged and laughed. Some not yet, but no less cherished.
It's a great bunch of characters here, and at times, therapeutic.

I bow in thanks*

*tips hat, heads for ROS*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by lucky420 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:39 am

Awww what a lovely thing to read this morning Yggy!

Back to the real world and work today...

My hair is still twisted up dread style. I'm leaving it this way for now. My co-workers may not always get me but they like me. :mrgreen: :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Patsh » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:48 am

lucky420 wrote:Awww what a lovely thing to read this morning Yggy!

Back to the real world and work today...

My hair is still twisted up dread style. I'm leaving it this way for now. My co-workers may not always get me but they like me. :mrgreen: :coffee:
I think we're all bringing some of Burning Man back to work with us!
Each year, it seems more than the last.

Not only your co-workers like you, but We Love You, Lucky!! :mrgreen:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by magicmarty » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:19 am

So true and well spoken, YG. I so share your feeling. So right Triken and Lucky. Maybe that's the idea of spreading the Burner spirit into Defaultia. I know it is in my life and in subtle ways somehow touches those around me. Some more than others, but it is not a crusade. It is just being. Like Elliot's bikes.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Elliot » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:44 am

ygmir wrote:... ...
I found some old hand drills a while back, if I remember, my dad said his dad brought them from Sweden........the steel rings almost like glass, as far as tone..........I thought of you. Those old stone cutters, made all their own tools, and I think had some interesting alloys and tempering techniques.
Quite so. As I recall from my Automobile Museum Docent days, Swedish iron ore has a lot of Vanadium in it. The Studebaker Brothers -- and other stage-coach and conestoga-wagon builders -- used the resulting steel for wheel rims. Later, Henry Ford used it for select automobile parts.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:43 am

Here's me back at my default world job.
There's one guy here who went to BRC once, in 2010, as a DJ.
At least there ONE person I can talk about it with. I've learned not to even try with anyone else, just shut up about it.
You can't begin to make them understand.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Nipple » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:45 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Here's me back at my default world job.
There's one guy here who went to BRC once, in 2010, as a DJ.
At least there ONE person I can talk about it with. I've learned not to even try with anyone else, just shut up about it.
You can't begin to make them understand.
My first day back, my boss called me out on a staff call with all the other engineers, "Welcome back...tell us all about it". While I was giving a scattered and sanitized 30 second account, another engineer IM'd me and explained that he grew up in the area, used to work EMS at the event until 2007, and that if I hadn't I should try the ravioli at Bruno's.

I didn't get into it with him, and murder him with a fresh word avalanche, but I'm pretty sure it saved my sanity.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Mojojita » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:39 am

So sorry that I missed the M&G (for the second year in a row). This burn was certainly a challenging one for us what with the kids' yurts destroyed by the storms pre-entry, hubby who I drove to Reno for emergency surgery saturday before opening, kids' car died during exodus and we had to rent a truck and car trailer in Reno, etc....

But with all that said, the kindness and friendship shown us was so incredibly touching that it is something I will never forget. Thanks to Figjam and Delle and Maryanimal for coming over to visit. I really couldn't leave my hubby in camp as he was restricted to the RV and the area of our outdoor floor cloth after we returned from his surgery in Reno. All the neighbors and kids in camp next door helped me break down and pack our camp.

I am so grateful for all of you - you made my burn.......
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by delle » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:01 pm

Oh geeze.

Please tell that lovely man of yours that I have NOT misplaced the worries I lifted from him before his nap.

In fact, in my quest to return them in a better order, I enlisted the help of almost everyone I met thereafter, asking for "Solutions to potentially everything" (as he did not elucidate upon handing them over, and I seem to have misplaced my convertor).


Unfortunately, I also seem to have misplaced the notebook in which the answers were noted. It holds everything from "Whiskey" to a 2-page scribbled mass explaining string theory, which got all the more scribbled while the donor tried to ensure I'd captured the essence to a point sufficient to re-explain.

A shit ton of head-nodding and "aha's" were involved. I think I may actually have understood for a fraction of a second....

Anyhow, please do let him know that his worries are fine and having fun learning french in Quebec now.

And give both of yourselves a tender hug. It was awesome meeting you. I wish I could have seen you again, but you were neither at home nor at greeters when I looked again.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Savannah » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:03 pm

delle wrote: Unfortunately, I also seem to have misplaced the notebook in which the answers were noted. It holds everything from "Whiskey" to a 2-page scribbled mass explaining string theory . . .
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by delle » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:08 pm

Too damned long.... :roll:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Savannah » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:09 pm

Not if a person uses just that sentence! It's my favorite part.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by delle » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:20 pm

The string theory answer was one of my favorites. It took about a half-hour of concentrated explaining with a penmanship that included flourish and aplomb interspersed with some really stellar jabbing when a point was not to be taken lightly. Many sips of alcohol were drunk (the evidence of which lies in the form of a little spit on the page as the laughter set in).

