The Bar 2014 Edition

All things outside of Burning Man.
Locked
User avatar
FIGJAM
Posts: 10224
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:22 pm

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer



If you find yourself looking forward to the end of the holiday season instead of the beginning, here’s a call to shift gears and reclaim what should be a time of appreciation, excitement, joy, and peace. Make up your mind that this is going to be your happiest Christmas ever. Your decision to emphasize the positive can reclaim a season that is supposed to bring out the best in us, rather than do us in. The truth is that this time of year offers us a wonderful opportunity to rekindle the spirit of love and living life to the fullest.


With your expectations set on positive, here are some attitude adjustments to try:

I’ll let the holidays flow, rather than trying to make them fit into a fixed schedule.

I’ll remember that people are more important than things.

I’ll relax my expectations for myself and others this year.

I’m going to live in the present moment and enjoy each activity for itself instead of always thinking about what is ahead of me.

I’m going to approach the holidays with a sense of joyful anticipation and wonder, just like I did when I was a child.

By vowing to think and behave in more meaningful ways, you’ll find in each present moment of the Christmas season something to savor and enjoy. Each moment of our lives affords us a choice and the holiday season is no exception. This life is a miracle, each and every particle of it, and the holiday season is a celebration of the miraculousness of it all.

You have choices in this business of Christmas celebrations. The responsibility is always your own. The true meaning of the holidays is one of joy, love, peace, and happiness. Cultivate a child-like awe and appreciation and have a Merry Christmas!
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

"If I can't find an answer, I'll create one!!!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me

User avatar
Canoe
Posts: 3592
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:01 pm

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Canoe » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:44 pm

not xmas, but winter...
great grey owl - low flight.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Video games are giving kids unrealistic expectations on how many swords they can carry.
.
... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.

User avatar
Aurelia
Posts: 2432
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 pm
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: the Love Camp
Location: San Fracisco, Bay Area

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:16 pm

OMG

My 6 year old granddaughter gets the medal tonight
She has an NIH agnostic father; but goes to a conservative school in VA
In her first grade class they talked about the meaning of Christmas.
So she insisted on buying a bible and going into a church.
There she began dancing in the aisles (like me, she said)
and loudly stated,
"I know what happens to baby Jesus ! I read ahead."

Merry Christmas dear Bar.

xoA.

User avatar
Elliot
Posts: 7754
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Elliot's Bicycle Service

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Elliot » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:29 pm

:D
Here is an indirect X-mas greeting from Duane Flatmo, creator of El Pulpo Mechanico. Duane is an off-Playa artist also, with a fondness for the multiple perspectives and faceting of the Cubism art-style (popularized by Pablo Picasso).
The "gluten free" is entirely in jest, of course.

Image
Our address in 2019 is at 4:00 & Cupid
NOW HIRING BICYCLE TECHNICIANS
Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Massage Clinic, Body Painting Studio, & Piano Lounge
Image

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 29381
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by ygmir » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:47 am

Merry Jule, to all!!
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
MyDearFriend
Posts: 3760
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp THIRTEENTH BARBIE
Location: Washington, DC

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by MyDearFriend » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:03 am

Good morning (((Bar))) and all best wishes.

Love to all. And :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:
"Burning Man ruined my life as I knew it, and I have never been happier." -mgb327

"BTW I'm not your wife so don't lie to me." -Ratty

User avatar
Elorrum
Posts: 5412
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Baby fell in the Bucket
Location: Reno

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Elorrum » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:20 am

Merry Christmas.
Coffee, yes please.
Homeward new homeward bound. Few more sights to see. I'm postponing travel today to avoid some snowy weather at the grand canyon. Figuring now that it's winter everywhere I can go. Thank you Texas and Arizona for warming me up again.

Going to get some camping in this last leg I hope. Should be in Reno for New Year.