The pages following it were drawings of a "wheel system" filled in by a bashful woman who had been watching us at the bar and skirted me outside and around the corner to inform me of her own solution in her own much quieter way. Quieter, but oh, how her eyes danced!!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by graidawg » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:40 pm

on a side not it's nice to see the bar survived the post-playa spam sweep.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by ygmir » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:58 pm

dang Mojo, where were ya? I was at 5 and "C".
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Mojojita » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:14 pm

We were at 5:45 and Holy. I did see the frankencamper a couple of times driving by but was on a mission each time.

Oh, and the "Whiskey" is my favorite answer.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by delle » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:37 pm

Mojojita wrote: Oh, and the "Whiskey" is my favorite answer.
Thank Gaud!!! That one's EASY!!

Whiskeys all around!!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by MyDearFriend » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:38 pm

*staggers in with a double arm-load of leftover booze*

Oh my dear ((((friends)))) I miss you so much. I would give anything to go back right this minute but I know *sniff* that you are no longer there. Makes waiting very hard.

Good to see you here.

Nipple my dear, I had a whole 3-sentence answer ready for my boss to ask "How was your trip?" but when the time came, all I could muster was a shit-eating grin. 8) 8) 8)
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:51 pm

keep em' coming...


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Post by MikeGyver » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:35 pm

My boss never even asked. Just bitched about how hard her job was without me there... I've only been there a month and a half and she did the same job before I was hired so I don't see how it can be that hard...

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Post by tinymystic » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:39 pm

Savannah wrote:I wish I'd met you, TinyMystic!

Well--next year. :)
Hi Savannah, yea, I missed meeting so many! Definitely next year! I'll be around more. :D

Hello everyone! How's your day? Today, here, it rained sheets and buckets! Washed all the playa dust off the outside of my van. :) Now to tackle the inside. Still having playa dreams. :) No one at my house understands me! haha... I been working on my photos. Hope to post some soon as I figure out how to do that... Have some fun ones from Taco Tuesday!

Have a great day everyone!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Savannah » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:47 pm

Mrpatatomoto wrote:My boss never even asked. Just bitched about how hard her job was without me there...
I would consider that a compliment (if badly delivered). :lol:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by geospyder » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:07 pm

Just sticking my head in the door to say that there are few pictures of the M&G at http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... 28#p975228
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by MyDearFriend » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:19 pm

geospyder wrote:Just sticking my head in the door to say that there are few pictures of the M&G at http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... 28#p975228
Thanks!!! Great picture of Graidawg there. 8) In the shirt that I made for him, hee hee hee...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by knowmad » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:58 pm

hellio!
just checking in and sending love to all my bar peeps.
Cleanup is switching gears into restoration (clean up is getting all things off the playa, Resto is fixing all the moops and scars) Ive been told we will be here untill the end of the month. DPW is set up in Gerlach and we have been made qutie comfortable. we feel the love, I see all the moop. on that note, big fuck you to Opulant temple and crew, they owe a case of Jamison, at least or a case of socks.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:19 pm

Hey Knowmad... sorry, I think I mooped the two big white lamps that were on the roof of the Land Yacht... They were bolted to a piece of aluminum stock, and that was screwed to a thin piece of plywood. I unstrapped them then forgot to stow them, I doubt they even made it off the playa.
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Post by MikeGyver » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:33 pm

knowmad wrote:hellio!
just checking in and sending love to all my bar peeps.
Cleanup is switching gears into restoration (clean up is getting all things off the playa, Resto is fixing all the moops and scars) Ive been told we will be here untill the end of the month. DPW is set up in Gerlach and we have been made qutie comfortable. we feel the love, I see all the moop. on that note, big fuck you to Opulant temple and crew, they owe a case of Jamison, at least or a case of socks.
You know your at post event when a case of clean socks is equal to a case of Jameson
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by TinkerMom » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:33 pm

*strolls in*

Line up a few somethin somethins!!

First day back at work after 3 weeks off. My office is a wreck, reports all fucked up, and already behind
schedule, things misplaced and or missing all together. Sometimes I hate my coworkers.....

*crawls into ROS with Ymir*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by tatonka » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:40 pm

littlebird wrote:Hey, y'all. :)

I'm having a serious case of post-playa blues. My bedroom is an absolute mess; there is dusty dirty crap all over the place and I can't seem to motivate myself to do any sort of cleaning. My cat sitter just came unannounced over to my place and reamed me out, accusing me of trying to duck out of paying her. I have not by any means been attempting to do that; I just haven't been attending to any sort of responsibilities over the past week because I'm so down. She refused to take a check and made me walk over to an ATM with her to take out cash. Welcome to the default world!

I met Trilo, Elliot, geospyder, and knowmad; it was such a joy to talk to all of them. I wish I had met more of you! I got very very drunk at my camp's prom party and didn't make it to the meet and greet. :(

I loved it there. It was a motherfucking blast. All of the wonderful people, art, lights, dancing, temple crying; it was beautiful. I'll definitely be back. Hope all of you are well and had as wonderful a time as I did.
same for me ,im tired and place is a mess, sry I didnt get to meet ya LittleBird :(
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