Patsh took me for a ride on her trike yesterday. GLORIOUS!!!
"Ask again later." - Magic 8-Ball

User avatar
EspressoDude
Posts: 4920
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:30 pm
Location: the first Vancouver
Contact:

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by EspressoDude » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:45 am

Merry Ho, Ho to all burners! And yes the coffee is really good this morning.
Is 4 shots enuff? no foo-foo drinks; just naked Espresso
Tactical Espresso Service http://home.comcast.net/~espressocamp/
Field Artillery Tractor
FOGBANK, GOD OF HELLFIRE
BLACK ROCK f/x Trojan Horse,Anubis,2014Temple
burn shit and blow shit up

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 16893
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by trilobyte » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:31 am

Woke up this morning to lots of sirens, a big fire was raging on the back side of our block. Lots and lots of firetrucks and paramedics (though fortunately the stretchers were empty, I hope nobody was hurt), it looks like at least 3 homes were completely consumed before firefighters got things under control. Our hearts go out to affected neighbors - please take a couple extra moments to make sure any kind of holiday decorations, candles, fires, and meals cooking in the kitchen are safe.

User avatar
lucky420
Posts: 8714
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 am
Burning Since: 2021
Camp Name: Dye with Dignity
Location: Reno, NV

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by lucky420 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:38 am

Elorrum wrote:Merry Christmas.
Coffee, yes please.
Homeward new homeward bound. Few more sights to see. I'm postponing travel today to avoid some snowy weather at the grand canyon. Figuring now that it's winter everywhere I can go. Thank you Texas and Arizona for warming me up again.

Going to get some camping in this last leg I hope. Should be in Reno for New Year.

Patsh took me for a ride on her trike yesterday. GLORIOUS!!!
I'll be here! I've got a date with my dog for NYE :mrgreen:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

User avatar
Patsh
Posts: 1981
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:48 pm
Location: Jerome, Arizona

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Patsh » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:04 am

We were lucky yesterday, Elorrum and I. When we left on the trike, it was beautifully sunny, clear and almost warm. We were well bundled up, and took off for the hills. It actually seemed to be getting warmer as we climbed in elevation.
Then, suddenly, it got cloudy and the temperature plummeted. It was downright Cold by the time we got home! And, today, we're expecting snow all the way down to the valley... a rare treat for here.
formerly, Triken

keep on triken' Mamma!
Triken' ma blues away....
.


Theatre is Life
Cinema is Art
Television is Furniture

User avatar
Elorrum
Posts: 5412
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Baby fell in the Bucket
Location: Reno

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Elorrum » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:04 am

lucky420 wrote:
Elorrum wrote:Merry Christmas.
Coffee, yes please.
Homeward new homeward bound. Few more sights to see. I'm postponing travel today to avoid some snowy weather at the grand canyon. Figuring now that it's winter everywhere I can go. Thank you Texas and Arizona for warming me up again.

Going to get some camping in this last leg I hope. Should be in Reno for New Year.

Patsh took me for a ride on her trike yesterday. GLORIOUS!!!
I'll be here! I've got a date with my dog for NYE :mrgreen:
I smell a jeopardy rematch. Bring your wallet. :D
"Ask again later." - Magic 8-Ball

User avatar
Simon of the Playa
Posts: 19042
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins
Location: Rochester, Nevada.

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:12 am

.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Frida Be You & Me

User avatar
delle
Posts: 1984
Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:13 am

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by delle » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:26 am

There's a wee beginning of a rumour on FB that it might be Elliot's birthday....

He's in pretty good company, sharing it with the likes of Cab Calloway, Rod Sterling, Humphrey Bogart, Annie Lennox... and a bunch others, I'm sure.

A most HAPPY of birthdays to you, Elliot, whether today or not. We're sending you loads of love from the north.
Worry is a misuse of imagination

She had blue skin, And so did he.
He kept it hid And so did she.
They searched for blue Their whole life through,
Then passed right by- And never knew.”

Shel Silverstein

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 29381
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by ygmir » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:31 am

*wanders in, makes CENCW*
Happy day, to all!!
that trike ride, sounds perfect, just edging on danger!!
Thanks for the update, Elorrum! what an adventure!
*notes Simon in the back corner barber chair, dressed for Jeopardy*

Hi Lucky! Hi MDF!
HI Trilo,! Good advice, so many lose so much for a moment of lax attention.

[media]
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
Patsh
Posts: 1981
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:48 pm
Location: Jerome, Arizona

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Patsh » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:33 am

It most certainly is Elliot's Birthday today!

Happy Birthday to you, Elliot!!
It's so nice that they give so many people this day off, just to celebrate with you! :mrgreen:
formerly, Triken

keep on triken' Mamma!
Triken' ma blues away....
.


Theatre is Life
Cinema is Art
Television is Furniture

User avatar
Elliot
Posts: 7754
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Elliot's Bicycle Service

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Elliot » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:44 am

Patsh wrote:It most certainly is Elliot's Birthday today!

Happy Birthday to you, Elliot!!
It's so nice that they give so many people this day off, just to celebrate with you! :mrgreen:
Well, that's only fair and just, for an Emperor!

Thank you, thank you for the good wishes. There shall be around 30 more of these particular days, if I have anything to say about it.

But you left out one important Christmas baby from your list, Delle. Today is Kernul Killbuck's birthday! Killbuck was one of the first people I met here on ePlaya, and that resulted in an invitation to join his Camp Apokiliptika. Of course, these days, Killbuck and his lovely-and-talented bride Nila run Sideshow -- the camp that inspired The Hat to declare 2015 the year of the Carnival. Happy birthday, Killbuck!
Last edited by Elliot on Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
Our address in 2019 is at 4:00 & Cupid
NOW HIRING BICYCLE TECHNICIANS
Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Massage Clinic, Body Painting Studio, & Piano Lounge
Image

User avatar
unjonharley
Posts: 10294
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:05 am
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Elliot's naked bycycel repair
Location: Salem Or.

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by unjonharley » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:47 am

Appy Bday Elliot.

Ya, you too Kil-luck
I'm the contraptioneer your mother warned you about.

User avatar
Ratty
Posts: 6179
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:43 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Camp Name: Tiger Man

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Ratty » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:17 am

I wish a most happy BD to all the special folks that were born on Christmas day. (Hey, that has a nice ring to it. They should make it into a song.) Happy Birthday and xmas to elliott, Killbuck, delle and anyone I've never met....Lehyam
Those aren't buttermilk biscuits I'm lying on Savannah

Pictures or it didn't happen Greycoyote

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

User avatar
Aurelia
Posts: 2432
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 pm
Burning Since: 1986
Camp Name: the Love Camp
Location: San Fracisco, Bay Area

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:34 am

Happy Birthday dear Elliot and Killbuck !

It is going to be wonderful today .

xoA.

User avatar
magicmarty
Posts: 1607
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:29 am
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Hushville - Althing
Location: Sausalito, CA

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by magicmarty » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:08 am

Slept in this morning. Felt good.

Morning and Merry Xmas or whatever you do or don't celebrate. Maybe just celebrate Elliot and Kilbuck's birthdays and that will be celebration enough. Happy birthday Elliot and Kilbuck and many happy returns of the day to you both!

Busy morning in here while I was ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzing. Morning MDF, Elorrum, ED, Trilo, Lucky, Patsh, SOP, Delle, YG, ASD, Ratty and UnJohn. Lucky us to have the Bar and all its lovely characters. Fun to get your travel updates, Elorrum.

Lazy day ahead

(((LF)))

Cheers
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties" - Erich Fromm

Stay firm but loose!

MagicMarty

User avatar
Elliot
Posts: 7754
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:41 pm
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Elliot's Bicycle Service

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Elliot » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:34 am

I'm already "over" X-mas and planning New Year's Eve. And I'm planning to spend it at Harbin Hot Springs. They are holding a dance from 8 PM, and I suppose I will look in on that. But mostly I just want to swim and soak.

Ideally, there would be fireworks visible from the pools. I kind'a doubt it, out there in the woods, but it seems worth a shot. Regardless, I will be somewhat safe from all the gunfire in my neighborhood at Midnight, since Harbin is close to 20 miles away.

Anybody want to join me? Non-members need to buy a trial membership for $30, and then each person costs $30 on holidays (20 on non-holiday weekdays). So 60 for one person, 90 for two, 120 for three, 150 for four.... (Only one membership needed. The others are guests of that member.) The Harbin pools are "clothing optional", which means that 99% swim nude. No alcohol, no cameras, no smoking, no cell phones, no drugs -- a wonderful break from daily life. They do have restaurants, but I don't know what hours they will have that day. I could call and ask.
Our address in 2019 is at 4:00 & Cupid
NOW HIRING BICYCLE TECHNICIANS
Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Massage Clinic, Body Painting Studio, & Piano Lounge
Image

User avatar
Ratty
Posts: 6179
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:43 pm
Burning Since: 2008
Camp Name: Tiger Man

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Ratty » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:23 pm

I would dearly love to but my sister lives in Middletown. I give it a wide berth.
Those aren't buttermilk biscuits I'm lying on Savannah

Pictures or it didn't happen Greycoyote

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
Posts: 16893
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by trilobyte » Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:03 pm

Is it actually Killbuck's birthday, though? He has been known to change his birthday setting there from time to time (I've got a few friends who get a kick out of pranking that site's birthday system). (yup, it's Killbuck's birthday - woohoo and huzzah! Happy birthday, and the hot springs sounds like a great place to relax, swim and soak.

The loft is smelling pretty great right now - I'm making a bunch of my scalloped potatoes au gratin and they're very nearly ready to pull out. I'm changing things up with this batch, trying a dauphinoise cream reduction that looked like it might be pretty interesting. Once it's done, I'll pair that up with a spiral sliced ham we got from the honey baked ham folks (I've been a fan for years, Pandorra had never had them before). Speaking of which, time to go check on those potatoes and freshen up my drink - cheers!

User avatar
Da Mule
Posts: 732
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:20 am
Location: you're sitting on it

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Da Mule » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:02 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

User avatar
robbidobbs
Posts: 2825
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:07 pm
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Pottie Central
Location: LOS of the Pottie doors

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by robbidobbs » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:26 pm

Happy Hogswatch everybody!
<robbidobbs bursts into the Bar, bottle of reisling in one hand, and a porcelain coffee mug in the other.>
Cheers Mule!
I should got to the Tis the season thread. I'm feeling a rant coming on.

User avatar
Elorrum
Posts: 5412
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Baby fell in the Bucket
Location: Reno

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Elorrum » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:26 pm

Da MULE!!! happy to see you! Cheese doodles for all!
"Ask again later." - Magic 8-Ball

User avatar
robbidobbs
Posts: 2825
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:07 pm
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: Pottie Central
Location: LOS of the Pottie doors

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by robbidobbs » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:28 pm

The box of white wine is flowing! BYOC (bring your own cup of course).
Howdy fucking doo Elorrum! How's travels?

User avatar
ygmir
Posts: 29381
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq
Location: nevada county

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by ygmir » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:14 pm

Da Mule wrote:MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
IT DA MULE!!!!

[media]


everyone look!! ............Da Mule,and he's back from Missouri, the second time!!!
*throws honey and cheez doodles all over bar*
Image
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan

User avatar
Elorrum
Posts: 5412
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Baby fell in the Bucket
Location: Reno

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Elorrum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:12 am

Late howdy, robbidobbs. Boxing day. I'm loading my car with wonderful bits and pieces for electrical and crafts sampled from Patsh's marvelous departments. You name it, she's got it, plus she knows where it is. Off to the Grand Canyon today. I'll probably be out of range for a few days.
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee: setting dial to extra liveliness.
"Ask again later." - Magic 8-Ball

Locked

Return to “Open Discussion”